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How can I stop my child from reaching stuff above her head?

How can I stop my child from reaching stuff above her head?

Move stuff farther: Children are naturally curious, so it is not possible to stop them from trying to reach for stuff above their heads. Therefore, the parents must move the stuff up so high that the kids won't even bother trying to reach the stuff. Also, remove any means by which the kids could climb up (climbing can be dangerous when a child falls). ...Read more

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What can I do about my child purposely banging his/her head?

What can I do about my child purposely banging his/her head?

Ignore the behavior: As long as your child is intellectually normal, ignoring the behavior is the fastest way to make it disappear. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between child nutrition and head growth?

Is there any relation between child  nutrition and head growth?

Yes: Extreme malnutrition is the most common cause of growth retardation worldwide. When a child becomes malnourished, specially within the first 2 years of life, the first thing to go is weight gain, followed by length and ultimately head circumference. Incredible how your brain will be protected until the end! ...Read more

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My child has been complaining of her head hurting the past couple of days.?

My child has been complaining of her head hurting the past couple of days.?

Possible causes: Headaches are very common in all ages. If it is associated with fever, vomiting, sore throat, confusion, or due to trauma, she needs to see her pediatrician right away. Otherwise, you can try giving her some Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to ease her pain. Also, see if certain things seem to trigger her headaches. Do they run in the family? If they last, she should be seen. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my childs head is measuring below the 10th percentile?

What do you suggest if my childs head is measuring below the 10th percentile?

See Doctor Now: Your child's age is unknown. Head circumference is an indicator of normal brain growth in infants and is monitored from birth to 24 mos. A circumference < 10% must be evaluated with height & weight in order to determine overall small stature vs. an isolated anomaly of head growth. Developmental milestones must also be assessed. See your child's doctor now. Early intervention is very important. ...Read more

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What happens if my child fall asslep after she fell down and got hit on her head?

What happens if my child fall asslep after she fell down and got hit on her head?

Head Injury: Sleepiness, unable to arouse and nausea and vomiting all within the first 24 hours after a head injury in a child should be evaluated urgently by a physician. ...Read more

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