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At What Age Can Babies Have No Support Under Their Arms To Stand
At what age should a baby be reaching out for their parents to pick them up? Or reaching towards them? My 6 mo. old reaches for food & toys but notus
6- mo.-olds learn : some things " by accident". When he reaches up with his hands & looks at your face, respond by smiling & picking him up. He should repeat the behavior, an early sign of social communication. He should regard your face, babble interactively, roll a ball back toward you & show stranger anxiety. Use the screens on first signs.org. If concerned, use www.mofirststeps.com/UI/Referral/ReferralOnline.aspx ...Read more
My daughter is not able to cope with her girls age 1 and age 3. Will it be too hard on them if each week they go between 3 different homes for care?
No free lunch: Stability in care givers tends to have positive influence on children especially at young age. However in your daughters case that is a luxury and may not be possible. Keeping kids with a mother who is unable to cope and may get frustrated may be more injurious to their psyche. ...Read more
In babies when they are eight months old where thier soft spot is do u feel their brain activity meaning to ask is that normal ?
Soft spot: The soft spot begins to close around a year, giving the brain room to grow. ...Read more
As early as posible: As early as posible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Between you and him: That is something you need to discuss with him. If there is a legal issue, then speak to your attorney. ...Read more
How do you get a concerned physician to really assist an aging family member when all seem to look the other way? From my fathers feet up to half way to his knees are getting darker and darker. The doctors keep telling my mom his toes are ok, i believe kn
Ask : Ask your father to authorize you to speak to his primary doctor. Call and set up a time when the doctor is available to speak to you. Express your concerns and have discrepancies cleared up. If you are not satisfied with the information you obtain from this phone interview and you feel your father's care is inadequate, you should urge your dad to seek a second opinion, is there someone that lives in the same area as your father that can possibly assist in his care? If not you need to consider the future. Your parents are getting older and will likely have more health concerns. Someone in the family will eventually need to help care for them, i suggest you set up a family meeting and come up with a plan for the future. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I expect my ex27 week preemies to gain weight at a rate similar to other kids their age? @4yr the 3rd 5th or 11th %ile, should they stay there?
Yes, usually: By age 4 years, most ex-preemies follow a percentile line pretty well, on the regular growth chart. The extremely disabled ex-preemies can have trouble growing due to their multiple problems, and may not follow the regular growth chart. A pediatrician can periodically measure a child to see whether or not more needs to be done to help with growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any physical reasons not to have children back to back? Like get pregnant when baby is around 6 months?
PG Interval: The interval between pregnancies does have an effect on outcomes but the research is variable. Some studies suggest that the safest interval is 18-24 mo and other studies suggest that more than 3 mo is safe. From my perspective as a fertility specialist, your age matters. If you are older then you may not have time to delay because then you may not get pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do people get to be born mentally challenged when the parents are not? The parents are normal with no sign of mental problems run in the family.
We are complex: You don't identify the type of mental challenges, but generically: there can be pre-natal damage from various maternal diseases, nutritional deficiencies and injury, chemical harm from medication, toxins, alcohol or substance use - peri-natal injury - the effects of childhood nutrition, environmental pollution, social bullying and traumas. Humans are both resilient & fragile - things can go wrong. ...Read more
My daughter is 8yrs old & her teeth on the bottom r not loose at all &the new ones are fully in. Is she too young to be put under to have them pulled?
No: If your 8 year old daughter has teeth that are indicated for removal, is healthy, and extremely anxious, having the procedure performed under sedation or general anesthesia by a qualified and trained person is not a contraindication. It may be less traumatic as well as sometimes safer if she is extremely anxious and/or combative. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have many wrinkles at the age of 19 ? Will the wrinkles go away because i got them at a young age ? Will retinol help?
Depends.: I'm sorry to hear you have wrinkles at age 19, but your age is certainly on your side. Retin-a (prescription, not "cosmetic" retinol) can help, but only a tiny bit. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon for advice about wrinkle treatments and weigh your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What physically happens when a person does not lift their hands over their head at all? Sleep, drive, work, home, will the nerves atrophy?
Unlikely: If you are not physically active or your physical mobilty is limited, you could develop loss of your muscle mass, or muscle atrophy, over a long period of time. But it is unlikely that you will have atrophy of the nerves unless there is some sort of nerve injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the reason for the decline in my legs to the point they will not work or hold up my weight to walk? Also my legs will not open up, stiff.
Leg weakness: Really not enough information here to answer. Could be neurologic or vascular by your description. This should be evaluated as it is definitely not normal for your young age. Do you notice changes in your arms as well? Is there any tingling or numbness. What medications are you using. Do you work where you are exposed to toxins. Have more questions than answers at this point. ...Read more
Bottoms of my feet covered w/ muscle knots.Too painful to walk. They are so bad they are visible. I have ms, could that be why.How to stop them?
What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? Only about 4 years old
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