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Is it normal for my 3 year old son to stutter frequently?

Is it normal for my 3 year old son to stutter frequently?

Yes: Mild stuttering is normal up to 5 yrs of age. Note if it happens mostly when exited or trying to say "too much too quickly". If severe, it might warrant evaluation before 5 yrs of age. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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Is it normal for my 7 year old son to have zits?

Is it normal for my 7 year old son to have zits?

No: If he really has acne, you have to make sure he is not exposed to too much male hormone, either from his own body or from outside sources, such as a grandparent's hormone cream. Is he having other signs of puberty, such as a growth spurt, axillary or pubic hair, body odor, etc? I would visit your pediatrician to make sure the lesions are truly acne, and if so, why he has it. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son had to be reminded to swallow do he doesn't drool. Is this normal for a 3yo?

My 3 year old son had to be reminded to swallow do he doesn't drool. Is this normal for a 3yo?

Not Choking?: If your child is not choking then this may cause psychological trauma. I would not be 'reminding' him. Let' have this child's pediatrician involved in this process and how to manage the child at home. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and i noticed him druling more than normal .

My son is 3 years old and i noticed him druling more than normal .

DROOLING: Saliva drooling is a common condition in infants. Common causes: teething, throat infection, sore inside mouth, ..... Or no cause. Keep an eye, if he doesn't have fever, pain or any sign of infection, nothing to be done. Make sure, he is well hydrated, means... Extra fluid. If other issue, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 1.5 yr old son to have a nosebleed every time he has a extreme temper tantrum?

Is it normal for my 1.5 yr old son to have a nosebleed every time he has a extreme temper tantrum?

SpontaneousNosebleed: First, the situation you describe with your young son is NOT normal. He needs to see a pediatric ENT specialist or a general ENT specialist to ensure he does not have errant blood vessels in the nasal septum and/or nasal cavity. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 3 year old daughters kidney to be inflamed after she had a UTI a year ago?

Is it normal for my 3 year old daughters kidney to be inflamed after she had a UTI a year ago?

No: It is not normal. If her infection was associated with fever, chills and back pain, she should have been evaluated for possible vesico-ureteral reflux. If possible get referred to a pediatric urologist, if not, see a community urologist who commonly sees children as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my son to be around another child who's sister has RSV my 1 yr old niece has RSV and want to know if it is ok for my son to be around the 1 yr old's siblings

Is it ok for my son to be around another child who's sister has RSV my 1 yr old niece has RSV and want to know if it is ok for my son to be around the 1 yr old's siblings

You : You do not need to separate your child from the infected child's siblings. This is a very common virus that most kids have contracted by age 3. It is usually worse in kids under one; in kids older than one, if contracted would present like a common cold. The key for your son and for all the kids in this situation is handwashing. Frequent handwashing will help prevent the spread of the virus. ...Read more

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My four year old son still wants me to shower with him, is this inappropriate?

My four year old son still wants me to shower with him, is this inappropriate?

Probably: At four years of age, your child should be bathing without a parent in the shower or the tub. Certainly, he will still need supervision in the tub. However, showering/bathing with a parent at that age should be discouraged. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my daughter who is 10 1/2 month old to have no teeth?

Is it normal for my daughter who is 10 1/2 month old to have no teeth?

A little late.: The first teeth to come into the mouth are the lower 2 front baby teeth. They normally emerge between 6 & 10 months old. The 2 upper front teeth are normally coming in at 8 to 12 months old. At 10 1/2 months of age, if no teeth are visible, it may simply be a late bloomer. At 1 year of age, if no teeth are there, i would recommend seeing a pedodontist (children's dentist). ...Read more

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My three yr old son is so picky and difficult to feed. Is this normal to toddler?

My three yr old son is so picky and difficult to feed. Is this normal to toddler?

Picky eaters: Picky eating will drive most parents crazy.At 2-3y their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest.Single item days are common(breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need.Vitamins are seldom needed. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a recently turned 3 year old, healthy girl to have different sized calves?

Is it okay for a recently turned 3 year old, healthy girl to have different sized calves?

Calves : How different are they in size? Very small variations can be normal. Large discrepancies in size should be discussed and evaluated by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my almost one year old baby to occationally shake while sleeping? She was hospitalized at 10 days old for rsv

Is it normal for my almost one year old baby to occationally shake while sleeping?

She was hospitalized at 10 days old for rsv

Extra Movements: Babies may occasional have a tremor or shiver which lasts a second or two.These little movements are normal.If however, these movements are prolonged your child should be evaluated by your pediatrician. In the meantime there is no relation betweenthese movements and rsv. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 9 year boy to have temper tantrums?

Is it normal for a 9 year boy to have temper tantrums?

Need more info: Typically-developing children begin to self-calm at 18 months of age and learn more mature coping skills as they age. If he still has two-year-old style tantrums, a behavioral therapist can help him develop more age-appropriate ways to deal with frustration. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child at eight years old to still be constantly bedwetting?

Is it normal for a child at eight years old to still be constantly bedwetting?

Ever Dry?: Has your child ever been dry? When does it happen? Is it day and night, or only night? Does anyone else in the family have this problem? Enuresis, as it is called has a strong family history. You must have the child seen by his doc to make sure there are not any other problems. If it is primary enuresis, it may in some cases persist into the teen age years. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 years old child to snore?

Is it normal for a 6 years old child to snore?

Common: The tonsils & adenoids in kids grow faster in early & middle childhood than other body parts.At 6-9 kids often snore.At this point the glandular tissue stabalizes its size but the kids continue to grow. By the mid teens the snoring has gone & relative tonsil size seems smaller, though they don't actually shrink. Snoring associated with excessive day sleeping may be a sign of sleep apnea. Ck it out. ...Read more

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Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

It can be.: Talk to your pediatrician about your child's development. Puberty can hit some children as early as 9 years old, while other lag behind. The use and fitting of bras is something that you will have to play by ear. ...Read more