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At what age can babies have no support under their arms to stand?

At what age can babies have no support under their arms to stand?

9-13 months: Babies start taking their first steps around 10-14 months of age. They usually can stand alone the month before they start walking. ...Read more

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When do babies start rolling over and pushing themselves up with arms while on their tummies?

When do babies start rolling over and pushing themselves up with arms while on their tummies?

4 - 6 months: Usually around 4 to 5 months old, but can be until 6 months & still be normal ...Read more

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What is the reason for a babies upper arms to be stiff?

What is the reason for a babies upper arms to be stiff?

See the Doctor: There may be a number of reasons.There are a series of birth defects that allow babies to be born with stiffer, less flexible joints.Muscle conditions are possible.Also it may be a normal variation.Best to talk with your pediatrician for the specifics after a good physical examination. ...Read more

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What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read more

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My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies

Common finding: Examination of all infants will find some fine villus hair covering many body surfaces at birth that gradually diminishes over time.In some ethnic groups it is much darker than others & thus more noticeable. Ignore it. ...Read more

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My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.

My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.

Keep up the : tummy time. At 2 mos. he'll regard his fists & get his head up to regard & follow a red or yellow toy dangled in front of him. At 4 mos., he'll get his head & chest up. By 5 mos. he'll be able to bear weight on his forearms, shifting from one to the other to reach for & attain objects. Cat-crawling is variable if it happens at all. It used to be ~ 6 mos., now ~ 7-8 mos. since " back to sleep". ...Read more

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Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.

Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped  diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.

Anywhere teens have : Baby acne is very similar in origin and distribution as that of a teenager. The face & upper chest & back are most often involved along with the shoulders . All the lesions seem to be a similar age & gradually fade over time. ...Read more

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My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

Have her checked: True fever at her age (rectal temperature over 100.4 f) deserves evaluation. Giving antipyretics without proper evaluation is not wise. ...Read more

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What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

Me too.: In infants i prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way.It is slightly higher than oral.I do not have great faith in the skin strips. ...Read more

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Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Transient vs long tm: The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent. ...Read more

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Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Placement of shots: Actually I prefer the front of the thigh. There is not enough muscle mass in the arm and the buttocks have large vessels and nerves that are difficult to avoid in small babies. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?

I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?

Probably: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and even that may not be helpful. You may need to have the lesion removed and the tissue sent to a pathologist for examination. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures.The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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Does putting your 3 month old baby to sit up in your arms while holding him affect his spine or maybe cause him to grow with hunch back?

Does putting your 3 month old baby to sit up in your arms while holding him affect his spine or maybe cause him to grow with hunch back?

No: As a parent, I can tell you that it is a much tougher job than being a doctor. Children do best with a healthy daily dose of love. Letting your child sit with you won't cause a spinal disorder or interfere with growth. Keep doing it. Keep asking questions, but try not to worry. ...Read more

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My 11 week old baby always wants to be in a sitting position (on our knee, in our arms). Will holding her in a sitting position damage her back/spine?

My 11 week old baby always wants to be in a sitting position (on our knee, in our arms). Will holding her in a sitting position damage her back/spine?

No: At that age, if she is already holding her head steady, and you hold her by supporting her body, her back and spine will be fine. When she is tired of that position, she'll let you know. ...Read more

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What could be causing my child to have random pains in her arms?

What could be causing my child to have random pains in her arms?

Depends on her age: Growing pains are common below 12 years of age, usually involve the thighs and responds to massage. We really need more facts before discussing. What is her age? Activities? Meds? Has she had a CBC recently? Fevers? Awaken at night? ...Read more

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My baby sleeps only in my arms. What can I do to break the habit?

My baby sleeps only in my arms.  What can I do to break the habit?

Stop: How can he get used to sleeping anywhere else if he never has the opportunity. Crying does not equate with pain. Put your baby in crib or bassinet and calm him there instead of your arms. Keep things the same, routine is very important , they get used to things quickly. ...Read more

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My arm started shaking after holding baby or a folder randomly. It usually lasts for a few minutes. ?

My arm started shaking after holding baby or a folder randomly. It usually lasts for a few minutes. ?

Arm shaking: This may not be abnormal as your muscles got weaker after being in one position for a while and if you take a load, shaking is the ways to dispose of lactic acid. ...Read more

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Can we lift newborn baby under its arms ?

Can we lift newborn baby under its arms ?

Not yet: Always lift a newborn while supporting his/her head. ...Read more

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My 3 months old baby like to be rocked to sleep in my arms, is it bad?

Prepare for problems: We find that babies rocked to sleep have a 400% higher rate of sleep disturbance for their first 3-4 years. If you are ready to be at the bedside and re-settle baby in the middle of the night from now on, please continue.If not, rock baby when it is fully awake and place awake in the crib when they tire. Learning to self settle into sleep is one of the building blocks of self sufficiency. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby boy cries almost all the time to be in my arms i don't want him to get use to this habit what should I do?

My 3 month old baby boy cries almost all the time to be in my arms i don't want him to get use to this habit what should I do?

Make a list: All mom's need to make a list of what they can do for baby. Feed when hungry, warm when cold, change diaper when soiled, etc. You will find that reading babies mind is not on the list and fixing babies tiredness is not either. When you have gone through the list and baby is still fussy, it's likely tired and nothing you do will fix it. Get the ear plugs and put baby to crib and relax. ...Read more

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I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

Nursemaids elbow: In some cases pulling an infant can cause a condition known as nursemaids elbow (subluxation ) of the radial head very painful but usually easily reduced by a health care Practitioner. ...Read more

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Baby 8 mos. When excited, or upset flaps both arms in a sorta stiff way in front of him, but at his sides(hope makes sense). Doing since 3 mos. Concer?

Baby 8 mos. When excited, or upset flaps both arms in a sorta stiff way in front of him, but at his sides(hope makes sense). Doing since 3 mos. Concer?

Baby flaps both arms: I think there is no problem with what you describe.But be sure to tell the pediatrician at the next visit to check this concen. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the baby fat under the arms?

How do you get rid of the baby fat under the arms?

Difficult: Targeting specific body areas of fat can be difficult. Cardio and weightlifiting will be the most beneficial ways to get rid of the baby fat. ...Read more

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Child age 10 has a red blotchy patch on both arms?

Blotchy rash: Sight unseen a blotchy red rash on both arms could be erythema multiforme which may have an allergic cause. ...Read more