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Normal Temperature For A 6 Month Old Baby
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Hi. My 6 month old baby fell from the bed and landed on his head. 2 days have passed and he seems normal but he has a soft squishy bump. What should I?
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
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 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
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
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
My 6 month old baby always has a cough with phlegm he's on losec (omeprazole) for silent reflux is this normal to have phlegm and a cough only during night sleep?
Hi. I would like to know what would be safer for my 6 month old baby botox in eyes for severe esotropia or normal strabismus repair?
Safer for baby: Only you babies Dr can answer the properly. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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