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Should I Be Worried That My Baby Crawls Backwards
No: Crawling is a preferred activity. Some babies crawl forward, some backward. Some crawl only commando style, on their bellies. And, some babies never crawl: they roll and wriggle to get where they want to go. Any and all these methods are normal developmental variations. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: It is normal for young infants, under 4 months of age, to periodically look cross-eyed. Older children should be promptly evaluated to rule out more serious eye conditions which could include vision problems. Catarracts, or even tumors. Sometimes the baby's nasal bridge gives the false appearance of cross-eye, this is known as pseudostrabismus. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Should i be concerned if my nipples are inversed.Because of this i coulnt feed my baby when he was born. What should I do?
No: It is quite common for babies to ignore the expectations of "civil society" and make noises that may be embarresing. I enjoy the idea that "barracuda" baby is so robust in his/her efforts. Aside from extra air swallowing & need for more burping or gas, i don't see a downside. Perhaps you could record this symphony of joy and keep it for later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: this depends on your baby's age and what other developmental milestones they are or are not meeting. You should schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to discuss your baby's development. If a problem is discovered, early intervention would be required. ...Read more
Yes: I am a huge proponent of swaddling newborns, they love it. Perfecting a snug swaddle, one where your baby cannot shake free, will prove beneficial for both you and your baby. Not only do babies love that snug feeling, like they were inside your womb, but they are less likely to startle themselves awake. Large swaddle blankets work best for a snug burrito wrap. Happy swaddling! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the hair does not go away after several months, or is limited to a tuft of hair on the lower back, bring this to the attention of your physician. The first may just be familial, or could be related to a number of problems. The second could indicate a problem with the spine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not
Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states.(sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless,get a 2nd opinion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am scared that something may be wrong because my baby went from kicking constantly to barely kicking at all.... I am in my third trimester and I am starting to worry that something may be wrong. I don't know if I am over reacting or not, but she went fr
I : I hope you have seen your doctor by now. If not you must do so immediately. For you or anyone reading this post, when you feel decreased fetal movement you must contact your doctor right away.. Fetal movement will decrease as the baby get larger and there is less room, however "barely moving in the past few days" is a serious sign. I hope all is well. ...Read more
Hi. i m 38 weeks pregnant. i m little worried that the baby is not kicking anymore but i could feel him moving everytime . should i be concerned about?
My 7 month old baby constantly kicks except when asleep. Should I be concerned? He has basically done it since birth.
Is it normal that my 7 month old baby is still not sitting up or crawling he grabs everything and i put him on the floor but when I do he screams cry?
Try putting him : in prone on a quilt. Put a toy just out of reach in front of him, then move it side-to-side. . He should hold his head & chest up steadily with weight on both forearms, then shift his weight to one while reaching for & attaining a toy with the other. When placed in a sit, he should maintain a "tripod ", flexed at the waist & propped on both hands. GE Reflux can cause discomfort in prone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8m old daughters righteye crosses inward when she looks at something close.I thought it's been happening but just confirmed it.Should I be worried?
That does commonly: happen when a baby is younger and if both eyes are doing that only when looking at objects close up, it may be fine. However if it is only happening with one eye, there could be an eye muscle problem. Please have her checked by her pediatrician. ...Read more
Should I be worried about my babies health if I still smoke cigarettes at 5 weeks ? I'm trying to cut down but can't quit cold turkey.
Keep trying: We know the nicotine has a negative effect on the quality of your placenta and how well it transfers nutrients. Its effect is dose related, so the fewer smokes you do the less it messes with baby.Keep at it. Don't worry about a cleft palate or 3 eyes or other scary stuff. You just don't need a shrimpy baby with a possibility of learning issues later in life who grows up wanting to smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage..how do I know??
Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.
Crawling is the most: variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.
It happens: At least this conception has implanted and formed a placenta. An percentage don't get that far. When you miscarry later, a significant percentage don't have the proper genetic/chromosome material to sustain normal life. All you can do now is keep yourself well nourished & well rested. Most will go on to have a healthy baby.Focus now on what you must do when baby gets here.It's a lot. ...Read more
Should i be worried about how forceful and sporadic my babies moves are as long as she is moving 10x an hour or more? Im 28 weeks
I bought Rowse honey to sweeten my 4 months baby food, I just found honey to be dangerous 4 infant, its been 1 week of use, wat shld I do, im worried?
The issue: Honey can contain botulism spores. In the immature gut of a baby these can hatch into botulism germs & form a toxin that paralyzes their muscles. The most worrisome would be those that control breathing. Infant botulism can come on quietly, but if you monitor your baby with feeds & these proceed vigorously the baby is likely fine. If feeding falls off, movement becomes less, etc take it to be seen ...Read more
Is orajel safe for teething babies? I have used orajel to help my baby with teething pain, but i'm worried about the
side effects. Should i stop using it for teething?
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?
It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies . They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more
I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? :(
In the 3rd world : Breastfeeding for 11 weeks is great providing your infant with adequate amounts of antibodies to line the intestine & combat viral infections that cause vomiting & diarrhea. While pregnant you transferred antibodies to your infant that will provide protection for the first 6 months of life. If your child is healthy & growing then there's nothing wrong with the immune system. Enjoy your new one. ...Read more
How much insecticide can harm an infant? Abit was sprayed in the house. Though the packaging says "safe even for babies", i'm still worried.
Use it sparingly: Use of insecticides can be done for babies as young as 2 months old. Use them sparingly -- use deet conc of only 10-30% max. Keep away from mouth. You may apply to clothing. Natural products like oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be used. For any products, best to spay or apply to a cloth and then apply to skin. Infrequent sparingly used insecticides will not be a problem! ...Read more
My brother kicked me in the balls and now im worried. Just that i can still feel the pain in my testicles. Will i still be able to have babies?
Yes: Permanent damage unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are crib bumpers really unsafe for babies? Are the breathable mesh options safer? I'm worried about her getting her hands stuck if i don't use one.
Crib safety: Any bumper is unsafe. You want as little as possible in your child's crib to reduce suffocation hazards. Pillows should also be avoided. Here is a video from the consumer product safety commission about crib safety tips: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/safety-education/safety-education-centers/cribs/. ...Read more
Varies: Infants under a year of age have no immunity to swine flu. They can be vaccinated and the vaccine works about 50-60 percent of the time after 2 doses. Most do well with illness eventually. They can get very ill, need hospitalization or even die from swine flu. They are in the high risk group for complications and would benefit from treatment with the anti-flu medicine tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more
Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.
Your best efforts...: will be good enough. Please keep your perinatologist, and OB informed. Babies are the ultimate parasite. They will stay healthy longer than the host. Try to eat many small meals a day.High calorie foods, High in Protein. Two babies will put pressure on your stomach so you will have a smaller stomach to work with.Listen to your cravings as well they are trying to tell you something. ...Read more
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