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What Should My Baby Be Doing At 4 Months Old
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How can I brake my 4 month old babies internal clock. She wakes up every 40min to the minute all day during her naps.
Baby is well & happy: Smiling or laughing is a sign of content and in a baby, it suggests she is feeling well/happy. We don't really know exactly when baby purposefully smiles, but often by 2 months, baby interacts with others, cooing, giggling, smiling, and crying too. So, my guess is around 2 months, some may do earlier, some later. Congrats on the baby. Baby=miracle of life. Enjoy and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Your Doctor NOW: 4 month old has "super pale" skin. Skin color is a genetic trait & can vary widely based upon family heritage therefore your baby's skin could become darker or lighter. Permanent color is reached by age 6 mos. However infants are at risk for Iron-deficiency anemia due to insufficient dietary iron & if suspected must be corrected. See your doctor now for evaluation, correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?
Can an led flashlight hurt a babies eye? I came into the room to my 2 year old shining a flashlight in my 4 month old's eye. Will it cause damage?
See below: Other than being irritating, there will not be any damage caused. ...Read more
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.
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
6 months: Current recommendations by the american academy of pediatrics says that 6mos is the approproate age to start solids. What we are are really concerned about is that solids may interfere with breast milk or formula, which at 4 mos provide a better balance of nutirients than solids ( we think). The question of of minimizing food allergy risk by waiting is unclear at present.Be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer