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Is It Normal That My Baby Is Not Sitting Or Crawling At 7 Months
Yes: Crawling would be a little advanced at 7 months (9 months is the "normal"). With any milestone, the age given is the age at which the "average" infant can to do it. That leaves a pretty wide range. For sitting without support, the milestone is 6 months. In general, as long as the milestone is met before the next milestone is due (in this case, at 9 months) it still falls in the normal range. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.
Crawling is the most: variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).
Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more
My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.
Keep up the : tummy time. At 2 mos. he'll regard his fists & get his head up to regard & follow a red or yellow toy dangled in front of him. At 4 mos., he'll get his head & chest up. By 5 mos. he'll be able to bear weight on his forearms, shifting from one to the other to reach for & attain objects. Cat-crawling is variable if it happens at all. It used to be ~ 6 mos., now ~ 7-8 mos. since " back to sleep". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Avoid: 7 month old babies are basically on breast milk or formula and starting solids slowly. Keep in mind that you are giving them the building blocks of nutrition and they are learning about food, consistency and flavor. Natural home made veggies and fruit have plenty of flavor with out adding anything else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 3 more doctor answers
My babies refusing the water they are now seven months what can I do ? When I should give them ? How much daily ?
No problem!: A normal 7 month-old does not need to drink water. Babies should be offered breast milk, or formula, when thirsty. Sometimes juice is used to help resolve constipation. Otherwise, juice is not needed. During periods of the stomach flu, pedialyte may be tried if a baby is not tolerating breast milk or formula. But, in general, babies do not need to drink water. ...Read more
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
Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: One of the most joyful moments in someone's life if the birth of a child. Feeling envious of that feeling is natural. Not knowing how to deal with newborn babies is common. Also the relationship with your friends will change because their focus is now on the new life in their world. ...Read more
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