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Baby Blows Raspberries
Yes: And it can harm you. Please stop and seek medical care. ...Read more
6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?
Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better.Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had toddlers birthdy party last night.Had helium balloons.Im 12wks preg.If helium naturally escapes from balloons while in the house can it harm baby?
2 y/o twins are very fussy, "fight" during feeding&sleeping, get angry when hears "no", my 8 m/o baby can be "spoiled" while playing/watching them?
No, educated!: Younger siblings have been shown to learn much of what they need from older sibs. Twin behaviors are often kind of exaggerated versions of singleton behaviors, and younger sibs have no problem understanding how they are different. Besides, keeping a younger sib away from olders would deprive them of more than half the fun!! ...Read more
My stepmom was rocking my 8 month old baby in her car seat kind of vigorously. Baby was laughing. It worries me.Could that cause shaken baby syndrome?
She should be fine: but you are right to be careful with a baby. It does not take too much to hurt a baby's brain but it would be obvious. Given that she was laughing and I assume she is fine now.....she will be OK. ...Read more
4 months: Solids usually start at 4 months old. Either start with first stage baby food - fruits or veges.Some babies prefer one over the other.Just remember, introduce one new food either a fruit or a vegetable, every 4 to 7 days to observe for possible allergic reactions. ...Read more
Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?
No: Meconium ( the first bowel movements) is composed of a rich collection of early bile, enzymes, & digested material. If passes at or before birth, it's presence in the lungs can cause a dangerous irritant pneumonia of varied severity.Chance ingestion of the material at or before birth has no effect on the digestive tract . The gas & fussiness are a separate issue, likely reflux or food intolerance. ...Read more
Difficult to know: If the music is so loud that you need ear plugs in order not to damage your ears, then my concern would be that it could have adverse effects on your baby's health as well. Do your baby's movements change when you are exposed to loud music? Try to figure out what your baby is telling you. ...Read more
Loud: It is unlikely that a loud environment will harm the fetus. ...Read more
Around 10 to12months: Once babies show interest in adult food, around 6 months of age, you can start solid feeds with basics like iron fortified cereals. Subsequently, babies should be given vegetables, fats and protein one at a time, e.G a week, watching for allergies or any other reactions to the new food. The berries smashed and later on cut into small quarters(to avoid choking) can be offered around 10 to 12 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I mixed my 8 months baby's cereal with my toddler's formula by mistake? Will this harm my baby? I put 2 scoops.
No harm done: One serving of your toddlers milk is not going to hurt your baby. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Are you eating anythingelsethathasblie due in it? Become a detective and check the ingredients of all the foods you are eating for foods that alone or in combination could form the color blue like artificial blueberries. ...Read more