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Baby Babbles (Overview)

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 6-9 months * Babbles * Blows bubbles ("raspberries") * Laughs


Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What age does a baby point? My 9 month old follows where i point, but doesn't point at objects. He can clap, babble, and wave. Is this normal?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
54M people helped
What age does a baby point?  My 9 month old follows where i point, but doesn't point at objects.  He can clap, babble, and wave. Is this normal?

Pointing: Your baby should start pointing soon. Any time between 9 and 12 months is considered normal. ...Read more

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Baby Babbles (Overview)

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 6-9 months * Babbles * Blows bubbles ("raspberries") * Laughs


Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
50M people helped
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Can women with MS have babies while on treatment or do they have to stop ?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
50M people helped
Can women with MS have babies while on treatment or do they have to stop ?

Suggestions: Most MS drugs do have potential for fetal malformations, and are thus "teratogenic" risks. Copaxone seems safest, and Aubagio and Gilenya may be riskiest. But I would tend to stop any of the MS drugs prior to pregnancy and would NOT restart until after birth, unless breast feeding desired, which would delay restarting med. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

Prevention: The best treatment is prevention. Avoid the area where the chiggers or fleas are. teat animals with fleas. Use netting if need be to avoid insect bites, etc. If they are already there, treat locally with soothing creams and see the Dr. for eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
602K people helped
My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

Yes: If your child is not developing their verbal skills at the expected age, they should absolutely have their hearing tested. Even though most infants have their hearing tested at birth, these tests are not 100%, and a normal test at birth does not eliminate the possibility of hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What age does a baby point? My 9 month old follows where i point, but doesn't point at objects. He can clap, babble, and wave. Is this normal?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
54M people helped

Pointing: Your baby should start pointing soon. Any time between 9 and 12 months is considered normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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9.7 mnth old has a head circum. of 44cm,47.3% range on growth chart.Is this normal?She babbles,crawls,pulls self up.Not much change from 6mnth appt.

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
9.7 mnth old has a head circum. of 44cm,47.3% range on growth chart.Is this normal?She babbles,crawls,pulls self up.Not much change from 6mnth appt.

Missing information: Head circumference is normal, near average, but we need the velocity of its growth. Head growth slows normally after 6 mos., but should plot along or near the same growth curve it's always followed. Strings of babbling at 6 mos. become non-specific " da-da, ma-ma" in 9th mo. Gross motor is good. Screens are on firstsigns.org. Follow-up with pede. & MS Early Intervention Program if concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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19 month babbles only says mama rarely response 2 name but if asked 2 do something he does how concerned should I be. eval in Nov if no added words?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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19 month babbles only says mama  rarely response 2 name but if asked 2 do something he does how concerned should I be. eval in Nov if no added words?

Needs eval: By 19 months the kid should be using more words although you may be the only one that understands them. Even kids with delays have more receptive vocabulary than expressive. I would contact your local early childhood center and have someone come out and listen to the kid for a while to see if he needs some therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
602K people helped
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My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
602K people helped

Yes: If your child is not developing their verbal skills at the expected age, they should absolutely have their hearing tested. Even though most infants have their hearing tested at birth, these tests are not 100%, and a normal test at birth does not eliminate the possibility of hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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My daughter is 10 months old. Her ankles are quite stiff. Shecrawls, babbles and does everything else normally, except that she stands on the tips of her toes. What should I do?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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My daughter is 10 months old. Her ankles are quite stiff. Shecrawls, babbles and does everything else normally, except that she stands on the tips of her toes. What should I do?

Toewalking: It is common for kids to toe-walk initially. The toe grasp reflex initially makes this quite normal as they learn to walk but they usually settle & walk flat footed by two.Persistence after 3 is occasionally seen & will eventually result in decreased flexibility of the ankle. Physical therapy may be needed to maintain normal tendon length & improve walking. ...Read more

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