As infants and children progress through a series of growth stages, they may encounter physical and emotional challenges, and some relatively common problems during these years. Growth and development includes not only the physical changes that will occur from infancy to adolescence, but also some of the changes in emotions, personality, behavior, thinking and speech that children develop as they begin to understand and interact with the world around them. In the first month of life, babies usually catch up and surpass their birthweight, then steadily continue to gain weight. A weight loss up to about 10 percent of birthweight is normal in the first two to three days after birth. However, the baby should have gained this back and be at his or her birthweight by about two weeks.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. While it is absolutely normal for a baby to be born with a full head of luscious hair, they usually lose their locks in a couple of months, before starting to grow their more permanent mane.
Fever in babies and children is one of the most common reasons parents seek help from a pediatrician. But take heart: Most fevers are triggered by viral infections, which will eventually run their course. The best way to know for sure if your baby or toddler has a fever is to take her temperature. Call your doctor immediately if your baby under 3 months is running a fever of
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