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Why does my baby squirm so much?

Why does my baby squirm so much?

Squirm: Maybe you are gripping too tight? Or maybe the baby is just learning to gain dexterity and simply is discovering its own body and how it works so it does it by squirming. Unless it is really abnormal and dangerous, then it is nothing to worry about. They do this until they can crawl. Just like they cry and scream until they can talk. ...Read more

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How much should my infant squirm?

How much should my infant squirm?

Infant: Your infants degree of mobility would depend on his/her age. The older the child, the more mobile we expect them to be. Your doctor should be checking this every time you go for a visit. If you are concerned, you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Common finding: They do what they do.Some are lazy relaxed feeders and some are aggressive barracudas.Some are bored with the process and want to do something else. You just work through it. ...Read more

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What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

Speed change!: You want to be fast and prepared, have everything within arms reach, when you are changing a squirmer! you may need to change the baby on the floor, instead of a table, to minimize the chance of falls. Also, keep the baby distracted and his/her hands busy with a special toy while you sneak the clean diaper on! ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

No: I'll assume you have breast fed for a while, obtain a consistant latch, have used techniques that have produced good consistant growth and the movement is simple squirming. I doubt any real issues. If your are a novice, coaching may help as baby may feel your anxiety & squirm as a result. As a child begins to walk, it may be less interested in feeding and be squirming to get down. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to squirm and move when he is making a bowel movement?

Is it normal for a baby to squirm and move when he is making a bowel movement?

Yes: Its also normal for your baby to become red in the face and grimace as if s/he is in pain. As long as your baby has soft stool they are not constipated. Remember breastfed babies over a month of age may go up to 10 days or 2 weeks without having a stool and this does not mean they are constipated. ...Read more

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My son is almost 4, won't go on potty. When he has a bm it looks like he is in pain, he will stand and squirm like it's uncontrollable. Help, ty?

My son is almost 4, won't go on potty. When he has a bm it looks like he is in pain, he will stand and squirm like it's uncontrollable. Help, ty?

Pediatrician time.: I'd seek an exam by his pediatrician to diagnose and to obtain clear diet and possibly other behavioral suggestions. Also, if there is a good child psychologist available, they might help. I did play therapy w/ an uptight, serious 4yo boy. He built an big wood block castle, then crashed it with noise and glee. Then, the asked to "go potty" for the 1st time in days. I was amazed to see it work. ;-). ...Read more

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Do people ever squirm or yell during a colonoscopy procedure?

Do people ever squirm or yell during a colonoscopy procedure?

Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort. ...Read more