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How can I get my 11 month old daughter to feed herself?

How can I get my 11 month old daughter to feed herself?

Keep offering: Some 11 month olds are finger feeding well, others are still more comfortable with pureed foods, so need assistance. Put small foods that have various textures that she can swallow without choking. Sit at the table and eat with her, commenting on the yummy food. Turn off the tv. If she's not interested, give it time. If she continues to have problems, talk with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why might my 11 month old daughter's teeth be turning yellow?

Why might my 11 month old daughter's teeth be turning yellow?

Plaque or: It could be plaque build up and it can be related to diet, but given the age i would think of plaque first. All teeth no matter the age need to be brushed and cleaned daily. Your child should also be seen by a dentist at age 1 for first eval. ...Read more

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My 15 year 11 month old daughter has a dance concert in a week ... Energy was told glucodin tablet?

My 15 year 11 month old daughter has a dance concert in a week ... Energy was told glucodin tablet?

Natural is best!: There are certainly times when we need an energy boost. A combo of carbs and protein are great for this. Something like a piece of cheese and fruit, a cup of yogurt, or peanut butter and crackers are good examples. Remember to keep up hydration as well, as that can boost energy! I do not recommend the use of other items, especially for children. Good diet, sleep, and exercise are best! ...Read more

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How much probiotics are safe for me to give to my 11 month old daughter that weighs about 17lbs?

How much probiotics are safe for me to give to my 11 month old daughter that weighs about 17lbs?

Better options: Probiotics are good bacteria but we have to remember that they are made in the lab. So for a little baby like this better options are diluted goat yogurt or kefir. If you use probiotics use the smallest amount diluted in water to make sure your baby has no reaction. It should be less than 1/10 th of a capsule a day. ...Read more

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My 11 month old daughter has dry dead skin on her head what should I do to make her head skin clean?

My 11 month old daughter has dry dead skin on her head what should I do to make her head skin clean?

Try a tar shampoo: try washing with a tar based shampoo if available.there are oil based steroid lotions we use in the u.s. but they are available by prescription only. ...Read more

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My 11 month old daughter has a smallish head with normal intelligence and development. Should I worry?

My 11 month old daughter has a smallish head with normal intelligence and development. Should I worry?

Good things small pk: Measurement studies have given rise to charts showing the normal variation in populations.We find 3% of the normally functioning people have what would be labeled as small & another 3% on the other end of the scale that would be labeled large.It is often present in one or the other parent. Other that finding head ware that fits properly it has little importance. ...Read more

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My 11 month old daughter just started grinding her 2 top and 2 bottom teeth what can I do to prevent this?

My 11 month old daughter just started grinding her 2 top and 2 bottom teeth what can I do to prevent this?

Don't worry: Children grind baby teeth to accommodate for jaw growth and because their minds are so active. It's not unusual. You should, however, take your daughter to a Pediatric Dentist (for the same reasons she sees a Pediatric Physician) for her 1st Dental Exam on her 1st b'day to evaluate, dent-facial growth & development, diet, fluoride, oral hygiene, and so much more. ...Read more