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Is It Normal That My Baby Behaves Better For Other People Than Me
Yes: Sure, we know what we can get away with our parents, but we don't know what others will let us do. Our own kids push our buttons more, and we can be real suckers sometimes (especially me with my own girls). It's a 2 way street. We are probably lenient with our own kids, and our kids push us to the limit as well. But, it's normal and don't worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-8 months: Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age. There is a very wide range of what is normal. I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Survival rate: More than 90 percent of the babies survive. ...Read more
Yes: Most babies are born "bow-legged" because of their position in the womb. Babies who were in breech position for most of the pregnancy, tend to have straighter legs, but can have problems with their hips. Bow legs are usually not treated, and will straighten as the child walks. If a child becomes more bow legged as they grow, more investigation is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are risks: Assisted reproductive technology increases the risk for prematurity and low birth weight (as well as other factors) mainly because of the higher rate of twins and triplets etc. My neonatology colleagues are kept quite bust caring for very small babies from reproductive technology. There may also be an increased risk for birth defects due to so called epigenetic effects. ...Read more
Toewalking: It is common for kids to toe-walk well into their second year. The toe grasp reflex initially makes this quite normal as they learn to walk but they usually settle & walk flat footed by two.Persistence after 3 is occasionally seen & will eventually result in decreased flexibility of the ankle. Physical therapy may be needed to maintain normal tendon length & improve walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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