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Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

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 more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Difficulty Walking (Definition)

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


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Do chubby babies sit and walk late?

Do chubby babies sit and walk late?

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 more

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Do babies usually have ankle clonus while sleeping?

Do babies usually have ankle clonus while sleeping?

Yes: Ankle clonus is considered normal in infants up to a year or more asleep or awake. It is a primitive reflex that will subside when the child's nerves mature enough to support standing and walking. ...Read more

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Reasons why babies kick their legs?

Reasons why babies kick their legs?

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 more

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Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

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 more

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Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Can swaddling help babies sleep?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Can crying hurt a babies throat?

Can crying hurt a babies throat?

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

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When do babies begin teething?

When do babies begin teething?

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 more

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Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies? My baby almost never cries!

Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies?  My baby almost never cries!

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

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When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

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 more

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3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?

3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?

Few days: This type of rash consists of microhemorrhages under the skin, and should resolve within a few days as the body resorbs the leaked blood. Certainly, no NEW petechiae or unusual marks should develop during the healing process. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Why does my baby cry around other babies?

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 more

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When do babies usally start drooling?

When do babies usally start drooling?

2 Months: At around 2 months your baby's salivary glands will start to work and your baby will begin to drool. This does not mean, however, that your baby is teething. Teeth start coming in a few weeks later. You will be going through a lot of bibs during this period so get ready! ...Read more

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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?

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

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6 month babyboy.sleeps less hand flapping attimes head banging last few days.shows toungueout when playing.rest normal.anglefreman syndrome?

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 more

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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

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 more

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