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When will my baby start responding to his name?

When will my baby start responding to his name?

Usually by 9 months: Most babies should respond regularly to their own name around 9 months. They are probably not doing much talking at this age, but you should hear a lot of babbling. Most babies are saying "dada" or "mama" at this age, but it may not be specific for you. ...Read more

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When will my baby respond to her name?

When will my baby respond to her name?

9 mnths: Developmentally infants recognize and respond to their name by 9 months. Babies continue to amaze me with their ability to learn. Best advice is for you to observe and notice when your child seems to consistently respond to his/her name. They recognize voices from in utero and can distinguish mom from dad....So maybe by 6 months you may notice your child recognizes his/her name. ...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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My friends baby is breached and she wants to know if there's anyway she can help the baby start turning head down? She's 32 weeks and 5 days

My friends baby is breached and she wants to know if there's anyway she can help the baby start turning head down? She's 32 weeks and 5 days

May change : The position , may change prior to delivery with no external efforts, or the OB may set up to try a "version" maneuver around the due date to convert baby to head down. They usually are set up to go ahead & do a c-section if it does not change babies position or the process triggers signs of distress in baby. Mom isn't going to change things by herself. ...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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Is there an alternative to ridaline for a child? My exwife put my 6 yr old son on it to make her life easier on watching him. When he comes to my house and i give it to him as directed he acts like a zombie an hour later when it takes affect.He also start

Is there an alternative to ridaline for a child? My exwife put my 6 yr old son on it to make her life easier on watching him. When he comes to my house and i give it to him as directed he acts like a zombie an hour later when it takes affect.He also start

Hello. : Hello. Sounds like a lot of tension between parents. Normally, a physician will not prescribe Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the sole purpose of making a child more docile. There has to be actual medical indication. There are a number of differrent medications which can be used to treat a child. I would anticipate that your son likely has attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if he is being treated with ritalin (methylphenidate). I suggest that you share your observations with your wife. Recommend it be done in a neutral and non- accusatory manner. You can share your concerns about possible side effects with her. It will be received better if your wife perceives you as bringing it up due to concern about your son, rather than bringing it up in the context of not parenting appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I give my son a bottle will he start to prefer the bottle more then my breast? I don't want to stop the bond.

If I give my son a bottle will he start to prefer the bottle more then my breast? I don't want to stop the bond.

Reasonable backup: You may find it hard to get him to take a bottle if you are there & he wants the real thing. Having someone else feed him a bottle once in a while can be a benefit if you were to need surgery or be away for any lengthy period. I find more BF kids refuse bottles than become confused by them. ...Read more

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Do i need to put the baby on his stomach or will he turn on his stomach when he is ready?

Do i need to put the baby on his stomach or will he turn on his stomach when he is ready?

Babys in motion: Let the baby develop at his/her own pace. Positioning the baby is not going to change the developmental aspects of when they roll from stomach to back. ...Read more

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My baby is 7 months and i still have to force feed her. She doesn't open her mouth to feed on any kind. I try to trick her and force the food? Whyyyy

My baby is 7 months and i still have to force feed her. She doesn't open her mouth to feed on any kind. I try to trick her and force the food? Whyyyy

No force-feeding: Babies do not need to be force-fed. If a parent thinks she has to force-feed her baby, she can bring the baby to the doctor and feed the baby while the doctor is watching (explain that this is the plan, when booking the appointment). In most cases, the baby is fine and will drink enough breastmilk or formula to grow normally (which may be a smaller amount of intake than the parent wishes). ...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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How to feed my baby , she is now 2 months and which milk is better to give my child ...

How to feed my baby , she is now 2 months and which milk is better to give my child ...

Formula: Similac, Enfamil and Gentleease are all good brands of formula for newborns. There is a regular form of each of these formulas, If the child has specific allergies, reflux or feeding difficulties other forms of formula may be offered or recommended. If you have any specific questions, you can ask in a consult forum. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is not producing enuff milk for her 1 month old. how should we begin the switch to formula?

What do you suggest if my child is not producing enuff milk for her 1 month old. how should we begin the switch to formula?

Formula options: Milk supply can be increased by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. However, starting with a standard cow milk based formula such a Similac or Enfamil should be fine unless there is a close family history of lactose intolerance, in which case a lactose-free (usually labeled as 'sensitive') or soy can be used. ...Read more

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When can I start giving water to drink to a baby he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?

When can I start giving water to drink to a baby  he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?

not helpful: Infants have no need and derive no benefit from water supplements. Breast milk or formula is designed to provide for all of babies needs. Hiccoughs are driven by an electrical wave in the breathing muscle like a heartbeat and will fade when it decides to, supplements of milk or water have no direct benefit. ...Read more

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My daughter loves our dentist but is scared when he does a procedure on her. He helps her relax but once he starts she flips. What can we do to help?

My daughter loves our dentist but is scared when he does a procedure on her. He helps her relax but once he starts she flips. What can we do to help?

Sedation: If your child ever becomes combative she could do damage to herself or the dentist. Most pediatric dentists have the ability to sedate in-office which is a great option to give your child some good visits and some even better post-hypnotic suggestion! be sure to ask about your options. ...Read more

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When can my baby start to smile? She is now 40 days

When can my baby start to smile? She is now 40 days

Birth: Babies smile from birth. At first it is random and by 2 months they begin to smile more on purpose and by 4 months will smile in response to mom and dad's stimulus. ...Read more

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My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can i continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?

My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can i continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?

Breastfeeding/fastin: I am Jewish not Muslim. In Judiasm respect for preserving life is considered so high that you are allowed to break almost any commandment in order to preserve a life. If you came to me as a Jewess and I was your Rabbi, I would advice you to eat and breastfeed. But you should talk to your Imam and to Allah. That should be your guide. Happy Ramadan! ...Read more