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Potty Training A Child That Is Premature
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
it's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more
If a child is born premature, will that child develop learning disabilities? What causes a child to be a slow learner and how to be a fast learner?
Different outcomes: I know some very smart kids who were very premature and some very dumb kids who were term. There's more to it than just those things. Certainly, the more premature, the more at risk for learning problems, but it doesn't mandate the child will have problems. Also, the earlier you intervene with lots of interactive, 1:1 learning activities, reading to child and interactive play, more child learns! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remember: Potty traing really means that the child never wet or soils themselves.This requires maturity of the nervous system, feeling the urge, being able to control it and wanting to avoid being wet. ! year olds do not have the tools to do this. Aiming the child and catching the urine in the potty is not "potty training". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby boy is a 1month+5days old and he won't look anyone in their eyes. Is it true that is a sign of Autism or Developmental delays ?
Concerning: Visual development in infants is stimulated by contrast, so young infants will often look at the edge of your face or head rather than the eyes, but some brief eye contact, particularly when nursing, is expected. Pediatric ophthalmologists can evaluate your baby for vision loss, otherwise careful monitoring by your pediatrician can help early diagnosis of autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?
Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more
Should not: There is no reason to believe that ivf will result in higher intelligence. There is one study showing that icsi babies had fewer developmental delays but that maybe reflective of that the institution's highly educated and affluent patient population. This could change with genetic testing in the future. ...Read more
No: There is absolutely no reason this would be correct. Certainly, people that can afford ivf, maybe in higher paying careers and may be more intelligent, which would have an effect. ...Read more
Depends : A lot depends on the psychologist, his or her interests & how the kid connects during their sessions. I find it a helpful way for some of my patients to learn a variety of skills. ...Read more
Complicated: In the early months/years family care will give the child more individual attention. Older toddlers/children can benefit from the social stimulation of daycare. The decision has to be what's best for your family emotional/economically. First two sons home cared by father - second set daycare and I see no difference in their development. Be sure to research a daycare facility thoroughly. http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good ages--more2ask: Here are some questions both people in any couple should ask: how healthy am i? What medications do I need? What drugs or toxins can i avoid? How stable is my life? How healthy is my financial state? How mature am i? How committed is our relationship? Do we both want a family now? Are we in a good place? If the answer is not optimal for all, a woman might visit an obgyn before trying to conceive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is feeding and soiling her diapers as expected, however, she is sleeping a lot. She will be 7w. Is this a sign of growth spurt?
Any time: The sooner the better. As you talk to your child, you can also use the signs. ...Read more
Is it possible that a child born prematurely have autism - or can it simply be a development delay?
The lower the birth : weight, the higher the risk of having any neurodevelopmental disorder, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay with either Intellectual Disability or Specific Learning Disabilities at school age, Cerebral Palsy, &/or ADHD. Early Intervention from birth-3 & Early Childhood Special Education from 3-5 can significantly alter the developmental trajectory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably but depends: For most of human history there were no beds as we know them and in some cultures a child not having a bed may not be abuse per se. On the other hand in california one would have to ask why a child is not having a bed. Parental neglect is considered child abuse, as it deprives a child of what is needed for his/her development. ...Read more
Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?
Two different skills: Learning to operate a video is much easier than school work. A video may be very automatic and robot like. Or if not, it still gives instant gratification. School work demands multiple intelligences at the same time and requires pateince and delayed gratification. See a child development specialist: a psychologist or psychiatrist, or a team at a children's hospital. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A man's group is O+. Now will there be any problem in child birth if he marries a woman with O- blood group?
May be: There is a risk for hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn but there are effective preventive remedies. The blood group should not be a reason to not marry the woman you love. Make sure to see your doctor when you plan a pregnancy or an unintended pregnancy occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your Dr.: Some of this depends on what age the child is. Hitting everybody around him is not acceptable at any age so this kind of behavior needs to be dealt with. If you are having difficulty then see your physician and perhaps get referred to a family therapist who may be able to offer some effective means of intervening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a kid grts chest x rays as an infant and as a toddler is he at high rick for child hood cancer?
The increased: risk of one chest xray is marginal, but it is true that the radiation risk is cumulative. You can calculate the estimated risk using an interactive tool at xrayrisk.com. ...Read more
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toilet Training: According to the NIH, your baby will probably be ready closer to 18 months. A baby will let you know when he or she is ready by signaling to you that their diaper needs changing. At that point, you can start training using a reward system and daily encouragement to use the toilet. Here is a link for you:https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/toilettraining.html ...Read more
How do I clean my baby boy's penis after he peed? Recently potty training and I don't want to give him too much orders so as not to confuse him
Depends on the child: Most kids get interested in the potty around 18 mo. & train by 2 yrs. If their parents start taking them along every time the parents use the toilet. Put the kiddy potty on the bathroom floor so that your child can sit on it while you use the regular one. Start your child with clothes on;after a few days, go to just diaper, then, when your child's ready, to bare-bottom. Lots of praise & rewards help! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies by child : Varies by each child and his/her readiness to begin potty training, but typically between 2-3 years of age. View the following links for additional information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/potty-training/art-20045230. And: http://www.babycenter.com/potty-training ...Read more
22-30 months old: The answer really is, "when your child is ready"... But for a more concrete response, the typical age is between 22 and 30 months. A good reference for further reading on toilet training your child can be found at: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/tc/toilet-training-topic-overview. ...Read more
See below: Training a child to use the toilet. ...Read more
Toilet training: Many Asian cultures start training around one. In the United States, training is suggested when a cold can indicate the need to toilet, is physically capable of sitting unsupported on the toilet, can remove underwear or diaper without assistance and is not fearful of the toilet. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: The foreskin should not change the way a male pees. I do suggest if any son watches his father pee, have dad sit on the toilet. That way he can do it like dad, sitting down, until he's old enough to aim! the biggest difference if his foreskin remains is you need to pull gently back and clean it daily, then teach him to do the same as he gets older. Don't force it if it doesn't pull easily! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 3 he will be4 in december, he shows no interest in potty training when he doses attempt to use the potty he sits for a short time.Help?
The best time to put: him on the potty is 15 minutes after a meal with his feet on a stool like a Little Looster. Let him blow bubbles. Put small, safe toys in a clear bowl on top of the fridge. When he asks what they're for, say, " Oh, they're for when you choose to pee-pee & poo-poo on the potty." Have a playdate with a potty-trained peer. Reward the peer for using the toilet without referencing your son's refusal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Working on potty training my son, at first he would tell me when he was wet or had to go. Now he doesn't tell me or care if he is wet. Please help.?
Be patient: Babies have different responses to potty training. Some are so self sufficient, independent, that they will resist anything that is n ot their idea. Others will allow you to provide direction and comply with your requests. Methods will vary depending of the personality of the child. Try not to make a big issue of it, set an example, reward successful use of the potty, do not punish failure. A great resource is a DVD called Baby Songs by Hap Palmer, the vignette “today I took my diapers off” motivates many an independent minded child to take charge of the process. Available online at Babysongs.com, the original one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tried potty training for my 23 months toddler but my trials failed. When should I start trying again?
Wait until ready: He/she may not be developmentally ready for potty training yet. Children need some core skills in order to potty train easily: able to say, 'i need to go potty' or the like, able to pull down/back up pants independently, wakes up dry in the morning. Without these skills it will be more difficult, so waiting is best. Most children potty train between 2 and 4, so there is a broad range of normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats the normal age to start potty training my son? He's 19months old now and i feel like he should be potty trained?
Around 2: Most kids train around their second birthday. However, with any developmental milestone, age varies from child to child. You should not "expect" him to be trained by now, nor can he sing the national anthem yet. But he may be showing signs of interest, and then it's ok to start working with him. Many toddlers show some initial interest and then back away. Be patient and work with them, not against. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm potty training my daughter. If i read books to my daughter on the potty, will that distract her from what she is supposed to be doing?
On the contrary!: Sounds like both of you are having fun with potty time! please continue what your doing ! potty time should be a relaxing time! multitasking this early never hurt anybody! you are doing great ! barney books always get the job done ;). ...Read more
My 3 yo was potty training great until we went away and weren't consistent. He was afraid of self flushing toilets. Now he is resistant to toilet.
Put him back in : pull-ups without discussing the issue unless he brings it up, then affirm that those public potties scared him a little, but that he chooses when the potties at home, preschool, etc. flush. Put small, safe toys in a glass bowl on top of the fridge. When he asks what they're for, the say, " Oh, they're for when you choose to pee-pee & poo-poo in the potty." Being casual is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am potty training my 3 year old who has a strong personality.The only method that has worked is by having her naked. She still bed wets. Any advice?
Put her clothes on: If you have done rehearsal & she knows where the stuff is the best thing you can do is become her assistant, not her drill sergeant. A strong willed child must first understand when she gets the feeling she needs to go, & feel happy she is responding to that need.Telling her no more than twice a day that you will help is crucial. You can provide incentives for doing big girl things but relax. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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