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Normal Temperature For A 6 Month Old Baby
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old daughters head measured 26cm at her 6 month check up is this normal or should I be concerned?
Very small, if true,: even on the World Health Organization International Head Circumference Chart for girls 0 - 36 mos.: www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/second_set/cht_hcfa_girls_p_0_2.pdf?ua=1. Range of normal for 6 mos. is 39.75 cm. - 44.75 cm. Have the same person in her doctor's office measure her head the same way 3 times over 2 mos. for growth velocity. Use 6-mo. developmental screen on firstsigns.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take rectal temp: For infants, a rectal temperature is the most accurate way to measure body temperature. A rectal temperature of 100.4F or greater is considered a fever in an infant. Make sure to treat the baby and not the number - if the baby is eating and drinking well, even with a fever, the baby can be managed at home. If the baby, however, is not drinking or urinating, go see your pediatrician! ...Read more
Absolutely: Timing and position of loss of baby teeth and eruption of permanent teeth is exquisitely important for normal alignment. At age 7 your child should have their 1st orthodontic appointment. The orthodontist can monitor eruption and intervene if necessary to assure the best eruption pattern for your child. Go see an orthodontist...1st appointment usually free or very low cost. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Common: The tonsils & adenoids in kids grow faster in early & middle childhood than other body parts.At 6-9 kids often snore.At this point the glandular tissue stabalizes its size but the kids continue to grow. By the mid teens the snoring has gone & relative tonsil size seems smaller, though they don't actually shrink. Snoring associated with excessive day sleeping may be a sign of sleep apnea. Ck it out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How many cough in a day is normal for a 2 month old baby? Yesterday my 2 month old daughter cough 6 times last night. is it normal or need to worry?
Define rapid: The average 6mo will usually breathe at rates from 24-38 BPM , higher than the rate for older kids or adults. Thelower end at rest & higher with activity.Fever will add 5 bpm/degree on average. If a kid is visably working to breathe s/he has generally doubled her/his rate & this is abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Possibilites: A baby wearing too many layers of clothing will sweat. Your baby only needs one extra layer of clothing compared to an adult. Also babies are very sensitive to heat and humidity. However if your child is sweating especially during feedings, not feeding well and not growing well- make sure she/he is evaluated by a pediatrician. These symptoms together may suggest a heart problem. ...Read more
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