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4 Month Old Baby
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 4 month old baby with eczema we from south africa cape town and the cetaphil eczema baby products are not available here
i was advised by cetaphil to use the cetaphil restoraderm just need to know if this is okay for her age of 4 mo?
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
4-6 oz: Offer 4 to 6 ounces every four hours and adjust from there. ...Read more
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? 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
Is it normal for an almost-four-month-old baby, who by two months was sleeping 6hours at a stretch, to revert back to waking and eating every two hours round the clock? He is exclusively breastfed. Originally I chalked it up to a growth spurt but it's be
Common not normal: He has learned that he will be rewarded every time he cries, no matter what time of night. You'll have to practice "tough love" and let him cry during your rest periods. Good luck! ...Read more
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...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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