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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Crib and Nap: You are probably responding to her cries too quickly. It is a learned response for the baby. She cries and you run in. The more she cries, the more you run in. I say, put her down and let her cry for a while. Let her see that she does not always get what she wants with the crying. Otherwise she is simply training you instead of the other way around. ...Read more

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and i would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Baby face rash from pacifier?

Baby face rash from pacifier?

Hygiene: May be unrelated. May also be from saliva accumulating on lips/cheeks. Make sure you gently and frequently wash child's face with warm water to remove saliva. Make sure pacifier is cleaned often. If rash persists, see pediatrician. ...Read more

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Will pacifiers hurt my child's teeth?

Will pacifiers hurt my child's teeth?

Probably not: Depends on duration and intensity. Thumb or finger sucking much more damaging than pacifier. Sucking reflex is calming/soothing for infants. They should age out by 18-24 months. Continuing digit habit beyond age 4 can deform upper jaw and restrict lower jaw growth. ...Read more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

8m-9m: Usually around 8-9 m. Few babies sleep 5-6 hrs starting from 4 m of age and some babies have a night feed till 12 m of age. ...Read more

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding ?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding
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Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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When to give a baby pacifier?

When to give a baby pacifier?

No rules: There has been much arguing over the years about pacifiers. In the end, though, there are no rules. When you say baby, i assume that you really mean a baby, under a year of age. My rule: if you baby likes sucking on a pacifier, its fine. Eventually, you need to get rid of the pacifier, but that is something to do in the second year of life. ...Read more

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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?

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

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New born babies to Sooth used pacifier ?

New born babies to Sooth used pacifier


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NO: Do not give a used pacifier to a newborn. It carries a risk of introducing bacteria and fungal elements to an immature immune system. Most hospitals will give you a bew pacifier if you must have one. Or you could let your baby nurse to soothe. ...Read more

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When should baby stop bottle feeding?

When should baby stop bottle feeding?

Bottle feeding : When to stop bottle feeding is your decision.If you wish you can start weaning your child at 7-10 months. ...Read more

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Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile) best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?

Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile)  best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?

Work with the doctor: A normal baby at 8 months can easily be trained to take a bottle, if "no breasts are available" to the baby. So, the baby in question appears to have other issues, leading to questions such as: is the baby truly too small, why is the baby too small, why won't the baby take a bottle, etc... In such cases, the parents have to see the doctor a few times and work together to keep the baby growing. ...Read more

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8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

Might not: It looks like your child might have a viral upper respiratory infection presenting with congestion, runny nose, then loose stool or even diarrhea. Make sure he or she gets plenty of fluid or water and give him/her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if fevers develop. Symptoms might last for a week or so. Bring your child to see a doctor if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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New Born babies with pacifier ?

Pacifiers: Yes please! Pacifiers are wonderful in my opinion. They satisfy babies need to suck, they sooth baby, they help mom and dad. They don't hurt teeth. Best of all there are studies which show a decreased incidence of sudden infant death with their use. This doctor and grandpa endorses them! ...Read more

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My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?

My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?

Neonate: This will probably not do your baby any harm, but cannot find definitive articles on the issue. My advice would be to not give your newborn anything that you are not absolutely sure will not harm them before checking with your doctor. Good luck, ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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4 month old baby taking out saliva from her mouth?

4 month old baby taking out saliva from her mouth?

Babies: At 4 months of age, babies tend to drool (saliva comes out of mouth) and they love to put their hands in their mouths. It is normal for them to do this. This will likely continue to occur for several more months - getting worse when they start teething. It's all very normal. ...Read more