What to do when babies have gas

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What to do when babies have gas What is gas and why does my baby get it?     What is gas?   Gas is simply the air in your baby's tummy. Your baby can swallow a lot of air along with her milk when she feeds. She may also gulp air down when she cries and even as she is breathing. It can make her feel full before she has drunk enough milk and can also make her feel very uncomfortable. How do I know if my baby has gas?   Some babies have a lot of gas and need burping after every feed. Others hardly...

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Do babies have diarrhea when teething

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Do babies have diarrhea when teething Teething Diarrhea     Diarrhea is a condition commonly found in growing babies. The reason for this is that babies usually crawl around and take in unwanted germs that upset their stomachs. This condition is not uncommon in teething babies. The causes of this, however, can vary from a change in diet, increased drool or taking in germs through the things that they put in their mouths. When baby start teething, diarrhea can cause bacterial infections and dehydration in a baby, which is why it is important to take measures against these. Is Diarrhea a Symptom of Teething?    ...

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Do babies get diarrhea when teething

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Do babies get diarrhea when teething Are Infant Teething And Diarrhea Related?   It is a commonly held belief by parents that teething causes diarrhea. Current medical opinion, however, is that there is no evidence of a causal relationship between a child's teething and any issues with the alimentary tract. But what is a parent to think when diarrhea seems to inevitably follow erupting teeth? The Connection The myth that teething causes diarrhea is quite prevalent. The most common belief is that the excess saliva caused by teething somehow affects the gastrointestinal system. Medical research, however, has found no such causation between teething and diarrhea. So...

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What to do when babies are constipated

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What to do when babies are constipated Constipation in babies   How can I tell if my baby is constipated?   First, consider what's normal for your baby. She may have a bowel movement after every feeding, or she may wait a day or more in between. Your baby's individual pattern depends on what she eats and drinks, how active she is, and how quickly she digests food. If your baby drinks formula or eats solid food, she'll probably have a regular bowel movement at least once a day. If your baby is breastfed, there's no "normal" number or schedule – only what's typical for your baby....

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When do babies poop solid

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When do babies poop solid The Scoop on Poop Introduction It's easy to obsess over your baby's bowel movements. With more than 2,000 diaper changes during the first year alone, you've got plenty of opportunities to study the color, texture, odor, and frequency of your child's stools. His poop profile depends a lot on age and diet, and getting to know what's normal for your baby is key to spotting problems such as diarrhea or an allergy. Your newborn's first few dirty diapers will contain sticky, tar-like, green-black stool called meconium. Once this passes out of his system, his BMs will take on the telltale...

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When do babies grow out of colic

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When do babies grow out of colic What is colic? Colic is the term used when your otherwise healthy baby cries excessively and can't be soothed. All babies cry, of course. But crying is excessive if it totals three hours a day and happens more than three days a week for at least three weeks. This sort of crying is also called persistent crying, problem crying or part of the period of PURPLE crying®. Whatever you call it, excessive crying can be upsetting. Trying to comfort an inconsolable baby over many hours is still hard work. At times you may feel helpless. It may be enough to...

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When do babies outgrow colic

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When do babies outgrow colic What are the Symptoms of Colic?   It is fairly common for babies to go through periods when they appear abnormally irritable, fussy, or seem to cry for no reason. Some babies are fussier than others and may even be described as “colicky.” Colic can be defined as excessive crying or fussiness, usually in the late afternoon. It starts around 2 weeks and generally resolves or is resolving by 12 weeks. Rarely does it endure past six months of age. Pediatricians often use Wessel’s criteria, referred to as the rule of 3s, to define colic: inconsolable crying for 3 hours...

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When do babies start potty training

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When do babies start potty training When should we start potty training?    Using a potty is a new skill for your child to learn. It’s best to take it slowly and go at your child’s pace. Being patient with them will help them get it right, even if you sometimes feel frustrated. Children are able to control their bladder and bowels when they're physically ready and when they want to be dry and clean. Every child is different, so it's best not to compare your child with others. Bear in mind that most children can control their bowels before their bladder. By age one, most...

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When do babies potty train

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When do babies potty train Potty Training   A young child being trained to use a toilet Toilet training, or potty training, is the process of training a young child to use the toilet for urination and defecation, though training may start with a smaller toilet bowl-shaped device (often known as a potty). Cultural factors play a large part in what age is deemed appropriate, with the expectation for being potty trained ranging from 12 months for some tribes in Africa to 36 months in the modern United States. Most children can control their bowel before their bladder, boys typically start and finish later than girls, and it usually takes...

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When do babies get colic

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When do babies get colic When do babies get colic   Your baby cries every evening for hours at a time, and the crying has worn you down to the point where you feel like joining in. What could be upsetting your child? All newborns cry and show some fussiness. But when a baby who is otherwise healthy cries for more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week for at least 3 weeks, it is a condition defined as colic. Colic usually doesn't have any medical significance and eventually goes away on its own. About Colic It's estimated that up to...

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