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Tiptoe walking 
My 13 month old granddaughter doesn't walk yet. She tiptoe walks even in her walker. She is a twin and her twin sister just started walking and she walks …

Sit and slide 
My grandbaby was crawling just fine but somewhere along the line he switched from crawling to a sit and slide maneuver. He rarely crawls but sits with …

Does not track 
My son is seven weeks old and he does not track an object with his eyes. In fact, he will hardly even look at an object held in front of him, even if the …

Stopped walking independently 
My 1 year old son started walking independently at around 11 months, but at his first birthday he suddenly stopped walking independently. Now he holds …

Autistic traits 
My baby girl seems to be hitting all her motor skills milestones, but I have some concerns about her social interaction... whether she displays autistic …

Little development progress 
My granddaughter shows little development progress. She is seven months old and cannot roll over or sit up. Her pediatrician asked if she can transfer …

Baby head control 
My concern is about baby head control. My baby was born at 35.5 weeks and was in the Intensive Care Unit for 17 days. He had severe anemia. Hospital staff …

Baby hand movement 
My 7 month old is constantly moving his hands... finger tapping and opening and closing his hands (the gimme motion)CONSTANTLY. Is this normal? My other …

Rolls his eyes 
My 2yr old constantly rolls his eyes to the right and then starts to spin on the spot. He has done it since he was about 1. He did stop for a little bit, …

Cannot stand 
My baby is 11mths old, but still cannot stand on his own. My concern is he is a pampered boy and we never made him sleep on the ground. He can roll around …

Throwing his head backwards 
My six month old son is throwing his head backwards and side to side. Is this frustration about sitting and crawling or walking, or is this another issue? …

Baby tracking 
I am concerned about baby tracking? My son is almost 4 months old and does not track very well. Should I be concerned?

Infant's cold 
I am concerned about my infant's cold. My baby is 3 months old and has been having a runny nose for over 2 weeks. I am using salty water drops and nasal …

Holds his head to one side 
My 18 month old suddenly holds his head to one side when he just starts to walk. He never used to do this and it is really beginning to worry us. He does …

Started walking independently 
My son just turned 8 months and has started walking independently. I am concerned that there might be something wrong with him or that it might cause damage. …

No head control 
My concern is regarding my grandson who has no head control at 6 months. He was 8 weeks premature, weighed about 4 lbs and is now 6 months old. My daughter …

Baby walking on toes 
My question is about my Baby walking on toes. My 14 months old baby is still toe walking in her walker, but cannot stand on her own. What can or should …

Physical development 
I am really concerned about my baby’s physical development. He is 4 months and 12 days, but he won't roll over. Everybody tells me that by now he should …

Stands on top of her toes  
My friend's daughter stands on top of her toes. She is 11 months old and curls her toes when she's standing so she is effectively standing on top of them. …

Teething 
My thirteen month old baby has only two bottom teeth developed so far. I'm not sure whether to worry or not. Is there any action I should take?

Common cold 
Can a one week old baby catch a cold?

Stuffy nose 
Does anyone know how I can relieve my baby's stuffy nose. He's 2months & 1week old today and lately he gets really tired drinking his milk. He sounds like …

Cannot roll over 
My granddaughter is 10 months old now and cannot roll over, crawl or move around independently at all, although she does pull herself to a standing position …

Stares at his right hand 
I have 9 month old twin boys, and only one twin constantly stares at his right hand. Could there be something wrong? Everything else about him seems normal, …

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Baby gets the chills 
Why does my baby get the chills all the time. Is it normal? It creeps me out. My first child didn't do this.

Arms raised and moving hands 
My grandaughter is 6 months old, just beautiful and is doing everything early. I was wondering about the way her arms are always raised and she constantly …

Stand unsupported 
My son-in-law tries to let his 4 month old baby stand unsupported. He stands her and just holds her hands(not even firmly) until her legs give way. Is …

Stuffy nose 
My daughter is 7 months and constantly experiences a stuffy nose. In her fourth and fifth month she went underweight. I took her to hospital and was put …

Commando crawling 
My son is almost 10 months and only does commando crawling. He does not crawl on his knees. He uses his feet and arms, and does not lift his upper body …

Tummy time struggle  
My first observation of a baby on his tummy doing tummy time was disconcerting. After understanding the value of this exercise I became more comfortable …

Concerned about Down syndrome 
My baby is 5-1/2 months old (DOB 19 May 2009) and I am concerned about Down syndrome because of an earlier remark by the doctor. My son smiles at us, coos …

Extremely concerned 
My baby girl is going to be 12months old in November, but I am extremely concerned about her development. Though she is perfect on other milestones like …

