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infant won t sleep unless held

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 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
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Help settle: You can't " make" a child eat, sleep or use the potty. Do what dr. Carlin recommended, wipe out baby's mouth after the last feed & put him in his cri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
33 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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Good sleep routine: 1st understand that no-one sleeps continuously thru the night at any age. All, including babies, drift thru sleep stages that include periods of alear ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Sleep consolidation : Through self-regulation occurs between 1-4 mos. If there has been a consistent bedtime & bedtime routine ( rocking, reading, feeding, wiping out baby' ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Milestones: Once your baby has head control, and about the same time that he learns to sit on his own with support, he'll learn to roll over. There is no "exact" ... Read More
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Seven: seventh month. Variations are common.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Accident/purposeful: Infants may flip occasionally from birth and fully roll with a purpose by 4 months. It has been found that side sleeping is just as risky as belly sle ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
32 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn sleep: Infants typically need to eat every 2 to 4 hours and it would not be safe to have a newborn sleeping through the night. What you are experiencing is v ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Vaporizer: Try steaming yourself with hot shower. Sleep with vaporizer. Sleep on several pillows. Use saline nose drops several times a day. Rub vapo rub on ches ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly: If the baby is otherwise fine it could occur during a rapid growth spurt or related to dropping a nap. If there are other symptoms such as decreased ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Infant sleep cycle: Patience is the best way to achieve this. The infants are going to cry when you change their pattern in a way they don't like. Some infants care more ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Babies: Perhaps we should ask the mothers here online. My experience is that you put rolled up blankets or other soft items to build a wall or barrier to keep ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonober Umair
18 years experience Pediatrics
Don't do that : They can cause corneal irritation/ ulcers due to trauma at night. I hope you have a pair of glasses to put on.
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