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Doctor insights on: What Should I Do If My Baby Is Squirming On The Changing Table

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How much should my infant squirm?

How much should my infant squirm?

Infant: Your infants degree of mobility would depend on his/her age. The older the child, the more mobile we expect them to be. Your doctor should be checking this every time you go for a visit. If you are concerned, you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Common finding: They do what they do.Some are lazy relaxed feeders and some are aggressive barracudas.Some are bored with the process and want to do something else. You just work through it. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

No: I'll assume you have breast fed for a while, obtain a consistant latch, have used techniques that have produced good consistant growth and the movement is simple squirming. I doubt any real issues. If your are a novice, coaching may help as baby may feel your anxiety & squirm as a result. As a child begins to walk, it may be less interested in feeding and be squirming to get down. ...Read more

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When can my baby start to learn good table manners?

When can my baby start to learn good table manners?

9 months: Teach your child table manners once you transition to solids. If you dont stick to rules your child wont learn. Make it a pleasurable experience. ...Read more

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What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

Speed change!: You want to be fast and prepared, have everything within arms reach, when you are changing a squirmer! you may need to change the baby on the floor, instead of a table, to minimize the chance of falls. Also, keep the baby distracted and his/her hands busy with a special toy while you sneak the clean diaper on! ...Read more

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How long will it take a male taking female menopause tables take work ie the changes?

How long will it take a male taking female menopause tables take work ie the changes?

Transgendered: You are not going to have changes with this plan! I am very serious. You must do this with the guidance of an experienced physician. You are not on the right medications! ...Read more

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Should I put bubble wrap on the floor around the changing table in case I drop my baby?

Should I put bubble wrap on the floor around the changing table in case I drop my baby?

Not practical: This material would be unreliable and difficult to work with. If you must, invest in one of those spongy mats they offer for standing fatigue (kitchen) or a yoga mat. Much easier would be to keep everything you use for changing baby within reach and keep one hand on baby while you grab it. ...Read more

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When is it too late during the day to feed solids/table foods for a baby? With changing work schedule sometimes we manage at 8:30 p.m.

When is it too late during the day to feed solids/table foods for a baby? With changing work schedule sometimes we manage at 8:30 p.m.

That sounds fine: Normal healthy babies 6 months or older can eat baby food at any time of day. During the first 2-3 months of starting solid foods, consider the baby food "just for fun", meaning it is ok if a baby wants it one day and doesn't want it the next day. Soon, a baby will settle into a schedule, such breakfast - lunch - afternoon snack - dinner - evening snack (no need for middle-of-the-night eating). ...Read more

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No injury,no prior issues- L elbow severe almost shock like bursts of pain Enough to make me involuntarily squirm. Rapid onset. No activity change. ?

No injury,no prior issues- L elbow severe almost shock like bursts of pain  Enough to make me involuntarily squirm. Rapid onset. No activity change. ?

? Neurologic: Some of the historical features you present sound as if there are neurologic. That would represent the lesion at the elbow involving the owner nerve. If the shocklike sensations travel down to your fourth and fifth digit then I would pay attention to this being neurologic in origin. In which case I would then recommend a full neurological valuation. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more