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Squeaky Cry Baby Wha Wha Pedal
Air trapping: Sometime air trapping within the moist surfaces can make a tiny noise as you rub your eyes. If you are having vision changes, crusting in your eyes or any symptoms, you should see an optometrist or get referred to an opthalmologist. If you persistantly rub your eye, it can stimulate an inflammatory response and can give your eyes a red appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Dr's what is your opinion on letting babies cry it out?Our baby is 6 weeks old, my husband says let him cry it out but i think he's too young?
Yes he is too young: at this age something could be bothering him, most commonly thirst or hunger, not getting enough, or excessive gas in his stomach that needs to be expelled, then he might need a bath to calm him down, also check around all over his body for anything unusual, especially his private parts, penis and testicles not red or inflamed, are they in place, if after all this nothing is noted see his doctor ...Read more
It hurts!: Something called bubble bath urethritis -- tender inflammation of the sensitive lining where urine exits, caused by bubble bath or bath soaps w/ fragrances or other chemicals -- is a common cause. Ouch! another possibility is a urinary tract infection, especially if other symptoms. A urine test can check for this. Utis are more common in boy babies. Many babies with utis don't cry when they pee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?
My baby is 3 months old, I think shes constipated, her poop is coming out like hard pebbles, and she pushes hard. Can I give her anything to help?
Apple or prune juice: For constipated babies, a little apple or prune juice every day can work wonders in keeping things moving. ...Read more
My 3 month baby grabs her shirt n when she wakes up from sleeping is trying to reach out n grab anything surrounding her is that normal milestone?
Yes: Normal 3 month babies will do that. ...Read more
My 18month old always throw up when she cries, in the middle of her tantrums she cries & scream like crazy if i say no! she cries cough & throw up;why?
Positive or negative: attention reinforces behaviors. Consistently ignoring behaviors makes them stop after 1st getting worse. When she tantrums, carry her from behind to a time-out spot on a washable surface. Don't talk, make eye contract or act upset. Repeat till she stays put. Set a timer for 1 ½ minutes, then carry her from behind to where it started & talk to her calmly. Buy Little People for $12 on Amazon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?
Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more
I can't let my baby cry her self to sleep coz she cries so hard she can hardly breath, what shall I do in such a case, shall i still leave her cry hard?
See her pediatrician: Take along a video of an episode. If she has no congenital heart or lung disease, have a set bedtime & routine: read, rock, wipe out her mouth after her last feed, then put her on her back in her crib in her own room, drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm for sleep. Doing this between 1-4 mos. Helps her consolidate sleep & avoids " trained night crying" at 6 months & older. ...Read more
My 2.5 month old baby is always grunting and it sounds like she's straining her voice. She also pushes her legs straight out. What does this mean?
Normal events: At this age infants make a wide collection of sqeaking & grunting sounds that have no significance. They have rubbery, pliable airways that vibrate to make additional sounds & they have no social skills, they don't care if the noise they make is odd or not. The legs placement response is also normal until 6 -9 mo. When it becomes less frequent or dissapears. ...Read more
My baby is Down syndrome shes 4 months , shes my first baby... When do u advice me to have another baby iam 28y?
Which type ?: Ds infants have 1 of 3 basic patterns.Trisomy 21, the most common, has a recurrence risk for you of 1% plus any age factor. A mosaic, is a blend of normal and t21, with no specified recurrence risk. A translocation 21 has a potential for recurring with any pregnancy.Your babies pattern should be defined first.A geneticist can help you with future planning. I find most are ready after a few yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb sucking: Infants have an innate need and desire to suck. This is a good thing because it keeps them fed. Some babies want to suck more than others. That's why some like thumbs or pacifiers. During infancy there is really no way to stop thumb sucking - as soon as you leave the room, the infant will put it back in there. As the child grows in to a toddler and wants his hands for other things, he'll stop. ...Read more
My 3wk old baby keeps having these crying spurts..Idk what to do.. I burped him changed him did everything but he keeps crying what do I do?
Make a list: Crying in an infant is a non-specific communication. It basically means "i want different".They may use it for things we can't change like tiredness. Make a list of things you can fix:if hungry-feed/if cold-warm etc.The list helps when you are tired & can't think clearly.If it's not on your list, it likely represents a tired baby.Invest in good ear plugs & let the kid chill (in the crib alone). ...Read more