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Doctor insights on: Normal Temperature For A 6 Month Old Baby

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Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Unlikely: Spiral fractures in an infant are abuse until proven otherwise. They require a twisting force that the baby cannot do to themselves in any fashion. ...Read more

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How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more

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6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He needs to be seen by a pediatric optjomologist and may be a pediatric neurologist also. You have to rule out vision problem and neurological problems. ...Read more

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Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity ...Read more

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Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Yes.: Yes. Not only is it available, but highly recommended . The first time your baby is immunized, two doses will be required. Only one dose in all subsequent years. ...Read more

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Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?

Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?

Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read more

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Will airconditioner give my baby 6 month old baby a cold as it's hot outside but worried he might get to cold not sure what temperature he should be?

Will airconditioner give my baby 6 month old baby a cold as it's hot outside but worried he might get to cold not sure what temperature he should be?

No: A "cold" is an infection by certain viruses that cause "cold symptoms". Air conditioners, heaters, humidifiers, cold air, warm air, cold rooms, etc... Do not cause colds. However, quick changes in air temperature and air quality can lead to sniffles, sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose, but usually only briefly... And so may fool a person into thinking the air changes are causing a cold. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has a cold with a very deep cough he wakes up crying everytime he coughs i've given him neurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) he has no temperature?

My 6 month old baby has a cold with a very deep cough he wakes up crying everytime he coughs i've given him neurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) he has no temperature?

URI: Coughing while sleeping is very common in infants. The nasal secretions drip to the back of the throat, causing a cough. As long as there is no persistent difficulty breathing your child should be fine. No over-the-counter medications are recommended for this. You can try to use a bulb suction and nasal saline prior to feeds if your child begins to eat less. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight for a 6 month old baby, my baby weighs 6.1 pounds at birth and she now 17lbs now is this normal.

What is the normal weight for a 6 month old baby, my baby weighs 6.1 pounds at birth and she now 17lbs now is this normal.

Within the normal rg: The numbers speak to a smaller normal birth weight moving up to a more average weight at 6m regardless of gender. You can go to the cdc website and download a growth chart for specific age and gender to follow at home . www.cdc.gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?

I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?

Probably ok: This is probably ok. It is summertime and hot in most areas of the US now. Be sure and dress him lightly, just a onsie. Check for temperature with a rectal thermometer, if it is over 99.4 undress him completely and recheck it. Sometimes babies just get a bit warm. Anything above 100.4 and you need to let your pediatrician know. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has a wide nose is this normal?

My 6 month old baby has a wide nose is this normal?

Probably!: If your baby has no health issues , developing normally and growing well I would say it is normal . Ask the pediatrician to specifically address it . ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby boys diaper smells afterhe pees .This happens ifwe leave diaper unchanged for sometime.is it normal?

My 6 month old baby boys diaper smells afterhe pees .This happens ifwe leave diaper unchanged for sometime.is it normal?

Sounds normal...: Urine certainly can have an ammonia-like smell and will be more pronounced after time has gone by and some of the water evaporates making what remains in the diaper more concentrated. If you are noticing pain with urination (crying at the time), blood, or fevers - see the pediatrician to ensure no UTI. Otherwise, be prompt with diaper changes to help prevent skin irritation. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby boy started head banging against wall few days now.is it normal or what r all the reasons for this behavour?

My 6 month old baby boy started head banging against wall few days now.is it normal or what r all the reasons for this behavour?

Head banging: Your child's hedbanging may be due to the onset of teething. He is trying to comfort himself. A frozen or cold teething ring might be helpful for him to suck on ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby feets n hands are most of the time become sweat n cold is it normal ? The room temp is normal

My 6 month old baby feets n hands are most of the time become sweat n cold is it normal ? The room temp is normal

Cold feet: Yes cold hand and feet are normal. The normal circulation adjustments take a while to mature. Sometimes the arms and legs look mottled too. It will be worse in hot and cold temperatures. The Hans and feet maybe a dusky color too. If the duskiness is in the face that is not normal and a doctor visit is in order. ...Read more

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6 month old baby boy sometimes go and hits head against sofa or wall repeatedly and plays..is it normal? how much should he intract with others in 6 m

6 month old baby boy sometimes go and hits head against sofa or wall repeatedly and plays..is it normal? how much should he intract with others in 6 m

How mobile is he?: Normally a 6month old can scoot but is not otherwise very mobile. So it is a bit unclear exactly how is able to get to the wall to repeatedly bang is head. Can you provide more information? ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby boy has a very hot head and he sweats a lot. I checked with doctor he says its normal. But I m worried.is it normal?

