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2 Month Old Baby Developmental Milestones
Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones
Developmental milestones are normative stages that have been established for children. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and interact socially. Parents and professionals use these milestones to determine if a child is within the expected range of ...Read more
Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects .lift head when on tommy , smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs.my friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?
Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has a normal 5 yr old baby girl....But other 2 pregnancies she had baby boys with brain tumors.The babies died right after. Whts reason?
Unusual: Brain tumors in general are relatively rare in the general population. For there to be two in one family is unusual. She should have some work-up by her neurologist and a geneticist to see if there is some genetic syndrome that puts her and her family at increased risk for brain tumors. ...Read more
~10th percentile: His weight is a little below the 10th percentile. What is his height (length)? Knowing this percentile would help determine if his weight is much lower than his height, or is his height also about 10th percentile (a more normal pattern). It would also be helpful to know if he has always been along the 10%tile for weight his whole life or not. ...Read more
Baby born 1month early and is in 50th percentile for 3mos, 75th percentile for 2 mos adjusted and meeting milestones, has baby caught up?How do u know?
That is pretty much: ...The definition of catching up: meeting physical growth and development milestones. If what you say is true, you are describing a fully "caught up" baby. ...Read more
My 7 month old has slowed her growth since 5 months old. She is breastfed every 2 hours and eats one meal of solids daily. She meets all her milestone?
Depends: This really depends on where they were, where they are now, and what the family body type is. If they were the 70th % and you are at the 25th, it may just be normal correction. If she's falling off the curve or becoming uncharacteristically small, that might be more cause for concern. You'll need to discuss this more in depth with your pediatrician to figure it out. ...Read more
Change his/her diet: Constipation often happens with toddlers. They are generally picky eaters. Increase water, fruits, veggies, fruit juices, and fiber. Have a daily poop schedule to encourage taking the time to defecate. If the problem continues you may need to see your doctor for stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more
Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it is still bulging or if the baby has a fever or is lethargic or inconsolable and very cranky then get your baby checked immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Babies vocalize a lot! they often "talk, " squeal, or laugh even when alone. They are checking out the sounds of their own voices, learning to make new sounds, and entertaining themselves. As long as she is otherwise fine, don't worry and enjoy the squeals. ...Read more
Yes but ...: It is difficult to measure HC exactly but those numbers are well within the normal range. Just enjoy playing and talking to your new child!! ...Read more
4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?
Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
My 3 month old girl has a head circumference of 38.5 CM ..at birth she measured 34cms.m worried abt her low growth ..is she ok?
Within normal range: Both of these measurements are within the normal range and by themselves are not notable.Measurements of head circumference at this age is inconsistent from one observer to another. Head growth is better followed with serial measurements, done with the same technique and monitored over time. Two measurements will not establish a pattern while 3 or more likely give more information.Time will tell ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Every few days: New babies basically only soil 2 areas, mouth & bottom. They do fine with sponging clean as needed & a bath every few days is more than enough. Frequent baths remove natural skin oils & cause flaky dry skin. Avoid using lotions that sour & leave baby smelly. They attract dust & lead to more baths than they need. ...Read more
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