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My son is 3month +,when can he start to sit down by himself?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Your baby will probably learn to sit independently between the ages of 4 and 7 months. Your baby will have mastered rolling over and holding his head up. Most babies can sit well for several minutes without support by the time they're 8 months old.
My baby of 2 months has nappy rash what can I use to clear it?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

There are 2 different types of nappy rashes in broad categories. Those due to irritation from the urine and diaper and those rashes that tend to occur in the nappy areas. It takes a Paediatric dermatologist to differentiate. What you can do as Mums?... First assume it is a diaper rash from prolonged contact of skin with urine. So change the diaper frequently when wet not only when there is a poo.
Is it okay for my 1-year old baby to have only 6 teeth?Do I see a paediatrician?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. The lower front teeth usually come in first. Upper front teeth usually come in 1 to 2 months after the lower front teeth. However, it is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he or she will have all 20 primary teeth.
My 2-month-old baby hardly sleep at night.when he is on my laps he sleeps, but when I put him on the bed he then wakes up and star...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Does he eat well at night? Have you ruled out hunger, thirst, wet diaper, insect sting, mosquitoes bites etc.
Good morning Doctor, please am so worried right now, my little girl of two have. Been having cough for some time now, before now I...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Try to check if she's allergic to something. Having cough for more than 1 week is not a good sign after taking cough syrup. I will advise you go to another hospital preferably a general hospital for proper test and checkup.
My baby is 1 yr 3 months, what can i use to clean his mouth, he is beginning to have mouth odour. The cotton wool i use is no long...
Use scent leave to do tat
Pls what type of toothpaste can I use for my 15 month old son, his teeth is changing colour, or I should be using glycerine to cle...
If baby teeth aren't brushed properly, bacteria (plaque) might form on the teeth — which can lead to tooth discolouration. Some Infant medications containing iron, such as supplemental vitamins, blood tonic might cause stains on baby teeth. For toothpaste, I will recommend . " milk teeth toothpaste". You can find them in the supermarket or order online
For five day now when ever I want to change my two months old baby I normally see blood stain on her inner vest around the Navel,...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

During pregnancy, the umbilical cord supplies nutrients and oxygen to your developing baby. After birth, the umbilical cord is no longer needed — so it's clamped and snipped. This leaves behind a short stump. During the healing process, it's normal to see a little blood near the stump. Much like a scab, the cord stump might bleed a little when it falls off. After the stump falls off there will be a small wound. It may take between seven days and 10 days for the area to heal completely . You may see a little blood spot on your baby's nappy. However, contact your baby's doctor if the umbilical area oozes pus, the surrounding skin becomes red and swollen, or the area develops a pink moist bump. These could be signs of an umbilical cord infection. Prompt treatment is needed to stop the infection from spreading. Since this is already 2 months old baby, This might be a sign of an underlying problem, such an infection or not. So to be on the safer side, you'll need to see a paediatrician as soon as possible
Please house help me. What can use to treat injection abscess on my baby's thighs. He can't stand well with the said leg. Please H...
You need to go back to the hospital as soon as possible. There are no self-care options for abscesses. While waiting to see your child's doctor, you can try applying a warm compress to the affected area and give him or her ibuprofen (in infants older than 2 months) to help with the swelling and pain.
Cause of drawing loose stool in a four month old ?
Pls Dr. In the house , I have been treating my baby of 5 months plus for cough and catarrh for one week now with Zinnat and VIT C,...
Cough is caused by viruses which will run their course with or without any medication. On what to do. Keep your baby warm. If there is a fever please uncover the baby and give paracetamol inappropriate dose or tepid sponge to bring the temperature down. You can do steam inhalation with your baby (both mother and baby or father and baby). Never leave your baby alone on steam inhalation. If the nose is congested, you can give a saline drop in each nostril to help decongest the nostril. If you have a room heater, you can use it to make breathing easier for your baby. Make sure you continue breastfeeding baby exclusively and If the cold persists after doing the above, take the baby to see a paediatrician for evaluation.
What can I still do for five months plus baby that has cough and carrthar for a week now,Dr prescribed camosunate and zinnat for 7...
@Adewealth, my baby has cough and catarrh too. I will check the name of the drugs he's taking because am seeing changes. It's the weather.
My baby has mouth thrush (white patches on the walls of his mouth) please doctors and mothers how will I get rid of it.
According to NHS, Oral thrush is caused by a yeast fungus called Candida albicans. Oral thrush in babies isn't usually serious. Healthy people have this fungus in their mouths and it doesn't normally cause problems. This can also make you prone to a thrush infection that may then be passed to your baby during breastfeeding. You should get advice from a pharmacist if you think your child may have the condition. Treatment with a mouth gel usually lasts at least 7 days. Always follow the instructions on the medicine packet.
Good morning moms and docs in the house please I need help, my baby of a year and six months has been running temperature for two...
Good evening doctors and mummys......I am 8 weeks gone and experiencing dry skin to the extend some part of my hands are peeling....
Every pregnancy comes with it's own hormones
My two year-old has fever and doesn't eat. What should i do?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

How did you check for the fever? Did you use a thermometer? Note that it is advisable to use a thermometer to check your baby's temperature and not your hands. Also, the normal body temperature is between 36.5°c - 37.5°c, anything higher than that it is a fever. If you notice diarrhoea, if the poo is watery and sinks into the diaper, you can give ORS and zinc and also take your child to the hospital for further evaluation.
Good pm docs, nurses and mum in the house. Happy new month to all of us. Pls I am ftm and just completed EBF with my 6months old b...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Options for healthy food for six month old baby include: (1) Fruits puree: Fruits can be steamed and mashed or pureed to be given as their first solid food. The popular fruits that are given as baby foods are apple, banana, pear, avocado, chikoo and peach. (2)Vegetable puree: Vegetables such a sweet potato, potato, carrot, sweet pumpkin, french beans etc. can be steamed and given either as finger food or as a puree. (3)Rice porridge: Rice is a good source of carbohydrates and vitamins for babies. Broken rice can be given as porridge, made in breast milk or formula milk. (4)Cereal porridge: Porridge can also be made from a variety of single grain cereals like wheat, millets, barley, oats, etc. in breast milk or formula milk. These cereals can be dried and powdered together or separately, to make a mix for the gruel. (5)Vegetable soup: A variety of vegetables can be boiled in water, and the stock can be used for making soup.
Good evening doctors nurses and mothers pls I need quick response...my son has mild jaundice when I gave birth to him... It was di...
If your doctor says you baby is cured of jaundice, trust me your baby is fine
Hello doctor, our baby has fever and doesn't eat. What can we do? ??
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Infection can be the cause of your babies fever. Please take your baby to the hospital asap for a proper exam.
Good morning mummies, What can I give to my 5 months old baby he as cough and catarrh, pls help a worried mum
keep baby away from triggers such as smoke, cold, etc. Keep baby warm and continue exclusive breastfeeding. See a paediatrician if there is difficulty in breathing.