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Babys Arm Is A Pacifier
No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pacifiers: All babies have a natural instinct to suck. This is in order to nurse, and survive. Some babies actually don't like pacifiers. ...Read more
Calming: Sucking is really the only mechanism newborn babies have to calm themselves. Its a built in reflex and helps calm babies, even when not eating. Its one step parents can use to help calm crying babies, but some babies will need us to calm them with holding, wrapping, shushing, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The general answer is yes. It is a great way to calm a baby and avoid overfeeding. It has also been thought to decrease chances of sudden infant death syndrome. Do consider: do not start until 3-4 weeks if you are breast feeding (nipple confusion) and definitely take away by age 1 yr. Although you could use it up to age 18-24 mo, it is harder to wean at that age and may affect teeth and speech dev. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Doubtful: Usually other causes (crowding) for crooked baby teeth @ age 1. Make sure to take your child for cm-up, evaluation of tooth and jaw growth, hygiene instruction, Fluoride instructions, and so much more. Don't wait 'till 2-3, please go now. Ask dentist to ck tooth alignment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inhaler vapor sometimes reaches my daughter's eyes when using mask. She's an infant. Also, is the pacifier adapter good for Pulmicort nebulizer?
Check the fit: Some leaking of mist around the nebilizer mask is normal, and for the most part produces no health risk. Most children will close their eyes as a normal response if the mist is irritating. Consider using a different sized mask to reduce leakage. The pacifier adapter is useful for those who do not tolerate a mask, but does not deliver the medication as effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
4 - 6 months: Usually around 4 to 5 months old, but can be until 6 months & still be normal ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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