Teething - Routine Checkup
All children need early and regular dental care. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that a health professional, such as a pediatrician, perform a risk assessment for dental health problems by the time your child is 6 months of age.1 If he or she is considered to be at high risk, a visit to a dentist is recommended at 6 months of age or no later than 6 months after the first tooth
Teething - When to Call a Doctor
Home treatment usually helps relieve minor teething symptoms such as discomfort, drooling, and irritability. However, talk to your doctor if your child develops additional symptoms that become severe or last longer than a couple of days. Such symptoms may include: A fever higher than or an ongoing low - grade fever- to measured rectally.Frequent ear pulling.Ongoing or severe diarrhea. A severe ...
Teething - Home Treatment
Controlling symptoms safelyYou can help your baby be more comfortable while teething by:Using mild pain relief medication that is labeled for your child's specific age. Acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) and ibuprofen (for example, Advil) may help relieve your baby's discomfort. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 because it has been associated with Reye's syndrome. Rubbing the ...
Teething - What to Expect
WebMD’s teething schedule shows which teeth babies grow first. By age 3, most children have all of their primary teeth.
Spitting Up - Topic Overview
Almost all babies spit up, especially newborns. Spitting up decreases once the muscles of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, become more coordinated. This process can take as little as 6 months or as long as 1 year.When spitting up becomes a problemIf your baby starts spitting up after every feeding, there may be a problem with the way he or she is being ...
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder in which a baby lacks or has very low levels of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH).
Colic - Overview
What is colic?All babies cry, but sometimes a baby will cry for hours at a time, no matter what you do. This extreme type of crying in a baby between 3 weeks and 3 months of age is called colic. While it is upsetting for parents and caregivers, colic is normal for some babies. Doctors usually diagnose colic when a healthy baby cries harder than expected in a “3” pattern: more than 3 hours a da
Colic - When to Call a Doctor
Callor other emergency services immediately if:You are afraid that you are about to harm your baby and you cannot find someone to help you.Your baby has been shaken, has a change in his or her level of consciousness, or has signs of severe difficulty breathing.Call your health professional immediately if your baby:Cries in a peculiar manner or for a very unusual length of time.Has not been ...
Colic - Routine Checkups
You can ask your health professional about your concerns regarding your baby's crying during regularly scheduled well baby visits, but don't hesitate to call and discuss them at any time. This is especially true if comfort measures continually fail or you notice other symptoms along with the excessive crying. At the checkup, your health professional will want to determine whether your baby has ...
Colic - What to Expect
Similarities and differences between normal crying and colicBecause infants cry more in their first 3 months than at any other time in their lives, it is often difficult to tell the difference between colic and expected crying behavior. Both types of crying gradually increase, peaking at about 6 to 8 weeks of age. Most crying episodes occur in the late afternoon and evening hours, although the ...