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Baby At 4 Months Old Development
4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?
Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?
Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more
Other causes: A four month old does not have bowel control where he is afraid to poop. You dont mention it, but if you are breast feeding an infant can go as long as a week without pooping and is within the realm of normality. If he is on f ormula he maybe constipated by too much formula. ...Read more
Yes: The baby will travel quite well at this age. The obvious issues involve more than just travel. It is important to limit babies contact with sources of infection/flu/colds & the like. Traveling with the baby on the inside, telling the curious that babies trying to nap, etc. Can help limit chance of illness. Try to maintain a feed/sleep pattern similar to the one you have at home. ...Read more
Average = 14 hours/: 24 hrs., 8 hours straight through the night + 2-3 daily naps. Self-regulation & sleep consolidation ^ most between1-4 mos. At a consistent bedtime, feed, wipe out baby's mouth with a soft cloth, read & cuddle. When baby is drowsy, but awake, put her to bed in her own room to learn to self-calm to sleep without bottle or pacifier before 5 mos. to prevent bedtime behavioral problems at 6 mos. & >. ...Read more
No: Generally, once an infant starts to sleep through the night (around 2 months) it is not necessary to wake the baby up to feed him/her, assuming the baby feeds well during the day, is wetting several diapers a day, appears healthy, and is growing well. It is important not to interrupt a healthy baby's sleep/wake cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wouldn't: Juices are an oversold product that provides plenty of sugar & sweet stimulus to babies. They may program the brain to crave it in excess over a lifetime,resulting in obesity.Apple in the form of a sauce/orange as a wedge are less processed & give a blend of protein and fiber that are better for babies but after 6 months. Juices are basically like giving a kid a coke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby weighed 3.770 at birth (75th percentile) and weighs 6.340 at 4 months (20th percentile). Exclusively breastfed. Should i be concerned? Pees a lot
Maybe: Is your pediatrician concerned? Some women can grow a big baby in utero and once born may drop a little because of genetics. Others may not be getting enough calories and that is why the drop. Discuss with your doctor...Do not quit breast feeding...It may simply be time to introduce more calories through food. ...Read more
My 3 year does not acknowledge his newborn baby brother at all. The baby is 4 months and 3year old does not acknowledge him at all. ?
Be patient: A 3yo can be hard to predict when a new kid shows up & takes a lot of time he believes should be his. The 4mo is a threat to his home dominance. Be patient & enjoy private time with both separately or together.Let him know you enjoy your time with him & you are glad he can feed himself since baby takes so much work. In time he will relax & not see baby as a threat. ...Read more
It's not typical: Most babies at this age, especially if they're eating solids 3 times a day, do not wake up this frequently at night. It could be that she wants the comfort of being held (and fed) when she wakes up, and not that she's truly hungry. Most babies this age are ready for night weaning, so you could try to wean 1 feed at a time. If she wakes up (for the mid feed) try to comfort her w/o feeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
94 percentile: She is in a normal range. 94th percentile. ...Read more
Extended nursing: Many cultures or those with particular belief systems will nurse their children for extended periods of time. Each circumstance is unique and should be considered in context. My general personal opinion is that breast feeding a preschooler is not nutritionally warranted, and has potential adverse psychological effects on both child and parent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby boy head circum. at birth was 37 cm, at 4 mos.- 44.5.Had head u/s at that point.ALL NORMAL.Today at 7 mos. its 47.5 cm if not 48. Developing normally, a big boy - 9.5 kg,72 cm.Should I disregard the percentile charts?Can this increase be normal?
Head circumference. : As long as the head circumference is tracking along the same percentile and with normal developmental progress, all that is needed is close followup with your child's PCP. Based on the information you provided, the head circumference is on the upper end of normal (~98th percentile). A family history of individuals with large heads, if present, make the head circumference stats less concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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