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Can I Put My Baby In A Walker At 7 Months
82 yoM, Pradaxa (Afib) til 7/8, when pain, small gangrene 5th toe. Now much worse. CABG, dementia, uses walker. Arteriogram/surg possible before 7/15?
Unclear question.: Certainly consulting current treating physicians about surgery on the toe makes sense. The things that increase risk of heart disease and need for CABG all increase likelihood of dementia. Major surgeries like a CABG can cause, worsen and/or make cognitive impairment and dementia more apparent. Palliative care and symptom management may be a preferred approach. ...Read more
Not now: I do not recommend using a walker with babies this age. Most children can use a walker with close supervision at nine months but I still don't really care for walkers because they allow your child to be more mobile than their bodies are ready for. They can get away from you and hurt themselves before you know it. ...Read more
Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read more
Can be: Walkers allow babies to be mobile and to move as fast as 3 feet per second. They can delay babies learning to crawl and walk and many children can get injured by falling down stairs, into pools, etc. The exersaucers are better because they are stationary and baby can still bounce and play. Walkers can still be useful if you take the wheels off them. They are a safety hazard with wheels. ...Read more
Dandy Walker Syndrom: Yes, it can get worse. This is particularly true if the patient never got a shunt (or it stopped working) and the intracranial pressure increases. These patients have a broad range of neuro abnormalities so generalizations for a particular patient aren't much help, ...Read more
Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant, can I use it?
No walker at all: I never recommend walkers at all. About 1/3 of kids in them will suffer a fall accompanied by a head injury. They may offer an easy source of entertainment and or ease baby monitoring, but a playpen is safer and doesn't increase injury risk. ...Read more
I am extremely concerned about my infant baby develop small bruises on her back and stomach since she is now mobilizing in her baby walker.?
See doctor: Bruises on the legs are common. Bruises on back and stomach are not. She should be checked by your pediatrician. Also walkers are no longer recommended because they cause injuries. ...Read more
My child is 6 months should put in walker circular? What food should give? She feed with formula is 8.500 kg, 67 CM length
Talk 2 pediatrician: It seems that you want to wait until your baby can walk before putting it in a baby walker (if I'm understanding it right). You want the baby to have stronger legs to be using a walker. Again, speak to the pediatrician who has your baby's measurements, weight, and information to make a better decision. ...Read more
No.: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using walkers because they can discourage your child from learning to walk on his own, but also because they can be dangerous. Thousands of babies end up in emergency rooms from falling down stairs or bumping into furniture while in a walker. And studies have shown that babies in walkers learn to walk about 1 month later than those who don't. ...Read more
Dandy Walker: Is a sporadic congenital brain malformation, with incidence of 1 in every 30, 000 live births. ...Read more
The mfm thinks my baby might have dandy walker. I really need someone to explain it to me. I am really confused.?
Brain problem: This is a brain malformation that can be quite serious. It involves extra fluid in the back of the brain. This fluid can cause pressure and impede the growth of the rest of the brain during development. Many babies may need surgery after birth to re-route the extra fluid to avoid further problems. Follow your mfm's advice for close monitoring. ...Read more
I don't approve: I don't like walkers at any age. There are some that are safer than others but the frequency of head injury and other accidental injuries among these kids is much higher than those without. ...Read more
No: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more
My baby is 4 months. Can she start using a walker/bouncer? She has good head control and can sit supported.
When able to sit up: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more
Why would a doc say that my daughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?
See below: Dandy walker variant is less severe than then the "malformation." a wide range of symptoms/outcomes are seen since the 4th ventricle is mildly enlarged along with the post. Fossa. Usually 25% can have hydrocephalus, but CNS variances are uncommon. Close follow up with your pediatrician in monitoring growth of head, & overall progress in development is needed. ...Read more
Walkerwhy would a doc say that my dauggtdaughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?
It's the mildest of: The 3 types of dandy-walker, but it does mean that fetal brain development was not " normal.". Before fetal ultrasounds it was often missed until/unless the affected person had a learning disability or other symptoms. Gently suggest to your daughter that she request review of the fus by a pediatric neurosurgeon & referral to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist & a prenatal genetic counselor. ...Read more
7 weeks after grade 2 sprain and simple fib fx. Still can't put all weight on foot without cam walker. Still swollen. Is this normal?
Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more
Is normal for my baby girl not walking yet @ 11months? . im worried. I'm not using walkers. We just let her take step in her crib
Normal: She should pull to stand and cruise around the crib by now, but independent walking would be early. The range of normal for this skill runs 10-15 months in kids born at term, so your baby is well within the normal range. ...Read more
Team approach: Children with special needs and/or chronic conditions benefit from a team approach. Your child's team should consist of a general pediatrician to manage routine illnesses, well visits, vaccinations and coordination of care with specialists such as neurologists, therapists and possibly neurosurgery. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker. She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.
If she's in It <10%: Of her waking hours, was full-term & has typical development, probably not. You have to baby-proof your house sooner- especially re: dangling cords to hot appliances, stairs & open doors & monitor her closely. Walkers abduct the hips, not a natural position for walking. Gross (large) motor skills progress head-toe the first year, so tummy time is best for play. " crawl before you walk" is true. ...Read more
My baby is 11.5mos. She practice walking but on her toes and she easily gets tired. Will she learn to walk in time? We don't use walkers. Pls help
Be patient: The range of normal for a term born baby runs from 9-15 months or so. Toe walking can be seen in normal kids until 2 or later. ...Read more
Doc said tht my baby has a genesis of corpus callosm & MIGHT hve heart condition & diagnosed w/ dandy walker syndrom. 15 weeks preg, what to do?
Consult neurosurgeon: Prenatal findings of agenesis of the corpus callosum and possible dandy walker malformation may indicate developing hydrocephalus. A consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon can confirm the findings and allow you to discuss the best follow-up plan and treatment options both during the rest of the pregnancy and after delivery, as well as safe methods of delivery itself. ...Read more
Doc put me on progyluton to regulate cycles. Is it possible to have sore muscles and achy joints due to this? I'm a walker and now it feels painful
Yes: Muscle cramps and joint aches and many other side effects are reported with this estradiol type drug. See www. Old. Heath. Gov/progyluton/pharmacy ...Read more
My babies refusing the water they are now seven months what can I do? When I should give them? How much daily?
No problem!: A normal 7 month-old does not need to drink water. Babies should be offered breast milk, or formula, when thirsty. Sometimes juice is used to help resolve constipation. Otherwise, juice is not needed. During periods of the stomach flu, pedialyte may be tried if a baby is not tolerating breast milk or formula. But, in general, babies do not need to drink water. ...Read more
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