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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

See your doc: There are multiple medications that can be used. First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months.. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

Variety: Offering a full rainbow of colors and much variety helps continue to shape your child's palate. If your toddler doesn't like a food the first time try again a few days later. Research shows it may take as many as 16-20 tries before a child will consistently take a food. Offer a green, and orange veggie as well as fruit with every meal. Start to involve your child in grocery shopping/cooking. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give a perfect. Fine four month old. Baby pedeaylite on a daily bases?

Is it okay to give a perfect. Fine four month old. Baby pedeaylite on a daily bases?

WHY would you want: To do that ?!? No need to do so. She needs nutrition/ calories for growth. Very critical during the first two years of life !Pedialyte (for 48 hours )when your baby is suffering from vomiting and diarrhea to replenish electrolytes lost and to avoid dehydration and possible admission for I V fluids ! ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

See MD. : Post partum depression can be devastating. Please see your doctor and determine if medicine is a must. Ask for a name for a good therapist. You may improve with a therapist. Your baby can sense your low mood. Please get help soon. I wish you the best! I have treated two women in past 3 months who improved quickly with mess (ssri's) and therapy!! ...Read more

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How many ounce of formula should a four month old baby drink ?

How many ounce of formula should a four month old baby drink
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4-6 oz: Offer 4 to 6 ounces every four hours and adjust from there. ...Read more