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Is it a bad sign if I have not felt the baby move by 5 months?

Is it a bad sign if I have not felt the baby move by 5 months?

Yes: If you have felt no baby movement over the course of days or in your case months, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately in order to have an examination of the baby's heart rate and presence. ...Read more

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Is it bad if my five year old has pinworms and I have an infant not even a week old yet how could this effect him ?

Is it bad if my five year old has pinworms and I have an infant not even a week old yet how could this effect him ?

Pinworms: Enterobius vermicularis is a colonic intestinal parasite that is incredibly easy to spread among multiple family members. Treating everybody simultaneously and laundering any clothing and bedclothing likely to have become contaiminated is the best way to manage this. See your pediaticain. There are otc meds available but i cannot vouch for their efficacy. ...Read more

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What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more

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How to treat a five month old infant?

How to treat a five month old infant?

Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Is it bad for an infant eats dirt?

Is it bad for an infant eats dirt?

Not recommended: Many children eat bits of dirt now and again. It is not recommended and most suffer no harm. There are some gems in dirt which can cause diarrheal illnesses and possibly some toxins in dirt. If your child eats a lot of dirt or eats it frequently, contact your doctor. Otherwise, wash his/her hands and distract him/her with another activity. ...Read more

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What are signs of Down syndrome in an infant?

What are signs of Down syndrome in an infant?

Complex issue: Children with downs syndrome can be seriously ill at birth. They may have heart disease, bowel obstruction, serious lung disease, blood sugar problems. If these are not present, they may be healthy but hypotonic with trouble feeding. Usually they have obvious features of their face and ears and hands that suggest the diagnosis. Chromosome testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

Will get by: Baby will do better than you with this. I would change the kid back to a more traditional night pattern.If you never allow the kid more than 2 hours of sleep at a time during the day, waking him to feed or whatever, you can get his deep sleep segment to go back to nights when you don't wake him.Don't feed prior to sleep, only feed on awakening. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to give chocolate to babies?

Why is it bad to give chocolate to babies?

Food allergy: The intestines of a newborn are still maturing for the first year after birth.Introduction of such items as egg white and chocolate before the first birthday has been shown to trigger development of a food allergy to such items which develops over time & can have a negative effect on the kids quality of life. ...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