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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: A mothers warm milk is usually all that is needed. If you have ongoing problems, see your child's pediatrician for advise or a pediatric sleep special ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Some parents prefer natural fibers like cotton, but polyester is fine. Unlike cotton, if it catches fire, it melts rather than burns. That's the main ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Rocking often helps: Usually best to be sure infant is dry, full and has had a chance to be in a quiet place with low lights and rocking. In someone's arms. Sometimes soft ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
At least 12-14 hours: Oftena new baby will sleep one extended period about 6-8 hours or longer at night and then have two long naps 2-4 hours in the am and in the afternoo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
That varies: New babies don't sleep through the night because they need to awaken to feed. As they get bigger, they sleep longer. Most babies can safely do an 8 ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep routine: Many babies will start to waken more often at this age as sleep needs decline. A predictable sleep routine will help as will spending naps and nights ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Peacefully: Slow things down, be sure baby is full, dry and gently rock to sleep. Keep it quiet with low lights. Sometimes soft music or natyre sounds like suf, r ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep routine: Many babies will start to waken more often at this age as sleep needs decline. A predictable sleep routine will help as will spending naps and nights ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
32 years experience Pediatrics
Good sleep routine: This is possible for almost all little ones, but is more than can be described in 400 characters. Consistency, a regular sleep routine, keeping the ho ... Read More
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