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Doctor insights on: Typical Preschool Activities For 18 Month Olds

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Are having frequent meltdowns/tantrums (at least 5 per week) normal for a 17 year old?

Are having frequent meltdowns/tantrums (at least 5 per week) normal for a 17 year old?

Can get help: Temper tantrums & meltdowns in your age group are common. The fact that you are aware of it and you may want to control yourself is a good start. You may seek assistance from a psychologist or you can join a meditation class which can be very helpful. Even yoga classes are not only good for your health but may help you to become a well rounded person setting you up for success in life. Try it! ...Read more

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17 month old toddler boy. 5-10 frequent bowel movements past 2-3 weeks. Ranges from diarrhea to solid. Tried probiotic for kids no better. ?

17 month old toddler boy. 5-10 frequent bowel movements past 2-3 weeks. Ranges from diarrhea to solid. Tried probiotic for kids no better. ?

Toddlers diarrhea: Your child has whats known as toddlers diarrhea. It may be caused from drinking juice. Juices contain fructose or sorbitol which are sugars that cause diarrhea in toddlers. Also some of the dyes added to fruit juices may also cause problems. To help you determine where the problem is use a diet diary. ...Read more

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What day time nappies would fit a 8 year old who is small for his age, and has some bedwetting?

What day time nappies would fit a 8 year old who is small for his age, and has some bedwetting?

Try Pampers Cruisers: Pampers cruisers feature up to12 hours of leakage protection, a 3-way fit design, and sesame street graphics. Size 7 is for 41 + lbs. ...Read more

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How many calories should an average 11 year old child consume in 1 day?

How many calories should an average 11 year old child consume in 1 day?

Institute of Med est: The estimated energy requirements of the average 11yo female @ 37 kg (81lb) & an average height of 1.42m (56.5in) using institute of medicine guidelines yields a range from ~1625 to 2200 calories based on activity level. Sedentary lifestyle for the lower end and active lifestyle for the higher. ...Read more

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Does my 26 months old toddler develop immunity when he gets infections in his day care even though he's given antibiotics every time?

Does my 26 months old toddler develop immunity when he gets infections in his day care even though he's given antibiotics every time?

Maybe,maybe not: You build better immunity when the germ is a virus not affected by antibiotics than the random bacteria. Some bacteria can trigger an immune response, but it is often weaker, whether you give antibiotics or not.Many bacterial infections are secondary to a previous viral illness, so the immunity the kid builds over time can reduce the frequency of other infections. ...Read more

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My daugther is 25 months. Her gross motor is at 18 months level and speech at 19 months. Is she considered GDD ?

My daugther is 25 months. Her gross motor is at 18 months level and speech at 19 months. Is she considered GDD ?

The more accurate : definition of Global Developmental Delay in a child too young for formal IQ testing or less than 5 yrs. old is: Significant delays in both language & cognition (problem-solving) along with delays in self-help/adaptive skills. Some use it for 2 or more delays in any domains. Ask about referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician to evaluate for genetic & other medical causes of her delays. ...Read more

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My 18 months sleeps from 7:30 pm to 7:00 am but every second day he skips nap, usually naps for 2 hrs, how much sleep does 18 months old need?

My 18 months sleeps from 7:30 pm to 7:00 am but every second day he skips nap, usually naps for 2 hrs, how much sleep does 18 months old need?

12-14 hrs a day: The range is 12-14 hrs a day in general. Some kids will be on the lower end and some on the higher end. It sounds like your son sleeps a normal amount of hrs. ...Read more

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My 2 year old kid as frequent cough...Afer gap of 2every two months?

My 2 year old kid as frequent cough...Afer gap of 2every two months?

Colds are common...: Especially in young kids. You can expect kids less than 5 to geta cold or cough every one to two months. If cough lasts for several days or interferes with usual activities, you should see a pediatrician to discuss possibility of asthma. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

Great idea: You should be working with your family doctor and your son's therepists. Convene a meeting to decide what needs to be measured. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! will he be ok?

