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Doctor insights on: Age In Children

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What age should children smile?

What age should children smile?

About 1 month old: Babies begin to smile spontaneously at about 1 month of age. They begin to smile in response to your smile, face or voice at about 2 months of age. ...Read more

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At what age should children go to a funeral?

At what age should children go to a funeral?

See below: This is an individual family decision. My children went to funeral's as toddlers. It will depend upon the circumstances, who passed away, and the wishes of the parents. There is no right or wrong answer. ...Read more

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At what age do children start forming memories?

At what age do children start forming memories?

Controversial: Fetuses can recognize maternal voices (see kisilevsky, '03), but more complicated and verbally based memories probably do not develop until at least 3 or 4. Other emotional memories may well develop before age 3 that have to do with a sense of security/safety. Major problem is that it is hard to confirm adult reports of early childhood memories that are uncontaminated by later discussion. ...Read more

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At what age are children suppose to be out of diapers?

At what age are children suppose to be out of diapers?

Usually 3: Most, but not all kids are dry during the day by 3 years. Some kids will wet the bed, thru immaturity and no fault of their own, well into elementary school years. If you are concerned, talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is a good age for children to stop wetting the bed?

What is a good age for children to stop wetting the bed?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bed-wetting/basics/definition/CON-20015089 ...Read more

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What is the average age when children start masturbating?

Early: This is a natural development and is part of the experimental exploration of the child's body. It does not need to be punished for it is not evil as we used to think. It usually disappears with maturation. ...Read more

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From what age can children use malanil tabs?

From what age can children use malanil tabs?

Weight not age: The minimum weight to take Malanil is 11kg.
It is still recommend for young children not to travel to malaria areas in the rainy season. ...Read more

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At what age do children stop having imaginary friends?

At what age do children stop having imaginary friends?

Between 3 and 7: Usually by age 5 they stop with their imaginary friends. Some may go a little longer. Imaginary friends can be very helpful to children...They help them cope and provide hours of entertainment. They can help them express thoughts and feelings that they may not be comfortable expressing directly. ...Read more

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At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

Really depends: It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try. I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er. ...Read more

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Why and what age of children can't be around someone who had a small pox shot my military son got a small pox shot and when he got it they told him if he had small children they couldn't give it to him

Why and what age of children can't be around someone who had a small pox shot my military son got a small pox shot and when he got it they told him if he had small children they couldn't give it to him

Back: Back in 2003, there was a question as to whether adults who lived with a child under 18 years of age could get vaccinated with the smallpox vaccine. The reason for this question was because it is not recommended that kids under 18 receive the vaccination - especially if younger than 1 year old. There was concern that if an adult in the household was vaccinated, that they could then transmit the virus to the child causing the complications they saw with kids getting the vaccine themselves. When they actually studied this, it was found not to be true.

So the official center for disease control statement is that people who live with children older than a year can be vaccinated for smallpox if they follow transmission precautions such as covering the vaccine site, wearing sleeves, and good hand washing any time they touch the site. If the adult cannot reliably follow these procedures, than many organizations will err on the side of caution and not give it. Many organizations also choose to not give the vaccine to adults who live with children younger than a year because of slightly higher complication rates in this age group, but there's no rule saying that it cannot be given.


Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Until what age do children grow?

Body-20/mind...4ever: Bones generally stop elongating mid-late teens, and fuse by early 20's. Number of brain cells may grow up to younger age, but then set 4 life (like height); that # is thought to be 100b, but this may be exaggerated & some evidence shows it may be @14b (humans are egocentric, this # is same as baboons). But the mind never stops growing--that's why what I do is entitled 'practice'. ...Read more

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At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

1-2 years: Most babies can start with simple shape sorters before their first birthday. Simple puzzles with basic shapes can be done as early as 1-2 years, and watching your child advance to more complicated puzzles can be very rewarding. Some children master this early on, others take longer. If you have any concerns about her development, speak to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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At what age should children start physical education classes?

At what age should children start physical education classes?

Whenever they can!: PE time has been eroded from many public schools and it's a real shame! Being physically active and engaging in creative play is beneficial to a child. I believe all children should have structured quality recess/PE appropriate for their age. It actually helps them be better students!
http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/move/parents-pe-questions? Page=1 ...Read more

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At what age can children start getting braces?

At what age can children start getting braces?

Depends on Dx: Depending on the diagnosis of your child's individual problem, a qualified orthodontic specialist will present a rx-plan individualized to your child's needs. Take your child for 1st orthodontic exam as a 7th birthday present. Listen carefully to what the orthodontist tells you, and make an informed decision. 2 classmates, best friends, 1 is ready for rx at 10, the other not until 13. ...Read more

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At what age should children start dosing & administering their own daily prescript meds?

At what age should children start dosing & administering their own daily prescript meds?

Adolescence: My general rule is around ages 10-11 in that ore-adolescent time period. Basically if they can take pills they should dose themselves. That doesn't mean there shouldn't be parental oversight, but it's a good rule to follow so that they learn responsibility for their health early. ...Read more

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At what age should children begin flossing? Whenever they have teeth close together?

