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Fussy (Definition)

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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Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?

Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?

Mom: Babies are very sensative to the mood and body language of their parents. If the sitter was " bad", the mom probably tensed up. The baby feels this and is scared and begins fussy. Most likely explanation. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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My 8 month old has rectal temp of 100.4 since two days, fussy, vomits on force eating, teething, no other symptom?

My 8 month old has rectal temp of 100.4 since two days, fussy, vomits on force eating, teething, no other symptom?

Fever advice: These symptoms with fever can be due to many causes, mostly harmless viral infections which resolve, but there are more serious bacterial infections (e.g. ear, chest, urine, meningitis are some) which may need assessment by your doctor. See http://www.kidshealth.org.nz/fever for comprehensive advice. Teething is not always the cause of a fever. Fluids are more important than food for a sick child. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has 99.5 temperature on forehead, no other symptom, fussy not eating and vomits when eats food .he is also teething.

My 8 month old has 99.5 temperature on forehead, no other symptom, fussy not eating and vomits when eats food .he is also teething.

Too vague to answer: You try to make sure that he does not get dehydrated. If he is pushing you away then don't force him to eat. He may have a sore throat. You can try some paracetamol (10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hr. If he doesn't improve bring him to his doc. ...Read more

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8 months old. Fever between 100-101.5, very runny nose (some blood), very fussy, very congested. Has been this was for about 2 days. What do I do?

8 months old. Fever between 100-101.5, very runny nose (some blood), very fussy, very congested. Has been this was for about 2 days. What do I do?

Miserable URIs: Most upper respiratory infections (uris) are due to viruses so antibiotics don't help. The associated fever usually is gone by 3 days so if not would then seek medical care. Saline nasal spray may help congestion. Encourage fluids. Uris can make kids miserable, but if lethargic throughout the day seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

A lot: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more

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My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down . It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down . It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

Acid reflux vs other: This could be acid reflux which is common in infants. Reflux usually causes vomiting through the mouth or nose after feedings, with abrupt position change, or when pressure is placed on the abdomen. The severity of reflux varies. Projectile vomiting, green vomit, weight loss and lethargy are concerning for more serious GI issues and should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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How much infant tylenol (acetaminophen) can I give to my 17 lb 8 month old?

How much infant tylenol (acetaminophen) can I give to my 17 lb 8 month old?

80mg: The recommended dose for a infant is 10-15 mg/kg & your baby weighs about 8kg. I would start at 80mg. Many products that come in dropper bottles have lines on the dropper, the first line is usually 40 mg and the 2nd is 80. ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add  salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

It's true!: No need to add additional salt to infant foods. She is getting her salt requirements through formula and baby food. Adding salt will only cause her to acquire a taste for it, which in the long run is unhealthy. Additionally, excess salt at this age could cause electrolyte imbalances in her small body, which can have serious consequences. ...Read more

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Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...

Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...

Be patient: Most of RSV infection in infant of yours requires supportive care, i.e., encouraging fluid intake and watching. Hot steam is not of help. Pay extra attention to infant's breathing. If infant's breathing becomes noticeably heavy, check with your baby's pcp again. ...Read more

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Why is my 8 month old baby vomiting after eating dairy(milk based porridge for babies or cottage cheese) but yet he doesn't after vomit eating formula

Why is my 8 month old baby vomiting after eating dairy(milk based porridge for babies or cottage cheese) but yet he doesn't after vomit eating formula

Whole milk products: Whole milk products may not be tolerated until after 12 months of age. Use infant formula (or breast milk) to make sure your baby gets the right balance of digestible nutrients. If your baby still doesn't tolerate whole cow's milk after a year of age, you may need to try a lactose free cow's milk or soy milk . Some babies can tolerate yogurt, since the lactose is broken down more. ...Read more

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My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm  he has been able to sleep he has  been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

Not advised: Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature.
If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T
If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Fussy baby: A pediatrician's evaluation and input are necessary. It could be formula-related, food- and medicine-related if breastfeeding, lactose intolerance if gassy and spitting up, acid reflux if regurgitating or vomiting to name a few. Tense moms tend to get colicky infants - try being calm. Take a break - have a close relative or a close friend take over for minutes or hours to rest &catch up on sleep. ...Read more

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Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more

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Is there a medical explanation for why I get irritable and easily frustrated when hungry? Is it tied to how babies get fussy?

Is there a medical explanation for why I get irritable and easily frustrated when hungry? Is it tied to how babies get fussy?

Predictable variatin: The human system performs best as an integrated machine when it is well rested (good sleep patterns), well nourished, not sick and in a comfortable setting. It performs less well when any of these factors is less than optimal. Brain food is part of it, but the body is more like a mobile blowing in the wind.One part moving influences all the rest. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient.
The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! stay happy. ...Read more

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more