7 Signs That Indicate You Should Take Your Baby to the Doctor

7 Signs That Indicate You Should Take Your Baby to the Doctor

Last update: 24 September, 2018

Keep an eye on the following signs because they’ll advise you if it’s necessary to take your baby to the doctor. Therefore, you can detect any health condition before it gets worse.

As of knowing you were going to become a parent, it was obvious your baby’s health would be top priority. Like all parents, you tend to be wary and try to become well-informed on the matter.

However, sometimes there are unnoticeable signs, and for that reason it’s important to know more about them. These signs can tell you a lot about your baby’s health.

Remember early detection and treatment of any health condition can spare you the hassle and worry on a short, mid, and long-term basis.  Likewise, this may help your baby may recover sooner.

7 Subtle Signs Indicating Your Baby Needs Medical Attention

  1. New Moles


Moles sometimes can be unnoticeable in children and adults.

Beware if you notice your baby has a new larger than normal asymmetrical shaped mole with an odd color. On the other hand, if a mole your baby was born with starts growing, you need to take your baby to the doctor and get the mole checked out for an abnormalities.

Sometimes, this may take place due to a lack or excess amount of vitamins or proteins, or due to even more severe problems like some type of cyst or tumor.

Also see: How to Remove Moles Naturally

  1. Excessive Hair Loss

If your baby loses a lot of hair, maybe they’re having a vitamin deficiency. This may be unnoticeable at first.

When your baby’s hair falls out, the first thing you and your pediatrician need to do is evaluate what food is being feed to your baby and it’s nutritional values. This information will help diagnose the cause behind this vitamin deficiency.

  1. Behavior Changes

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Behavior changes, as well as a loss of appetite, decreased physical activity, or trouble falling asleep are signs that your baby needs medical attention.

We recommend reading: What Foods Should You Not Feed Your 9 Month Old Baby?

  1. Excessive Head Growth

One of the most common things in babies are changes in the shape of their heads. This occurs because the fontanelles have to close as the baby grows. So, if you notice your baby’s head is growing considerably, then you must to take him/her to the doctor.

  1. Loss of Hearing

    hearing loss

If your baby doesn’t respond when you call him/her, it may be due to a hearing problem. In these cases, you may need to take your baby to a hearing specialist who can figure out what’s going on.

This is one of the most difficult sings to detect at first. However, despite it appearing subtly, it becomes noticeable by paying close attention. 

  1. Thirstyness

When a baby is really thirsty and asks for water all the time, this may be a sign that something is not quite right. Although it’s important to keep your baby hydrated, it’s not normal for a baby to constantly ask for water or milk. This can be a symptom of some kind of serious illness or severe dehydration.

  1. Snoring

    sleeping baby

Although many children snore a bit and this shouldn’t worry you. When the snoring gets really loud, it can be an unequivocal symptom of some kind of respiratory problem or infection. In these cases, we recommend taking your baby to the doctor as soon as possible to assess what’s happening and solve the problem.

If your baby snores a lot (among other symptoms) the problem maybe due to enlarged adenoids. This can be solved with a quick and easy surgical procedure. 

Don’t ignore these signs and pay close attention to them. While most of them can be harmless, you should never take a chance on your baby’s life. Remember this the most vulnerable stage of your child´s life and they need constant attention and care.