My 6 month old baby boy has a very hot head and he sweats a lot.  I checked with doctor he says its normal. But I m worried.is it normal?

Check: Check his temperature in his bottom. If this is normal, make sure his environment is cool. Babies generally sweat to remove excess heat from their bodies. All the best. ...Read more

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My six month old baby boy's neutrophile level is 9.9% where as the normal range is between 25-30. Where as his hemoglobin is 11.1%. is it OK?

My six month old baby boy's neutrophile level is 9.9% where as the normal range is between 25-30. Where as his hemoglobin is 11.1%. is it OK?

Depends: Hemoglobin 11.1 is still within normal for age. If the baby had a recent viral infection, the neutrophil count could be low. Really need more information as to why a CBC was done on the baby to advise. ...Read more

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Have a 6 month old baby with temp of 39.8?

Have a 6 month old baby with temp of  39.8?

FEVER: 39.8c means 103.6f. Most fevers at this age are viral. The associated symptoms can be runny nose, cough, poor oral intake. Give a fever reducer when it is 101 f or above. If only fever with no other symptoms, UTI or other causes need to be ruled out. Take baby to the pediatrician for an exam. Make sure s/he drinks enough fluid. ...Read more

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How much weight should a 6 month old baby boy gain approximately?

How much weight should a 6 month old baby boy gain approximately?

Double birth weight: by 5 months. The average baby gains 5-7 ounces per week up to age 6 months and has doubled his birth weight. He will gain between 3-5 ounces per week after 6 months and triple his birth weight by 12 months. ...Read more

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Can a 6 month old baby have hayfever already?

Can a 6 month old baby have hayfever already?

6m=irritant congestn: A 6m kid will respond to cigarette smoke, hair spray, cleaning fumes, perfume etc. The same way you do except it is worse for them. The irritant quality often makes kids snooty & they have a hard time getting the stuff sneezed out since they have minimal sneezing power. Often these irritants stay weeks inside their nose unless you wash them out with saline. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 6 month old baby?

What is the average weight of a 6 month old baby?

Baby's weight: What was her birth weight? Babies usually double their birth weight at five months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to emotionally abuse a 6+ month old baby?

Is it possible to emotionally abuse a 6+ month old baby?

Yes: A six month of child is very dependent of those around him for love, attention, interaction, teaching, training, social contact, bonding, etc.Depriving an infant of those needs constitutes emotional abuse and could lead to serious permanent sequelae. ...Read more

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101.Degrees for a 6 month old baby is too high? 

101.Degrees for a 6 month old baby is too high? 

Not really: It depends on what other symptoms your child has, but 101 is not necessarily a concerning temp. It is considered a grade low fever and can be treated by tylenol (acetaminophen) and other measures such as a lukewarm bath. ...Read more

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Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more

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Could you know what the milestones of a 6 month old baby are?

Could you know what the milestones of a 6 month old baby are?

Because implicit: memory begins at 5 months, learned behaviors begin at 6 months. Babies who fall asleep in their own cribs without a "sleep association" settle back to sleep if they night wake. Socially, they have stranger anxiety. They lift their arms to be picked up, effective non-verbal communication. They inhibit a behavior to "no" & re-direction. They babble in "strings" (da-da-da-da) & have a raking grasp. ...Read more

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What happens if the soft spot on a 6 month old baby closes too fast?

What happens if the soft spot on a 6 month old baby closes too fast?

Define too fast: The soft spot can start out as small as an eraser or as big as a grapefruit.Whether or not you can still feel it is of little concern as long as the skull is growing normally.The skull plates push away from each other as they grow, allowing the skull to expand the room for a growing brain. If the meeting point of the skull plates ridge up like a steeple, see your doc. ...Read more

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Can a 6 month old baby should start practice walking? Is safe already?

Can a 6 month old baby should start practice walking? Is safe already?

No: Sit up first unsupported, then crawl later, standup first with support then , unsupported then walk with help then alone, we are talking at least 6 months from today, age one at least, enjoy your baby ...Read more