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I think it depends on the baby. Mine has always preferred to stand and has been trying to step and walk since he was four months old. It seemed like a no Brainer to get aback excersaucer and a walker. At 7 months he can take steps while having his hands held. He walks with his whole foot not just the toes. Even out of the contraptions he works on walking and ...


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My 10 year old has been doing this since about the same age and it's now to the point that I'm asking him to try to be conscious about it and break the habit. His feet look very odd and even the doctor noticed it at his last checkup and said that while it's not harming anything now, over a long period of time it could cause problems that may even result in ...


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I would alert the doctor to the past UTI, but then I would trust the doctor. Needless tests that aren't warranted based on the presented symptoms are a cause for concern in our health system with escalating costs of treatment. Now, on the other hand if your 'parent gut' is telling you that something is wrong, follow your gut. While your doctor knows more ...


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Like the comment above, the first thing we need to know is the age of the child. For example, a young child with a needle phobia is going to freak out when you use the epi pen (or similar). Those HURT. A lot. Expecting a child to be calm when you are shoving a needle in their leg (and holding it for 10-15 seconds) is not reasonable. In this case, remember ...



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