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When will my baby start to unclench his fists?

When will my baby start to unclench his fists?

Grasp reflex: Babies start losing their grasp reflex around 2 to 4 moths and gone at 6 months.

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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects I would worry less. If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated. That would suggest neurologic injury.

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My baby will be 5 months on april 9th she still has her fist closed most of the time! Is that normal still?

My baby will be 5 months on april 9th she still has her fist closed most of the time! Is that normal still?

Should be able to...: She should be able to open her hand to let go of something she is holding, and batting at objects, perhaps even starting to reach towards things, maybe grabbing them if she comes across them, usually bringing them to her mouth, esp more towards 5-6 months. She should be able to do these things pretty equally with both hands. If she's not, i'd check with her dr. To make sure her development is ok.

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Is it normal for my baby to keep her thumbs in her fists?

Is it normal for my baby to keep her thumbs in her fists?

Most likely normal: Fisting is a normal behavior is infants. This should become less common as they grow and develop. By 6 months they should be reaching and grabbing and exchanging between the two hands. Fine motor development is well defined and should be reviewed by your pediatrician. If there are problems, he may suggest further evaluations.

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My 1 1/2 month baby, always clench her fist, does that mean she's in pain?

My 1 1/2 month baby, always clench her fist, does that mean she's in pain?

No: This is a natural reflex in an infant under 3-4 mo. The nervous system gradually matures & by 6m the baby can reach out, grasp & release. But early on the fingers will clinch up in response to anything touching the palm. The toes do a similar thing & will curl in around your finger if you touch the bottom of the foot near the toes.

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My child throws himself on the floor and pounds his fists. How should I respond?

My child throws himself on the floor and pounds his fists. How should I respond?

A new TipTap: As my collegues point out, children communicate as best they are able. And sometimes the innate behavior is a tantrum. Hese are done to obtain a goal which includes attention. Ignoring teaches the child that this will not work. After the tantrum is over, give a hug to reinforce the " good" behavior.

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Does baby daughter with clubbed feet, clinched fists, small size haveserious condition?

Does baby daughter with clubbed feet, clinched fists, small size haveserious condition?

POTENTIALLY YES: Clubbed feet on its own and without any other associated dysmorphic features, does not have any serious implications, but when associated with other features, i.E clinched fist (beyond 6-12 months old), small for gestational age, microcephaly (small head) etc. Should be a cause for concern, thus requires evaluation, both by a geneticist and neurologist.

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Can the tucking of my baby's thumbs in her fists be associated with neurodevelopmental issues? She is 6 weeks.

Can the tucking of my baby's thumbs in her fists be associated with neurodevelopmental issues? She is 6 weeks.

Maybe, maybe not: Fisting is common in the first couple of months as a reflex in the newborn & often can be triggered bu the lightest touch on the palm or just happen. This brings the fingers & thumb in to a clutched position. By 3-4 mo the baby will have the hand open more & the reflexive grasp gives way to a purposeful grasp. A hard inward deviation of the thumb that will not relax is a problem

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Does any one have a baby that has a clenched fist sometimes and curled toes at 14 months? Is it anything to be concerned about?

Does any one have a baby that has a clenched fist sometimes and curled toes at 14 months? Is it anything to be concerned about?

Maybe...: If this has been present a while or from birth you should consult with your pediatrician. This may represent a problem that occurred during the pregnancy.

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My premature baby is now at 8 weeks adjusted age. He has clenched fists and curled toes most of the time, he is stiff yet floppy should I worry yet?

My premature baby is now at 8 weeks adjusted age. He has clenched fists and curled toes most of the time, he is stiff yet floppy should I worry yet?

Sounds normal: Infants often quickly clench their hand to age 4 months and toes to a year. If never unclenched it is abnormal. You are likely to worry to age five just because premi's do that to moms sometimes. Your pediatrician should be monitoring these issues. I routinely sent premi's that early to early childhood programs for closer monitoring.

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I am an expecting mother At 28 weeks I had primary herpes so it was the fist time and now I am terrified of my baby having congenital will she?

I am an expecting mother At 28 weeks I had primary herpes so it was the fist time and now I am terrified of my baby having congenital will she?

Discuss with Ur doc: Generally, the baby delivered during/thru a pelvis affected by primary herpes is at the greatest risk. If your primary infection spared the baby (common), there is less but some risk if delivered while you have a reinsurance. Some schedule a c-section to avoid the risk and others take meds to suppress recurrences.

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My 2 month old baby is a little fussy and keeps sucking on his fist and biting on my shoulder, could it be too early to be teething? He is well fed

My 2 month old baby is a little fussy and keeps sucking on his fist and biting on my shoulder, could it be too early to be teething? He is well fed

Sucking/biting: The newborn is endowed with a tremendous drive to suckle, based on the pleasure sensors in their lips. This helps them learn to feed, after 9 months of nutrition via umbilical cord. The sucking, biting, gnawing behavior of infants is more one of self soothing than hunger or teeth. I'm not convinced teeth have much to do with the symptoms of infants, though they take the blame for a lot.

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My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

Likely NEITHER: If there was no change in the baby's mental status and they simply were showing the strong emotion of anticipation to eat then, what they demonstrated can be quite understandable. However, if there are doubts or this has happened before then, you should see a pediatric neurologist. More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make appointment with me.

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My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm. And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm. And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

Cranky: Yor baby is probably teething. You can give him Ibuprofen before bed to help him sleep. Also give him cold things to eat like a frozen bagel half for him to nibble on. He can also suck on a cold damp cloth. As a last resort you can get oragel to put on his gums.

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36 weeks pregnant. Baby have both hands in a fist close to face in the womb. What's the meaning of that?

36 weeks pregnant. Baby have both hands in a fist close to face in the womb. What's the meaning of that?

Fisting: The infant in utero is fisting and that position is comfortable and normal. Overlapping of fingers can be a genetic trait and be indicative of a genetic abnormality if seen and diagnosed by a pedi MD after birth.

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How urgent is this situation? Bleeding between periods, pain and bloating! My period has been irregular since 2006 after the birth of my first child. I have noticed that I have bleeding between periods which I at fist assumed was due to irregular period.

How urgent is this situation? Bleeding between periods, pain and bloating! My period has been irregular since 2006 after the birth of my first child. I have noticed that I have bleeding between periods which I at fist assumed was due to irregular period.

I: I am concerned about your symptoms and I feel that you need immediate medical evaluation. I can understand your concern about finances, but your health is the most important thing especially as a young mother. Your irregular bleeding is not normal, and the bloating is concerning. Please call the local clinics in your area and they can advise you on whether they can see you but they can also give you advice on where you can be seen. You should definitely get a full examination including a pelvic exam and a pap smear, and you may need imaging studies. Please get seen immediately and do know there are people who will help you.

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What does it mean if I can't clench my fists?

What does it mean if I can't clench my fists?

Something wrong: If you can not clench your fist it means there is some problem with your hand, it could be an inflammation and something causing swelling of fingers or the hand. It may be post traumatic or some kind of inflammation. Check with your doctor.