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Baby Sitting Up Head Wobbly
7 month old baby fell backwards from sitting & hit head on laminate floor. Stopped crying after 3-5 min. Wanted to sleep 20 min later. Any concern?
Probably OK: I would call your pediatrician to discuss management of this. We really aren't allowed to answer possible emergency calls on Health Tap. ...Read more
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?
Why does my 6 month old baby drop her head down or to the side suddenly then picks it back up? It looks like when a person falls asleep sitting up
If you're not sure: If this is an involuntary movement, video an episode on your smart phone. Include your child's behavior for a few minutes after the episode.Note what she's doing prior to an event, how often it happens, & whether the movement interferes with eating, playing, etc., all useful history for her doctor, along with physical & neurological exams & developmental screening ( see firstsigns.Org). ...Read more
My 8mo baby takes a bath sitting, and when i rinse, i pour water from her head. Is it fine? Wont the water get inside her ears?
Won't hurt...: If you are concerned, you should help minimize getting water in her ear by shielding it and pouring the water more on that side of her head, and then do the same thing on the opposite side of her head protecting her other ear. Even if she gets some water in her ear, it will eventually drain out and dry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth: Babies generally have enough head control to lift their head some and change position at birth.They increase this to 45 degrees by 2 months and 90 degrees by 3 months.Prematurity would require an adjustment in expectation by the number of weeks the kid was early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back to sleep: Pediatricians now universally recommend putting babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sids (sudden infant death syndrome). Since a babies' skull bones do not fuse together until about 15 months of age, they move causing a flattening of the back of the head. This is temporary, as long as you give your baby plenty of "tummy time" when she is awake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: As long as your baby's head stays at that percentage there is not problem. Some children have large heads, and some small. If the head circumference keep increasing then there may be a problem. The pediatrician is well aware of this and will keep an eye on it for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Descent: You may find that you feel a little different after your baby has dropped. Some pregnancy complaints may get worse, while others may improve. On the one hand, your baby will be taking up more room in your pelvis, so you'll probably find that you have to urinate even more often than before. You may get an uncomfortable feeling of pressure deep in your pelvis, feel increasing discomfort when yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dramatic forms of conjoined twins have been known to occur since records were kept. One such twinning (girls) has had a recent TV show in the US on one of the learning channels showing their problems adapting in adolescence. ...Read more
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