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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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What is the psychological reason for kids who hold in their bowel movements?

What is the psychological reason for kids who hold in their bowel movements?

Control: Children often feel like they have little or no control over their environment, and stooling is something they can sometimes control. It's the one battle of wills that kids can win over parents. Other times, it's about avoidance, of either pain or the sensation of loss (yes, they are attached to the poop sometimes). One good hard bm and they will try to not have another one. ...Read more

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My 17 month old son doesn't sleep for more than 4 hours. He is a healthy and growing kid. But sleeplessness makes him cranky and often violent. We are also sleep deprived.What should I do?

My 17 month old son doesn't sleep for more than 4 hours. He is a healthy and growing kid. But sleeplessness makes him cranky and often violent. We are also sleep deprived.What should I do?

Could be: What are you doing to help him sleep? Have you tried any kind of sleep training? 4 hours is not enough sleep for a 17month old. Get help to help him sleep more. It might seem impossible, but if he isn't sleeping you aren't sleeping and that makes it hard for you to think straight. Ask you doctor. Read sleep books for babies. Go online, look for support in baby forums. Best to you and baby. ...Read more

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17 month old toddler boy. 5-10 frequent bowel movements past 2-3 weeks. Ranges from diarrhea to solid. Tried probiotic for kids no better. ?

17 month old toddler boy. 5-10 frequent bowel movements past 2-3 weeks. Ranges from diarrhea to solid. Tried probiotic for kids no better. ?

Toddlers diarrhea: Your child has whats known as toddlers diarrhea. It may be caused from drinking juice. Juices contain fructose or sorbitol which are sugars that cause diarrhea in toddlers. Also some of the dyes added to fruit juices may also cause problems. To help you determine where the problem is use a diet diary. ...Read more

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Abnormal for 6.5 m.o to tuck thumbs in fists intermittently? grasps and transfers objects appropriately and otherwise has reached milestones on time

Abnormal for 6.5 m.o  to tuck thumbs in fists intermittently? grasps and transfers objects appropriately and otherwise has reached milestones on time

From birth-8 weeks, : intermittent " cortical thumbs" can be normal Fine motor skills at 6 ½ -7 mos. = "raking " a pellet into the palm with the index finger, a "scissors" grasp to pick up small objects between the thumb & index finger & self-feeding crackers. Prenatal risk factors for CP + abnormal neurological exam or parental concern warrant assessment by WI's Early Intervention Program. Call (800) 642-7837. ...Read more

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How common is it for kids with autism to gobble their food and eat very fast?

How common is it for kids with autism to gobble their food and eat very fast?

No commonality: There is no real "common" characteristic among children with autism spectrum disorder, other than altered perceptions of socialization. I know plenty of kids, without asd, that gobble and eat too quickly. So, this trait is not really characteristic of kids with asd, but could be considered characteristic of some kids and teenagers in general. ...Read more

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What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

Thin and long: Babies usually double their birth weight at about 5 months. As for the weight and high parameters, it would help to know how old is your baby, boy or girl? ...Read more

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I'm having body tremors and they r getting worse can't walk well body body have the tremor will remain locked for a short time. Trouble speaking now ?

I'm having body tremors and they r getting worse can't walk well body body have the tremor will remain locked for a short time. Trouble speaking now ?

Suggestions: If you were older, would wonder about Parkinson's, but another thought is a presentation of MS perhaps. Think you need to see a neurologist ASAP, and get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Is thriving in growth charts, but refuses regular food. Relys on milk. When he does eat his bowel movements are runny have chunks of whole food in it.

Is thriving in growth charts, but refuses regular food. Relys on milk. When he does eat his bowel movements are runny have chunks of whole food in it.

Diet & Milk : Hello. This age can have picky eating habits. Milk despite many calories is iron deficient and can cause anemia in kids relying on milk. Is best to limit milk to 16oz or less per day. Less milk can boost appetite. If juice intake is high, runny stools can result. Lactose may be cause also. Recommend stool tests if long term issue. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more

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Does nutrition affect a child's growing teeth, for normal kids in the u.S.?

Does nutrition affect a child's growing teeth, for normal kids in the u.S.?

