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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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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...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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What would cause diarrhea fever nose bleed loss of appetite and excessive crying in four month old baby?

What would cause diarrhea fever nose bleed loss of appetite and excessive crying in four month old baby?

Viral diarrhea: Your child has a viral illness. He could be crying because of intestinal gas accompanying the diarrhea or he may be starting to teeth. His bloody nose is coming from mucus that has eroded his blood vessels in his nose. Use salt water nose drops for his nose. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

Impossible to tell..: Intracranial brain damage, called concussion, such as contact athletes commonly suffer, disrupt neural circuits & may tear the crucial fragile capillaries producing cerebral microhemorrhages/?more bleeding. Likely there is not anything useful that anyone can do after the fact, though the younger people are the more they seem able to recover, partially at least, from injuries. Minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

Gut issues: Discuss this with your pediatrician. Things that cone to mind are #1 diet...If you are breastfeeding are you drinking milk or eating dairy (it is very irritating to the guts of infants). If you are formula feeding maybe he has a problem with it. Maybe he has reflux that wakes him at night. You will feel better if you are seen. ...Read more

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4 month old baby won't stop crying?

4 month old baby won't stop crying?

Needs evaluation: A number of medical conditions could be underlying cause for unusual fussiness/incessant crying. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?

My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?

Concur: Dr schneider is absolutely correct. 2 other pieces of advice: 1) never put your child to bed with a bottle containing anything but water 2)1st dental check-up age 1. Would advise seeing a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you take your child to a pediatric medical specialist. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is crying more than usual, no fever, not sleeping as much and either refusing or wanting to nurse all the time. What is going on?

My 4 month old baby is crying more than usual, no fever, not sleeping as much and either refusing or wanting to nurse all the time. What is going on?

Baby: please take the child to the doctor: he/she could have urinary tract infection which makes babies very irritable but usually has fever. If teething ? try camillia swabs, but the baby should be checked for ear infection etc ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

Nightmare: Like to know how often this happens. Babies do get nightmares. If it happens often, it may be a good idea to video it and let the pediatrician see it. ...Read more

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My 4 month old is crying and is biteing down on his arm is this teeth Already?

My 4 month old is crying and is biteing down on his arm is this teeth Already?

Teething: Yes he could be teething. Give him cold things to numb the pain like frozen bagel half for example ...Read more