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Should a baby be left to cry himself to sleep by himself in his crib at night

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Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
YES: and be thankful for this blessing
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: No one, infant or adult will sleep continuously without cycling thru a semi- alert phase.As adults we (hopefully) doen't come to full alertness and ju ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Specializes in General Practice
Crying : Good question. One in which millions of mothers have asked. There is no right answer. Baby crying is common sense. They are hungry, dirty diaper, gass ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Separation anxiety: Kids will go thru a stage where separation is difficult. After 6-9mo they realize how well u provide for their needs, yet their brain doesn't understa ... Read More
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
42 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Kids are smart and no how to get what they want. I would leave him alone and he will settle down within few days that his tantrums are not working. I ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pediatrician: Touch base with your pediatrician. It's common, and reasons could include teething, increased need for food, etc. But if your baby was sleeping well, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faysal Saab
8 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Many things: It could be a number of things. Teething, gas, environmental causes, or more serious things like intussusception. The baby should be checked to make s ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Don't worry: Assuming he is otherwise healthy (not having a cold or cough or bronchiolitis) then don't worry about it. He is probably just going in and out of a de ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Development : Infant sleep patterns vary, and this may be normal. I would suggest checking him during the night to ensure that he is comfortable and breathing norma ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a ba ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Dreams.: They act out what is happening in their dreams, more frequently than this (sleep-talking) happens in adults.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Since there is no way to research this area (babies don't converse or describe events) there is no way to know. Age regression hypnosis has been able ... Read More
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