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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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Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Dont know: I do not know. I have not heard that. I would suggest though that hair perms contain chemicals that can leach in to the body through the scalp and are in general not beneficial especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Avoid them. Anencephaly has multiple causes and at best chemicals may contribute...Have seen no evidence yet they are causal. ...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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Why does the hair color of some babies change when they get older?

Why does the hair color of some babies change when they get older?

Normal: Newborns often can lose their whole head of hair (due to decreasing hormones)- but don't worry- it will grow back. And when it does it may be a different color, texture, etc. This is all normal. ...Read more

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How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning . And falling out?? Even though its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help

How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning  .  And falling out?? Even though  its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help

Hair loss in infant: It is normal for babies to lose some or all of their hair, and this is not safely preventable unless another underlying cause (such as severe seborrhea capitus or fungal infections) is present and not addressed. Hair growth returns in a few weeks to months, not to worry. ...Read more

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Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more

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Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Allergic triggers: Babies can have asthma and animals can be the "trigger" that brings on symptoms. But it may have nothing to do with the animals, or just one or the other. Every person is individual, and if they have asthma, they have their own triggers that bring on symptoms. The only way to know what your baby's triggers are is to work with his doc or allergist. Can do allergy testing or avoidance/exposure tests. ...Read more

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I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?

I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?

Hair loss: This can be a normal occurrence after delivery. This is due to the decreased level of Estrogens after delivery. Estrogens were responsible for your hair growth during your pregnancy. Occasionally you can develop hypothyroidism and lose your hair but by and large hair loss is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies

My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies

Common finding: Examination of all infants will find some fine villus hair covering many body surfaces at birth that gradually diminishes over time.In some ethnic groups it is much darker than others & thus more noticeable. Ignore it. ...Read more

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How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?

How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?

Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more

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Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...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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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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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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