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Please, I want to learn about a child's development month by month or should I say baby's milestone. My baby is just 3 weeks plus
This is a RAPID SCREEN FOR DELAYS THAT REQUIRE INTERVENTION!!! IF YOUR CHILD HAS NOT ACHIEVED ANY OF THE MILESTONE FOR THE AGE UNDER WHICH IT IS LISTED.....SEE A PAEDIATRICIAN PREFERABLY A DEVELOPMENTAL PAEDIATRICIAN OR PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST IMMEDIATELY
WALKING SITTING AND POTTY TRAINING ADVICE NEEDED !!!!
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I normally recommend that potty training should start at 2 years of age, when the child is ready. So please your child is still young. In some climes, potty training a child less than two years old is termed child abuse. Please don't let people's claim of potty training as early as 6 months deceive you.You have not done anything wrong. Wait till he/she is older. All the best.
My friend's child is Down syndrome,she is a year and 6 months,no teeth and her weight is below 7kg. pls, is the weight range for s...
Hi, she's underweight. Is she being followed up by any Paediatrician? Kindly see one as soon as possible. There are specific Down Syndrome Chart. You can check online for them to plot the chart.
When should my baby start crawling and is it true that some babies don't crawl at all but go ahead and walk?
Hello mom, your baby will walk when he is ready. If he is not crawling at 12months,kindly take him to see a developmental Paediatrician for assessment.
can stooling reduce the weight of a child?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

If it diarrhoea and it not attended to urgently, baby can lose weight.
Pls, a child that weighed 3.05kg at birth but at 10 weeks weighed 4.8kg, is the child underweight?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello ma'am, No, your baby is not under weight. Your baby's weight is okay. Just ensure to continue exclusive breastfeeding.
My cousin son who is 5months old and weighs 7.5kg does not stand when pull to stand, he will rather kneel. Pls should the mum be w...
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Good morning ma'am, There's really no need to worry, your baby will sit and stand when he is ready. Children attain milestones at their own pace.
How do I know If my daughter of 20months is growing in terms of Heights not weights? Thanks.
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An average newborn has a height of 50cm and it becomes 75cm at one year and about 77cm at age 2 years. Your baby's height may also a reflection of the height of your husband and you. Tall parents have tall children and vice versa.
Pls, my baby birth weight was 1.7kg, she is 7 months now and she weighs 6.9kg is it OK?
Secondly, she is yet to start teething...
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Yes ma, your baby's weight is on track. Use below to track his weight subsequently
My baby boy clock 10months on Sunday. But his till trying to stand on his legs. But he moves his walker himself with reverse
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Babies walk at different times.
Kindly see a Paediatrician only if he is not yet walking by 18months. However I am sure he will walk before then.
I am very stressed,my son is 13 months but he cant walk on his own. He only walk with a support...What could be the problem?pls he...
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Hello Mum,Babies walk at different times. Kindly see a Paediatrician only if he is not walking by 18months. However I am sure he will walk before then. Relax and don't worry!
My child weighing 4.7kg at birth and 7kg at 6months, is it OK? He is on EBF and just completed.
AT BIRTH.....the BIRTH WEIGHT normally ranges from 2.5kg to 4.0kg
Any weight below 2.5 is LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
Any weight above 4.0kg is LARGE FOR AGE BIRTH WEIGHT or MACROSOMIC or BIG baby
After birth, Babies FIRST LOSE WEIGHT in the first 10 days.....before regaining their birth weight by the 14 day......
So it is not unusual or babies to lose weight first....Don't panic.....This is as a result of loosing fluids, inadequate feeds at the beginning and so on....but as the feeding become established they regain their birth weight at 2 weeks
Babies gain weight thereafter usually about 30g per day for term babies; 20g per day for preterm babies
That is roughly about 1kg per month for term babies and 600g per month for preterm babies
My baby of 10 months is not adding weight she is 7kg and she is eating well, is it normal
At that age, babies slow down with how fast they add weight. Especially when they become mobile. That said, as long as she's eating and she's healthy, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. She would pick up soon enough. It is also important to note that metabolism type and genetics play a huge role in weight gaining.
My 10weeks son weighs 5.7kg and his birth weight was 2.5kg. I want to know if it is normal. Thanks
Yes, your baby is doing great.
I'm confused about the weight of my 5year old girl. At birth, she weighed 2.7 but now, she's weighing 15.5. Pls, is it normal? Tha...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello mom. The average weight of a five year old is 18Kg ( /- 20%). At 15.5kg she is still within acceptable weight range.
My baby girl weighed 2.8kg at birth, she's almost 3 months and her current weight is 4.5kg. I just need to know if her weight is o...
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Hello mum,Your baby weight is OK, just keep breastfeeding exclusively.
It is expected that babies should double their birth weight by 5/6 months
My baby is 9 months I would like to know the physical growth she is supposed to have attained as at now.
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Using our rapid screen assessment, by 9 months your baby is expected to;
* Be babbling e.g. tata, dadada, yayaya.
* Reach for an object and takes it to the mouth.
* Should be able to sit without support.
* Should demonstrate a parachute reflex (flying out both hands when when the child is held upright and the baby’s body is rotated quickly to face forward (as in falling) with nice open hands.
My baby weight 12.6kg at 2years, At birth, she was 3kg, Is she ok.
Dear mum, yes it is. Welldone
My baby of 1year and 3 months have not started walking pls is there any cause of alarm l see most of his mate walk even before one...
No need to worry yet. Infants have different developmental growths trajectory
Is it normal for babies to breathe faster than adults?
Fast breathing in children is an emergency! Kindly treat as Such.