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Doctor insights on: When Should My Baby Pull Herself Up And Sit Up

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Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

See below: Feeding your baby in an awkward position will only compound the aches and pains most new mothers feel. Since you will spend, perhaps the most time with this endeavor-be comfortable! ...Read more

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Do chubby babies sit and walk late?

Do chubby babies sit and walk late?

Not necessarily!: Chubby babies tend to, for the most part, reach their developmental milestones within a similar timeframe as their "thinner" counterparts. If excessively overweight, it may be a little more difficult for a baby to learn to sit or stand, but the delays should not be significant. If you have concerns , discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Tasty tidbits: Probably due to a nervous habit or stress.As toddlers begin to explore the parts of their body they learn to twist and twirl their hair. The pulled hair eventually gets swallowed and if enough hair accumulates can cause intestinal blockage(bezoars). ...Read more

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When are babies able to sit up by themselves?

When are babies able to sit up by themselves?

6-11m: Babies can usually prop sit briefly by 6 mo but get to sitting over a wider range 6-11 mo.The expected average is around 7-8 mo. Prematurity and other factors can delay the emergence of this talent. Beyond 9 mo i begin to have concerns. ...Read more

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Is it possible for babies to have sunken soft spot due to stress. My son gets sunken soft spot when trying to sit or stand and its gone when he lying?

Is it possible for babies to have sunken soft spot due to stress. My son gets sunken soft spot when trying to sit or stand and its gone when he lying?

Pressure monitor: The soft spot reflects the pressure of the fluid underneath.When a baby is upright, it tends to flatten or dip,like a water balloon.Likewise,when they lay down, it fills and may bulge like the same water balloon. If they cry,pressure goes up, if dehydrated, it goes down. If it is ever tense and full, a doc should check baby. ...Read more

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I used to sit my cellphone in my babies car seat and turn on white noise to help him sleep . Now I worry I exposed him to too much radiation! true?

I used to sit my cellphone in my babies car seat and turn on white noise to help him sleep . Now I worry I exposed him to too much radiation! true?

Don't know yet...: Some studies suggest that there is an increased risk of brain tumors with excessive use of cell phones, while other studies do not agree. I think the jury is still out on whether this type of exposure can lead to any health problems. However, even if there is an increased risk, the overall risk of a problem because of this is still very low. ...Read more

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Why do babies pull their ears so much when teething and is it ok to give them pain killers 3-4 days in a row?

Why do babies pull their ears so much when teething and is it ok to give them pain killers 3-4 days in a row?

Call Pediatrician: I suggest that you take your child to a pediatrician to make sure there is no ear infection. I also would not give my child painkillers for teething, even for one day. Have him\her chew on a chilled teething ring. At least call your pediatrician and ask for advice. ...Read more

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When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again I was born with alcohal infant syndrome ?

When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again   I was born with alcohal infant syndrome   ?

Alcolic Infant : Manifestation is not related to kids born of alcoholic mother.It could be postural, or related to your nervous sys. Tension can bring about rapid heart rate and headache. ...Read more

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My breast shot milk straight up my babies nose when she pulled away during feeding. Could this introduce bacteria into her brain or harm her in anyway?

My breast shot milk straight up my babies nose when she pulled away during feeding. Could this introduce bacteria into her brain or harm her in anyway?

Not to worry!: Breast milk will not harm your baby when introduced to the nose. In fact, most babies have some degree of reflux in which milk or formula is frequently ejected up into the nose. ...Read more