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When will my baby talk?

When will my baby talk?

Variable: Some children utter words before a year of age. Others particularly boys, who speak later than girls, may not speak until 3 years of age and still be normal. As long as other developmental milestones are normal such as sitting and walking, usually not problem. My stepson did not talk until 3 years of age, was extremely smart, finished engineering degree in college, and now does not stop talking. ...Read more

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When will my baby understand me when I say "no?"

When will my baby understand me when I say "no?"

Tough call: Raising children is an art form, not a science. I can tell you from personal experience that 15 year olds sometimes do not understand the word "no". The best choice is repetition and vigilance. Good luck. ...Read more

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When can I let my baby start to feed herself?

When can I let my baby start to feed herself?

9 months: When baby begins to reach and hold things, he also puts them into his mouth. He may start finger feeding by 9 mo, using utensils by 12-15 months. The majority of feeding, however, will still be from you, as he will lack the coordination to load the spoon and get the contents to his mouth without spilling. That will occur about 2 years of age. Just because they can use utensils, doesn't mean will. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to talk?

When will my baby start to talk?

At birth...: Cry: at birth coo: 2 mo babble (clear syllables): 6 mo "mama" only to mom: 9-12 mo words: 12-15 mo short sentences: 18-24 mo. ("gimme cookie!" "want cookie!") "gimme car keys!" - 14-21 years. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to let me comfort her when she cries?

How can I get my baby to let me comfort her when she cries?

Gentle reassurance: By being there for your child, and using soothing techniques: quiet voice and gentle touch, he/she will eventually realize that you will make him/her feel better. It's easy to get frustrated when your own child won't come to you, but be patient and your love will shine through. ...Read more

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When will my baby know who I am?

When will my baby know who I am?

They already do!: They may not be able to call you by name, but infants have an awareness of their mothers from in utero. Your voice and feel and smell make you "known" pretty much right out of the starting gate! ...Read more

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How will I know when to feed my baby?

How will I know when to feed my baby?

Facial Gestures: Hungry babies make faces. They scrunch up their noses or raise their eyebrows or move their mouths in various ways. They don't cry until they are famished. Please, don't wait until your baby is crying to offer breastmilk or formula. You will have a happier baby and fewer problems with vomiting or reflux. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby yogurt?When will my baby sit alone?

When can I feed my baby yogurt?When will my baby sit alone?

8 months: I recommend that parents avoid yogurt as a baby food until after 8 months and limit volume to 3-4 ounces. Yogurt contains intact cow's milk protein which should be avoided in large quantities. But as a chid approaches her first birthday milk protein naturally becomes a component of their diet. ...Read more

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Will me being a premature baby affect my baby when I try to have kids?

Will me being a premature baby affect my baby when I try to have kids?

Shouldn't matter: There are a number of issues that can give rise to premature birth, and those effect the mother having premi babies. It is not transmitted as a genetic trait. That said, an evaluation by an OBGyn at the first sign of pregnancy, along with consistent medical care during pregnancy is the best way to get your best possible outcome. ...Read more

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When will my baby understand when I say no?

When will my baby understand when I say no?

Depends...: Depends on how consistently you enforce a "no" once you've said it. If "no" can turn into a "yes" with enough pressure, they may never learn to understand it. At best, 18-24 months. ...Read more

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My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her. How can I fix her routine?

My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her.  How can I fix her routine?

Start over: First, only feed her as she wakes up.She will be stronger and feed better.Change her afterward, play until tired and put her down when she starts to fuss with tiredness. If you feed her as she settles, you teach her to depend on you being there to fall asleep. If you want that for the next 4 yrs keep it up. ...Read more

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When can I expect my baby to begin grabbing?

When can I expect my baby to begin grabbing?

Reaching out: At about 4-5 months baby will begin to reach out into the environment and will slap at objects. By six months a baby will use a full fisted grasp. By 9 months a pincer grasp -thumb and fore finger will have developed and be mature. ...Read more

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How can I cope when my baby girl gets her vaccines?

How can I cope when my baby girl gets her vaccines?

Most children: are perfectly fine after vaccines, typical soothing efforts should be adequate once the vaccine is given. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not usually recommended unless child has a fever or is very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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When will my infant talk?

When will my infant talk?

See below: Most infants are cooing by 2 to 4 months of age. They will then start with consonant sounds around 6 months of age. They maybe saying mama or dada, non-specifically, at 9 months of age. And, using mama and dada, correctly, and saying about 3 words or meaningful sounds. There is a lot of variability in development. And, any concerns should be discussed. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to speak?

When will my baby start to speak?

Baby speech: Repetitive syllables around 8-9 months. Single words around 1year. Phrases at about 18 months. And short sentences by 2years. ...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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When can I give my baby his first haircut?

When can I give my baby his first haircut?

0 months: Up to you. In some cultures, newborns' heads are routinely shaved (some believe the new hair will grow in prettier); in some, such as sikhs, it is never cut at all. Whatever you think will look better is fine. ...Read more

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How will I know when my baby's head engages?

How will I know when my baby's head engages?

Descent: You may find that you feel a little different after your baby has dropped. Some pregnancy complaints may get worse, while others may improve. On the one hand, your baby will be taking up more room in your pelvis, so you'll probably find that you have to urinate even more often than before. You may get an uncomfortable feeling of pressure deep in your pelvis, feel increasing discomfort when yo. ...Read more

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When will my baby learn to walk?

When will my baby learn to walk?

12 to 15 months: Children want to check out their world starting around 6 months, and by 9 months are able to crawl around. By 12 months, that just doesn't cut it, and they pull up on objects and cruise. We expect babies to walk between 12 and 15 months, though of course some will walk by 9 or 10 months, and some won't by 15 mo. A lot depends on the drive and gross development of the child. ...Read more

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