5 Awkward Baby Questions You Need The Answers To

You would think you have everything covered, as you’ve read everything you can about being a mom. But wait – there are some things that even preparation won’t help with.

In this article, we’ll answer the awkward baby questions that you didn’t think you would ask:

Source: Family Education

1. Is it normal for my baby boy to have an erection?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: This means that your baby has a healthy and functioning nervous system. There’s no clear explanation for the erections, but they often get one when it’s time for diaper change. If the erection doesn’t last too long and your baby doesn’t seem uncomfortable, then it’s noting to worry about. However, if it lasts for more than an hour or is red and swollen, take him to the doctor.

2. Is it normal for my baby to grab themselves when their diaper is off?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: It’s the equivalent of taking your socks off after having them on for a long time and feeling the urge to grip and rub it. A baby is always curious, and their curiosity and innocence means that they will explore anything within reach.

3. Is it normal for my baby girl to have vaginal discharge?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: It’s normal for girls of all ages to have some vaginal discharge. For younger girls, it is usually in a small amount. The vaginal discharge will have a constant colour – whether it’s clear or white or yellowish. When it changes appearances (for example, becomes bloody or greener), increases in volume, has a bad odor, or causes itchiness and redness around the vulva, it might be the sign of infection. Consult a doctor immediately.

4. When will my baby’s soft spot close up?

Short answer: Around 2 years old.

Long answer: There are 2 soft spots, the one at the front (anterior fontanelle) and the one at the back (posterior fontanelle). The posterior is usually smaller and closes up when your baby is around 4 months old; the anterior is bigger, and only gets smaller after 6 months. It will completely close up when your baby is 2 years old.

5. Is it normal for my baby to poop a lot?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Every baby is different. The amount of poop depends on their diet, age, and other variables. It’s common for a breastfed baby to poop more often than those who consume formula. You should pay attention to the colour, consistency, and smell, and if there are any alarming changes, you should contact your doctor.

Sources: Mom.me, The Bump, Fisher Price, Baby Center.