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What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more

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Can a 4 month old baby out grow a pacifier this early?

Can a 4 month old baby out grow a pacifier this early?

Absolutely!: Not every baby even uses a pacifier. Use of a pacifier is to give baby that extra comforting sucking time they want/need. Some babies get all the time they need just from feedings and/or nursing. Other babies utilize a pacifier for that comfort measure As baby matures, the need for extra sucking goes away. For some babies that is at just months of age, for other kids it can be toddler years! ...Read more

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What is the feeding of 1.5 year old baby boy?

What is the feeding of 1.5 year old baby boy?

Healthy food: One year olds can eat whatever healthy foods you enjoy. Just don't give foods like popcorn, hard candy, hot dogs or nuts that he may choke on. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 5 months old baby boy ?

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What is the average weight of a 5 months old baby boy
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A little over 2 X BW: Full-term born infants gain approximately 20 gms a day during the first 5 months. Would be close to birth weight plus 7.5-8.0 lbs. ...Read more

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What is the average height of a 11 years 10 months boy and girl?

What is the average height of a 11 years 10 months boy and girl?

About 58 inches: For details see: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts and download your own forms to follow this issue. ...Read more

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Wat is the normal value of vitamin D3 in a 1 year old baby boy?

Wat is the normal value of vitamin D3 in a 1 year old baby boy?

Vitamin D: Your son should be getting 600 units of vitamin d daily. The best source of vitamin d for your son would be fish such as tuna and salmon. ...Read more

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What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.

What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.

Within the normal rg: This is in the lower range of normal on american cdc growth charts & would be average for a 4mo that is about 23.5 inches long. You can download a growth chart & follow the child's growth pattern from the cdc site.Go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 6 month old baby?

What is the average weight of a 6 month old baby?

Baby's weight: What was her birth weight? Babies usually double their birth weight at five months. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has a wide nose is this normal?

My 4 month old baby has a wide nose is this normal?

Varies over time: The contents/structure of an infants face differ significantly from that of an adult. The mid-face, which is comprised primarily of the upper lip and nose, will gradually move forward faster than the eyes move outward.The near flat brow to chin silhouette of babies changes to the nose forward one of the adult.What you may see as wide can be a normal part of this process.Some ethnic groups R wider ...Read more

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What is a normal size ovary length, height, width in cm for a healthy 24 year old woman who has had a baby almost 4 years ago?

What is a normal size ovary length, height, width in cm for a healthy 24 year old woman who has had a baby almost 4 years ago?

Ovary size: The normal adult ovary measures approximately 3cm - 5cm in length, 1.5cm - 3cm in width, and 0.5cm - 1.5cm in thickness; however, ovarian size is reported more often in terms of volume, or length x width x thickness x 0.523. Normal ovarian volume in the menstruating females is 5mL - 15mL, with an approximate mean of 10mL; however, measurements as high as 22mL have been reported in normal ovaries. ...Read more

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What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

What are the  stool's characteristics of  a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily.Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more

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Q for women and mothers, what is normal attachment of 7 year old boy for his mom?

Q for women and mothers, what is normal attachment of 7 year old boy for his mom?

Vairies: This is hard to answer in this space. You clearly have some concern and would be best served discussing this with your pediatrician.....In general boys are momma's boys and girls are daddy's girls. Boys should want mom to do much for them. He should be able to separate from you for school etc. Any concerns you have you should discuss with someone ...It may be very reassuring. ...Read more

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Can taking x-rays of a 3 month old baby cause cancer?

Can taking x-rays of a 3 month old baby cause cancer?

Not likely: Radiation exposure is a risk factor, but it needs to be balanced against the need for diagnostic x-ray examination. One x-ray is not likely to cause cancer by itself. ...Read more

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What is the typical sleep habits for twenty-four month old babies?

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What is the typical sleep habits for twenty-four month old babies?

Baby aleep: They will still require a daytime nap, about one hour or so. They will also still sleep about 10-12 hours at night. Not much different than 1year olds but they definitely should be sleeping through the night on their own and in their own bed. ...Read more

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What is the average infants head circumference for a 5 month and 10 day girl?

What is the average infants head circumference for a 5 month and 10 day girl?

See answer : To a very specific question here is a very specific answer: average head circumference of a 5 month 10 days baby girl is 42cm or 16.5 inches. If u need more information or the normal range of head circumferences for any age group then u can look up under: cdc.gov/ growthcharts. ...Read more

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What should be the diet of growing 10 year old child?

What should be the diet of growing 10 year old child?

Simple: I have answered this many times on healthtap. If the food had not been here when we arrived on earth, we could not have survived. My single answer is always "god made food" and leave the man made stuff alone. The trouble is that it is expensive but it satisfies without causing obesity. Sugar is the most dangerous. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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What the right dose of miralax for a 4 month old baby?

