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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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