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What is head bobbing means.worried about that in my 10 m old otherwise normal healthy baby with development milestones met.ped assured not infantile s?

What is head bobbing means.worried about that in my 10 m old otherwise normal healthy baby with development milestones met.ped assured not infantile s?

Though there are : many fairly benign causes of head-bobbing I'd be uncomfortable reassuring any parent without pediatric neurological & ophthalmological evaluations. Spasmus nutans alone, e.g., starts between 4 mos-3 yrs. & often resolves on its own. It's accompanied by nystagmus, rapid eye movements. Gastroesophageal Reflux is another possibility. I'd look into it a bit more. ...Read more

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Developmental Milestones (Definition)

Developmental milestones are normative stages that have been established for children. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and interact socially. Parents and professionals use these milestones to determine if a child is within the expected range of ...Read more


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1year3month old baby boy.jerks 2or3 times a day.Active and development milestones meti.is this kind of jerks normal?kindof jerk while urinating

1year3month old baby boy.jerks 2or3 times a day.Active and development milestones meti.is this kind of jerks normal?kindof jerk while urinating

Jerking Episodes: HellCat262243. The jerking described is not typical. Infants, particularly newborns, have a startle reflex, but it passes after several months old. Any type of jerking needs assessment with thorough questioning and I recommend an evaluation by a Neurologist. Video taping the episodes can further assist the Neurologist. For consults, my direct link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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10m old baby boy.development milestones met.still does jerk few times a day for a month now and move head up down while playing.worried if its seizure?

10m old baby boy.development milestones met.still does jerk few times a day for a month now and move head up down while playing.worried if its seizure?

Query spasmus nutans: "Nodding spasms" is a rare condition that includes nystagmus, titubation, and torticollis (head tilt). Although common for infants to jerk once in a while, I consider a parental concern to be an important factor in the evaluation. The condition is benign and will self resolve. However, a complete evaluation by a pediatric neurology will put the matter to rest in order to rule out other conditions. ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the sensory development milestones for a 28month old?

What are the sensory development milestones for a 28month old?

Early Intervention: Developmental categories consist of: Gross Motor, Language, Fine Motor/Adaptive, & Personal/Social. Assessment requires evaluation in all 4 areas. Variation in normal development is common & milestones are interpreted using statistical analysis for age. Most at 28 mos put on clothes, build tower 6 cubes, combine words, jump. Early intervention is key if concerns. See doctor for correct assessment. ...Read more

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When can I expect my preemie to reach development milestones?

When can I expect my preemie to reach development milestones?

Might be delayed: Each baby reaches the developmental milestones at their own pace. Preemies can lag behind infants of the same age, but often catch up within the first to second year of life. Every baby's developmental curve is different. Remember, it's not a race. Enjoy each stage as it happens. ...Read more

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What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

The list is too long: for this format. See HealthyChildren.org. Some are: Dress independently in "pull-on" clothes Exhibit pretend play with peers, taking turns & working out differences verbally; Play simple board games; Say name & age; follow 3-step commands; Draw a circle & a person with 2-4 body parts; know 3 colors, numbers & shapes; pedal a trike; identify feelings; Speak in 4-5 word sentences; follow rules. ...Read more

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If there are facial characteristics of fetal alc synd in a 6-mo-old but she meets development milestones & growth is good are there concerns?

If there are facial characteristics of fetal alc synd in a 6-mo-old but she meets development milestones & growth is good are there concerns?

Maybe: Obviously you have concerns because of facial features, but these do not have to be from fetal alcohol syndrome.The critical question is whether the infant was indeed exposed to alcohol during development. Any alcohol can be a problem!it is reassuring that milestones and growth are good. Keep close follow-up on these and follow healthy lifestyle choices-good diet once added, no smoking around child. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 14 month old child to have only 2 teeth? The baby is on target with height, weight and developmental milestones. In fact he seems fairly bright. He just doesn't have more than 2 teeth. Thank you, worried grammie

Is it normal for a 14 month old child to have only 2 teeth? The baby is on target with height, weight and developmental milestones.  In fact he seems fairly bright. He just doesn't have more than 2 teeth.  Thank you, worried grammie

Within norma limits: Some children teeth faster than others, some slower. Probably nothing to be concerned about. That said, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist to asses dent-facial growth and development, teething pattern, Fluoride balance, diet, oral hygiene, and so much more. Don't wait until age 2-3, please go now. ...Read more

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Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read more

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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the number of weeks or months the baby was born early) until age two, when most will be "caught up" developmentally with their chronologic age-mates (babies born on the same date as they were). If a baby is only mildly preterm, he may catch up earlier. ...Read more

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What developmental milestones should a 7 weeks old baby have accomplished?

What developmental milestones should a 7 weeks old baby have accomplished?

Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects .lift head when on tommy , smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more

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My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone.donot differentiate his name.is it normal?other developmental milestones are good.

My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone.donot differentiate his name.is it normal?other developmental milestones are good.

Infant development : Yes it's normal for infants to not recognize specific words. Sometimes the learn a word and forget it a few days or weeks. Repetition enhances the memory. As you as you noted voice tone, facial expression also enhance language learning. ...Read more

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Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones

Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born  3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones

No: Sounds normal the average baby doubles their birthweight at about 5-6months which she basically has done.Check with your pediatrician, but she sounds fine. ...Read more

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Child development and psychological child development my baby lives w his mom renting a room at 1 family home. The couple that own the house has 1 kid almost 3 yrs old. My baby is 2.3 yrs old. I see already that there is a huge conflict of interest. Two m

Child development and psychological child development my baby lives w his mom renting a room at 1 family home. The couple that own the house has 1 kid almost 3 yrs old. My baby is 2.3 yrs old. I see already that there is a huge conflict of interest. Two m

When parents are: Separated, each can control only what goes on in his/her own home. Other than increasing financial support to mom ; child for their own home and nurturing child-care, there is little you can do, unless you observe signs of reportable child abuse or neglect. Chronic parental conflict can cause post-divorce emotional child abuse at any age. Co-parenting classes can help prevent or remediate this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: child development?

What is the definition or description of: child development?

Established norms: Through observations of groups of kids, normative stages have been established for children, i.e. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and make compromises socially. In referring to these established norms, parents and professionals can see if individual kids are within the expected range of physical and psychological development. ...Read more

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Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development ? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster .

Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development ? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster .

No: Babies interact and learn best when they interact with their parents and other people around them. Not multiple media. Involve your baby in your daily activities, keep him around people. Read and sing to him. Take him outside, let him explore with different textures, shapes and colors, encourage explorative behavior. Nothing substitutes the parents! ...Read more

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Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Not likely: Untreated thyroid disease may create some complications. Congenital hypothyroid(low) can lead to retardation but is usually screened for in the newborn nursery in the U.S. ...Read more

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How is child development impacted by having a stay-at-home mom as opposed to a working mom?

How is child development impacted by having a stay-at-home mom as opposed to a working mom?

Complicated: In the early months/years family care will give the child more individual attention. Older toddlers/children can benefit from the social stimulation of daycare. The decision has to be what's best for your family emotional/economically. First two sons home cared by father - second set daycare and I see no difference in their development. Be sure to research a daycare facility thoroughly. http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read more

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Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

No: Unless your current actions and interactions with the child are an issue there should not be any effect on development. ...Read more

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Child Development (Definition)

Child development is the established norms for a child developing certain skills, such as sitting up, walking, talking, and making compromises socially. Parents and professionals refer to these established norms to see if a child is developing physically ...Read more