This article on acid reflux in babies and children says that oftentimes a medical history told by the child's parent is enough to make a diagnosis. It does list some further testing that can be done if needed/recommended. Here is some information on lactose intolerance diagnosis. It does list two tests that can be done, but both state that they are not usually done on babies or very young children. You might ask your doctor about all of the above tests and discuss whether benefits may outweigh any risks (looks like diarrhea for the lactose intolerance tests) in doing the tests, or if your current plan of action is sufficient enough. Please let us know ow she is doing!
Has your son seen his pediatrician for these symptoms? His sweating could be normal for him, but it could also be a sign of a serious medical condition. An appointment with your pediatrician for evaluation would be the best idea. Has he had his thyroid checked? Sweating and thinning hair/hair loss from the scalp are both signs of hyperthyroidism. Here is some more information . Please let us know how he is doing!
How is your grandson doing? Did you find what may have caused the rash or something to alleviate his symptoms? It may be best to just call his pediatrician to make sure that this is nothing he needs to be seen for.
Here is a blog post that I think you will find helpful. It generally takes between 3 and 6 months for a baby's brain to be mature enough to develop a sleep pattern and be able to sleep through the night, so your son/daughter is still a little young to do so (although you could get lucky and he/she could sleep through the night sooner).
The blog says that because of this need for development, it doesn't make sense to let your baby cry it out just yet. However, it does give some great tips for helping your child develop good sleep patterns that will emerge when the time is right. Please let us know how you are doing!
Babies can have allergies, to both things in the environment or food. Have you spoken with your doctor about her symptoms and the possibility of allergies? Your daughter's pediatrician will best know how to proceed with determining if this cough and runny nose is a result of allergies and will hopefully provide you with something to give her relief from these symptoms. Here are some things that you can try to ease her congestion. You will also want to rule out whooping cough if your daughter has any of the symptoms listed in the above link. Please let us know how she is doing!
Are you still experiencing this spotting? This article about the first 6 weeks postpartum says that bleeding and vaginal discharge can come and go for 2 months after giving birth. Since your bleeding has lasted slightly longer than two months, it may be a good idea to call your doctor to make sure that this is not something that needs medical attention. Please let us know how you are doing!
Did your pediatrician give you any cause for concern at your son's appointment? Here is some information on baby growth charts that includes what they may tell you about your son's growth rate as well as how to tell if his percentiles could pose a problem. If you are concerned about his growth rate, the best thing to do is to speak with your doctor about your concerns. Please let us know how you are doing!
Spitting up is common, especially in newborns, and will likely last until the muscles in your son's esophagus become more coordinated. There are many things that could be causing your son to spit up frequently (acid reflux is a possibility). Here are some of the common reasons babies spit up and some techniques that you can try to reduce this.
If his spitting up is associated with other symptoms, such as crying with feeding, heartburn, gas, or abdominal pain, then acid reflux could be the cause. Here is some more information .
If the home treatments listed in the first link do not work, or you notice any of the symptoms listed in the second, then it may be a good idea to make an appointment with your son's pediatrician to see if he should be tested for acid reflux and what options may be available to you to help with his symptoms. Please let us know how he is doing!
Here is some information that I found on children's cold medicine and safety . It says that doctors generally agree a list of medications provided in the link (antihistamines such as Benadryl included) should not be used in children under 4. Side effects and other information can be found here .
That being said, I do not know the specifics of your grandson's situation. Have you had a talk with his mother about why she gives him this to sleep every night? Has she discussed her routine with your grandson's doctor? Having an open conversation with her might be best. Please let us know how everything goes!