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Babies Chewing On Hand
Exploration: Babies explore their world with their mouths. Also, their hands are the first things they can get to their mouths. The two fit hand in glove to create an important developmental milestone. It can also be a sign of teething, and something infants do to soothe themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby girl is 2months old and seems to be teething, is it possible? She is fussy, won't eat much, drools a lot and chews on her hands.. There is also a sour smell in her mouth. I saw my doctor today and he said baby's aren't teething till 5-6months.
Be patient: Although some researchers suggest an infant may use one hand more than another as early as 6m, most describe true hand dominance as emerging between 2 & 4 yrs. I worry when a child uses one hand more often before a year as it can be an emerging sign of a motor impairment as seen in cerebral palsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a baby is born what in their lifetime makes them a left handed person or right handed person.
NOTHING: in their "LIFETIME" changes the DOMINANT SIDE OF THE BRAIN!! Although parental FORCES have been used toi try to CHANGE dominant sides its a LOUSY IDEA! In other words its HEREDITY not ENVIRONMENT! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Four months: To mommyoftwokids, by four months of age babies are beginning to find their hands and become very interested at this new body part. This is also the time when babies begin to bring their hands together. ...Read more
Yes: As a rule, always have anyone that holds your baby either wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. If you feel uncomfortable asking people to do so, place a cute card in the bassinet or crib stating , "i am a clean baby, please wash your hands before you pick me up" and have the sanitizer close by! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If a parent is going to hold his/her own baby, there is no need to sanitize the parent's hands (unless the parent is ill, such as having cold symptoms), because parents and babies in the same household already share the same "germs". Normal handwashing is a good habit, such as handwashing after playing with pets, after using the bathroom, after gardening, etc . . .. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Babies, like adults, can have cold extremities simply because of the environment. Cyanosis, or a blueish color, to the fingers or hands can be a little more concerning - though not always. I wouldn't be too concerned unless there is consistent cyanosis or a curious change/decrease in finger/hand movement. Use mittens and if you're really concerned, talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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