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How to know if your baby is cutting teeth?

How to know if your baby is cutting teeth?

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 more

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process when an infant's teeth erupt (appear from within the gums). Typically, this begins around six months and can last ...Read more


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How do you know when your baby is teething?

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 more

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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

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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Can you tell me how to know if my baby is ready for solids?

Can you tell me how to know if my baby is ready for solids?

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

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Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on its stomach?

Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on its stomach?

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

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What is the best way to soothe my baby when he cries?

What is the best way to soothe my baby when he cries?

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 more

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Baby wants to suck on it so need to know what a pacifier can do to the teeth if anything?

Baby wants to suck on it so need to know what a pacifier can do to the teeth if anything?

Altered growth: Its best to try to discontinue the pacifier once the teeth begin to erupt into the mouth. Once the permanant front teeth begin to come in at about age 5-7, it will alter their growth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if my cracked tooth is adult or baby?

Can you tell me how to know if my cracked tooth is adult or baby?

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 more

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What are the best ways to help my baby while he is teething?

What are the best ways to help my baby while he is teething?

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 more

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When can you tell your child is autistic?

When can you tell your child is autistic?

Infancy: Excellent studies have shown that we can do it by 6 months of age and can also begin to obtain excellent help for it ...Read more

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How much is my baby able to see?

How much is my baby able to see?

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 more

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When your baby is teething is their head supposed to sweat?

When your baby is teething is their head supposed to sweat?

Separate issues: While sweating and teething can occur at the same time, teething does not cause sweating. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tell if baby has dropped?

An exam : Your doctor can tell this by examining you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I get my baby to sleep without swaddling him? Is it bad to keep swaddling him?

How can I get my baby to sleep without swaddling him?  Is it bad to keep swaddling him?

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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How much is my baby able to smell?

How much is my baby able to smell?

Usually...: ...Babies have a good sense of smell; in particular, that's how they first learn to identify their mothers. ...Read more

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