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Why Do Babies Arch Their Backs When Eating
5 1/2 years: The lower front teeth are the first teeth to loosen and wiggle. This can happen around age 5 1/2 though some children can start much later. It is more important on the sequence of which teeth exfoliate( fall out) that the timing or age. Every child has their own time table. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 - 6 months: Usually around 4 to 5 months old, but can be until 6 months & still be normal ...Read more
Varies...: On average, 12 years of age is typical, but just this week I saw a little girl not quite yet 9 years old having lost all of her baby teeth already, and in the past I have had patients as old as 15 losing their last one. Having seen thousands of kids over the last 10 years I can honestly say that average is 12 and range of normal can be as wide as 8 to 15. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on age: There is a higher incidence of sudden infant death syndrome if babies sleep on their bellies than on their backs or sides. It is recommended to prop them so they do not roll on their stomachs but when they get old enough to roll on their own yu can't help iit and then it is ok for them to sleep on their bellies! ...Read more
Bruxism: Grinding your teeth is a mechanism to react to stress in your life. There is family history of grinding (genetic codes) as well as environmental factors that contribute. All you can do is have a bite coverage appliance made to stop further damage to your teeth. Even a complete lifestyle change to remove stresses from your life may not stop the grinding habit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7-10 months: Development of gross motor skills like crawling vary from baby to baby. They can also be affected by things like prolonged illness, prematurity, any congenital bone or joint problems, weight of infant. That all being said, the typical time is between 7 and 10 months of age. This is just one skill that we assess in looking at a baby's skills. And yes, I have seen occasional baby who skips crawling. ...Read more
It's a reflex : Almost everybody closes their eyes when they sneeze due to a reflex that causes the eyes to closes. It is normal. ...Read more
Depends on Situation: Infants are obligate nasal breathers as they prefer breathing through their nose rather than mouth. Most infants, however, are able to breathe through their mouth if their nose is blocked. Variation in the length of time until a baby begins oral breathing, but most children and adults are nasal breathers at baseline and mouth breathe to compensate during exercise and colds/stuffy nose for example. ...Read more
Several: Lying on abdomen is unpleasant. Sides are ok for the patient but hard to see for delivery care giver! Similar for sitting position, although many babies have probably come out that way historically! ...Read more
Comfort: Infants will assume positions that are comfortable. Especially around 4 months of age infants will keep their hands in the midline of their bodies. It is something we watch for to know they are normal. ...Read more
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