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Crying (Definition)

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Why does my sister's 7-month-old baby cry all the time?

Why does my sister's 7-month-old baby cry all the time?

Hard to say: Not normal for a 7 month old to be crying all the time. Have pt seen by pediatrician to see if he/she can figure out a cause by physical exam. There could be many reasons including infection, behavioral, developmental. Have pt seen by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry in her sleep?

Why does my baby cry in her sleep?

Cry in sleep: Infants go through different stages of sleep at night just as adults do, just different amounts of time in different stages. In certain stages of sleep, people often make noise - talking, grunting, etc. A baby's communication is crying - so it is there way of talking in their sleeep. The trick is not to respond right away - if you touch/jostle etc they may wake up. Let alone to keep sleeping! ...Read more

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Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it. . If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read more

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Why does my baby get fussy when his caregivers leave his sight?

Why does my baby get fussy when his caregivers leave his sight?

Separation Anxiety: When a baby is 7 to 12 months old, a very important stage in development occurs called "object permanence". What this means is now your baby can remember and recreate images in her mind. She knows you exist even if she does not see you. But when we leave, and since they do not have a sense of time, it is stressful for them as they do not understand we will come back, causing separation anxiety. ...Read more

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Why does my baby grunt all the time?

Why does my baby grunt all the time?

Define all the time: Grunting might be normal if your infant is trying to stool, if constipation is an issue this can be addressed, however grunting can also be the sign of serious illness particularly if it has been ongoing since birth. If cyanosis (blueness often notable around the mouth or lips) is present this would be a reason to call 911. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Baby's uncomfortable: A 3 month old baby may cry (around other babies) because his feelings of comfort and security got interrupted. Maybe he is no longer being held by mom/dad, as he got placed down next to another baby, or maybe mom/dad changed her/his tone of voice. Maybe the other babies are crying and being too noisy. Perhaps the other babies are making random hand/face gestures that are look too stimulating. ...Read more

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My daughter (11months) cries when my dad holds her. She isn't overly clingy and will even let strangers hold her. Not sure what to do..?

My daughter (11months) cries when my dad holds her. She isn't overly clingy and will even let strangers hold her. Not sure what to do..?

Normal event: Between 6 & 12 mo most infants develop a sense of separation anxiety when apart from their primary caregivers. This preference for you, your spouse or a daily caregiver may be troubling to those who expect her smiles as a blood relative but this is a normal stage.If they care, they should give her time to warm up to them or just accept it for now.After 2 or so the issue is usually gone. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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My husband is mad at the baby because she will not play with him. What should I do?

My husband is mad at the baby because she will not play with him. What should I do?

Tough one...: I seriously doubt that's even close to the full story. Children are very good at picking up the mood and attitude of the people with them (it's called empathy), and if your husband is tense when he approaches the child, the child will tense up back at him. So whatever it is that's really bothering your husband is what you should address. The child will play with whoever is in a playful mood. ...Read more

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Why does my baby want to put everything in her mouth?

Why does my baby want to put everything in her mouth?

The mouth is...: ...The major sensory organ for small children, and since food is close to the top of a very short list of needs that babies have, the question, "is it edible?", is a very important one to every baby. "is it fashionable to wear" and "does it have 4g" are questions that come up at a somewhat later age. ...Read more

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My 21 month old sleeps with her eyes open sometimes. Why does she do this? What does that mean?

My 21 month old sleeps with her eyes open sometimes. Why does she do this? What does that mean?

It is normal: Maybe a little creepy looking but it is normal...Lots of children do that. "toddlers who sleep with their eyes open-- a behavior known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos-- most outgrow nocturnal lagophthalmos by twelve to eighteen months of age." http://voices.Yahoo.Com/is-normal-toddler-sleep-6901958.Html. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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Why does my baby always have the hiccups?

Why does my baby always have the hiccups?

Mgt: It may be perfectly normal, but one cause is diaphragmatic irritation. Has the baby had any history of pneumonia? Is the baby growing normally? ...Read more

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Dr's what is your opinion on letting babies cry it out? Our baby is six weeks old, my husband says let him cry it out but I think he's too young?

See Your Doctor Now: More information regarding your 6 week old infant is needed such as pre and post-natal medical history, feeding/sleeping patterns, and much more. Normal babies experience increased crying by age 2 weeks, crying reaches a peak by age 2 months. A thorough exam and correlation with history is needed to determine if crying is of a benign nature. Early intervention is always best. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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My baby is 6m. She expects me to sit beside her all the time. If i leave she'll cry. What shoud i do? Thanks

My baby is 6m. She expects me to sit beside her all the time. If i leave she'll cry. What shoud i do? Thanks

Be calm & accepting: Some call this the emotional birth, when baby realizes mom is their best buddy &cries if she leaves. They do not fully grasp the concept that you can exist when not visable until into the 2nd yr, so you need to be calm ane reassuring.They may fear you won't return. If baby senses your worry it will increase their fear. Peek a boo and similar activities are thought to help babies learn the concept. ...Read more

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I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.

I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.

No & Yes: You are an emancipated minor having a child of your own.This means legally you make decisions about your child, including who can and can't see her. However, if you are still living at home and she is supporting you, the two of you will have to work out your differences about the involvement of the father. It is her house and her rules. Your other option is move out, but then you lose her help. ...Read more

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Why does my child have baby acne?

Why does my child have baby acne?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels cause baby acne. This is not dangerous, not permanent, does not need treatment and generally does not scar. It should generally clear up by about 3 months. ...Read more

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My baby gets distressed and poos during every feed, what can I do?

My baby gets distressed and poos during every feed, what can I do?

Breast or bottle: Breast fed kids can poo a little smear every feed or fill a crib with soft poo once a week. The variability in their stooling pattern is quite wide.Bottle fed kids usually get into a daily routine involving 1-2 stools a day by the end of their first week. See your pcp if this doesn't fit your situation. ...Read more

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When can I let my baby play with other kids?

When can I let my baby play with other kids?

2 months: Two months is the absolute earliest babies should be around other children because we don't want your baby catching an illness from another child. Once they reach that milestone, it's a good idea to have the baby around other kids to provide opportunities for socialization. Most babies will start to really play with other kids around the age of 2. Before that, most prefer to play on their own. ...Read more

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