My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! will he be ok?

Scopolamine for: Children? That's scary. Called "the devil's breath" in colombia, from the borrachero tree, "borracho" means "drunk" in spanish", with potential side effects of hallucinations, dizziness, rapid pulse, ; more, scopolamine is not a medication whose safety ; efficacy have been proven in children. Have him look at the horizon, roll down the window a bit ; don't let him "read" or play video games. ...Read more

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My son 2 months old, I am breast feeding him more than 8 times a day still he demands milk every 11/2 hr, i started to give formula 6oz a day is it ok?

My son 2 months old, I am breast feeding him  more than 8 times a day still he demands milk every 11/2 hr, i started to give formula 6oz a day is it ok?

Feeding infants: Particularly the first two months of life babies eat a lot because they need a lot of calories. The first two months they put on a lot of weight as much as 3-6 pounds. I recommend to feed no closer than every two hours but your are close and it is perfectly okay to supplement if you think your baby is hungry. This settles down over the following months and the feedings spread out to every 3-4 hour. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old boy with autism work a normal job?

Can an 18 year old boy with autism work a normal job?

Yes: Autism is a diagnosis with a huge range of severity from mild to very severe. Thus the the level of severity determines the capability of holding a "normal" job. The answer is yes, it can be possible. ...Read more

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My son 13 yr old suddenly develop hematouria without any prior and present symptoms like pain fever etc. Practising for sports day for past one month?

My son 13 yr old suddenly develop hematouria without any prior and present symptoms like pain fever etc. Practising for sports day for past one month?

benign hematuria: Benign hematuria exists frequently in adolescence, but hematuria must always be investigated to be sure nothing serious is occurring. ...Read more

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18 month old acts fine other than a fluctuating fever ?

18 month old acts fine other than a fluctuating fever ?

Viral: Many viruses start with just fever. Rash may follow a day or two after the fever breaks. You can treat fever with Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). See your pediatrician if fever persists or other symptoms develop ...Read more

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26 mo old son at same daycare since 3 mo old, new room every 6 mo. Teacher says he doesn't talk. He's talkative at home. Problem? Suggestion?

Normal,Probably: Toddlers are often overwhelmed in what is to them new or strange situations.The changes may bother him. Thus they are quiet, withdrawn or very quiet. Once they warm up and are comfortable, they then become more outgoing. This is very normal and no cause for worry. ...Read more

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Why does kwashiorkor often occur among children six months to eighteen months old?

Why does kwashiorkor often occur among children six months to eighteen months old?

Nutritional reserves: Primarily seen in african countries, kwashiorkor is a protein-calorie deficiency, seen in starvation. The younger children have less muscle, less reserve and therefore more susceptible, particularly upon transition away from nursing. Some would argue that kwashiorkor should be a term applicable to starving adults as well, but protein deficiency edema in starving adults may have other causes. ...Read more

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Our 29 month old mild autistic child is not eating for 2 days. Vomited last nite no fever and constipated - what to do?

Our 29 month old mild autistic child is not eating for 2 days. Vomited last nite no fever and constipated - what to do?

Autistic toddler: Autism has nothing to do with his current illness. Does he take any medicine to control his behavior ? If not, get him seen by his pediatrician. Possibly he may have a viral infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Daughter 29 months old.Recently started sleeping 2:30pm (nap time) to 6:15am most days.Waking for dinner didn't work.Should we worry?Ideas?

Daughter 29 months old.Recently started sleeping 2:30pm (nap time) to 6:15am most days.Waking for dinner didn't work.Should we worry?Ideas?

Yes: If it understand you correctly, your child is sleeping a little more than 18 hours straight. This is a very atypical sleep pattern for a 2 year old. Living in tx, your newborn screening program is nill. I do worry about some inborn, metabolic disorders.Therefore, i would seek the input of a pediatrician soon! ...Read more