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Average Weight For 1 Year Old Baby
Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects I would worry less. If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated. That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more
Varies: Infants under a year of age have no immunity to swine flu. They can be vaccinated and the vaccine works about 50-60 percent of the time after 2 doses. Most do well with illness eventually. They can get very ill, need hospitalization or even die from swine flu. They are in the high risk group for complications and would benefit from treatment with the anti-flu medicine tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more
For how many days can you give tylenol (acetaminophen) in a row for teething pain to a one year old infant? I have only given it two times at night. More than one molars are coming in back to back.
Pain medication: It is best to not exceed the manufacturer's recommendation listed on the bottle, but I wouldn't advise using it for more than a week. ...Read more
Yes: There are two types of bladder cancer in babies but both are very rare: neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma. More common tumors are cysts, ureteroceles, and other congenital problems that usually require less intervention. ...Read more
My (formula-fed) 1 year old baby loves plain white yoghourt. She has very hard stools. Does yoghourt soften or harden the stools in babies?
Yogurt: Yogurt is constipating and is often prescribed in cases of diarrhea. ...Read more
Can I give my son disudrin? He had his cold this morning only. He is 1 year old. I usually give him disudrin if he has colds since he's an infant.
Phenylpropanolamine: Disudrin contains phenylproanolamine, a drug withdrawn from the US market due to a link to hemorrhagic stroke in women. I would not recommend using this medication. ...Read more
What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?
Birth: Hearing is developed at birth...Sooner...As we know unborn babies can hear their parents voices! And they respond to music. No one should be listening to music louder than 85 decibels. ...Read more
My baby girl is 1 year old and I never give her fish, can I give her fish, what kind of fish, how many times a a week, is fish good for babies?
Fish: After the age of 1, it is ok to give her fish. It should be given not more than once weekly. ...Read more
I've just noticed some patches of sore spots on my 1 year old babies tongue, what could it be and should I be worried?
Spots: Please see your pediatric dentist or pediatrician. Without a description of the spots (color size) it is hard to say. The most common in children is thrush and is easily treated. Be sure all the toys are clean especially toys that enter the mouth and again please see your health care professional. ...Read more
What does a heat rash look like on African American babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face. How do I treat a rash?
Can my 1 year old take cetirizine for his itching and runny nose and infant tylenol (acetaminophen) for his fever at the same time?
Yes: Just check the dosage which would depend on his/her weight. ...Read more
Feed him...: ...A healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources like poultry and fish, or lentils and beans. His weight is perfectly normal for his age. Stop worrying about it. Thin, if he is growing well, is healthy. Being too fat is not healthy for anyone, baby, child, or grownup. Worry about him being thin only if he is not growing appropriately. ...Read more
Of course: If you live in a community with an intact water supply. In most big communities they check the water every year and send a report. You should also note the fluoride concentration if any. It is good for growing teeth. Towns with fluoridated water supplies have had a 90% reduction in cavities since introduction. Of course, water has zero calories so it is good for hydration only. ...Read more
Is it danger for infant under 1 years old to get x ray? How often it can be done? Does it has a side effect?
No: Generally no, there is minimal exposure to radiation during a routine x-ray. Side effects that can occur usually are after prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation. There is more exposure to radiation from taking overseas airplane trip than from one routine x-ray. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Watch the scale: Assuming you are not pregnant, watch your food intake and exercise more. Don't let this get away from you, get on it now! ...Read more
My 1 year old baby is formula-fed. Is it better to start giving her cow's milk instead? Which one is better for her: formula or cow milk?
Our 1 year old baby was constioation from months now he is better but muther drink everyday one big cap of caffe n breastfeeding? Is it ok?
My baby s weight is stable when she has 1 year old til now (9 kg). She s now 14 months and a half. Is this something should I worry about?
Growth: At one year average weight is 10 kg. From 1 year age food choice changes, the child starts walking, becomes more physically active, vit. D milk is introduced, etc. So weight gain slows down little, then the child catches up in 1-2 months. Make sure she is active, eating and drinking well. Unless she is sick, you can wait until 15 month visit. If any more concern, talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more
See details: Abdominal exercises and dieting can help. Realize that at age 47 you may not be able to regain your pre-pregnancy abdomen no matter how hard you try. ...Read more
After I gave birth to my second child, every one or two months I will have a fever. Is this normal? My second child now is 1 year old.
May I take Clamoxin 500 while nurcing (breast feeding) my baby is 1 year old and I nurce him one time daily?
No problem: A general rule of thumb is that we would give the drug to the baby for any problem, it s okay for you to take it during breast feeding. This one fits that rule, and is okay to take. ...Read more
You mean weigh?: There is no correct answer to this, It also depends on birth weight and in general a baby should triple his/her birthweight at 1 yr of age. Boys generally weigh a little more. Generally weight at 1 yr between 17 and 24 lbs ...Read more
Chocolate& egg white: There are a variety of foods that make no sense in small infants. Popcorn, peanuts etc. Can be inhaled into the lungs by a pre-verbal child & cause recurrent pneumonia. So safety is sometimes an issue. I specifically avoid egg white & chocolate due to a tendency to trigger allergic rxns later. I don't encourage citrus juices either, but more because of their acid nature & excess sugar. ...Read more
Says Who???: I never heard this one. They probably don't need it sooner, but I have no issues with it. ...Read more