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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.

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 more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Crawls (Definition)

Crawling = movement ...Read more


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What is the reason for a babies upper arms to be stiff?

What is the reason for a babies upper arms to be stiff?

See the Doctor: There may be a number of reasons.There are a series of birth defects that allow babies to be born with stiffer, less flexible joints.Muscle conditions are possible.Also it may be a normal variation.Best to talk with your pediatrician for the specifics after a good physical examination. ...Read more

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What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Have her checked: True fever at her age (rectal temperature over 100.4 f) deserves evaluation. Giving antipyretics without proper evaluation is not wise. ...Read more

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At what age can babies have no support under their arms to stand?

At what age can babies have no support under their arms to stand?

9-13 months: Babies start taking their first steps around 10-14 months of age. They usually can stand alone the month before they start walking. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?

I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?

Probably: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and even that may not be helpful. You may need to have the lesion removed and the tissue sent to a pathologist for examination. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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When do babies start rolling over and pushing themselves up with arms while on their tummies?

When do babies start rolling over and pushing themselves up with arms while on their tummies?

4 - 6 months: Usually around 4 to 5 months old, but can be until 6 months & still be normal ...Read more

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What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

Me too.: In infants i prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way.It is slightly higher than oral.I do not have great faith in the skin strips. ...Read more

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Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Transient vs long tm: The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent. ...Read more

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Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Placement of shots: Actually I prefer the front of the thigh. There is not enough muscle mass in the arm and the buttocks have large vessels and nerves that are difficult to avoid in small babies. ...Read more

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My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies

Common finding: Examination of all infants will find some fine villus hair covering many body surfaces at birth that gradually diminishes over time.In some ethnic groups it is much darker than others & thus more noticeable. Ignore it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures.The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read more

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Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.

Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped  diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.

Anywhere teens have : Baby acne is very similar in origin and distribution as that of a teenager. The face & upper chest & back are most often involved along with the shoulders . All the lesions seem to be a similar age & gradually fade over time. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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I have two smal bumps on arm both with a small hole in them. The first one that i got now have a small cluster of baby bumps around it. Hard to see?

I have two smal bumps on arm both with a small hole in them.  The first one that i got now have a small cluster of baby bumps around it.  Hard to see?

Skin rash: It is always better to have physician look at skin issues to recommend treatment. Based on the information you provided, it could be molluscum contagiosum. Look up pictures of it online and see if it looks similar. ...Read more