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Why Is My Baby Uninterested In Her Toys
Depends: Very often children end up more interested in simple household items or silly things like empty water bottles than they are the expensive toys we buy them. This is nothing to be concerned about as long as your baby is interested in exploring her environment and playing with the objects around her. If you have any concerns about your child's development, contact your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discomfort/Fear: We all cry for similar reasons: fear, discomfort, and hunger. If you know your baby's tummy is full, the most common reasons are teeth or bad dreams (depending on their age). What can you do about bad dreams? Not much. But, teething can be helped with some Ibuprofen before bedtime. I also would check your baby's diaper, clothes, and bed to make sure that there is nothing causing them discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is almost 4 months old and i still swaddle him but he unswaddled and puts his hands constantly in his mouth, does that mean not to swaddle him?
Don't: Swaddling is a practice that allows the newborn to feel comfort of the confinement of the womb at a time when the random movements of their arms and legs are sometimes startling.It is my goal to have mom's loosen the wrap daily until they can remove it.As the kid gets accustomed to the new feelings, they can settle without it. They should be in a crib, with no blanket/bumper/pillow by 1 month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely normal: Fisting is a normal behavior is infants. This should become less common as they grow and develop. By 6 months they should be reaching and grabbing and exchanging between the two hands. Fine motor development is well defined and should be reviewed by your pediatrician. If there are problems, he may suggest further evaluations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3month old is drooling alot and always putting her hands in her mouth is she starting to theeth?
My 3 months baby refuses to sleep in her bed, the only way she sleeps is in her carseat even at night.Can this be harmful for her developement?
I see no problem: The kid may actually be self selecting a position that helps her deal with heartburn/reflux that can be common when babies lay down. After 5-6 mo this should be less of a problem & you may be able to get baby back into a bed. At this point just do what you need to get through the day / night ...Read more
Why is my daughter so picky about what I feed her baby when she comes to visit? I fed her gerbers.
Your daughter?: Oh, the baby. Talk with her in a caring, open way. ...Read more
My 1yr old daugther is jealous of her newborn brother so much shes been rebel and ignoring me and that makes me cry what can I do?I love her a looooot
Week old baby spits up in her sleep so i worry about her being flat on back. Is it okay for her to sleep in her swing that is slightly inclined?
Back is best: Babies who spit up will turn their head automatically. An incline of several degrees is ok, but too much incline leads baby to angle perpendicular to how they lay down.Swings that suspend a newborn baby can lead to airway compromise and suffocation during sleep as babies head drops to one side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I let my seven months old boy watch animated videos of nursery rhymes when he is very cranky and while Feeding him. will this habit affect his dev. ?
My newborn keep on crying ,wiggling up her body as though she's in pain she does this when she's sleeping and nursing im very concern about why ?
Lots of reasons: There are a number of reasons why newborns cry--mostly benign--but you should have her evaluated by her pediatrician to make sure ...Read more
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
If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby? He keeps poking at it slapping it is my baby okay in there ? My baby hides from him
Maybe: There is a lot of cushioning in there and the baby is surrounded by amniotic fluid. However, constant jumping or trauma to the belly is not a good idea. It is a good idea to discourage these negative actions to your toddler, remember that baby wont have the protection of your womb much longer! Try Time outs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby girl is 2months old and seems to be teething, is it possible? She is fussy, won't eat much, drools a lot and chews on her hands.. There is also a sour smell in her mouth. I saw my doctor today and he said baby's aren't teething till 5-6months.
My 6 month old baby likes to stand up in my lap while I support him. Is this bad for his legs in any way?
No: No it is not harmful at all. It is ok even for a one month old to do that if they want. It will not cause him/her to be bow legged. ...Read more
My wife is on exclusive-breastfeeding for our 5month old 9.1kg baby boy. Her nipples have become so sore and painful to breastfeed. What can we do? S
Breast shields: Try using some breast shields and mom should try massaging her breasts with lanolin. ...Read more
My baby 9mo. Always rubs her nose a lot when i'm trying to put her to sleep and when im trying to feed her too...Is this normal?
Nose-rubbing can be: A sign of an itchy nose from food allergies, if there's a strong family history & she has congestion or copious mucus. However, it can also be a self-soothing ritual, which is perfectly fine in infants & young kids. I hope you've established a consistent bedtime & ritual, reading, nursing, brushing her teeth, then putting her to bed drowsy, but awake, so she can self-calm if she night-wakes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is three weeks old and I am breast-feeding. I use body wash on my nipples in the shower. Could this harm the baby when she feeds by getting it in her mouth?
No: These products are non toxic but likely she will appreciate it, if you rinse off the product. All the best. ...Read more
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