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How To Tell When Your Baby Is Teething
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
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
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
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
Varies : I don't put them down on their bellies until after a year of age. After they begin to turn over on their own around 4-5 mo the stastical risk of crib death has declined & i don't wake them to re-position them. ...Read more
5 S's: Harvey karp's 5 s's are among the best. 1.Swinging-babies love movement and ofteen this calms them down 2.Swaddling-some babies are soothed by wrapping (and some are not) 3.Shooshing-singing, humming, talking 4.Sucking-some need to suck something 5.Side or stomach position while holding. One of these methods usually will soothe the baby. If not, there may be something more bothering baby.Call the md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some thoughts..: Primary teeth are usually a bit smaller than secondary teeth, and primary teeth are usually all lost by 15 years old, but not always. Fact is, regardless if it is adult or baby, it needs to be evaluated by a dentist. The dentist will tell you for sure what type of tooth it is and what can be done for it. Guessing is not a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
More than you think: Babies are generally credited with clear vision out to 12-15 inches but it gets fuzzy further out. They are nearsighted because the eye is small but it grows and kids should be at their best vision by 5 or so (20/20) . They are fascinated by lights and bright colors and can often mimic some of your facial expressions and tongue movements within the first few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 3 months to young to let the baby cry it out when trying to get him/her to sleep in the crib. If so then what month is good?
Crying : Good question. One in which millions of mothers have asked. There is no right answer. Baby crying is common sense. They are hungry, dirty diaper, gassy, needing affection, etc..... Each is different. As long as they are healthy, been checked by their pcp, then you'll have to wait it out. The baby will let you know when they are ready to sleep in crib without crying. ...Read more
Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone.To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...Read more
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