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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

See your doc: There are multiple medications that can be used. First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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My four month old baby boy has had diaper rash for a week now. What has been causing it?

My four month old baby boy has had diaper rash for a week now. What has been causing it?

? Fungal: Monilial diaper rash is very common in infants for different reasons: area wet, antibiotic administration, post loose stools, . keep the area dry and well aereated after a diaper change, use OTC anti fungal cream like clotrimazole 1% cream twice a day before using a barrier cream. If no improvement in few days see his pediatrician, best wishes for you both ...Read more

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Should I be concern my 4 month old baby boy only grow 3 inches since birth. Born he was 20 3/4 inches long?

Should I be concern my 4 month old baby boy only grow 3 inches since birth. Born he was 20 3/4 inches long?

It depends: It's difficult to know if that is normal for him or not. Your doctor can look at the whole growth chart and see if his weight and length are in the normal ranges for his age. Talk with your pediatrician to find out if there is any concern. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 4 month old baby boy, I was doing bf continually but quit for some days now he refuses my milk. I do?

What to do if I have a 4 month old baby boy, I was doing bf continually but quit for some days now he refuses my milk. I do?

Not sure: Was there a reason that you stopped breastfeeding- were you on a medication, or sick? If so, one of those factors could have changed the taste of the breast milk. Also, some babies, when they take formula in a bottle, figure out that it's easier than the breast and may prefer it. Keep trying, but don't panic. Experiment. Maybe some breast milk in the bottle first and then switch to the breast? ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

Gut issues: Discuss this with your pediatrician. Things that cone to mind are #1 diet...If you are breastfeeding are you drinking milk or eating dairy (it is very irritating to the guts of infants). If you are formula feeding maybe he has a problem with it. Maybe he has reflux that wakes him at night. You will feel better if you are seen. ...Read more

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What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?

What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?

Saline nose drops: Use a bulb syringe to suck up excess mucus, then use salt water nose drops in both nostrils 4 times a day. Keep the vaporizer on and elevate her mattress. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. Should I worry? What should I do? I've tried prune juice to help.

Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. Should I worry? What should I do? I've tried prune juice to help.

Breast or formula?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go I don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, I often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is in 65th percentile for length and 95th percentile for weight. Is he considered very fat? How can I help him? He's bottle fed.

My 4 month old baby is in 65th percentile for length and 95th percentile for weight. Is he considered very fat? How can I help him? He's bottle fed.

Normal Percentiles: Your baby's reported percentiles are within the normal range. Caloric restriction is neither necessary nor advisable. At this age, your baby should be feeding on demand and allowed to feed until satisfied. As long as growth continues along normal percentiles, baby is showing normal development, and is seeing the doctor at the recommended well-baby visits, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism. These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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Should I be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

Should I be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

Infant vitamins.: Only small amounts of vitamin d are transferred in breast milk. That's why the american academy of pediatrics (aap) now recommends that you give your breastfed baby a supplement of 400 iu per day of vitamin d, starting in the first few days of life. Babies who are fully or partially formula fed but drink less than 32 ounces of formula a day also need a daily 400 iu vitamin d supplement ...Read more

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What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

Variety: Offering a full rainbow of colors and much variety helps continue to shape your child's palate. If your toddler doesn't like a food the first time try again a few days later. Research shows it may take as many as 16-20 tries before a child will consistently take a food. Offer a green, and orange veggie as well as fruit with every meal. Start to involve your child in grocery shopping/cooking. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give a perfect. Fine four month old. Baby pedeaylite on a daily bases?

Is it okay to give a perfect. Fine four month old. Baby pedeaylite on a daily bases?

WHY would you want: To do that?!? No need to do so. She needs nutrition/ calories for growth. Very critical during the first two years of life! Pedialyte (for 48 hours )when your baby is suffering from vomiting and diarrhea to replenish electrolytes lost and to avoid dehydration and possible admission for I V fluids! ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

See MD.: Post partum depression can be devastating. Please see your doctor and determine if medicine is a must. Ask for a name for a good therapist. You may improve with a therapist. Your baby can sense your low mood. Please get help soon. I wish you the best! I have treated two women in past 3 months who improved quickly with medication and therapy!! ...Read more