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I'm married to a Speech Therapist who owns her own clinic, so while she's really the best to answer your question, I can tell you from my observations and discussions with my wife that your child would not likely qualify as "delayed" based on your description. We also have a 2 year-old who's speech developed slower than his older sister's so that also gives ...


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If you want to encourage his development, spend time with him and talk to him like you would an adult. Speak to him as though he can understand everything you are saying. If you need to go to the gas station or grocery store, take him with you and explain what is going on while you're doing it. Let him hear you speak with other people. He may not like ...


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If you are worried, you should have his hearing checked first. It is not uncommon for Small children to develop a hearing impediment caused by ear infections, which will have an impact on their speech development.


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Get some books to build up your confidence. The "What to expect..." books are too built up and drawn out. Too much of everything. Simple, cool books are attractive reads and hold adequate amount of content. I liked "Eat Sleep Poop". These books will not give you as much "what to do" advice, but what you should not freak out about. This is important. ...


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Slowly and carefully. With my kids the usual points were: Too soon. When the baby is not fully asleep, they tend to wake up. Wait for the "ragdoll state", limp arms and legs, deeper breathing and often mouth slightly open. Moro reflex. The moro reflex is triggered when the baby has a sensation of "falling", this happens when you place the baby backwards ...


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Yes, many resources exist that provide instructions for everything you "need" to know to care for your newborn infant. One that I've found that has good information, illustrations, and working links is Raising Children's newborn section. Here's the links to the topics you specifically asked for: Bathing and Washing Bath Safety Nutrition and Feeding Sun ...


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My daughter didn't speak any even remotely recognizable words at 2 years old. We didn't do anything special, and eventually she figured it out. She is 13 years old now, and has had straight A's for 5 years straight, scored in the 99th percentile across the board on her high school entrance exams, played the lead in the 8th-grade play, and won a partial ...


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I do not know who said that he should know 50+ words. That's clearly not the case with the vast majority of children. Here is a nice chart on child development I read somewhere on this site (do not take this chart as absolute limits, most children that are advanced in one area tend to be somewhat late in another area): Development chart From what you say, ...


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That's a pretty broad subject. A single all inclusive source may not exist, and if it did, it might be overwhelming. First things first, try not to be anxious. New babies make no mystery about when they want to eat. They spend most of the day sleeping. For the first 6 months or so babies don't do a whole lot. Some things to consider - Make sure you're ...


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The guide I found was the must useful for me was the The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance. Reason it's a good book Easy to read It's funny (compare baby to a car) The many diagrams help to visualize how to do everyday parenting's tasks: like how to hold your baby, how to change a ...


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For sleep times you can use a mosquito bed net https://www.google.com.br/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mosquito%20net%20for%20bed To indoor day-to-day use a repellent applyed directly to the skin or a some kind of mosquito indoors repellent ...


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I had this problem as my little one had poor suction anyway, especially when he was teething. Chewing is soothing to sore gums. Rather than putting the bottle in baby's mouth, I put it to his lips so he had to suck it in. I would also stroke his chin at the same time. However, this only works if baby is hungry. As he was feeding, if he began to chew, I ...


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I've asked this question about TV, but this seems a little different. According to Brain Rules For Baby: How to raise a smart and happy child from Zero to Five TV for kids under the age of 2, screen time can decrease attention span and lead to trouble focusing. I can potentially see this because of the way that content on TV is edited and paced. Lots of ...


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I'm just a parent of a little girl slightly older than your son. She has similar problems, but I'm not worried. I recommend to read with him, picture books, let him locate pictures of animals and name them, or ask what they say. Cat, snake, dog... Do not hesitate to read the very same book twice in a row, or more, but you must keep him active and ...


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Your baby will let you know. Each of my four started to struggle in the swaddle, wanting more freedom. Unfortunately, they still needed the swaddle to help them sleep. Swaddling does help with the startle reflex and with the womb effect. Thankfully we used the magic sleepsuit when we could no longer swaddle and all my babies slept great because it ...


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It's tough for babies to adjust to sleep schedules outside the womb. Before birth, babies use their mother's body's signals as cues for when to sleep. After birth, it takes a few months for them to fully develop what they need to maintain their own schedules. Even then, for a bit they will mostly focus their sleep around feeding. That being said, including ...


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I'm afraid this sounds pretty normal to me and I don't really know that there's much you can do. Even people who are keen on sleep training don't tend to recommend it for babies this young. I remember 4 months being a pretty bad time for our baby too. From what I read, around 4 months a lot of babies start to wake up more as they become more aware of the ...


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Anecdotal only but I didn't say anything much for years after my first word. One time my mum threw on the brakes and I fell into the foot-well and my first sentence was "If you do that again, I will pack my bags and move to Granny's house." So I kinda skipped all the steps between around 1 year-old to about 4 year. After that though, no-one could shut me ...


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Burts bees makes a herbal insect repellent. This would be good for really little babies. http://www.burtsbees.com/Herbal-Insect-Repellent/15299-00,default,pd.html Also Avon makes a product called Skin So Soft that smells nice and it also repels bugs. https://www.avon.com/category/bath-body/skin-so-soft/bug-guard?setlang=en These products seem to be a ...


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Mosquito netting is one option (set up a tent over them), but it restricts the child to a fairly confined area. This can work fine for a newborn who doesn't move, but a toddler who wants to run and play, not so much. For mobile children, some sort of mosquito repellent on their body is a better choice. Typically this is a liquid spray in a can; the smell is ...



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