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My Baby Scoots Instead Of Crawling
No: Crawling is a preferred activity. Some babies crawl forward, some backward. Some crawl only commando style, on their bellies. And, some babies never crawl: they roll and wriggle to get where they want to go. Any and all these methods are normal developmental variations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7mo baby doesn't coo or laugh. She crawls & pulls up, but rarely makes any noise. Every now and then, she will chuckle, but not often. Shld I worry?
Maybe: I'd at least test hearing at this point. ...Read more
My 6.5mo baby does NOT sit WITHOUT support yet but she crawls and attempts to stand. Other kids her age already sit. Is she on track?
Interesting: Most babies pull to a stand and crawl around 9 months, after having achieved balance and core strength to sit independently around 6 months. Chances are your baby will be sitting soon, but follow closely with your pediatrician and consider evaluation and physical therapy if not. ...Read more
No: Many babies never crawl and go straight to walking. There is no evidence that babies who skip crawling will have motor or developmental delays. What is most important is that babies exhibit some form of movement between 7-10 months old. This could be rolling, scooting, creeping, or crawling. Setting aside tummy time everyday will help your baby strengthen those muscles so he can get moving! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the safest way to get rid of the fleas on the furniture and carpeting without endangering a baby who crawls?
Treat source: Anything you use no matter how "green" poses a risk to crawling kids. Fleas are attracted to white color for some reason. You can sprinkle salt on carpets and furniture. You can further "powder" the salt in the blender. Leave it on the baseboards as well an leave for 3 days. Do not let the kids play in areas you treat with anything. Run the vacuum cleaner and see if you need to repeat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be signs of rickets on an 8mo baby? I have low levels of vitamin D now but ignore levels @ pregnancy. Baby crawls, sits, walks, stands.
Rickets: Signs of rickets in infants including box shaped head, delayed development, widening of space in the wrist joints, beads on the ribs, called rosary beads, irritable children. Vitamin d comes also from sun exposure. If the child has a healthy diet and proper sun exposure, your child should be fine. ...Read more
Trouble!: We recommend you get down on your hands and knees to see what trouble you could get into as a baby. Cabinets should be locked, and medications, dangerous liquids, breakable objects should be placed high out of baby's reach. Look for cords and outlets, small objects baby could swallow, and secure large objects (like tvs) to the wall. Check the internet for a complete babyproofing checklist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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