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When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

Seldomly: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in twelve to fifteen month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in twelve to fifteen month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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My 6 month year old infant is already holding her bottle...Is that safe and okay for her to do?

My 6 month year old infant is already holding her bottle...Is that safe and okay for her to do?

Depends on situation: If baby is sitting while holding her bottle it's probably fine. If laying down its a problem. This position for feeding is more likely to lead to ear infections and dental decay. It's a nice trick but its a bit early to let baby self feed. ...Read more

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I found strawberries in babyfood I bought. I thought babies couldn't have strawberries until older?

I found strawberries in babyfood I bought. I thought babies couldn't have strawberries until older?

Mostly safe to give: Years ago it was thought that delaying the introduction of certain foods would decrease the possibility of a child developing allergies. That is no longer the case. If there is no compelling family history of food allergies it is common practice to start diverse solids, including strawberries at about six months of age. As with any new food, if you see any reaction, discontinue it. ...Read more

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My 22 months old baby boy weighs 11kgs but i don't know his height. What is the normal weight and height of babies at this age?He is very playfull.

My 22 months old baby boy weighs 11kgs but i don't know his height. What is the normal weight and height of babies at this age?He is very playfull.

See below: For his age, 11 kg puts him in the 15th %ile; 15th %ile for height at that age would be 82 cm. Average (50%ile for 22-mo-old is 86 cm and 12.4 kg interactive chart at following site can let u calculate these as needed: http://www.Medcalc.Com/growth/ just fill in the numbers/dates. ...Read more