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7 to 9 Months Common Conditions

  • Diaper Rash: This inflammation is very common for babies, especially between the ages of 8 and 10 months. It can be caused by continuously wet or infrequently changed diapers, diarrhea, specific foods/nutrients, medicine and using plastic pants to cover diapers, and even laundry soap or other products. Your baby may seem uncomfortable, fuss or even cry during diaper changes or when the area is washed or touched. Learn about treating Diaper Rash.
  • Fever: Now that your child is older than 6 months, you may use either children's acetaminophen or children's ibuprofen (such as Advil, Motrin, others) to reduce fever. Call your healthcare provider if your child has a temperature higher than 102°F for 1 day, or higher than 101°F for more than 3 days.
  • Cold: Monitor your child's cold and make sure to give plenty of fluids. Contact your healthcare provider if your symptoms change or worsen. See When to Call Your Healthcare Provider.
  • Ear Infection: Ear infections are very common among infants and young children. Contact your child's healthcare provider if you think he/she might have one. More on Ear Infections.
  • Flu: Once a child reaches the age of six months, CDC recommends a flu shot (ideally, given in the fall). Talk to your child's healthcare provider about vaccinations for seasonal flu and H1N1.
  • Allergy and Asthma: These are growing issues among children. Learn about reducing common airborne allergens at home and explore parent resources on food and other allergies at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology website. For more on childhood asthma, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's asthma site.

Learn more about Common Childhood Illnesses.