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What should I do if I think my baby is having a tet spell?

What should I do if I think my baby is having a tet spell?

Call 911: A tet spell is life threatening and should be treated emergently. It is similar to a muscle spasm, but results in a severe blockage of flow through the heart. While waiting for help to arrive, placing the child's knees together up against the chest may help blood flow back to the heart and through the area of muscle spasm. ...Read more

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My son just had a fainting spell or seizure (on the way to ER now). Diagnosed with WPW as an infant but no symptoms since. Might this be a factor?

My son just had a fainting spell or seizure (on the way to ER now). Diagnosed with WPW as an infant but no symptoms since. Might this be a factor?

Faniting: I am glad you are on the way to ER. WPW doesn't go away so it may be the cause- certainly be sure ER aware so they do the cardiac tests indicated as part of his work up- I hope he will be better soon ...Read more

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Why do babies like tags?

Why do babies like tags?

Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more

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Is ipad safe for babies?

Is ipad safe for babies?

Yes: Yes, it's fine. No worse than a tv, cell phone, or any other piece of electronics in your house. ...Read more

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Is dentinox safe for babies?

Is dentinox safe for babies?

Simethicone: This is an anti colic medication. It may or may not help. Colic usually begins at 3 weeks of age and lasts for about three months.I find that swaddling the child or putting the child in a swing is more effective than any otc medication. ...Read more

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What to do for colicky babies?

What to do for colicky babies?

Find Cause: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical feeding problems.99% of coliky behavior is correctable.If one looks for a problem, one can usually be found and corrected.Talk to your pediatrician or ask for consultation with me. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Toewalking: It is common for kids to toe-walk well into their second year. The toe grasp reflex initially makes this quite normal as they learn to walk but they usually settle & walk flat footed by two.Persistence after 3 is occasionally seen & will eventually result in decreased flexibility of the ankle. Physical therapy may be needed to maintain normal tendon length & improve walking. ...Read more

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Do all babies have outties at first?

Some do some don't: Many babies with outies or pouties (not in or out) will revert to normal by the time they are standing up and crawling onto furnature.It takes that long for them to develope tone in their abdominal muscles. ...Read more