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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Breast tissue: Both baby boys and girls can have breast tissue in the newborn period. This is due to the exposure of the baby to mother's hormones in utero. It is generally self limited and causes no problems. ...Read more

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Do girls sleep better than boys?

Do girls sleep better than boys?

No: Gender has nothing to do with infant sleep. Bad sleep is usually caused by bad habits. Try to start a bedtime routine early and try to get your baby to fall asleep in the crib, by themselves. ...Read more

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Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should?--- No. : It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area. It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise. ...Read more

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If small boys and girls drink coffee does that stunt their height?

If small boys and girls drink coffee does that stunt their height?

It wouldn't but why?: Caffeine should not have effects on children's growth but why would you want to introduce coffee to small kids? It can make them having insomnia, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, anxiety, tremor... And even arrhythmias, hypertension and electrolyte disturbance due to its diuretic effect. The list of side effects can keep going on. Think about it. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth start growing in for girls and boys?

When do wisdom teeth start growing in for girls and boys?

Typically 18-20 yo: Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the last teeth to erupt. They can erupt as early as 15 years old, or they commonly never erupt. Possibly pathways for 3rd molar development 1. Congenitally missing - most common missing tooth 2. Impaction - there is insufficient room or a poor eruption path resulting in a molar that never comes in - common 3. Partial eruption 4. Sucessful eruption- rare. ...Read more

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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At what age boys can penetrate girl?

Age of consent: Intercourse should only be undertaken when the age of consent is reached (usually 16 in most states) along with the appropriate maturity and mutual agreement between the partners. It is a wonderful part of the human experience and should be dealth with seriously. This should not be a casual event in either partner's life. ...Read more

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What age do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

What age do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have already been repeatedly taught. ...Read more

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When will baby sleep through night if parents are away?

When will baby sleep through night if parents are away?

Depends: Most babies should be sleeping through the night by four months of age rather parents are home or away. If not you should seek help from your pediatrician ...Read more

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When are HGH release during sleep for kids and teens?

When are HGH release during sleep for kids and teens?

HGH secretion : This is a complex topic and cannot be addressed in the space allotted: refer togrowth hormone and cortisol secretion in relation to sleep ... www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1188300 best wishes. You can download the full text article there. ...Read more

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When during sleeping hours do kids grow "most"?

When during sleeping hours do kids grow "most"?

Growth hormone: Typically the most active periods for hormonal release including growth hormone and thyroid is in the first third of the night whatever hours those happen to be. ...Read more

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When do normal girls reach their final breast development?

When do normal girls reach their final breast development?

Bet. 13 1/2 & 15 1/2: The age achieving full breast development (tanner stage v) ranges from 13 1/2 to 15 1/2 years. ...Read more

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Why would a teen boy sleep till 530pm?

Why would a teen boy sleep till 530pm?

Teens and sleep: Teenagers have notorious sleeping patterns but to sleep until 530pm is not normal. He shoueld be counselled on sleep hygiene and be seen by his doc to see if he has any medicla condition csausing him tohave this abnormal sleep apttern. Does he go to bed on time at night? Does he sleep thru the night or not? ...Read more

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