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Babies Suck Feet
Yes: By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing. Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are readily available teething objects. Any mouthing at this age is considered a simple self soothing or self play. As the child ages, their interest in tasteing objects(to program their brain) can be troublesome. Bugs on the floor are fair game. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arches show up later: As a child grows, the arches in the feet will appear over the years. Feet arches are formed by the bones in the feet, to support the increasing weight of the growing child when the child is standing/walking. If the shape of the bones are such that they don't push against one another to form a stable arch, the bones will drop downwards somewhat, and the foot will seem to have little or no arch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helps: Bacterial action on sweat contributes to foot odor. Baby powder/talcum powder/anti-fungal spray help keep feet dry (latter helps prevent/treat athlete's foot. Not wearing the same pair of shoes, etc every day allows footwear to dry & prevents odor. If feet sweat a lot, changes socks often, reapplying powder each time. ...Read more
Vicks: Although the package recommends applying to your baby's chest neck and back, it is perfectly safe to use on the feet. In fact, i've had patients tell me it works better when applied to their babies feet. Keep in mind, however, then no over-the-counter remedy can guarantee symptom relief. ...Read more
Immature circulation: Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing. Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hyperhydrosis: Hyperhidrosis is medical condition when person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population. Sometimes familial.Sometimes 2ndary to other conditions. See dr ...Read more
Toeing out: You did not mention how old your baby is. Toeing out or in are common in infants before they are a year old. When they start walking, these problems usually go away. If the problem persists by or after the age of 18 months, an orthopedic evaluation maybe warranted. ...Read more
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