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Babies Drooling At 2 Months
Most babies drool: Drooling is part of the routine for most infants & toddlers. They constantly put fingers in their mouth & drooling is normal. After they get past some of the habit of sucking on fingers they seem to stop. Kids drooling a lot after this point may have issues like cerebral palsy. ...Read more
My 12 week old is drooling a lot! My other two kids did not drool so much or at all at this age. Is something wrong?
I feel like I have excess saliva. I'm not drooling but this has gone on for two months almost. It's very annoying is this dangerous?
My daughter is 19months and is constantly drooling. I think it's just from teething as we are awaiting her two year molars. Could it be something else?
My 5 month old baby is drooling a lot today and even now while she's sleeping, is it because she's teething or something I should be concerned?
Not necessarily: It is good to be observant and ready if anything comes up. However, babies have no social conscience and thus no inherent need to control their drool. They do a lot as babies but eventually decide to contain it. I see babies who never seem to "teethe" but end up with a full set. ...Read more
10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?
Sounds normal: Babies do what they do while settling. They also drool because they make spit and have no social burden of having to hide it. It is not seizure activity or abnormal in any way. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby randomly sucks when nothing is in his mouth?? And is drooling a lot, what can this mean?
Self soothing: Babies are driven to suck as a survival tool. If they didn't, they wouldn't learn to feed as a newborn when they have never experienced hunger-ever. Sucking is rewarded by pleasure sensations in the brain, and an infant with few capabilities can turn to it for pleasure at any time while awake (& partly asleep). It is why nail biting, gum chewing and smoking are difficult habits to break. ...Read more
Are small red bumps around my baby's eyes normal? They resemble the red bumps he gets from drooling.
Probably Ok but...: Probably irritation from something, but you check with your doctor. ...Read more
7 week old baby bubble drooling is it normal? Can a reflux cause her to drool? Or it can be because she sucks her fingers?
2mo baby, cool clammy head and torso is slightly sweaty rest of him is fine, no fever, drooling more than usual and really fussy. Should I be worried?
Good day. I have twin prem baby girls, 3 and half months old. Can they start teething so young? Signs are itchy gums, spit bubbles, drooling, chewing
Teething???: A babies lips and oral cavity are lined with pleasure sensing nerve endings that help promote interest in feeding. It is a survival feature. I would not assume that their chewing/mouthing of objects means anything more. Little babies drool because they have no social conscience that drives them to hold it in. ...Read more
5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer.? Normal.
Usually crystals: The various breakdown products that end up in babies pee can form colored urate crystals that can have that appearance. This is something you can review with babies doc. ...Read more
My 4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry.?
Warrants a visit: To the pediatrician, can still be a viral upper respiratory problem with blocked nasal passages, but you need to get it sorted out, goo luck ...Read more
Immunity: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more
With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it true you aren't supposed to take babies out in public indoor places til they are two months?
Not exactly...: Until a baby is 6-8 weeks old, they have not been immunized and they are at higher risk of serious complications if they are exposed to an illness. If they were to get a fever before this age then normal work up would include blood cultures, spinal tap, urine cultures, and hosp for at least 48 hours of IV antibiotics. The recommendation is to avoid areas with high risk exposure to illness... ...Read more
6-8 hours: A four month old baby can sleep from 10 pm to 6 am. Up until four months a baby will usually be up once between 10 pm and 6 am. If a baby is not sleeping through the night by 4 months then I discuss with parents how to achieve that. A baby sleeping in your room or in your bed may not easily sleep all night. ...Read more
Would you please tell me about risk factor after aborting two babies consecutively? Will it affect my fertility in future?
C/section 4 times: You already had two babies delivered by c /section, you can have two more babies born by c/section. Yu consult your doctor about it. ...Read more
My 7mth old has had a temperature (102-103) for two days now. Took her to ER and was told there was nothing wrong that it was normal for babies. Is it?
No, not "normal": A fever to 102 -103 is not normal, but it may not be dangerous. It is common for babies to have fairly high fevers in response to viruses. Hopefully they did a good work up to check for bacterial causes of illness. If they did and they didn't find anything, then your baby probably has a virus and just needs time to get better. If the fever doesn't go away in the next couple days, go back! ...Read more
Yes: This sounds like cradle cap or scalp seborrhea, which is very common in infants. You can put baby oil on the area 1/2 hour prior to shampooing and then shampoo with a baby shampoo. That may loosen the scales for her. This usually goes away after a couple of months even without treatment. ...Read more
I gave my two months old infant a drop of old prepared formula milk by mistake. What can happen to my infant?
If they continue to suck their fingers after age
4 or 5 they can move the teeth.
Thumb sucking is a bigger problem imo. ...Read more
Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?
Of the 5 senses that: Allow us to explore & understand the world, what touches our lips/ mouths in a pleasurable, fulfilling way is one of the first. If that's so rewarding, why not try other things to see if they're as enjoyable? Developmentally, from 6 mos.-3 yrs is typical for mouthing objects. Insuring that access is limited to safe, clean objects too large to swallow or choke on is a parent's responsibility. ...Read more
I will like to get advise on the best form of contraceptives. I'm in a new relationship; no plans for babies for the next year or two.?
I have two babies in 3 yrs of mrg, my hubby live abroad n visit hme aftr a year fr a month or 2 I want gap nw fr atleast 3 yr, which contraception is ok?
Injection or pills: If you only need contraception for a couple of months, you could use Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). One injection when you are on your period and pregnancy will be prevented for 3 months. You could also use Birth Control Pills. They should be started while you are on your period before your husband gets home. Then you will be ready. Best Wishes! ...Read more
Recurrent chest infections can be caused by a long list - viruses, bacteria, aspiration and cf. It is a good idea though to consult with your physician to discuss obtaining a test for cf. Problems with the immune system can also lead to recurrent infections. These can be diagnosed by appropriate testing.
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Will it confuse an infant if one parent speak to him/her in two or three languages (on separate occasions)?
Great question: When we live in taiwan we spoke english to my brother who was a baby and the amas spoke chinese to him. He ended up speaking a mix of english and chinese. You would only understand it if you spoke both languages. We later moved to scotland and he quickly forgot the chinese and spoke only english. I hope one of the developmental pediatricians responds to this question. Fascinating. ...Read more