The Terrible 2's 
Are the terrible 2's real? I have a 22 month old daughter that is amazing and adorable but in the last few weeks she has become Dr. Jeckle and Mrs. Hyde! …

Awakening 
My baby is 10 weeks old and is now awakening at 2 and 5.30am. He was sleeping from 8pm till 4am until two night ago. I feel we have taken back a few steps. …

Baby does not sit 
I am a Chinese mother with a very petite baby. I, myself is very petite. The problem is, my son is going to be 8 months old soon, but he cannot sit on …

Development of 18month old baby 
I'd like to encourage the development of 18month old baby. What can I do to make my baby sharp & smart? What should I teach him at this age? Also, do you …

Different twin 
My fourteen week old son is the second born of a twin birth. We are concerned he may be suffering from problems other than acute reflux. He bobs his …

Meeting her needs 
I am a mother of a 14 month old girl. Up until a few weeks ago she was the perfect child. She always slept in her crib, played by herself didn't want to …

Screams often 
My grandson is now 13 months old. He has a temper and screams often. Going shopping with him is really hard on my daughter. If he gets something he is …

Spanking 
Is spanking fit for a one year and four months old baby? As a mother how can I discipline my one year and four months old daughter?

Allergic to Penicillin 
If both my mother and I are pretty allergic to Penicillin, is it a safe bet that, even though my wife is an RN and says it isn't necessary, that our child …

Undernourished 
I'm worried that my daughter might be undernourished and lacking all the essential vitamins that she needs. My daughter was born weighing 7lbs 1oz and …

Baby loves to play with her hands 
A 6 months baby loves to play with her hands while she's drinking milk. She likes to stare at her fingers (both hands). Besides that, she also likes to …

Holding his head up 
My 6 month old (Isaac) is holding his head up, but he holds it slightly to the left most of the time. Is this something to worry about? He was born at …

First teeth 
My baby is 9 months old but still no first teeth, nor even a sign of them. Is it normal? Is there anything I can or should do?

First Teeth 
At what age does babies usually start getting their first teeth? Is there anything wrong if a child is almost 8 months and they still do not have any teeth? …

Baby favors one side 
I have noticed that my baby favors one side (his right) when he sleeps. I lay him on his back and his head automatically goes to the right. When he …

Separation Anxiety 
Is it normal for a 15 month old baby to have no separation anxiety that is showing no special emotions on seeing her mother after a few hours? My daughter …

Cries For Everything 
My daughter is now 14 months old and cries for everything. If we walk her in the opposite direction of where she wants to go, she cries. If we give her …

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Premature Twin Girls 
I have premature twin girls. They were born 12 weeks prematurely. They are now 14 months old. The youngest is crawling and sitting un-aided. The older …

Constantly Moving His Legs  
My grandson is constantly moving his legs when lying down or in a seated position in someone's lap. You'd almost think he's creating enough friction to …

Premature Baby 
I have a premature baby born at 30 weeks. She is 15 months old now. Is there anything I have to worry about now that she's that old or will I always have …

Gets Tired When Asleep  
My 3.5 month old baby gets tired when asleep in the car seat. This means I can never travel with her in the car when she is asleep. I can only go to a …

Development Of A 6 Month Old 
I have a few concerns about the development of a 6 month old little girl, Sara, I care for. The first being that she has never rolled over. She is also …

Shakes While Feeding 
My son is almost 7 months old. He is in always considered extremely healthy, and from what I've read ahead of the development curve. But I do have …

Teething For 3 Months 
My little girl has been teething for 3 months now. She is 7 months 2 weeks old. I just want to know why this process keeps stopping. I know she is miserable …

Slither Along The Floor 
I watched my granddaughter slither along the floor yesterday. I noticed her sitting up at one time and she fell over sideways as she turned to pick something …

Eye Color 
I can't tell what my baby girl's eye color will be, even though she is almost 4 months old. In the sun they look blue with brown specks. And in the house …

Toe Walking 
How big a problem is toe walking? My son will be 11 months old next week and has been cruising around the furniture or pushing toys, but is always up on …

Baby Cold 
Is a baby cold possible while I haven’t got it yet? My 3 week old baby caught my toddler's cold, but I don't have it yet. I am breastfeeding my baby. Is …

Preemie Baby 
My preemie baby was born at 27 weeks, weighing 680grams (1.5 lb). She is a perfectly happy baby with no complication and is now 10months old. The problem …

Development Problems  
How can I figure out if there are any development problems with my relative's daughter? She is 16 months old now, but is still not walking or crawling …

