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When Will My Baby Be Able To Turn The Pages Of Books
6-9 months: Most babies will begin turning pages of books at the same point they begin to reach out and use their hands to manipulate the world around them. Usually this occurs around 6-9 months of age, but don't be worried if it takes her a little bit longer. If you're not sure, it's always smart to ask your pediatrician to do a thorough developmental evaluation. The more you read to her, the better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You don't have to go through with an external version (that's the name for turning the baby) unless you want. You have to give consent for it, as there is some risk involved. Though unusual, you can go into labor, the baby's heart rate can drop, your membranes can rupture, and more. If you don't want to do it, your doc will want to do a c. Section, most likely, but that is your choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it best to let your child's baby teeth fall out on their own, or pull them out? Our son's beginning to lose his baby teeth, and he has one that's beginning to turn gray and just sitting there, not falling out. Is this something we can safely pull out a
6-9 months: Once a baby can sit by himself it is easier to hold a cup. This typically occurs when a baby is around 6 to 7 months. Babies are transferring objects from one hand to another at this age as well. Maybe you would like to start with a sippy cup first, but, take the valve out so it does not mimic a bottle. Start wirh small ammounts as for sure some will spill. Be very patient. It is all new to baby. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
16-20 weeks: is usual time frame. Could be few weeks later if you are first time mom. :) ...Read more
How do you potty train a difficult child? Our son turned 4 in november, and is still in pullups. He will sit on the toilet and pee right before his bath, but refuses to poop on the toilet, and will not tell us when he has to go other than to sit on the to
Boys : Boys do tend to potty train later than girls. I hear terms like "difficult child" and "refuses to poop". My guess is that he picks up on this vibe as well. Sometimes if pushed too hard, a child will push back or will hold back. How about reading the "potty book" to him. There are some wonderful potty videos that are fun for kids to watch. If you can make this fun and get him invested, he may be more likely to play along. If he is pressured and faces anger, he is more likely to hold on to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 17 month old likes holding onto the cords to our lamps. I have to peel her hands off of it. What are the chances she could get electrocuted?
What are the best postions to sleep in to have a healthy baby. I have heard that sleeping on your back reduces oxygen supply to the baby. Is it true?
Any age: You infant may go to the movies with you at any age. Whether you go to the movies depends upon your infant's temperament and sleep schedule. If your baby is a sound sleeper for long periods of time you may enjoy your time at the movies. If your baby is more active or a poor sleeper you will either miss a lot of the movie or disturb your fellow movie-goers. You may want to consider renting a movie. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
16 weeks pregnant...Where would the baby be located and when will i be able to feel him with my hand?
Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move
When can I take my newborn out in public? The pediatrician said to wait 2-3 months to be the very safest.
My fiance has psoriasis and in the future we want to have kids. What is the likelihood that our kids will get/show it, and will they carry on the gene
Small risk: There is a genetic component to psoriasis so there is a 50% chance a child will inherit the predisposition. However, even if that happens, the risk of developing psoriasis is relatively small. One large study put the risk at about 12% if a parent has the disease but I am not sure that the exact risk has really been definitively determined. ...Read more
Is three old enough to allow a child to floss on their own? When trying to floss his teeth, our three year old son keeps trying to grab the floss and saying that he can do it. What is the best age to allow them to floss on their own?
Not even close: Eye-hand coordination for brushing not there 'til l5-7, flossing 'till 9-10. This is one of those parent things where you have to insist. Let him brush and floss, but you have to get in there after him and clean what he can't. Make it fun. Sing songs, try pea sized portions of various toothpastes, have him sit in your lap facing away from you when you floss him. You have to do this for him! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby develops a good pincer grasp. However, some babies have problems which delay the timing (eg. Reflux, feeding aversion or gagging). Also many premature babies need extra time to develop this skills. It is best to consult your doctor on the right timing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When i give birth can we just put my friends names on their and not mine seeing the baby is for them? My friend is trying to have a baby but can't carry or drop eggs so i told her i can be the one to carry and she can use my egg and her husband's sperm. W
Yes: In 44 states being a gestational carrier is legal and you can have a contract and payment. In the remaining 6 states it is illegal so there can be no contract but the gc can be paid "reasonable" expenses. Most states do a pre-birth order rather than an adoption. It is easier and the genetic parents sign the birth certificate. Hope this helps and what a wonderful thing you are doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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