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Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more
Not necessarily!: Chubby babies, for the most part, tend to sit and walk during similar time frames as their "thinner" counterparts. If excessively overweight, certain milestones may be reached, on average, a few weeks later, but if you have concerns, certainly bring them up with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Practice/tone: Babies have random movements that are part of the bodies needed tone maintenance. Long before baby will use legs to walk, s/he must flex/extend the muscle groups or they would shrink. Kicking is part of this plan, as are the random movement of arms .Over time the kid begins to enjoy the activity and start to have some control over the movements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks baby erbs palcy. If my baby regained all movements gravity eleminated, does it mean she will recover all functions against gravity?
No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My happy 10 months old babys' ankles are very stiff, i can't bend it. She is standing on her toes, never puts her heels down. Will she outgrow this later?
Toe walker: Toe walking is still within normal development at this point with your child. She is still attempting to develop balance. However, i would advise you to see a podiatrist for a complete foot/ankle evaluation and gait exam. A structural deformity needs to be ruled out in the ankle. Barring no bony block, rest assured, she is within normal development at this point and should outgrow this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crying alot?: Babies cannot hurt themselves with too much crying. They can become hoarse just as adult can by yelling or too much talking. The more important question is why is the baby crying? Excessive crying can be a sign of a physical or attachment problem and should be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more
4-9 months: Babies usually start drooling and putting fingers in mouth by 4 months. Sometimes they can show all symptoms of teething a good 2 months before you see the tooth pop through. It is ok if you see no tooth even at 9 months as long as the baby is growing fine and is not completely bald. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lucky: Every baby is different, some cry alot and others not as much. I would not consider this abnormal. Be thankful for such a nice disposition of your baby. ...Read more
1 weeks: The umbilical cord usually falls off in the first 7-10 days. May take up to two weeks. If you were told to clean with alcohol, then do so once a day. Cleaning every diaper change with alcohol keeps it too clean and delays falling off.Once it falls off it will stink for a week or so. Then you can clean every change with alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?
Baby's uncomfortable: A 3 month old baby may cry (around other babies) because his feelings of comfort and security got interrupted. Maybe he is no longer being held by mom/dad, as he got placed down next to another baby, or maybe mom/dad changed her/his tone of voice. Maybe the other babies are crying and being too noisy. Perhaps the other babies are making random hand/face gestures that are look too stimulating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 months baby wakes up at night couple of times. We feed him and he sleeps. Does he wake up bcoz he is hungry? Or are we overfeeding him?
He awakens because: He's a "trained night feeder." healthy babies over 6 mos. Don't need night feeds, ; are old enough for learned behaviors. If you read to him, feed, brush his teeth or wipe off his gums, then put him to bed drowsy, but awake, he'll learn to self-calm for sleep-onset ; for night-waking. If you consistently ignore night-crying. It increases at first, then stops. See healthychildren.Org for tips. ...Read more
6 month babyboy.sleeps less hand flapping attimes head banging last few days.shows toungueout when playing.rest normal.anglefreman syndrome?
Oh No!: If you are worried that your 6 month old may have Angelman's syndrome, pl rest in peace as most cases have significant developmental delays that your infant is not showing. The best thing would be to let your baby's pediatrician assess him during his 6 month visit. If your worries have started after a recent normal visit, the likelihood then would be even less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for 6 month old who has reached milestones early (rolling over, crawling) to have his hands shake grasping a toy? He feels rigid/muscular
Tough to say: Tough to say with this description, as it sounds like he is progressing well, but it is best to have him evaluated by his pediatrician, describing your concerns and letting the baby hold/grasp a toy during the exam so the dr. Can evaluate him and let you you know if it is normal or not. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer