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Why Does Our Daughter Grind Her Stuffed Animal
Hi my six year playes with herself a lot i notice sometimes she using her stuffed animal and i wanted to know if this is normal, or if it's not normal?
Normal development: It feels good. This is normal. Your job as a parent is to gently teach her that this is private behavior without punishing her for doing something so natural. These are tricky waters and you will do just fine! I am very happy that you asked this question. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my stepson, 17 1/2 yrs old, still sleeps with a stuffed animal. He even packs it with him for vacations.?
Unsure: What is the harm? If it doesn't cause any harm, I wouldn't worry about it. Has he been through some trauma? Sometimes, people need something to help calm them, and decrease anxiety. Perhaps he just likes having something under his arm- some people sleep with a pillow there. In the long run, I don't think it's a problem unless *he's* concerned or it prevents him from interacting with others. . ...Read more
My son is 7 months old is it ok for him to have a stuffed animal with no tags or anything in his crib at night to snuggle?
Yes: Lice need a host to survive, and typically won't live longer than 1-2 days on an inanimate object. They won't survive temperature extremes, so microwaving or just washing in hot water in the washing machine should do the trick. Be careful with the microwave however; if there are plastic components or materials within the stuffed animal, microwaving could cause release of noxious materials. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I teach my two years daughter to say baba and mama? She knows the names of the shapes, letters, animals, & their sounds but she never call us
Learning to name : objects & pictures is not the same as learning to communicate socially in a reciprocal, interactive manner. Use the developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org to show her doctor for referral to your country's equivalent of the US's Early Intervention Program for assessment & any needed therapy. Play,talk, read & minimize TV/video viewing. "It Takes Two To Talk" is a good book on Amazon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daughter turned 4 in April. Lost 1st tooth in Aug now another one is loose. Is this normal? Should she loose teeth so early. She grinds teeth at night
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