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What developmental signs can I expect when my baby is 6 months old?

What developmental signs can I expect when my baby is 6 months old?

Sit, babble, roll : At 6 months, baby usually can sit for few seconds without support, roll over to both sides, transfer object from one hand to another, babbling, turn to your voice, recognize parents. More descriptions : http://www.Umm.Edu/ency/article/002008.Htm http://www.Pamf.Org/children/common/development/. ...Read more

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My now 4 month old baby was born 10 weeks premature. Only problem she has now is a small ASD. How old should she be before I take her in the pool?

My now 4 month old baby was born 10 weeks premature. Only problem she has now is a small ASD. How old should she be before I take her in the pool?

Anytime, but: I would see a pool visit as okay now, but would suggest avoiding direct sunlight. The amount infants get traveling to and from destinations in a vehicle is enough to activate their vitamin D, and their skin is quite sensitive. Loose fitting clothing and shaded areas are their best protection. ...Read more

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Hi my baby girl is 15 months old I noticed when she was 6 months old a adult like bio Oder in her underarms what could be the cause please help me?

Hi my baby girl is 15 months old I noticed when she was 6 months old a adult like bio Oder in her underarms what could be the cause please help me?

Body odor: If your child has not been checked for phenylketonuria make sure she is checked. Another cause of body odor may be due to bromhiderosis which can be caused by food that she eats. In your daughter's instance it might be dairy ...Read more

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My almost 6 month old did not do the typical 4 month sleep regression. Is that normal too or should I be worried about his development.

My almost 6 month old did not do the typical 4 month sleep regression. Is that normal too or should I be worried about his development.

Myth?: The "4 month sleep regression" is described as a dramatic change is sleep schedule that is not a part of typical development and is not a "typical" phenomenon at all. I would not be worried about your child's development based on his having a stable sleep pattern. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old when can i start sitting her down?

My baby is 2 months old when can i start sitting her down?

See below.: If your baby can hold her head up, you can hold her in a sitting position now (fully supporting her). She should be able to sit with minimal support by 4 months, such as holding with your hands, or a boppy pillow or seat. The average age for being able to sit alone is 6 months. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding, and my newborn is now in his 4 month, can i fast during ramdan when my baby begins his 6 month?

I am breastfeeding, and my newborn is now in his 4 month, can i fast during ramdan when my baby begins his 6 month?

Yes: Your body will continue to make quality milk in spite of fasting, and will extract needed nutrients from your body creating a deficit if you don't replace them during your non-fasting intervals. Keeping the faith does not hurt the babies. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 6 month old baby is constipated.

What can I  do if my 6 month old baby is constipated.

Increase fluids...: Trying to increase his fluids (prune or apple juice works well) is probably the best bet for helping him with his constipation. If he doesn't like juices, water is fine also. If this doesn't help, i would talk with his doctor. He made need some sort of medication. ...Read more

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When will I start showing in my pregnancy? This is my first child. I'm 18 years old. And about 6 weeks pregnant.

When will I start showing in my pregnancy? This is my first child. I'm 18 years old. And about 6 weeks pregnant.

Three months.: By three months you should be showing. By six months you may be complaining of back pain and leg swelling. By the time you're ready to deliver you may be thinking that you'll never do it again. ...Read more

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What developmental signs can I expect near my child's one year birthday?

What developmental signs can I expect near my child's one year birthday?

Sitting, steps, mama: Your child's first birthday is an exciting time! at age one, most babies will get to a sitting position without assistance, pull self up to stand, and may even take a couple of steps without help. They are able to take objects in and out of containers, and can bang two cubes together. And they start developing expressive language, able to say "mama" and "papa" while trying to imitate words. ...Read more

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At what age will my baby understand that im upset with how shes acting and try to discipline her? Shes 2 months now

At what age will my baby understand that im upset with how shes acting and try to discipline her? Shes 2 months now

Learned behaviors : Start @ 6 mos. Discipline = teaching, not punishment. It's effective only if done without emotion. Prevent problems by learning behavioral development on the aap's healthy kids app & reading ht answers on infant & toddler behavior. Practice (1) saying "no" calmly but firmly; lowering your voice, when removing a forbidden object or redirecting a 6-18 mo. Old & (2) ignoring protests that ensue. ...Read more

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My son is 6 months old was born 35wks and I don't have him in my care so never told when I should start feeding him 2nd stage foods When should I?!

My son is 6 months old was born 35wks and I don't have him in my care so never told when I should start feeding him 2nd stage foods When should I?!

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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My daughter has Roseola Infantum she is 9 months old what can I did do to stop the itching.

My daughter has Roseola Infantum she is 9 months old what can I did do to stop the itching.

Oatmeal bath: Usually the rash of roseola is not itchy - but if it seems to be - you can give her a soothing oatmeal bath - or just a slightly cooler than normal bath with 1/4 cup baking soda added to the water. If she seems really itchy and is scratching a lot, you probably need to take her back to the doctor to confirm that it is roseola and discuss medicines that are safe for her that will help the itch. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my almost 4-month old daughter is teething early or just going through a fussy, chew-on-everything phase?

How do I tell if my almost 4-month old  daughter is teething early or just going through a fussy, chew-on-everything phase?

Swollen gums: To determine if your child is teething look inside her mouth on the lower front gums nearest the tongue. At this age these are the first teeth to come in. If she is teething this area will be slightly redened and slightly swollen. You may even see a whitish area. And from the sound of things she seems to be teething. ...Read more

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Hi, my baby is 6 months now can I feed her an egg ? Thanks

Hi,   my baby is 6 months now can I feed her an egg ?    Thanks

Yes: Solid food can be introduced to infants as early as 4 months. A 6 month old infant can eat egg. The only concern is an allergic reaction to an egg. Recent data, although, does not support an increased risk of allergic reaction with eggs. So, u can feed egg to your 6 month old. Also, consult child's pediatrician. Thanks. ...Read more

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This might be crazy, but I stopped breast feeding my son at 6 weeks, he is 4 mo. Old. Can I start again?

This might be crazy, but I stopped breast feeding my son at 6 weeks, he is 4 mo. Old. Can I start again?

Unlikely: Production of milk is a feedback loop. You stopped when you child was 1 1/2 months old and now 2 1/2 months have gone by. The "factory" probably has shut down. By now your child has gotten comfortable with the terrific flow from a bottle and will be resistant to return even if that were possible. Carry on. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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My baby 6 months old coughs what can i do for him?

My baby 6 months old coughs what can i do for him?

Cough: As long as your baby is otherwise well, keep his head elevated and his room cool and not to dry. Suction any mucus from his nasal passages. If the cough persists longer than a month or he gets otherwise sick, see his doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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My baby 6 months old does not like the taste of iron what can i do?

My baby 6 months old does not like the taste of iron what can i do?

I don't blame him: But why would a healthy 6 months old need iron for? you may want to give more mashed potatoes and other vegetables and fruits instead, that if you're exclusively breastfeeding, if not , all cow's milk formulas have enough iron, other minerals and vitamins that he needs till age 24 months ...Read more

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Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

It can be.: Talk to your pediatrician about your child's development. Puberty can hit some children as early as 9 years old, while other lag behind. The use and fitting of bras is something that you will have to play by ear. ...Read more