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If I have my babies young, will my health be better or worse later?

If I have my babies young, will my health be better or worse later?

Too many factors: There is no "one size fits all" answer to that question. P{regnancies in the very young (before 18) and the later in life (after 32) are frought with many health issues that may adversely affect the infant and the mother. ...Read more

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What are the most common sight problems in babies?

What are the most common sight problems in babies?

Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Yes: Nothing wrong with a baby who crawls backwards. Remember that each baby's neuromuscular system may develop on somewhat different tracks and still be normal. ...Read more

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At what age do babies begin crawling?

At what age do babies begin crawling?

6-12 months: Full term healthy babies can start crawling as early as 6 months old or as late as 12 months; some babies go straight from scooting to cruising and walking! ...Read more

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How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

50%: About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease. The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

Lots of playtime!: Babies are social creatures- they love looking at human faces. Allow them to socialize with others by singing, smiling, and talking with them at a distance of 8-12 inches. Encourage others to do the same with them. This helps develop both their language and social skills. The more interactions they have the more social skills they will develop. ...Read more

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Should children and babies be allowed to be near smokers?

Should children and babies be allowed to be near smokers?

No,if possible: Other people's smoke is nearly as bad as smoking. Unfortunately smoking is still so common that it may not always be possible. Make every effort without being rude. ...Read more

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Can babies get carsick?

Seldom happens: Children less than two years old are typically resistant to motion sickness. ...Read more

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How much physical activity do babies need?

How much physical activity do babies need?

Physical activity: It depends on the age of your baby. Here's a great resource regarding physical activity at different ages: http://prod.Healthychildren.Org/english/healthy-living/growing-healthy/pages/baby-activity.Aspx. ...Read more

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Fat babies are healthier, right?

Fat babies are healthier, right?

?your kidding right?: The physique of a healthy baby is a bit different from a healthy toddler /kid/adult.They have lax muscles that allow a full saggy belly & seem a bit pudgy with soft rolls. That said, there are also fat babies & they are not healthy. You grow new fat cells in infancy/puberty and pregnancy & an overfed fat baby is likely to face a lifetime of avoidable health problems. Your dr can define the limits. ...Read more

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