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My 6 1/2 mo old ped. Felt his anterior fontanel but says that it might be closing early than usual. Should i be worried? Or is this normal @ his age?

My 6 1/2 mo old ped. Felt his anterior fontanel but says that it might be closing early than usual. Should i be worried? Or is this normal @ his age?

Follow closely..: It is a bit early for the skull to fuse, but unless he has had a head MRI or ct to assess exactly how open or closed they are, i would not panic. If his head shape is normal and symmetric, if head size is increasing along appropriate percentiles, development is normal, then i would put my mind at ease. However, these parameters, including head size and shape, need to be monitored monthly for now. ...Read more

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Diagnoses for craniosyntosis or positional on my 2 month old. I've had two dr tell me one of each. How can I tell which my son has?

Diagnoses for craniosyntosis or positional on my 2 month old. I've had two dr tell me one of each. How can I tell which my son has?

Depends: In most, a simple exam will show ridging of the sutures if synostosis and not if not. Some get x-rays to boost their there accuracy but the specialists at the craniofacial center in Dallas consider it a waste of time. They label based on exam and proceed with more specific studies if needed. Sounds like you need a 3rd opinion. ...Read more

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My 2-month old is spitting up after every feeding for the past two days. Do I need to be concerned?

My 2-month old is spitting up after every feeding for the past two days. Do I need to be concerned?

Depends: Most babies spit up, a process called reflux.This tends to increase from birth to peak about 4 months and declines significantly as they learn to sit up.If the amount is minimal and the kid is thriving otherwise (normal diaper count, vigorous at feeds and play) you can just watch it. If the kid appears tired, feedings fall off, or baby develops a lot of fussiness, have it checked out ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 2 month old breast fed baby to poop for a few days then not for a day or two on a consistant basis?

Is it normal for my 2 month old breast fed baby to poop for a few days then not for a day or two on a consistant basis?

Yes: As long as stools are soft/mushy/liquidy when the baby does poop, the pattern you describe is perfectly normal. Some babies are just so efficient at digesting their mom's milk that they may not make a lot of waste product (poop), so don't stool as often. Many breast fed babies give little runny skid marks with each feed. Consistency of the poop matters, not frequency. ...Read more

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Can my 2-month-old watch tv?

Can my 2-month-old watch tv?

No: There is no benefit to the development of an infant to watch tv. So many better ways to stimulate their brains. ...Read more

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Should I read to my 2-month-old?

Should I read to my 2-month-old?

Yes: Absolutely! infants at any age benefit from the bonding and soothing voice of mom. And it is all about making those connections in the brain. ...Read more

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My 9 1/2 month old does not crawl?

My 9 1/2 month old does not crawl?

Crawling is the most: Variable of the gross motor milestone. Getting to a sitting position, pulling to a stand & cruising (walking holding onto furniture) are others ~ 9 mos. Your pediatrician can check your baby's growth & development & perform a neurological exam to determine if muscle tone & reflexes are normal. Use the healthy child app on www.Aap.Org & the developmental screens on firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Why does a 2-month-old need six shots?

Why does a 2-month-old need six shots?

Progress: Vaccines are given first when the baby is old enough for them to work.The number reflects decades of work developing the vaccines and more combining them. Sometimes we can give some combination vaccines and reduce the total number of sticks. Unfortunately, the germs we are protecting against are often the most lethal in early infancy.Any delay could be deadly. ...Read more

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Is it wise to take a 2 month old abroad?

Is it wise to take a 2 month old abroad?

No-not good idea: With all the people around-you don't know what viral diseases they have-the infant/you could get sick. Infants have impaired immunity. If you don't have to take baby-don't until the infant is older-say 6mos-yr. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 2-month-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 2-month-old?

Hard to say: It cannot be good for them, but we cannot quantify how bad from a practical standpoint. It is probably worse than with an adult. ...Read more

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