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Doctor insights on: Why Do Babies Arch Their Backs When Eating

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When do babies start smiling back?

When do babies start smiling back?

Social smile: babies typically develop what is known as a "social smile" between 6-8 weeks of age. ...Read more

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When do children usually start to have their teeth falling out?

When do children usually start to have their teeth falling out?

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 more

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When do babies start rolling over and pushing themselves up with arms while on their tummies?

When do babies start rolling over and pushing themselves up with arms while on their tummies?

4 - 6 months: Usually around 4 to 5 months old, but can be until 6 months & still be normal ...Read more

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When do all your baby teeth usually come out?

When do all your baby teeth usually come out?

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 more

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When can babies sleep on their belly?

When can babies sleep on their belly?

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

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Why do people grind their teeth when they asleep?

Why do people grind their teeth when they asleep?

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 more

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When do babies began to crawl?

When do babies began to crawl?

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

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Why do people poop their pants when scared?

Why do people poop their pants when scared?

Reading and films...: For all the many times people are scared, this is a very infrequent occurrence. Except as a dramatic event in novels and films. ...Read more

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Why do people close their eyes when they sneeze hard?

Why do people close their eyes when they sneeze hard?

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

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When do babies breathe through their mouths?

When do babies breathe through their mouths?

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

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Why do some people lose consciousness when they bump their heads?

Why do some people lose consciousness when they bump their heads?

Head Injury: If one loses consciousness it is because a concussion has occured which is an injury to the brain. In other words it is like bumping the brain. ...Read more

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Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

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

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When do women lose their canine teeth?

When do women lose their canine teeth?

Hopefully never: Canines are the longest teeth in the mouth, and are usually present when all other teeth are missing. But as all teeth, they are lost when they are periodontally hopeless or unrestorable. ...Read more

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Why do infants fold their hands?

Why do infants fold their hands?

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