Yes: Calcium and vitamin D absorption are especially important for strong healthy teeth. In adequate intake of either could affect teeth. Nutrition is also important for healthy gums and nerves which support the teeth. A well balanced diet is recommended. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables also help to "brush" the teeth and are low is sugar. High sugar can lead to dental caries.- so diet matters. ...Read more

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One of my children always gets fevers after a vaccine and the others don't. Why do only certain children tend to get them? Is their immune system weak

One of my children always gets fevers after a vaccine and the others don't. Why do only certain children tend to get them? Is their immune system weak

Normal: Every child's immune system is slightly different. Some kids get fever, others don't. There is not reason to see an infectious disease specialist or an immunologist. ...Read more

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Loose stools/ diarrhea for two months, sweating more frequently, stronger body odor and losing milk supply for baby. A few times vision has been "off"?

Loose stools/ diarrhea for two months, sweating more frequently, stronger body odor and losing milk supply for baby. A few times vision has been "off"?

See md asap: Clearly something is amiss. Can't tell here what is causing your issues. Coulf be infection, inflammation, etc., but it is affecting milk supply, likely getting dehydrated, or "sick". See MD ...Read more

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What causes kids to eat their snot and how can you stop this??? And unfortunately I've seen kids in their LATE TEENS supporting this habit!! Yuk!

What causes kids to eat their snot and how can you stop this??? And unfortunately I've seen kids in their LATE TEENS supporting this habit!! Yuk!

Nose: Have you ever pondered why the fingers fit so perfectly up the nose? As soon as we get hand eye coordination, everything goes to the face. Perhaps that form of behavior was a protective mechanism that helped keep nostrils clean. Kids do gross things. They're curios and the younger ones still have oral tendencies. It will stop before they start middle school! ...Read more

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Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Yes: Yes it rises for both, a little more for women and children than adult men. This is part of the natural cricadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Is it true sitting all they will shorten our life. My 13 year old kids sit on a computer for more than 3 years all day, will she die early?

Is it true sitting all they will shorten our life. My 13 year old kids sit on a computer for more than 3 years all day, will she die early?

Exercise: There is no question that proper exercise improves one's health, which certainly allows for longer life expectancy. Current guidelines have no more than 2 hours of total screen time per day. ...Read more

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What amount exercise should children, teens and adults be getting each day?

What amount exercise should children, teens and adults be getting each day?

Excersize: These are the recommendations of The American Academy of Pediatrics. It is a very comprehensive overview. I hope this is helpful. I always recommend the aap sire for parents. https://brightfutures.aap.org/pdfs/Guidelines_PDF/7-Promoting_Physical_Activity.pdf ...Read more

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6 month old, breastfed,started solid foods. Would like to ask about bowel cycle. Havent poop for two days. What is the range in their bowel movement.

6 month old, breastfed,started solid foods. Would like to ask about bowel cycle. Havent poop for two days. What is the range in their bowel movement.

Bowel movements: Very common for stools to decrease in frequency when adding solid foods. Normal stool pattern can vary from once daily to once a week and still be okay. You will also notice change in smell, color and consistency with adding solids. ...Read more

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My girl baby 4yrs. wakes up in sleep with nausea and does not responds verbally. She is able to stand voluntarily and resist us. Vitals, EEG normal.

My girl baby 4yrs. wakes up in sleep with nausea and does not responds verbally. She is able to stand voluntarily and resist us. Vitals, EEG normal.

Likely night terror: By definition, a kid will not awake easily during a night terror and will not remember having one. If you grab, hold, shake etc. You will likely scare them if they wake. Most NT are brief, lasting 5+/- min & the kid settles, awakes later refreshed with no recollection of the event. If a light touch does not waken the kid, it is not a nightmare.Better sleep can usually end the problem. ...Read more

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When should we start our child on foods other than formula? He is almost 4 months old.

When should we start our child on foods other than formula? He is almost 4 months old.

4 months: Four months is the age at which we discuss beginning solid foods in infants. Before that (unless a baby has severe reflux and needs cereal) it increases the risk of developing food allergies. It is not mandatory to begin solids at four months...You can air til later if baby is sleeping well and gaining weight well. Begin with greens like avocado, beans and slowly introduce fruits as they are sweet. ...Read more