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Should I be worried that my baby crawls backwards?

Should I be worried that my baby crawls backwards?

No: Crawling is a preferred activity. Some babies crawl forward, some backward. Some crawl only commando style, on their bellies. And, some babies never crawl: they roll and wriggle to get where they want to go. Any and all these methods are normal developmental variations. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Crawls (Definition)

Crawling = movement ...Read more


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Should I be worried that my baby looks cross-eyed?

Should I be worried that my baby looks cross-eyed?

Yes: It is normal for young infants, under 4 months of age, to periodically look cross-eyed. Older children should be promptly evaluated to rule out more serious eye conditions which could include vision problems. Catarracts, or even tumors. Sometimes the baby's nasal bridge gives the false appearance of cross-eye, this is known as pseudostrabismus. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my baby tugs on his penis?

Should I be worried that my baby tugs on his penis?

No: Absolutely not. It is completely normal for an infant to tug on, fondle or rub his penis once he's developmentally capable of finding it with his hand. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my nipples are inversed.Because of this i coulnt feed my baby when he was born. What should I do?

Should i be concerned if my nipples are inversed.Because of this i coulnt feed my baby when he was born. What should I do?

Manageable: Many moms have inverted nipples. Some manage to nurse their baby anyway, with the help of a lactation specialist. Others are unable to get baby to latch and nurse properly, but can still pump milk and give their baby breast milk from a bottle. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my baby nurses loudly?

Should I be worried that my baby nurses loudly?

No: It is quite common for babies to ignore the expectations of "civil society" and make noises that may be embarresing. I enjoy the idea that "barracuda" baby is so robust in his/her efforts. Aside from extra air swallowing & need for more burping or gas, i don't see a downside. Perhaps you could record this symphony of joy and keep it for later. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my baby always spits up?

Should I be concerned that my baby always spits up?

No: Many babies spit up normally in the first 4 months, even with every feeding. If you feel your baby is not growing well, is uncomfortable when spitting up, or appears sick, they need to be examined. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my newborn crosses her eyes?

Should I be worried that my newborn crosses her eyes?

How severe?: If she briefly crosses her eye, but they usually are "straight", monitor the frequency and duration and discuss it with your pediatrician on the next visit. If they are perpetually crossed, i would have her seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months?

Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months?

No: I wouldn't necesarially be concerned at this age if he or she was cooing at 4 mo. To learn more about speech development read: http://sparkspeds.Blogspot.Com/2011/07/major-speech-milestones.Html. ...Read more

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Should i worry if my baby only does bottom scooting?

Should i worry if my baby only does bottom scooting?

Maybe: this depends on your baby's age and what other developmental milestones they are or are not meeting. You should schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to discuss your baby's development. If a problem is discovered, early intervention would be required. ...Read more

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Should I be swaddling my baby?

Should I be swaddling my baby?

Yes: I am a huge proponent of swaddling newborns, they love it. Perfecting a snug swaddle, one where your baby cannot shake free, will prove beneficial for both you and your baby. Not only do babies love that snug feeling, like they were inside your womb, but they are less likely to startle themselves awake. Large swaddle blankets work best for a snug burrito wrap. Happy swaddling! ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my baby is hairy?

Should I be worried that my baby is hairy?

Yes: If the hair does not go away after several months, or is limited to a tuft of hair on the lower back, bring this to the attention of your physician. The first may just be familial, or could be related to a number of problems. The second could indicate a problem with the spine. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my baby uses my arm as a pacifier?

Should I be worried that my baby uses my arm as a pacifier?

No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not

My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not

Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states.(sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless,get a 2nd opinion ...Read more

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I am scared that something may be wrong because my baby went from kicking constantly to barely kicking at all.... I am in my third trimester and I am starting to worry that something may be wrong. I don't know if I am over reacting or not, but she went fr

I am scared that something may be wrong because my baby went from kicking constantly to barely kicking at all.... I am in my third trimester and I am starting to worry that something may be wrong. I don't know if I am over reacting or not, but she went fr

I : I hope you have seen your doctor by now. If not you must do so immediately. For you or anyone reading this post, when you feel decreased fetal movement you must contact your doctor right away.. Fetal movement will decrease as the baby get larger and there is less room, however "barely moving in the past few days" is a serious sign. I hope all is well. ...Read more

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Hi. i m 38 weeks pregnant. i m little worried that the baby is not kicking anymore but i could feel him moving everytime . should i be concerned about?

Hi. i m 38 weeks pregnant. i m little worried that the baby is not kicking anymore but i could feel him moving everytime . should i be concerned about?

Not much room: At 38 weeks there is little to no more room for the baby to be moving much and no kicking is probably just as normal as it can be given how tightly he is held in that stretched out uterus. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my 7 month old baby is still not sitting up or crawling he grabs everything and i put him on the floor but when I do he screams cry?

Is it normal that my 7 month old baby is still not sitting up or crawling he grabs everything and i put him on the floor but when I do he screams cry?

Try putting him : in prone on a quilt. Put a toy just out of reach in front of him, then move it side-to-side. . He should hold his head & chest up steadily with weight on both forearms, then shift his weight to one while reaching for & attaining a toy with the other. When placed in a sit, he should maintain a "tripod ", flexed at the waist & propped on both hands. GE Reflux can cause discomfort in prone. ...Read more

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My 8m old daughters righteye crosses inward when she looks at something close.I thought it's been happening but just confirmed it.Should I be worried?

My 8m old daughters righteye crosses inward when she looks at something close.I thought it's been happening but just confirmed it.Should I be worried?

That does commonly: happen when a baby is younger and if both eyes are doing that only when looking at objects close up, it may be fine. However if it is only happening with one eye, there could be an eye muscle problem. Please have her checked by her pediatrician. ...Read more