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How Do You Know When Your Baby Is Teething
Teething symptoms: The first tooth usually breaks through when a baby is 6 months old; some babies are born with teeth, some do not get any teeth until they are 12 months, and that is totally normal. Some babies have no symptoms when teething, and others may be fussy, have a sleeping disturbance or put their fingers in their mouths or bite on objects for a few days to a week before the tooth breaks through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look and Feel: Firm bulging gums, excessive salivating, irritability, a desire to chew more are all signs of teething. Age of child helps. First teeth come in about 6 months of age give or take. When they cut through you will feel a small hard sharp bump. Usually on the bottom front first. Know that teething does not cause high fevers. Know too that you should take your child to the dentist when they are one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drooling, sore gums: If your child is cranky, drooling and trying to bit his hand or have a need to chew... Then they are most likely teething. Or as you like to say...Cutting teeth. Looking on your child's gums and see if there are whitish bumps where the teeth may be coming thru. Some numbing agents or cold (frozen) teething devices can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well-baby visits: At well-baby visits, your doc takes lots of measurements: height (or length, in babies), weight, head circumference. These are all important measures of growth. Additionally, they will ask you lots of questions regarding what they are doing these days in terms of motor skills, talking, etc. These are all important ways of knowing if your baby is lagging behind. ...Read more
See below.: As dr. Hossain said, drool, fussing, and biting may be signs of teething (although babies can start chewing and drooling months before the teeth start coming). The gum overlying the tooth can get red and swollen, and you may feel something very sharp just under the gum there. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen helps, as does cold teething toys. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All are: All commercial brand formulas are adequate for your baby, but breast milk is best. ...Read more
Swollen red gums: Teething: the specific act of the primary teeth of infants breaking through the gums. While grandmother refers to the drooling infant that chews on everything in sight for weeks as teething, actually medically diagnosed teething lasts only a short while. The gums are swollen, red, perhaps bleeding. There may be a low grade fever. The advancing edge of the newly erupting tooth often can be felt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready. ...Read more
Fever not all bad: You don't have to get rid of the fever. It is just a symptom. Increased body temperature actually helps your immune system fight infections - that's why your body creates one when you are sick. However, if in pain or uncomfortable because of his illness and you want to do some tylenol, (acetaminophen) there are suppositories you can use (they go in his butt). Ask pharmacist for them. ...Read more
The ideal thing...: ...To feed a baby is breast milk. What you do about constipation depends largely on the age of the baby and what is already in the baby's diet. Foods like rice, cow's milk, cheese, apple sauce, can be quite binding, so if it's an older baby, reduce constipating foods. If it's a younger baby (under 6 months), best to speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Several ways: Dehydration can be determined best when you have a recent weight to compare to, but the signs on the baby are decreased tears or no tears, decreased saliva to the point of stickiness of the saliva (thick, tacky) , decreased skin turgor, sunken eyes and soft spot and lastly decreased urination. ...Read more
How to know when something is wrong with your pregnancy? How to know when something is wrong with the baby ? My baby is really calm and no move much
Prenatal care: Step one is to choose a good doctor that you trust. Then attend your prenatal care where together you will design your prenatal care to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. When you have a concern then you contact the doctor for guidance and direction. Most feel at least 5 movements per hour after 20 weeks gestation. ...Read more
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