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8 Month Old Baby Always Fussy
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more
Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?
My 8 month old has been throwing up the baby food but not the formula. He is also teething. He isn't fussy after. It just happens. ?
Need more info: throwing up as in he swallows it and then a while later he vomits it? does he do it with all kinds of baby food or just one particular kind? vomiting sometimes indicates possible allergy. stop that particular food. try another. wait avweek then try the one he vomits again to see how he reacts. also talk to your pediatrician ...Read more
Is there any conerning health issue if my 8 month old baby's nail n toe nails are always chipping?
My 8 month old baby keeps coughing has runny nose always congested we've taken her to the dr nothing has helped we sleep with a humidifier:(?
Nasal saline: You can try nasal saline or use of a bulb syringe to clean out the nose. If a family member or household member smokes encourage them to stop. If you have pets try to keep them away from the child. You could consider hypoallergenic pillow and mattress covers. Cold medicines are not recommended at this point. ...Read more
NEVER: There is no such thing. All animals are unpredictable. You are your childs safety in most situations. An 8 month old has no place being left around a dog. As a child gets more mobile they become a bigger threat to the dog even though your child might only be playing. Animals are territorial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Wheezing is a sound common to asthma and bronchiolitis as well as several other lower respiratory infections. About 75% of the wheezing infants quit by the age of 4-5 and do not wheeze as older kids or adults. Since Asthma is a specific label for a potential lifelong condition, I never use it in infants or toddlers unless I have something specific to go on.Family history, eczema, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeding: He should take 24-32 ounces of formula or breast milk daily, before he gets water or other liquids. He can have up to 6 oz of juice daily. Some of the milk he gets can be in the solids, such as cereal mixed with milk. Once babies are 6 months and older they become more independent in how they eat and don't eat. He should eat as much as he wants of solids, up to 3 times a day. ...Read more
A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more
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