Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

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Hi, It would be unusual (but not impossible) for a four month old baby to be teething. Often teeth are visible in the gums at this age and stage bu...

Answered: 06 Jan 2015
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Hi, It's difficult to say with any certainty. At this time of year with the drop in temperature and humidity there is always an increase in coughs/...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
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Hi, Constipation refers to the consistency of the poo not the frequency, if her poos are dry and hard and pebbly then she is constipated. But befor...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
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Hi, There has been a change in the design and look of the Huggies nappies across a couple of ranges lately. As long as you bought genuine Huggies n...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
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Hi, Some toddlers are very heavy wetters at night. Double disposables can help as can a sanitary pad adhered to the inside of the nappy. You may wa...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
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Hi, Although manufactures tend to make all sorts of claims the truth is that there is no teat which is most like a nipple. Some babies prefer a pa...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
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Hi, The key to changing his sleeping behaviour and current sleep associations is first of all changing what you are doing to help him. This means s...

Answered: 24 May 2014
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Hi, As long as he is tolerating it and not vomiting and isn't unsettled after his solids then this amount sounds fine. Just be careful that he does...

Answered: 24 May 2014
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Hi, This is not an uncommon issue, some babies just do hate tummy time no matter how good it is for them. Try lying him on your tummy when you are ...

Answered: 04 May 2014
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Hello, Yes, at 2 months of age your baby should be able to see and certainly focus on your face. He should also be smiling in response to your talk...

Answered: 10 May 2014
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Hello, Yes, at 2 months he should be able to see you and the shape and outline of your face. He will also be learning how to focus and will smile i...

Answered: 26 Apr 2014
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Hi, I have just checked with one of the Huggies brand managers who advised me that they discontinued making these some time ago. I well remember th...

Answered: 22 Apr 2014
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At nine months of age he doesn't need to be wearing shoes and to be honest, his foot development and pre-walking skills are best suited to being ba...

Answered: 22 Apr 2014
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Hello, To be honest I'm unlikely to be able to offer you any additional information from what you've received during your hospitalisations and care...

Answered: 26 Apr 2014
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Hi, Without seeing the rash I cannot say for certain what it could be but if you feel it's because of the nappies then perhaps it is. Bacteria and...

Answered: 26 Apr 2014
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Hi Melissa, Most babies of this age group have wind/colic/unsettledness and in the majority of them this is related to gut maturity. Crying in heal...

Answered: 17 May 2014
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Hello, As long as he is well and not sick and is doing what he should be in terms of his development then it does sound like this is due to the nor...

Answered: 26 Apr 2014
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You could try the pull-ups or nappy pants and see if these fit him. Some parents find that at night time when leaking is an issue that if they use ...

Answered: 10 Apr 2014
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I think it would be useful for you to go to your CHN and have your baby weighed and measured and plotted on his percentile (growth) charts. There i...

Answered: 10 Apr 2014
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Hi, An average weight gain for babies is from birth to 3 months a gain of 150-200 grams per week, this is an approximate guide and not prescriptive...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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Hi, You raise a good question but one which I am not qualified to answer. I would suggest you check out one of the books by Shannon Lush who procla...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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Most parents are worried about SIDS and do all that they can to reduce the risk factors. There are many companies which claim to produce devices wh...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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You would benefit from taking her to see your GP or your CHN. If you are in tears then you also need some support, either practical or emotional or...

Answered: 02 Mar 2014
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Without seeing him I cannot say but it does sound as if you have explored lots of options to see if a solution can be found. What is important is t...

Answered: 08 Mar 2014
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Yes, it does sound pretty normal. At such a young age babies do not have a predictable routine of sleep and wakefulness and there is no regular pat...

Answered: 02 Mar 2014
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From my understanding individual reactions to the BCG vaccine can vary. I think the recommendations apply to the majority but they are not necessar...

Answered: 23 Feb 2014
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As a healthcare professional I cannot suggest or recommend one formula as being more suitable or superior to another. However, most formula manufa...

Answered: 23 Feb 2014
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It depends on what you mean by what you describe as "uncomfortable" do you mean physically or psychologically. Without knowing more information abo...

Answered: 16 Feb 2014