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Doctor insights on: Gross Motor Skill For 17 Month Old

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

Started when younger: Gross motor delay doesn't start as a teen. Such delays would've been noticed and diagnosed long before (hopefully). However, if there is a loss of gross motor skill then a neurologist must be consulted to look into new onset neurological/neurosurgical problems - sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Glue ear effects: Glue ears in a child cause hearing loss,can make them clumsy,but does not affect fine or gross motor skills,consider a neurological consult after glue ears have been treated effectively . ...Read more

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Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Thick, sticky middle: ear fluid may cause temporary conductive hearing loss & diminish articulation or reduce language comprehension & acquisition in a child. It does not cause persistent Developmental Articulation Disorder or Receptive/ Expressive Language Disorder after it clears spontaneously or by surgery, nor does it cause delays in fine or gross motor skills. Seek assessment for a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more

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25 month old son has good language skills (sentence up to to 8 words) but has really never used a pronoun. Always own name. Is it to early to worry?

25 month old son has good language skills (sentence up to to 8 words) but has really never used a pronoun. Always own name. Is it to early to worry?

Not to worry: Be patient and teach him with pictures of family members using the appropriate pronouns.Repetition is the key.They are visual learners.Good luck .If concerned, you can always discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to get anesthesia for a 17 month old?

No: There are risks with everything we do. So first you have to ask, what are doing to this 17 month old that is so important that we need an anesthetic. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist and see if there are alternatives you can use. Once you make a decision to use anesthesia, make sure you talk to the anesthesiologist who is going to do the case. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I boost my 17 month old immune system?

I was just wondering how can I boost my 17 month old immune system?

Boosting immune sys: There are no methods that can boost the immune system. Eating and living healthy are the best way. If your child gets sick a lot, you might want to bring him to see a local physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How much should my 17 month old sleep? how many naps should i put him down for a day

How much should my 17 month old sleep? how many naps should i put him down for a day

Nap time: Usually at this age, 2 naps /day is average. The nap time can be x 1-2 hours or sometimes even less. This should not affect bedtime sleep time, but sometimes does if they nap too long, then aren't sleepy. ...Read more

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My 17 month old son is having nosebleeds. Should I be worried?

My 17 month old son is having nosebleeds. Should I be worried?

Look inside the nose: A normal toddler can have occasional, brief nosebleeds. Causes include colds or allergies that cause sniffling and mucous in the nose. Teaching a child to blow his nose while bathing can clear mucous. A bead or other toy put "up the nose" can cause bleeding, as can nasal trauma from bumping into things. If nosebleeding is heavy, or repeats for more than 2 days, one should talk with the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

No cold baths!: To cool a hot house first turn down the thermostat then open the windows. Same with kids. Turn down the thermostat in the hypothalamus by giving Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Place them in thin clothing & remove blankets. Ice baths are rarely needed & cause pain & anguish. But only break a high fever. Low grade fevers to 39 c. Help fight infection & are usually tolerated if you maintain hydration. ...Read more

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