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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months.. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

Variety: Offering a full rainbow of colors and much variety helps continue to shape your child's palate. If your toddler doesn't like a food the first time try again a few days later. Research shows it may take as many as 16-20 tries before a child will consistently take a food. Offer a green, and orange veggie as well as fruit with every meal. Start to involve your child in grocery shopping/cooking. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give a perfect. Fine four month old. Baby pedeaylite on a daily bases?

Is it okay to give a perfect. Fine four month old. Baby pedeaylite on a daily bases?

WHY would you want: To do that ?!? No need to do so. She needs nutrition/ calories for growth. Very critical during the first two years of life !Pedialyte (for 48 hours )when your baby is suffering from vomiting and diarrhea to replenish electrolytes lost and to avoid dehydration and possible admission for I V fluids ! ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

See MD. : Post partum depression can be devastating. Please see your doctor and determine if medicine is a must. Ask for a name for a good therapist. You may improve with a therapist. Your baby can sense your low mood. Please get help soon. I wish you the best! I have treated two women in past 3 months who improved quickly with mess (ssri's) and therapy!! ...Read more

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How many ounce of formula should a four month old baby drink ?

How many ounce of formula should a four month old baby drink
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4-6 oz: Offer 4 to 6 ounces every four hours and adjust from there. ...Read more

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Should I let my two to four month old baby sleep alone?

Should I let my two to four month old baby sleep alone?

Yes: Speak to your pediatrician about sleep positions for your baby. Make sure the baby has a proper crib and have a baby monitor so you can hear room sounds. ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby with phlegm, what can I give her to take that away?

I have a four month old baby with phlegm, what can I give her to take that away?

Cough: Cough in kids can be from irritation in the throat . For a 4 month old , I would not suggest any cough syrups. Rather take care of the cold if he has . Steam can help. If fever and other symptoms too , see your pediatrician . ...Read more

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Can a four month old baby drink juice?

Can a four month old baby drink juice?

Feeding baby: There are different opinions for when to introduce foods to your baby. Early introduction of some foods may cause reactions. It is best to go with your doctor's recommendation. It is very common to start cereal after 3 months and fruit at 4. Veggies at 5 mos and meat at 6. Do not start more than one new food per week to see if there are any reactions. Juice would be considered a fruit. ...Read more

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Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Wait: Breast milk is the only complete food. It is important for newborns to be breast fed for at least 1yr or longer. Baby has all life to eat solids, don't rush - lot of allergies & food sensitivities. ...Read more

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Wife and I have a four month old baby. Now my wife is getting terrible migraines and always tired is this normal?

Wife and I have a four month old baby. Now my wife is getting terrible migraines and always tired is this normal?

No, it is not normal: Your wife is suffering w severe migraine and fatigue. Post-partum period is very stressful because she's spending 24 hrs/day w the new reality of thinking about another little human--hers; and she's feeding baby every 3-4 hrs, is awakened at the slightest baby sound. Despite this, she should not be suffering to that extent.Must c doc, now. . Could be post-partum depression..Serious. Dx & rx needed. ...Read more

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My four month old baby passes hard stools and some times stays for days without passing stools?

My four month old baby passes hard stools and some times stays for days without passing stools?

Constipation: Please discuss infant constipation with your pediatrician. A breast fed baby can go days without stools but they should not be hard or cause child to strain. You may have to add some prune juice to diet once in a while, but please speak to a pediatrician. ...Read more

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My four month old baby has had diaper rash for a week now. What's been causing it?

My four month old baby has had diaper rash for a week now. What's been causing it?

Uncertain: Diaper rash can form if skin is wet for too long or if in contact with urine or feces. Sometimes a fungal infection can occur. ...Read more

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My four month old baby boy has had diaper rash for a week now. what has been causing it?

My four month old baby boy has had diaper rash for a week now. what has been causing it?

? Fungal: Monilial diaper rash is very common in infants for different reasons: area wet, antibiotic administration, post loose stools,..keep the area dry and well aereated after a diaper change, use OTC anti fungal cream like clotrimazole 1% cream twice a day before using a barrier cream. If no improvement in few days see his pediatrician, best wishes for you both ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby, she's having cough and cold. The doctor give her antibiotic, is it advisable to give her antibiotic while she's takin...

I have a four month old baby, she's having cough and cold. The doctor give her antibiotic, is it advisable to give her antibiotic while she's takin...

Clarify- repost: Could you repost question- last part of question truncated. Suggested edit 4 mo old with cough and cold -prescribed antibiotic. Can she take antibiotic while taking ________. ...Read more

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My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

Bleeding: Black tarry stool indicates bleeding from the intestines. The most common cause of GI bleeding in babies is milk protein intolerance. Your 4 months old just started formula which contain cow milk protein that may be causing black tarry stool. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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