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When will my baby be able to hold his head up?

When will my baby be able to hold his head up?

2-4 months: By two months, most babies can hold their head pretty steady. By four months, they should have complete head control and good solid strength. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to hold his toys?

When will my baby be able to hold his toys?

3 months: Infants can grasp toys, such as a rattle, around 3 months of age. Some infants will do this a little sooner, and others a little later. If your child is not able to do this by 6 months of age, please bring it to the attention of your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to control his head?

When will my baby be able to control his head?

3 mo, if not see dr: Unsteady head after 3 mo of age should be mentioned to your doctor. Physical therapy, as part of the early intervention program, does a great job of improving strength and other developmental outcomes. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to hold his own bottle?

When will my baby be able to hold his own bottle?

9 months: Holding own bottle is generally expected at 9 months of age when fine motor skills of hands are further refined to allow infant to use pincer grasp, probe with forefinger, and throw objects. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to grab?

When will my baby be able to grab?

At birth...: The "grasp reflex" (closing the fist around something placed in it) should be present at birth. "rake grasp" (reaching for an object successfully) by 4-6 mo, "pincer grasp" (thumb and forefinger) by 9-12 months. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to stand by herself?

When will my baby be able to stand by herself?

10-12 months: As with most things babies are individuals and their development is individualized. However typically babies reach the milestone of "cruising" or standing and walking by holding onto furniture around 10 months of age. Many babies take their first steps around 1 year, but many are either before or after this time frame as well. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to roll around?

When will my baby be able to roll around?

Depends: This depends on how you define it. Babies can arch their head and flip over accidentally almost immediately after birth. You must be prepared and never leave them on an elevated table where they could flip off. Purposeful rolling requires they reach 3-4 months in developing the shoulder roll. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to control her head movement?

When will my baby be able to control her head movement?

First several weeks: Infants can move there heads at birth and over the first 2 months this improves greatly. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to roll over?

When will my baby be able to roll over?

Six months: When babies used to sleep on their tummies, we expected them to roll over by four months. Now that we know it's safer to sleep on their backs, they do roll over later-- by six months. ...Read more

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1.When will my baby be able to lift his head? 2. When will my baby roll-over on his stomach? 3. When will my baby start crawling?

1.When will my baby be able to lift his head?  2. When will my baby roll-over on his stomach? 3. When will my baby start crawling?

See below: Full-term born infant achieves lifting head by 2 months, roll-over by 5 months, and crawling by 7-8 months of age. Slight delay up to a month may occur to your baby since he was a pretermer. ...Read more

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I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

Nursemaids elbow: In some cases pulling an infant can cause a condition known as nursemaids elbow (subluxation ) of the radial head very painful but usually easily reduced by a health care Practitioner. ...Read more

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When should my baby be able to roll over?

When should my baby be able to roll over?

4-6 months average: Rolling should start by 4 months and be consistent and better by 6 months. Those are averages and there is a range of 'normal', so discuss with your pediatrician if there are problems. Lots of tummy time will always help accelerate things. ...Read more

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When will my child be able to blow his own nose?

When will my child be able to blow his own nose?

3-13 years: Seriously! I have seen kids in middle school who still refuse to blow their nose, they prefer to sniff it up instead, driving their parents crazy! but, many children, around age 3-4, can be taught how to use a tissue to blow their nose........Before that, it's up to mom or dad to chase them around with the tissue! ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to dress himself?

When will my baby be able to dress himself?

2-10 :) years: It really depends on what you mean by "dress himself." as dr. Katz pointed out, the main skills needed are there by about 3 years. However, in my experience, the older they get, the more they have their "own ideas" about what to wear, and when to put it on and take it off (their ideas don't always jive with ours!). Expect to be supervising through most of the first decade of life :) ...Read more

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When will my child be able to blow her own nose?

When will my child be able to blow her own nose?

Blowing nose: Normally at 2 years old, but there are those that can do it at 15 months old and still some cannot even do it as an adult ! ...Read more

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12 week baby can't hold his head up when lying on his tummy. Is this normal? When will he be able 2 hold his head up? Does he have weak neck muscles?

12 week baby can't hold his head up when lying on his tummy. Is this normal? When will he be able 2 hold his head up?  Does he have weak neck muscles?

