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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

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 more

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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. ?

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

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4 month old baby afraid to poop?

4 month old baby afraid to poop?

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

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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Can i travel with my newborn child aged 4 weeks old?

Can i travel with my newborn child aged 4 weeks old?

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

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How many hours does 4 month old baby sleep?

How many hours does 4 month old baby sleep?

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

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Should i wake my healthy 4 month old baby for feedings during the night?

Should i wake my healthy 4 month old baby for feedings during the night?

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 more

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Can 4 week old baby have juice?

Can 4 week old baby have juice?

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 more

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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

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

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Normal weight 4 a 10 weeks old baby?

Normal weight 4 a 10 weeks old baby?

See below: Infants born at full-term gain approximately 20 gm per day. Weight at 10 weeks old would be birth weight plus 3 to 3 1/2 lbs. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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How tall is the average toddler girl at 4 years old?

How tall is the average toddler girl at 4 years old?

39.5 inches: You can download a growth chart from the cdc website & follow all growth parameters.Go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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My 7 months old daughter takes feed at least 3 times in her sleep at night.. is that normal??

My 7 months old daughter takes feed at least 3 times in her sleep at night.. is that normal??

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 more

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My friend is still breastfeeding her son at 4 years old. Is this healthy?

My friend is still breastfeeding her son at 4 years old. Is this healthy?

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 more

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Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Get help now: Wow. Please call your therapist immediately. A four month old baby is still learning how to see and hear. She has no intellectual abilities to have a preference. She is four months old. A pure baby. Your reaction to this is extremely worrisome. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

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 more

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