At what age should children begin flossing? Whenever they have teeth close together?

Sure - even before: Since it's a good habit and many neglect to learn it, why not start as soon as possible - even if it doesn't do too much. Just to learn it as part of daily bathroom activity might be a good idea. I hope a dentist corrects me if I'm wrong. Sounds like you're doing good things with and for your child! ...Read more

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What age should children start to floss their own teeth? My son is five, and I'm not sure when I should start letting him floss on his own..

What age should children start to floss their own teeth? My son is five, and I'm not sure when I should start letting him floss on his own..

Age 9-10: Eye-hand coordination to properly floss take until about 9-10 to develop. Make sure child brushes 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w a pea-sized portion of toothpaste. Make sure you floss your child's teeth daily. N see your dentist for individualized oral hygiene instructions. Thanks for being so conscientious. ...Read more

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What age can children take vitamin d 3?

What age can children take vitamin d 3?

Vit d3: All parents are advised to give their newborn babies vit d. 400 IU of Vit D3 is recommended daily for newborns. ...Read more

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What age should children lose baby teeth?

What age should children lose baby teeth?

Starts about six: Most children start losing their lower front baby teeth about six years of age. Followed by the upper front baby teeth about 6 1/2 to 7. ...Read more

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At what age do children with depression and schizophrenia generally begin to think about suicide if ever?

At what age do children with depression and schizophrenia generally begin to think about suicide if ever?

Varies: Children and adolescents can attempt suicide at any age but the most common is in pre-adolescence and adolescence. Younger children will often exclaim they wish they were dead, but this is rarely a cause for alarm, it usually uttered in anger and frustration. Any credible suicide threat should be considered an urgent problem, and you should consult your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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At what age should children start flossing and using mouthwash? Our son is almost two and does hot have a lot of teeth yet. When is the best time to start getting him to floss and use mouthwash? .

At what age should children start flossing and using mouthwash? Our son is almost two and does hot have a lot of teeth yet. When is the best time to start getting him to floss and use mouthwash? .

Mouthwash: Mouthwash can be used once your child can swish and spit without swallowing. For some children that could be as young as 4 but for others not till 6. Be sure to supervise the use of a rinse until you are comfortable that your child is doing it properly and not swallowing it.

In reference to flossing, I would recommend that you start flossing his teeth when the second baby molars have come in. That could be around 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. Quite often there is no space between the molars and that area needs to be flossed in order to clean the area where the teeth contact each other. The other reason for flossing at an early age is to get your child used to flossing as part of their daily hygiene routine. ...Read more

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At what age can children start flossing on their own? Our five year old son fights us whenever we try to brush his teeth, and tries to grab the toothbrush to do it on is own. I don't think he does a very good job. Is five too early to let him do this? .

At what age can children start flossing on their own? Our five year old son fights us whenever we try to brush his teeth, and tries to grab the toothbrush to do it on is own. I don't think he does a very good job. Is five too early to let him do this? .

Yes: At 5 children usually do not have the dexterity to do a great job brushing or flossing on their own. If your son wants to do it himself I would encourage this but then make sure you "get a turn" to ensure that his teeth are properly cleaned. At 5 a brushing chart is usually an effective tool to help ensure twice daily brushing. ...Read more

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At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?

At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?

Any: This is just a different form of the same family of meds. The body produces cortisol, the parent molecule of all these drugs as a stress hormone.These vary in their duration of effect and palatability. I would use it at any age I find it needed. ...Read more

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What ages are considered children in the field of medicine?

What ages are considered children in the field of medicine?

0-18 (or 21): I agree with the previous physician's comments. Typically pediatricians will see children up until age 18 or if they become emancipated minors as stated above. However, some pediatricians will see patients until age 21. Our practice has an adolescent office and we see some patients until age 21. At age 18, we treat our patients as adults and do not require parental consent for exams or testing. ...Read more

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What are the most significant health risks among school-aged children?

What are the most significant health risks among school-aged children?

K-12 Health Risks: Younger: Viral infections, Fever, Cold, Skin infections (Scabies, Ringworm, Warts, Rashes), Strep, Diarrhea/ Constipation, Pink eye, Swimmers Ear, UTI, Asthma, Allergies, Injuries, etc. Vaccine preventable diseases of course! Older: Mono, Sport injuries, STD, Drug/Alcohol, MV Accidents, Behavior Problems, etc. Others: Vision, Diet and Physical Inactivity, Obesity, ADD/ADHD, Peer Pressure, etc. ...Read more

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At what age should my children first see optometrist?

At what age should my children first see optometrist?

See ophthalmologist: A child's first examination should be with an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist. There is a huge difference in training between these two groups and the ophthalmologist is the only fully trained medical specialist. See ophthal. If you suspect eye disease, have a history of eye disease, if the childs eye looks funny or is out of alignment, or if he/she seems not to see. Otherwise age 3 is fine ...Read more