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Doctor insights on: 9 Month Old Babies Crawling With One Hand

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People allowing my nine month old to put her hands in there mouth, is this safe?

People allowing my nine month old to put her hands in there mouth, is this safe?

Not really: Everybody's mouth has germs. Your baby putting her hands in their mouth, and then, quite naturally, putting them in her own mouth, passes germs. Your baby is exposed to a lot of germs (bacteria and viruses) every day, but there is no need to increase that with other people's mouth germs! There is research to show that this can also increase the risk of dental cavities in children. ...Read more

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My 9 month old son has a temperature but his hands are cold. What should I do?

My 9 month old son has a temperature but his hands are cold. What should I do?

Fever in infants: Check his temperature with a thermometer, temp more than 100.4f is considered fever. If you take temp under armpit add one degree, if you take in his rectum then no need to add a degree. If he had fever then give age appropriate tylenol (acetaminophen) and see his doctor next day. 102f or higher and not responding to tylenol (acetaminophen)/ Ibuprofen take to er. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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Is bathing safe for six to nine month old babies?

Is bathing safe for six to nine month old babies?

Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away. ...Read more

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Are simple finger foods safe for six to nine month old babies?

Are simple finger foods safe for six to nine month old babies?

Yes: Try to avoid foods that often trigger allergies in babies. Egg whites and chocolate should be avoided until after one year. Orange juice, tomatoes, peanut butter and strawberries are often hard on babies. This is also a good time to begin massaging babies gums with a soft cloth so a toothbrush will be accepted later. ...Read more

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When do six to nine month old babies typically get sick?

When do six to nine month old babies typically get sick?

Seldomly: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more

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9 month old stuck her hand in my hot potatoes on my plate, no blister so far just really red. Will she be OK?

9 month old stuck her hand in my hot potatoes on my plate, no blister so far just really red. Will she be OK?

First Degree Burn: If you are seeing red skin but no blister this is going to be a first degree burn. I would just put a dab of neosporin on it tonight and take a look at it in the morning. Babies can move fast! Take this opportunity to start thinking about safeproofing the house and plan to have it complete by babies first birthday! Splash burns are common as they start to toddle! She will be fine! ...Read more