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At What Age Can I Put My Baby On A Park Swing
Caution: A baby is not capable of maintaing their position on a swing. That being said there are toddler swings that may be able to safetly place you child in with out them escaping. I would try one of the swings for size. Do not let go of the child until you are sure they cannot wiggle free. I would also suggest that if you feel they can fit in the swing, then just do very small pushes while watching. ...Read more
I came on this site to find out at what age babies put feet in their mouths. The 'crafted' baby shoes from Etsy came and smell so toxic, not safe?
At 9-10 month age: Normally babies start putting feet in mouth by 9-10 months of age. Better not to use shoes at very early age, it may hurt the baby. ...Read more
Recognition: At 1 week of age a baby will turn towards the sound of a mothers voice, at 1 month he will smile at a face that is smiling at him, at 4 months a baby will get excited when his mom approaches, and by 1 year many babies will say 'ball' or 'dog' when they see one. If you talk to your child a lot and tell them what things are, they will recognize them sooner. ...Read more
Never: This looks primarily to be a vitamin drop to me. Babies do need 400 IU of vitamin D daily. Other than this, your breastmilk and formula (assuming it is adequately DHA supplemented using optimal global DHA levels) contains all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs to grow. If you are breastfeeding, then three times a week seafood is optimal for DHA secretion into milk. ...Read more
Avoid co-bedding: Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep. Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant. ...Read more
Variable: Some infants get teeth sooner than others, but on average teething occurs around 6-9 months of age... Occasionally you may see an infant as young as 4 months begin to have teething issues, which are mostly irritability, fussiness, and increases in drooling or desire to chew on things. Some infants may even develop a "low grade" temperature of 99-100 degrees. Referred pain to ears is also common. ...Read more
By 4 months, or: When their feet can touch the floor. Swings & walkers ABduct the hips, an abnormal position for learning to creep, crawl, cruise & walk. Start "floor time " play with baby in prone position as early as possible, ditch the swing at 2-3 months & don't waste money on a walker. ...Read more
22-25: Twenty two to twenty five seem like good ages. ...Read more
Six month visit:
Most babies develop the ability to swallow a serving of pureed baby food at around 5 months. The baby can begin solids at age 6 months. This is a good topic to discuss at the pediatrician's at the six month visit.
Baby rice cereal is fortified with iron and is usually the first solid food to start. The baby is then introduced to a variety of vegetables and fruits, and then meat. ...Read more
My wife just turned 32. Is she still at a good age for making babies? We've been trying for 2 years for baby #1.
Short answer, Yes: There is always a small %-age of pregnancies at any age that will have problems, whether spontaneous miscarriage or birth defects but the incident is low. However, the risk does rise with maternal age. Around 35, your md may want to monitor & evaluate a pregnancy more closely, but even then & into the 40's, the majority of pregnancies are not problematic. Follow w/ your md your efforts to conceive. ...Read more
Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?
Potential adult height depends mostly on family height. One rough calculation: mid parental height (+) 1 inch for boy and (-) 1 inch for girls. Infants and young children temporarily loose weight with slowness of growth when they have minor illnesses, and catches up soon after recovery.
The child who has been always overfeed and big has seen to be overweight as adults. ...Read more
My 22 months old baby boy weighs 11kgs but I don't know his height. What is the normal weight and height of babies at this age? He is very playfull.
For his age, 11 kg puts him in the 15th %ile; 15th %ile for height at that age would be 82 cm. Average (50%ile for 22-mo-old is 86 cm and 12.4 kg
interactive chart at following site can let u calculate these as needed: http://www. Medcalc. Com/growth/
just fill in the numbers/dates. ...Read more
Yes!!!!: Do not deliver at home no one can predict future u can be totatly normal and have had a totally normal pregnancy and labor and bad things can happen like fetal distress, shoulders getting stuck (shoulder dystocia- baby can end up dead or brain damaged, if not treated promptly, post partum hemm where u can;t stop the bleeding, etc, all of these can be disasters at home, home del ok 1813 not 2013. ...Read more
4-8 months: Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age. There is a very wide range of what is normal. I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows. ...Read more
Confused?: A child passenger should ride in a proper passenger safety restraint for size and age until they are old enough to graduate to seat belts. This is usually age 12 yrs in the US. Kids change from a rear facing 5 point system to a forward facing no sooner than age 2 yrs. The best forward facing systems include a 5 point restraint which are available up to 60-80 lbs. Boosters are then used until 57" tall ...Read more
4-6 months: They usually have pretty good control by 4 months of age. They have really good control by 6 months of age. ...Read more
My hubby is 51yrs and am 27, can his age course us for not having babies? He doesn't want to see the dr for checkup if there is any problems with him
Convince him to go: The male side of fertility testing is very simple and quick--semen analysis. The female side gets very involved and uncomfortable very quickly...Blood work, hystero-salpingogram, laparoscopy, lots of invasive potential directions very quick. So good to know if he is the issue first. ...Read more
Too much sugar!: Instead of giving juice, try giving water instead. Juices tend to be loaded with sugar, which isn't good for babies (or anyone). Of course, breast milk is the best food for babies. Formula is also good should you choose not to breastfeed. For babies under 6 months, neither juice nor water are needed unless a doctor says to try juice for constipation or another medical reason. ...Read more
Not now: I do not recommend using a walker with babies this age. Most children can use a walker with close supervision at nine months but I still don't really care for walkers because they allow your child to be more mobile than their bodies are ready for. They can get away from you and hurt themselves before you know it. ...Read more
Prevention first: Obviously, the first thing is to try and prevent it by not overdressing baby/toddler when out in heat and if out in the heat, try things to cool off (sprinklers, etc). If rash has developed keep clean and dry, apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to area or apply a corn starch based powder (put powder in your hand first and then rub on to affected areas). Diaper area use a zinc oxide cream. ...Read more
I have cysts on my ovaries can I still have babies I'm 29 and what age is is that you can't have kids?
9-13 months: Babies start taking their first steps around 10-14 months of age. They usually can stand alone the month before they start walking. ...Read more
Does the corrected age always have to be factored in for assessing development of preemie babies? (35 weeks)
Yes and No: Sorry for the confusing answer, but especially with those babies we call late preterm (after 34 weeks but before 37 weeks), development often is not very affected unless there were a lot of compounding problems with the birth. So if I was doc for a big, fat healthy 35 weeker, I would not always correct. More important s to follow closely over time and are they making appropriate progress. ...Read more
My 3months old pooped watery this morning she did 5times every 25minutes is that normal? I heard it is on babies at that age...
Depends: It depends on if your bottle feeding (formula) or breast feeding. Breast fed babies certainly can stool watery yellow seedy stools multiple tomes per day. Bottle fed can stool frequently also but not like breast fed babies. The real question is this illness beginning. If any fever or change in disposition and the stooling continues this way call your pediatrician. ...Read more
At two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine.
Not yet: Some babies still do not have adequate muscle/neck strength, and a conventional pillow may add to the (low-yet still possible) risk of a suffocating injury. There are wedge pillows specifically designed for infants that are acceptable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect. The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits. ...Read more
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