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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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Can loud noises hurt my unborn baby?

Can loud noises hurt my unborn baby?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Your unborn baby is protected from the loud noises of the world by a wall of water. S/he does hear heartbeats & bowel sounds all the time & may hear outside music or noise;however, the buffering done by the water is quite protective. ...Read more

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Does herpes under my nose harm my unborn baby?

Does herpes under my nose harm my unborn baby?

No: At this time, there is no harm to your unborn baby by having a herpes outbreak under your nose. Closer to delivery of your baby, if you suffer from genital herpes, there can be implications...Particularly if you have an outbreak right around the time of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies? My baby almost never cries!

Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies?  My baby almost never cries!

Lucky: Every baby is different, some cry alot and others not as much. I would not consider this abnormal. Be thankful for such a nice disposition of your baby. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Baby's uncomfortable: A 3 month old baby may cry (around other babies) because his feelings of comfort and security got interrupted. Maybe he is no longer being held by mom/dad, as he got placed down next to another baby, or maybe mom/dad changed her/his tone of voice. Maybe the other babies are crying and being too noisy. Perhaps the other babies are making random hand/face gestures that are look too stimulating. ...Read more

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When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

The whole 1st yr: Babies tend to triple their birth weight and grow about 10 inches over the first year. They will never have another long term growth rate this large, including puberty. There is some variation in this rate per child, but if you feel your baby is not growing you should discuss it with his/her doc. ...Read more

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Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

A 10 ON BAD SCALE: If at all possible you want to avoid this possibility.The germ has a habit of entering the babies brain and destroying tissue. The appearance on a CT scan on survivors is like Swiss cheese. Permanent disability is common. Even early recognition and treatment does not assure a good outcome. ...Read more

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When can baby bottle tooth decay start?

When can  baby bottle tooth decay start?

Immediately : Baby bottle decay can start with the presence of food and teeth. If the babies teeth are not cleaned after each feeding, and the food is able to either pool or accumulate, you can be sure that decay will start to occur. It is best to start a routine of cleaning the food and drink from the child's mouth after each feeding to get them into the routine of good oral hygiene from an early age. ...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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My newborn baby always gets hiccups why?

My newborn baby always gets hiccups why?

Common finding: Hiccups is thought to represent a wave of electrical stimulus through the breathing muscle that is somehow triggered by its position next to the babies stomach. It likely happened before birth & will continue off & on until baby grows longer.At some point the stomach moves down &away & quits setting off the spasm. ...Read more

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If a guy was born a crack baby will his children be a crack babies as well?

If a guy was born a crack baby will his children be a crack babies as well?

Not unless. . .: A former crack baby who grows up and chooses a good, clean-living woman for a wife, and has children with that wife, will not have crack babies (unless the clean-living wife starts using crack during her pregnancies). Crack babies are only born to crack-using women. ...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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Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Anaphylaxis in the mother may cause profound distress in the fetus. Be sure to have a couple of Epinephrine injectors with you at all times and take extra precaution on the triggers. ...Read more

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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My baby is premature baby (36 weeks) .. when he can make "tummy time"?

My baby is premature baby (36 weeks) .. when he can make "tummy time"?

Tummy time: Tummy time can take place anytime under constant supervision by an adult. ...Read more

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Loud music or screaming loudly near 2 and half months baby ear and baby start crying loudly..Does it affects baby ears or what?

Loud music  or screaming loudly near 2 and half months baby ear and baby start crying loudly..Does it affects baby ears or what?

Yes: Loud noises are harmful to a baby's ears just like they are to yours. Baby's can't protect themselves, so it's up to you to do that for them! Take care of your baby! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why can’t my baby swallow baby food?

Why can’t my baby swallow baby food?

Could be...: ...A number of reasons: poor coordination of chewing, problem with throat or esophagus -- or, most commonly, just not being hungry enough. ...Read more

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Why 4 month baby put thumb in her mouth?

Why 4 month baby put thumb in her mouth?

Thumb sucking: Babies tend to put their thumbs in their mouth…their fingers too. As they get older they like to put anything they can hold into their mouths. It's all a part of their development, self-soothing and discovering their world. Remember to keep small items that may be choking hazards out of reach to keep them safe. ...Read more

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Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

That depends: If you mean that you are eating a meal 1-2 hours late, so you are hungry, then no, this is fine. If you mean you are not eating regular meals or not getting enough nutrition, then yes, this can harm your unborn baby. ...Read more