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My Baby Crawls Using Only One Arm
How big of a red flag for autism is asymmetrical crawling. My baby is 8 months old and also will twirl her arm and wave left hand up and down on occas?
It's more of a red : flag that she needs a neurological exam by her pediatrician. Depending on prenatal, perinatal & post-natal history, there may have been changes in development of the white matter of her brain on the side opposite the extremities she disregards or doesn't use as well. If deep tendon reflexes & muscle tone/strength are asymmetrical, an MRI & pediatric neurology consult are warranted. ...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 2 more doctor answers
Can be normal: First, is there any white sticky discharge around the armpit? Or does the skin of the armpit look red and sore and peeling? If so it could be a fungal or bacterial infection and you need to take the baby to the doctor. If the skin looks normal and is just smelly this can be normal. Just wash the baby with plain water daily and use soap 2-3 times per week. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Growths on the arm can be a result of many different conditions. Any abnormality should be evaluated immediately by the pediatrician with referral for further testing as warranted. ...Read more
Overuse: If you use the same arm over and over to hold your baby - it can lead to repetitive stress injuries especially if it is in a fixed position for long periods. I advise stretching, using the other arm, taking breaks or using a sling, and meeting with a physical therapist if the pain continues for muscle rebalancing/strengthening techniques. ...Read more
No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Show her provider: Red dots on an arm can be a variety of things--depending on how long it has been there, size, if they are raised, flat, or in areas of friction. Had some that were a sibling's art work with pen! you may want to ask about it at her next checkup. A picture may be worth a thousand words--but seeing and feeling a skin finding in person is worth about ten thousand when it comes to diagnosis. ...Read more
My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?
See below: This is street slang for a penis. So the medical definition for the person with this condition would be male. ...Read more
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