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Could a baby recover shaking baby syndrome?

Could a baby recover shaking baby syndrome?

Usually has: some sequella from mild to severe depending on severity of damage done. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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My stepmom was rocking my 8 month old baby in her car seat kind of vigorously. Baby was laughing. It worries me.Could that cause shaken baby syndrome?

My stepmom was rocking my 8 month old baby in her car seat kind of vigorously.  Baby was laughing. It worries me.Could that cause shaken baby syndrome?

She should be fine: but you are right to be careful with a baby. It does not take too much to hurt a baby's brain but it would be obvious. Given that she was laughing and I assume she is fine now.....she will be OK. ...Read more

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What's a febrile seizure in a baby?

What's a febrile seizure in a baby?

Febrile seizure: A febrile seizure is a combo of 1. fever 2. loss of consciousness 3. convulsive seizure. It normally occurs in a small child, once or twice, and has a very good prognosis. http://www.neurocuro.com/febrile-seizure/ ...Read more

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My sister is shaking in her sleep. Her whole body shakes (like she's cold) for 1-2 second. She does this 1-5 times a minute. Should I be concerned?

My sister is shaking in her sleep. Her whole body shakes (like she's cold) for 1-2 second. She does this 1-5 times a minute. Should I be concerned?

Could be normal: This could be normal movements in her sleep when she is dreaming. There are also abnormal sleep movements that are not dangerous necessarily but could be interrupting quality sleep. She can have a sleep study to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

Hard to say: Since babies are pooping laying down & don't have much abdominal muscle power, they may fuss just to push things out. They may be spooked by the sensation. They may cramp with the process. Until they are old enough to ask we often never know. ...Read more

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Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag or frozen rings( liquid filled plastic loops) for them to suck or chew on. ...Read more

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Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough thing for babies to learn and can take a little time. ...Read more

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1year3month old baby boy.jerks 2or3 times a day.Active and development milestones meti.is this kind of jerks normal?kindof jerk while urinating

1year3month old baby boy.jerks 2or3 times a day.Active and development milestones meti.is this kind of jerks normal?kindof jerk while urinating

Jerking Episodes: HellCat262243. The jerking described is not typical. Infants, particularly newborns, have a startle reflex, but it passes after several months old. Any type of jerking needs assessment with thorough questioning and I recommend an evaluation by a Neurologist. Video taping the episodes can further assist the Neurologist. For consults, my direct link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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10m old baby boy.development milestones met.still does jerk few times a day for a month now and move head up down while playing.worried if its seizure?

10m old baby boy.development milestones met.still does jerk few times a day for a month now and move head up down while playing.worried if its seizure?

Query spasmus nutans: "Nodding spasms" is a rare condition that includes nystagmus, titubation, and torticollis (head tilt). Although common for infants to jerk once in a while, I consider a parental concern to be an important factor in the evaluation. The condition is benign and will self resolve. However, a complete evaluation by a pediatric neurology will put the matter to rest in order to rule out other conditions. ...Read more

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When is a baby girl expected to walk?My baby is 8 months and she takes steps really well but holding onto a couch or a chair....

When is a baby girl expected to walk?My baby is 8 months and she takes steps really well but holding onto a couch or a chair....

Walking: Average age for walking is 13months. Although babies can begin to walk earlier and as late as 15months. Avoid using walker, that does not help and can actually delay walking. ...Read more

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When can a 3week old baby start drinking water?

When can a 3week old baby start drinking water?

6 months: Younger babies normally do not drink water. They just drink breast milk or formula when they get thirsty. Water is a thinner liquid than milk, so babies sometimes have trouble drinking water (but they drink milk just fine). With older babies that are already on solid foods, they can try a bit of water sometimes during mealtimes. If a baby likes breast milk or formula, plain water isn't needed. ...Read more

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Im new mom .. when i feeding my baby girl 17 days old she make a sound and can not breath good breath fast that normal in baby ??

Im new mom .. when i feeding my baby girl 17 days old she make a sound and can not breath good breath fast  that normal in baby ??

Not usual: Many factors may be at play judging from your description; to include the technique of feeding and possibly problem with the heart or respiratory system. It is advisable that your newborn should be evaluated as soon as possible if this pattern of breathing persists with feeding. Does your baby choke or sweat while feeding? have you noticed inappropriate weight loss? www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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8 month old baby twitches while sleeping is that normal or should i be worried?

8 month old baby twitches while sleeping is that normal or should i be worried?

Dreams: She is likely just dreaming, causing her to twitch which is the most common cause of twitching like this. I know you're probably worried if she's having seizures or something more serious like that. There's an entity called Infantile Spasms but she doesn't quite fit the criteria for that either. If she starts truly flexing her upper body, at the next or waist, take her to her pediatriian ...Read more

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Can a two-day old baby survive with a 3-chambered heart?

See below: Congenital abnormalities of the heart do have an increased mortality, that is risk of dying, than a normal child. However, some of these lesions can be repaired so that the child can go on to lead a relatively normal life. Talk to you pediatric cardiologist or surgeon to get more details. Good luck. ...Read more

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When can I face my baby out when carrying her in a baby carrier?

When can I face my baby out when carrying her in a baby carrier?

Infant carrier: Usually at 4 months when the baby has enough head control. Ask your pediatrician at the 4 month check up if your baby is ready based on tone and strength. ...Read more

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When a newborn baby is born they cry apart from crying in a baby what else can be seen?

When a newborn baby is born they cry apart from crying in a baby what else can be seen?

Apgar scores at 1 &: 5 minutes are calculated by a newborn's appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, & respiration. It's explained on the " my pregnancy today" app from the baby center. http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-apgar-score_3074.bc. ...Read more

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Mrs is 89 after eating breakfast while cleaning up she gets a tremble feeling it also feels like a shiver and a feel of falling backwards?

Mrs is 89  after  eating  breakfast  while cleaning up she gets a tremble  feeling  it also feels like a shiver  and  a feel  of falling backwards?

Symptoms after meals: Symptoms after eating can sometimes be brought on by the workload on the heart caused by the extra blood flow needed for digestion. It's also possible that symptoms are brought on by standing (lowering of blood pressure on standing). Taking medications first thing after getting up can cause symptoms that begin shortly after breakfast too. Best to talk to your doctor and get blood pressure checked. :). ...Read more

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Trembling (Definition)

Trembling = visible muscle tremor which may be associated with a ...Read more