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Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!
Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more
Tummy Time: Boppy pillows are okay for tummy time. An alternative is just a blanket or sheet on the floor. Tummy time now is important that all babies should not sleep on their bellies, It is important for them to get their appropriate developmental challenges and also to help keep their heads from flattening. ...Read more
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
No: If your 5 month old has some abdominal strength and ability to sit up a little then it would be a great idea to start using the exersaucer. ...Read more
Can 3 week old healthy baby use a+d diaper ointment at moms house & desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) paste at dads house?
Depends: Most disposable diapers are bleached to get that white color, the result is a byproduct of chlorine caled dioxin listed by the epa as a toxin, another substance used to meke them absorbent is sodium polycarbonate that helps stop leakage also consider the platics and colorants used. All that said it may be the way to go when travelling, cloth is cotton, and you decide what you launder with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safety issue: In the 90's the world data showed higher rates of crib death in all cultures that belly slept their babies. After the "Back to sleep" campaign has been in effect in the US, the crib death rate has fallen 40% in most populations studied. The can sleep on their tummy, but I would never suggest it unless there was a specific medical condition where they must. ...Read more
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Parent must do it.: Good oral care starts day one. For infants, wiping all oral surfaces with a washcloth and water twice daily after feedings does the job. For toddlers, get a very soft small toothbrush and brush all oral surfaces gently. You don't have to use toothpaste, but if you want to use it, put only a tiny dot on the brush;we don't want him eating toothpaste! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?
Need more info to be: However it's unusual for a four month or two cluster feed, we usually see that a newborns and one-month-olds or less. I would be concerned about the child's weight and would go and get an appointment for a weight check. ...Read more
Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile) best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?
Work with the doctor: A normal baby at 8 months can easily be trained to take a bottle, if "no breasts are available" to the baby. So, the baby in question appears to have other issues, leading to questions such as: is the baby truly too small, why is the baby too small, why won't the baby take a bottle, etc... In such cases, the parents have to see the doctor a few times and work together to keep the baby growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Tight stitches: Yarn made for baby blankets should be fine to use as long as the stitches are tight. Large stitches leave gaps which a tiny finger or toe could get caught in. Ouch! ...Read more
Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more
Find Cause: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical feeding problems.99% of coliky behavior is correctable.If one looks for a problem, one can usually be found and corrected.Talk to your pediatrician or ask for consultation with me. ...Read more
Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do some don't: Many babies with outies or pouties (not in or out) will revert to normal by the time they are standing up and crawling onto furnature.It takes that long for them to develope tone in their abdominal muscles. ...Read more
SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more
It depends: All babies are "hyperactive"! they move all the time! as children get older, they learn to control their movement and activity. If a child has trouble with attention, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulse control *out of proportion to his age group*, these may be symptoms of adhd. What age of child are you talking about? ...Read more
They quit breahing: Although most infants won't have a heart attack or rhythm disturbance that puts them down like adults, they may need cpr. Infants have more respiratory findings leading to problems than adults. They can compensate to a point for pneumonia problems, asthma, etc by breathing harder, but they can wear out, stop breathing & will soon die unless someone helps them get going again. ...Read more
Depends: ?ingredient: Falcon pharmaceuticals manufactures many different types of eye drops. Many are single antibiotic eyedrops for conditions such as conjunctivitis/pink eye or infected blocked tear ducts in infants. If your pediatrician or pediatric eye doctor prescribed it, i would assume it is safe. Ask your care provider more questions about your prescription! ...Read more
Yes: Avocados contain valuable nutrients: 8% dv for fiber, 6% of the recommended daily value (dv) for folate; 4% dv for potassium ; vitamin e; ; 2% dv for iron in a 1-oz. Serving. Sodium and cholesterol free. Contains the carotenoids lutein and betacarotene. Have unsaturated fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain. ...Read more
Slow growth: Iugr= intra uterine growth retardation. This descriptive term applies to growth, when the size of the fetus/baby bump does not meet the size expected for the stage in the pregnancy. The reason can be as simple as having the wrong dates, (expected date of conception) or some process that is interfering with the growth of baby. Iugr is a result, not a cause & sometimes results from fatal conditions. ...Read more
Lots of people...: ...Traditionally and for cultural reasons think that a fat baby is a healthy baby. After a great deal of study into both growth and obesity, we now know that this is not true. It is not healthy to be obese at any time in your life, from cradle to grave. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pedi opthalmologist : The pediatric ophthalmologist & some other eye specialists can assess infant and toddler vision using a variety of non invasive methods.If there is a difference of the strength of the two eyes, or a significant defect, glasses may be appropriate. Infants are naturally nearsighted until their eyes improve around 4-5, but some need early help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer