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Rashes On Babies Who Suck Their Thumb
Possible, but...: There are many things that mimic "blood blisters" that would appear on a baby's hand. First thing that comes to mind is a developing hemangioma. These are collections of blood vessels under the skin that enlarge over the first months of life. Also, babies can have sucking blisters where they essentially give themselves hickies from sucking on their hands. Ask pediatrician to take a look. ...Read more
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Pleasure: The lips are lined with a high density of nerve endings that provide pleasure sensations for baby. This is a safety feature that assures that a newborn that has never felt hunger will feed when offered so they survive. Feet/fingers offer a self directed way to self soothe. It declines when they find more interesting things to do with their time. ...Read more
Comfort: Infants will assume positions that are comfortable. Especially around 4 months of age infants will keep their hands in the midline of their bodies. It is something we watch for to know they are normal. ...Read more
Depends on age: There is a higher incidence of sudden infant death syndrome if babies sleep on their bellies than on their backs or sides. It is recommended to prop them so they do not roll on their stomachs but when they get old enough to roll on their own yu can't help iit and then it is ok for them to sleep on their bellies! ...Read more
Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate brain growth during the first year and can be molded during this time. Make sure to rotate sleeping positions and give your baby supervised tummy time while awake. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
They don't work: Putting something on the thumb does not work, behavioral modification programs are much more helpful. ...Read more
Slippery: Who knows, really. But i thought after my first child I should have designed a toy to take advantage of that. But someone else figured it out: taggies - those adorable blankies and toys that are trimmed with tags. I think the answer lies in the fact that the tags are usually satin (nice slippery feel in fingers/mouth) and stick out from the shirt or toy. Appears to universal, though! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About one year of Ag: Most babies start crawling and soon stand up when they are around one year. Some may be a bit slow but by 18 months they should be starting to walk and be steady on their feet. There is some variation in these mile stones among different kids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs evaluation: Bring him to his pediatrician for an evaluation. You son needs to rule out several diseases that might cause the blistering. ...Read more
Fontanelles: Anterior and posterior Fontanelles, along with skull sutures, are present to accommodate the rapidly expanding brain volume in very young children. Premature closure of these structures results in microcephaly and is cause for concern. Your pediatrician checks these structures at every well visit until 2-3 years of age. ...Read more
If a smoker put his fingers in my mouthe and all those chemicals on his fingers going in to my mouthe give me wrinkles ?
Should i worry about my in-laws feeding my 8 month old son with their non-washed hands? See additional details. I have an 8 month old son, and in-laws who feel the need to feed him with their fingers. They do not take the time to wash their hands and are
We : We do recommend that people wash their hands prior to making formula, preparing finger foods or feeding an infant. We also recommend that adults wash their hands prior to preparing their own food and eating to prevent the spread of illness. You are not just preventing the spread of cold viruses which may be what your in-laws are thinking about, but also of food-born illness such as e. Coli, rota virus and hepatitis a. Frequent handwashing is one of the most effective ways of preventing illness - studies have proven this over and over. Since you are the parents and are the ones that will have to deal with the fallout of any illness he contracts (sleepless nights, crying, and just plain misery), i don't think hand washing is an unreasonable request at all. ...Read more
How can I get my relatives to wash their hands before touching my baby? I'm afraid of their germs.
Easy: Its your baby! tell them to wash their hands and why. No wash hands, no touch baby. ...Read more
Hi my son just turned 5 months yesterday and although he grabs objects and toys when placed in his hand most of the time his fists are clenched. ?
Clenched fist: it think this is fine , keep trying to place toys in his hands and open his hands open with yours, also use awake prune time to have him bear weight on his hands. follow up with you pediatricain in next check up time ...Read more
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