7-Month-Old Baby (28 Weeks)
Baby Teeth Can Get Baby CavitiesMany 7-month-old babies enjoy a few drinks a day from a bottle, whether it is formula or juice. Something you should know is that you should never put your baby to bed with a bottle of either. You should also never place a pacifier covered with honey or sugar in your baby's mouth when he or she sleeps.
While sucking on a bottle can be soothing, the sugars contained in the juice or milk can destroy your baby's teeth, causing years of tooth pain and problems eating.
If your baby absolutely needs to be sucking on something to help fall asleep, try using a pacifier or a bottle with a little bit of water only. While it may seem silly to take good care of the baby teeth when they will fall out eventually, poor dental hygiene can lead to bad habits, painful cavities, and even prematurely lost teeth.
Shaken Baby Syndrome SymptomsAs horrible as it is, shaken baby syndrome continues to happen to infants across the country. Unfortunately, it can happen easily if the person taking care of your baby loses their patience. All it takes is for a caregiver to shake your baby out of frustration or for any other reason.
Because the baby is still very young, the muscles and bones around the neck that support the head are still developing and not that strong yet. Shaking makes the fragile brain bounce back and forth inside the skull and causes bruising, swelling, and bleeding. This can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or even death.
If you suspect that your baby has been shaken, have him evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon as possible. The symptoms to look for with shaken baby syndrome can range from mild to severe.
Symptoms of shaken baby syndrome can include:
- Extreme irritability
- Poor feeding
- Difficulty breathing
- Unequal pupil size
- Inability to lift the head
- Inability to focus the eyes or track movement
- Partial or total blindness
- Bruises around the head, neck, or chest.