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Does my baby making noises mean she will start talking soon?

Does my baby making noises mean she will start talking soon?

Maybe: Baby's making their cute little noises is one of the best parts of being a parent and pediatrician. Children develop communication skills in various stages being with cooing and developing into full command of the language. Most infants begin to utter their first words around 6 or 7 months of age beginning with very simple words and sounds. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried? When do babies generally start to laugh?

My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried?
When do babies generally start to laugh?

Laughing and babblin: Your son is doing just fine! Babbling responsively is the beginnings of verbal communication and probably more important than laughing. The deliciousness that is a baby's laugh is not far behind. It can be hard to wait. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to talk?

When will my baby start to talk?

At birth...: Cry: at birth coo: 2 mo babble (clear syllables): 6 mo "mama" only to mom: 9-12 mo words: 12-15 mo short sentences: 18-24 mo. ("gimme cookie!" "want cookie!") "gimme car keys!" - 14-21 years. ...Read more

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9 month baby is really aggressive when doesn't get what she wants? She resist and cry. Is it normal baby behavior

9 month baby is really aggressive when doesn't get what she wants? She resist and cry. Is it normal baby behavior

Very normal: In the preverbal phase, children often do cry when they want something. This behavior is reinforced by offering the child what he wants and might become persistent. Try distracting your child by offering something else or get his/her attention to something different. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant. When will i start to count baby moves? Please explain how to count my baby movements? My baby is hyper active sometimes.

27 weeks pregnant. When will i start to count baby moves? Please explain how to count my baby movements? My baby is hyper active sometimes.

Check out these: Links. God bless u and your child! http://www.m.webmd.com/baby/fetal-movement-feeling-baby-kick. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=159786. ...Read more

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My 2.5 month old baby is always grunting and it sounds like she's straining her voice. She also pushes her legs straight out. What does this mean?

My 2.5 month old baby is always grunting and it sounds like she's straining her voice. She also pushes her legs straight out. What does this mean?

Normal events: At this age infants make a wide collection of sqeaking & grunting sounds that have no significance. They have rubbery, pliable airways that vibrate to make additional sounds & they have no social skills, they don't care if the noise they make is odd or not. The legs placement response is also normal until 6 -9 mo. When it becomes less frequent or dissapears. ...Read more

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When should I expect my baby to start imitating sounds?

When should I expect my baby to start imitating sounds?

Between 4-7 months: By the seventh month your baby will likely imitate sounds. Language in babies starts when they are newborns and are crying- there only form of expression at that point. They then move to cooing and ahhing, then babbling and imitating. Talk lots with your baby to help them develop their language. ...Read more

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At what age will my baby understand that im upset with how shes acting and try to discipline her? Shes 2 months now

At what age will my baby understand that im upset with how shes acting and try to discipline her? Shes 2 months now

Learned behaviors : Start @ 6 mos. Discipline = teaching, not punishment. It's effective only if done without emotion. Prevent problems by learning behavioral development on the aap's healthy kids app & reading ht answers on infant & toddler behavior. Practice (1) saying "no" calmly but firmly; lowering your voice, when removing a forbidden object or redirecting a 6-18 mo. Old & (2) ignoring protests that ensue. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much? Is it normal or something?

Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much?  Is it normal or something?

Reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux happens in babies sometimes. It can be associated with fussing after feeds, arching, spitting, and hiccuping. Make sure that you are holding your baby upright after feeds, burp him well, and don't over feed him. See your doctor if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

Medical Emergency: Nasal flaring and grunting are signs of respiratory distress and should always be taken seriously. Immediate medical attention is required. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to speak?

When will my baby start to speak?

Baby speech: Repetitive syllables around 8-9 months. Single words around 1year. Phrases at about 18 months. And short sentences by 2years. ...Read more

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Why does is my baby making clicking sounds while nursing?

Why does is my baby making clicking sounds while nursing?

May be a latch issue: If feeding is working for the two of you it may just be a noisy baby. Clicking, is sometimes heard when a latch is not quite complete. A lactation consultant can observe your technique and offer suggestions for modifications if needed. ...Read more

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My friends baby is breached and she wants to know if there's anyway she can help the baby start turning head down? She's 32 weeks and 5 days

My friends baby is breached and she wants to know if there's anyway she can help the baby start turning head down? She's 32 weeks and 5 days

May change : The position , may change prior to delivery with no external efforts, or the OB may set up to try a "version" maneuver around the due date to convert baby to head down. They usually are set up to go ahead & do a c-section if it does not change babies position or the process triggers signs of distress in baby. Mom isn't going to change things by herself. ...Read more

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Why is my baby having so much trouble latching when I try to nurse her?

Nipples shape,baby: Your pediatrician or obstetrician can tell you if your nipples have problems e.g. Flat, inverted, etc this can prevent your baby from latching on to your breast.That is your nipple is drawn to the back of the baby's mouth and your baby's gums and tongue are compressing on the dark part of your breast(areola). Also if your baby has tongue-tie, (short frenulum, that can prevent a good latch. ...Read more

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When does a baby start getting teeth?

When does a baby start getting teeth?

Average is 6 months: The average age is at 6 months with the two bottom front teeth. However, this is just an average and just because your child doesn't get it at 6 months is not cause for alarm. My niece didn't get her first tooth until she was 14 months old. And i've certainly seen a baby born with one or two teeth present already. ...Read more

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