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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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How can I brake my 4 month old babies internal clock. She wakes up every 40min to the minute all day during her naps.

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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How can I brake my 4 month old babies internal clock. She wakes up every 40min to the minute all day during her naps.

Internal clock: Make sure you burp her properly before her naps. Also, dont pick her up when she stirs. Just make sure she is ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Bin Sung
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
216K people helped
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Why do 4 month old babies like to turn their head left and right often?

Dr. Bin Sung
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
216K people helped
Why do 4 month old babies like to turn their head left and right often?

Having fun: Having fun and looking around, curious.

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
40M people helped
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When do babies laugh for the first time? She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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When do babies laugh for the first time?  She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

Baby is well & happy: Smiling or laughing is a sign of content and in a baby, it suggests she is feeling well/happy. We don't really know exactly when baby purposefully smiles, but often by 2 months, baby interacts with others, cooing, giggling, smiling, and crying too. So, my guess is around 2 months, some may do earlier, some later. Congrats on the baby. Baby=miracle of life. Enjoy and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
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My babies body is super pale he is 4 months old will he get darker or lighter as he gets older ?

Dr. Neigatha Graney
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
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My babies body is super pale he is 4 months old will he get darker or lighter as he gets older ?

See Your Doctor NOW: 4 month old has "super pale" skin. Skin color is a genetic trait & can vary widely based upon family heritage therefore your baby's skin could become darker or lighter. Permanent color is reached by age 6 mos. However infants are at risk for Iron-deficiency anemia due to insufficient dietary iron & if suspected must be corrected. See your doctor now for evaluation, correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

Dr. Kevin Windisch
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

See your doc: There are multiple medications that can be used. First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
Board Certified, Pediatrics
38 years in practice
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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
Board Certified, Pediatrics
38 years in practice
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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker.She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker.She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.

If she's in It <10%: Of her waking hours, was full-term & has typical development, probably not. You have to baby-proof your house sooner- especially re: dangling cords to hot appliances, stairs & open doors & monitor her closely. Walkers abduct the hips, not a natural position for walking. Gross (large) motor skills progress head-toe the first year, so tummy time is best for play. " crawl before you walk" is true. ...Read more

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Dr. Adrienne Classen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
59K people helped
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My 4 month old son has lissencephaly. What are the best possible ways to help his development starting now? Physical and mental?

Dr. Adrienne Classen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
59K people helped
My 4 month old son has lissencephaly. What are the best possible ways to help his development starting now? Physical and mental?

PT, OT and speech: Early intervention is the best thing you can do for any child who has developmental delays. A child with lissencephaly should be evaluated and receive therapy from a physical therapist, and occupational therapist & a speech therapist as soon as possible one the diagnosis is made. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/lissencephaly/lissencephaly.htm ...Read more

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