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Exercise To Help Baby Crawl
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.
Crawling is the most: Variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns. Org ...Read more
Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).
Concerned: Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more
My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.
Keep up the: Tummy time. At 2 mos. He'll regard his fists & get his head up to regard & follow a red or yellow toy dangled in front of him. At 4 mos., he'll get his head & chest up. By 5 mos. He'll be able to bear weight on his forearms, shifting from one to the other to reach for & attain objects. Cat-crawling is variable if it happens at all. It used to be ~ 6 mos., now ~ 7-8 mos. Since " back to sleep". ...Read more
Runner-stroller: Manny big stores carry the so-called runner-stroller (big wheels) designed for faster speed, thus you can use to push your infant along while running/exercising. Just make sure you find a path that is relatively smooth. You can also do treadmill, stationary bike, infront-of-tv activities at home while baby is asleep. If there is a will, there is a way--and u have the will. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Lack of energy: If an infant is ill, he/she will lack a vigorous cry, lack interest in feeding. The infant will sleep much more than normal. The muscle tone may be relaxed. The infant may have a lack of a normal suck. If you push your finger on the palm, and the color pink is slow in returning, the infant may be dehydrated or lack oxygen. Also observe the breathing effort; if fast seek help. See a doctor ASAP! ...Read more
Not recommended: Many children eat bits of dirt now and again. It is not recommended and most suffer no harm. There are some gems in dirt which can cause diarrheal illnesses and possibly some toxins in dirt. If your child eats a lot of dirt or eats it frequently, contact your doctor. Otherwise, wash his/her hands and distract him/her with another activity. ...Read more
Varies: I don't think there is an exact answer. The child would need to be able to manipulate the pieces. I think by 18 months, most children could do some easy shapes with help. Younger children might be able to do them and then some 2 year olds might have frustration with them. So try them and if they are too frustrating, then wait about 6 months and try again. ...Read more
See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more
Congratulations on 2: The amnionic sac the fetus is wraped in tends to have a rubbery flexability / durability thru most of pregnancy. The presense of two does not deminish the strength of the wrap or change its composition. If your uterus tries to push babies out too soon the preasures could break the sac, as the would in any pregnancy. U will be closely monitored as the end approaches so your outcome can be the best. ...Read more
Lot of things: There is a long list of potential causes for premature births, starting with teenage of mother, poor antenatal care, poor health or maternal medical conditions, drug use and other obstetric issues. ...Read more
See the doctor: Your question is very general. How old is the infant? What are the problems you are concerned about.? Your baby should be getting regularly scheduled check-ups, which are a time for the pediatrician to examine them for problems and keep them up on their shots. That is the ideal time to address concerns that you may have. Call the doctors office at other times to mention your concerns. ...Read more
Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more
Time: 15-20 min on each breast.Get a more detailed answer ›
Matchmsking: Perhaps you have found the wrong forum. In fact, the doctors here can answer any type of medical question, but matchmaking is out of our league. Good Luck. ...Read more
Depends on Healthy:
3 wks and above are not even classified as early.
10 weeks early and above the outcomes are good with lower risks of prolonged ventilator needs and can generally go home within a month of due date.
Every 2 weeks earlier, the risks of deathbad outsomes go up and length of stay goes up.
Edge of viability (not counting good outcome) is 16-17 weeks early.
22-25: Twenty two to twenty five seem like good ages. ...Read more
Safe: It no longer has talc which used to lodge in the lungs, so today's products are safe if used in moderation. ...Read more
Foods: I recommend starting with different cereals at first, maybe the 1st 2wks. Then I go to orange veggies and some basic fruits. ...Read more
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1. They can afford to travel to far off places.
2. Adoption lines are probably longer in usa.
3. It might be that adoption laws are easier for prospective parents in countries outside the usa.
4. Celebs might get more publicity in other countries, or think they can avoid the publicity if they go to a place that doesn't get as much hollywood exposure. ...Read more