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Will I be able to give birth?

Will I be able to give birth?

VERY complicated: You ask a very simple question, but there is no simple answer. Have you delivered before? Any problems? Biggest issue at age 46 is getting pregnant... Good luck! ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to grab?

When will my baby be able to grab?

At birth...: The "grasp reflex" (closing the fist around something placed in it) should be present at birth. "rake grasp" (reaching for an object successfully) by 4-6 mo, "pincer grasp" (thumb and forefinger) by 9-12 months. ...Read more

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When will a baby be able to burp on their own without mommy's help?

When will a baby be able to burp on their own without mommy's help?

Burping your baby: By around 2 or 3 months-old, babies no longer need to be regularly burped. At this age, babies start spending more time upright and awake, in infant seats and strollers, so they're able to get most of the burps up on their own. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to dress himself?

When will my baby be able to dress himself?

2-10 :) years: It really depends on what you mean by "dress himself." as dr. Katz pointed out, the main skills needed are there by about 3 years. However, in my experience, the older they get, the more they have their "own ideas" about what to wear, and when to put it on and take it off (their ideas don't always jive with ours!). Expect to be supervising through most of the first decade of life :) ...Read more

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When will I be able to breastfeed?

When will I be able to breastfeed?

Right away: It is a good idea to try to nurse soon after the baby is born. Keep in mind that your milk won't come in until about two to three days later. Also for the first few days, a new baby will be tired and not that hungry so they need a lot of coaxing to nurse. This is entirely normal. After a few days, they run out of their energy stores and get an appetite just when your milk comes in. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to hold his own bottle?

When will my baby be able to hold his own bottle?

9 months: Holding own bottle is generally expected at 9 months of age when fine motor skills of hands are further refined to allow infant to use pincer grasp, probe with forefinger, and throw objects. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to see?

When will my baby be able to see?

At birth.: They may not know what they see then, but they will react to light, and by 1-2 months should focus on your face. When they answer your smile with theirs, then you'll know for sure! ...Read more

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When will my baby be ready to feed herself?

When will my baby be ready to feed herself?

9 months: When baby begins to reach and hold things, he also puts them into his mouth. He may start finger feeding by 9 mo, using utensils by 12-15 months. The majority of feeding, however, will still be from you, as he will lack the coordination to load the spoon and get the contents to his mouth without spilling. That will occur about 2 years of age. Just because they can use utensils, doesn't mean will. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breastfeed my twins?

Will I be able to breastfeed my twins?

Yes: Most women with twins find this entirely do-able but it will take some practice and help to get started. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to roll over?

When will my baby be able to roll over?

Six months: When babies used to sleep on their tummies, we expected them to roll over by four months. Now that we know it's safer to sleep on their backs, they do roll over later-- by six months. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to roll around?

When will my baby be able to roll around?

Depends: This depends on how you define it. Babies can arch their head and flip over accidentally almost immediately after birth. You must be prepared and never leave them on an elevated table where they could flip off. Purposeful rolling requires they reach 3-4 months in developing the shoulder roll. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to hold his toys?

3 months: Infants can grasp toys, such as a rattle, around 3 months of age. Some infants will do this a little sooner, and others a little later. If your child is not able to do this by 6 months of age, please bring it to the attention of your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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When will others be able to feel the baby kick?

When will others be able to feel the baby kick?

7 months: It's usually about 5 months for you to feel it and 7 months for others to be able to feel it, but the further you are along the less likely your baby may have 'stage fright' when you are having someone else try to feel past 7 months. ...Read more

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Will I be able to hold my baby in the nicu?

Will I be able to hold my baby in the nicu?

Yes: Except for extremely fragile babies, and outside the times when the nurses or doctors need to work on your baby, practically all nicus allow parents to hold their babies under supervision of the staff. ...Read more

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How to help baby during teething?

How to help baby during teething?

Bagels!: I like frozen cocktail bagels. The cold numbs the gums, the hard bread helps push the teeth out, and the kids seem to like working on it. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to remember things?

When will my baby be able to remember things?

Very early: Let's put it this way: a child whom i gave a first shot at 1-2 months of age, usually looks at me very suspiciously at the next visit. ...Read more

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When will my baby begin to cruise?

When will my baby begin to cruise?

9 months: Most babies start to cruise (move around while holding on to furniture) at 9 months. Other motor milestones at 9 months include crawling and pulling to stand. Some babies may start later. ...Read more

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