4 months old: Most babies can hold their head up while lying on their tummy at around 4 months. Place your baby on his tummy several times a day, while you are with him. If he doesn't like it, do it for very short times until he gets used to it. When you go to the next well check, your pediatrician will check his muscle strength. ...Read more

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Will I be able to hold my baby in the nicu?

Will I be able to hold my baby in the nicu?

Yes: Except for extremely fragile babies, and outside the times when the nurses or doctors need to work on your baby, practically all nicus allow parents to hold their babies under supervision of the staff. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to hold his head up?

2-4 months: By two months, most babies can hold their head pretty steady. By four months, they should have complete head control and good solid strength. ...Read more

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How long it takes for babies head to round about?

How long it takes for babies head to round about?

Stages: Baby heads can get pretty pointy during birth--but generally look much better even after as little as 24 - 48 hours. Some babies develop flat spots or other deformities over time related to sleep position, and sometimes to other problems like torticollis, or sometimes rare conditions. Depending on your baby's age, it might be a good idea to discuss this with your pediatrician and have an exam. ...Read more

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What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

Family trend?: Small heads can be a normal family trait. So can large heads. Head growth is a measure of brain growth, but is not a measure of brain function. Some babies have smaller heads but are very smart and healthy. Your pediatrician will carefully monitor growth and development. Any problems can be dealt with in an appropriate manner. ...Read more

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Can too much calcium during pregnacy cause hard-headed babies?

Can too much calcium during pregnacy cause hard-headed babies?

No: Your calcium intake is not likely to affect the pregnancy regardless of whether it is too high or too low. The placenta does a very good job of providing what the baby needs and protecting it from what it doesn't need. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment of veins that pops out in babies head n face?

Whats the treatment of veins that pops out in babies head n face?

May be normal: Baby's skin is very thin and thus veins can be obvious. Veins are normally greenish. If the "veins" you mentioned are of different color, your friendly pediatrician maybe able to help you. ...Read more

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Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better by 4 months. Older babies often do things because they figured out they can. ...Read more

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Why is a 14 month babies head tilted to the right side.

Why is a 14 month babies head tilted to the right side.

Many issues: I think muscle, bone or visual. A kid may have a transient spasm in the trapezious (neck) muscle that may persist if not treated with therapy.There are some kids born with fusion of some neck vertebrae that have a permanent tilt. Some kids will voluntarily tilt their head because one of the eye muscles is out of balance & they see better that way. ...Read more

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What should I do if my infant has bumped head on 2 ft. Fall into a dresser?

What should I do if my infant has bumped head on 2 ft. Fall into a dresser?

He needs head images: In children less than two years of age, even minor head trauma can be complicated by skull fractures and intracranial injury. If you have an infant less than 12 months of age, that fell 2 feet in to a hard surface, he should be taken in to be seen by his pediatrician or to the er for imaging of his head as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

Tummy time: Tummy time is the answer for most of these things especially if the flattening is symmetrical and on the back of the head. However see your doctor before we make those types of assumptions, he may have a little bit of trouble turning his head in both directions all the way. These are usually mild problems and stretching resolves it along with tummy time. ...Read more

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My infant's head does not seem to be the right shape. Will his head assume a more normal shape?

My infant's head does not seem to be the right shape.  Will his head assume a more normal shape?

Plagiocephaly: Infant skulls are soft often flatten. The odd shape is called plagiocephaly. It can reverse by making him sleep on his back, alternate the head to right then left, place your baby on his stomach while awake and in an infant chair when appropriate to reduce the pressure on the skull. Also often the neck muscles get stiff. If your infant is stiff, then rotate the neck gently and hold 5 to 10 sec ...Read more

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Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate brain growth during the first year and can be molded during this time. Make sure to rotate sleeping positions and give your baby supervised tummy time while awake. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Depends: This is a commonly used disinfectant.I routinely use it for preparing skin for suturing on almost any body surface. I make an effort to remove any residual betadine after the procedure.Leaving it on is thought to increase risk of sensitizing the skin to the product making future use likely to cause a rash. ...Read more

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Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Babies: babies have poor temperature regulation and cn feel cool ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. ...Read more

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What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

Eyes rolling: When the eyes roll up this could be a normal phenomenon, but with the head shaking I am worried about a possible seizure....See your pediatrician soon.... ...Read more

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What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more