Premature Baby's Weight 
My premature baby's weight is a concern for me. He was 1.8kg (almost 4lb) at birth. Now he is 10months and 10kg (22lb). Is this reasonably normal? He …

Walk In Guard Position 
My 21 month old toddler still walks in "guard position" by balancing with his arms. He started walking 2 weeks past his first birthday. Is the arm position …

Physically Developmentally Delayed  
My son is physically developmentally delayed. He has Infantile Spasum Disease. He gets physical, occupational and developmental therapy Mon-Fri 2wice a …

Baby’s Breathing 
I am increasingly worried about my baby’s breathing. My 3-week old daughter has no fever and eats well. But despite appearing calm, she is becoming increasingly …

Tummy Sleeper 
My baby is a tummy sleeper and will only sleep in this position. We tried several times to put him to sleep on his back. During the next 4 weeks I hardly …

Drinking Formula 
My 2 months old grandson has been drinking formula. But the doctor changed his formula about a month ago because it was giving him lots of gas and vomiting. …

Baby Has Constipation  
My 7 week old baby has constipation. She was fine for the first 2 weeks. But now its really bad. My doctor told me to give her Karo Syrup which I tried …

Does My Baby Weigh Too Much 
Does my baby weigh too much? My 19 month is 32 inch (80cm) tall and now weighs 17 kg (37.4 lbs)? Is his weight too much? Apart from checking on development …

Jerking Baby Movements 
I see this jerking baby movements my 7mth old baby boy started doing recently. It's almost like he gets a "chill" or has sucked on a sour lemon. I am concerned …

Falls All The Time 
My 21 month old son falls all the time. Why does this happen? What can be the cause? And more important, what can I do to help him get over this problem? …

Infant spits up 
My 3 month old infant spits up a lot and hasn’t had a bowel movement for a week. He also seems to pass a lot of gas. I did discuss it with my doctor. …

Baby's Bowel Movement 
I am giving my 2 year old baby cow's milk from one month ago. Before that I used to give her formula in the mornings and cow's milk in the night. But there …

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Activities At 3 And A Half Months 
Hi there... I was just wondering about activities at 3 and a half months. I have a son who is now three and a half months old and I am not too sure on …

Baby Vaccinations 
My husband and I have been doing research and we just don't know what to think about baby vaccinations. Both sides make sense to us. The tw sides are like …

Heart Burn 
I have a 3 month old baby and I am breast feeding. I often get heart burn with many of the foods I eat. Does my baby also get heart burn? Is there a way …

Baby Development Chart 
My 7 months old son is not following the baby development chart an infant is supposed to follow! He doesn't crawl, sit, lift up his head when lying on …

Baby Navel 
By what month should the baby navel be completely dried up? My baby's cord is still showing a little at 3mnts old. Anything important I should be aware …

Bowel Movement 
My daughter is 8 weeks and she has not had a bowel movement on her own for over a week. Every day I use a glycerin suppository to encourage her bowel movements …

Low White Blood Cells 
My baby is 2months old and on 2 occasions the doctors found her white blood cell count to be low. Moms and Dads, share with me if you have had this …

Frustration And Yelling 
This is the most embarrassing thing I would ever have to admit to but I need some answers... so I'm going to put myself on the spot. I love my 18 month …

Tummy Time Sleeping 
My baby is 3 and half months old. I understand that my baby should now be tummy time sleeping. Usually babies fall back on to their tummies and try to …

Baby Rashes 
My baby is 1 month old now. He cries a lot which I believe is normal, but my main worry is that there are some baby rashes on his face only. Is this normal? …

Preemie Weight Gain And Brain Development 
Our twin grandchildren were born at 31 weeks. The boy came home after a month in the hospital and the girl came home after two months but is having to …

Stimulate My Premature Baby Boy  
Medical personnel say I must stimulate my premature baby boy. My son was a premature baby boy born at 30 weeks. So, ten weeks (2,5 months) too soon. There …

Best Toys For Baby 
What do you see as some of the best toys for baby? I know that it's difficult, if not impossible, to pick a 'best baby toy', but what I am specifically …

Wheezy and Difficult to Breathe 
My grandson is five months old and is breastfed, but he is constantly very wheezy and finds it difficult to breathe. His mother is a smoker. Could this …

Dangerous Falls 
My son is one year and five months old and sometimes takes a few dangerous falls. Altough he is a well-balanced walker, he sometimes trips over his own …

Biting 
My 15 month old grandson is a "biter". We have not had a "biter" in the family in my memory. I do know that many children are biting others, but the family …

teething for infants 
My baby is 3 1/2 months old and has a lot of saliva. I read somewhere that this is due to teething. Some say its because of her gums. Others say that she …

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