What the right dose of miralax
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I recommend 2.5-5 ml: but this depends a little on the size of your baby. Preschool children easily tolerate 1 cap full, which is 17 grams (about a tablespoon or 15ml). If dose is not effective in 8-12 hours, a repeat dose may be given until stool is soft. Too large a dose will cause diarrhea and can potentially cause dehydration, so be sure to offer fluids. ...Read more

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What is the average head circumference for a 4 year old boy?

What is the average head circumference for a 4 year old boy?

Head circumference: Head sizes are relatively larger in small children. In a child without headaches, seizures or major organ deformities, the head circumference is genetically determined and you will not be able to do much about it at four years of age. ...Read more

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Why should you not give steroid eye drops to babies? Can a drop like tobradex cause long term damage to a 4 month old infant?

Why should you not give steroid eye drops to babies? Can a drop like tobradex cause long term damage to a 4 month old infant?

See article: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc249630. Steroid drops in appropriate cases may be helpful. When used without verifying the infectious agent, it has risk. It suppresses the natural tissue response to infection. If the agent is a virus called herpes simplex it can allow permanent scarring of the cornea. Fungal & bacterial agents could flourish & simple virus shedding could be prolonged 3 wks. ...Read more

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I have noticed tiny red dots on my stomach I have a four month old baby and didn’t have these before -,should I be worried ?

I have noticed tiny red dots on my stomach I have a four month old baby and didn’t have these before -,should I be worried ?

Not particularly: A few red dots in a localized area are not significant. If they are generalized over your body it might be an issue. ...Read more

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Can I use tobradex drops for conjunctivitis in a 4 month old baby? Eye doctor said it’s ok but everything I read says not to.

Can I use tobradex drops for conjunctivitis in a 4 month old baby? Eye doctor said it’s ok but everything I read says not to.

I don't: Did the doc evaluate the kid & prescribe it for this episode ? I never use this in an infant, ever. The steroid component can allow certain germs to cause problems, so I limit my drops to antibiotic only . Ophthalmologists who have more experience/sophisticated equipment to evaluate the infection can determine if a steroid drop is proper. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of silent reflux in 4 month old baby?

Fussiness: Fussiness and back arching after eating are common signs of silent reflux (reflux without vomiting). If your baby is having these symptoms and especially if they are not wanting to eat i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about my 4 month old baby's eczema?

What can I do about my 4 month old baby's eczema?

Avoid soap: #1 before reaching for Hydrocortisone or rx meds is to avoid soap. Babies that age do not need soap which will dry skin out further. As soon as he/she is done bathing, generously apply vanicream moisturizer 1-2x daily all over. Otc Hydrocortisone can be applied to active eczema under the moisturizer and if not improved in 2 weeks, see a dermatologist for eval and to rule out infection. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

See your doc: There are multiple medications that can be used. First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more

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Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Anything is possible: Femur fractures in infants are unusual. However, it is certainly possible for this to happen without abuse. Fractures in infants are treated with a higher index of suspicion, because six month olds can't do the activities normally associated with long bone fractures, and there are laws requiring physicians to report suspected abuse in infants and the ederly who are not able to care for themselves. ...Read more

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Is it Possible that switching formulas one to many times can effect brain development or harm brain development in an infant?

Is it
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No, but...: Switching formulas that are meant for regular babies is ok to do and does not lead to problems... but of course, anything is possible in life. No worries. One can just choose major brands of formula, and that should work fine. Breast milk works better, if a woman can breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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What is the breastmilk intake curve for a 4-12 week old infant?

What is the breastmilk intake curve for a 4-12 week old infant?

Depends on the baby: Your breast milk supply is usually well established by 2-4 weeks. If the baby is having a growth spurt, which can happen any time, she might want to nurse every hour or two for a few days until your supply builds up; she will then go back to less frequent nursings. You can help by drinking more water and letting her nurse as she wishes. She will nurse more if it is hot, also. ...Read more

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At what age ahould I feed my infant cereal?

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At what age ahould I feed my infant cereal?

Between 4 & 6 months: Cereal is usually added as a complementary food any time between 4 and 6 months. ...Read more

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Should i be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

Should i be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

Infant vitamins. : Only small amounts of vitamin d are transferred in breast milk. That's why the american academy of pediatrics (aap) now recommends that you give your breastfed baby a supplement of 400 iu per day of vitamin d, starting in the first few days of life. Babies who are fully or partially formula fed but drink less than 32 ounces of formula a day also need a daily 400 iu vitamin d supplement ...Read more

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My 9-year-old son was circumcised as an infant and he still has penile adhesions. At what point should I take him to see a urologist?

My 9-year-old son was circumcised as an infant and he still has penile adhesions.  At what point should I take him to see a urologist?

If it bothers him: Adhesions can be minimal & of negligible importance or they can be quite irritating. As a rule I wait until an infant is over a year of age to see if they spontaneously release. At any point thereafter a referral to a urologist is made. ...Read more