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My 1 month baby nurses then, sleep on my breast. then when I put her in bed she wakes up crying nurse again and so on till midnight. Is this normal?

My 1 month baby nurses then, sleep on my breast. then when I put her in bed she wakes up crying nurse again and so on till midnight. Is this normal?

Infants consolidate : sleep from 1-4 mos. of age. At a consistent bedtime, nurse your baby, wipe out her mouth with a soft cloth, read to her & cuddle, then put her on her back in her crib in her own room when she's drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm to sleep. You'll be less likely to try to feed her when she cries out in light sleep. This prevents " bad" bedtime habits & lowers her risk for cavities at 5-6 mos. ...Read more

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Why wont my 1 month old baby go to sleep during the night? He sleeps good during the day, seems to be more active at night.

Why wont my 1 month old baby go to sleep during the night? He sleeps good during the day, seems to be more active at night.

6 months: The majority of babies will sleep through the night by 6 months. We consider 6-8 hours as sleeping through the night. 1 month old babies have no concept of night and day. You can try to keep him awake a little more each time he is up and very slowly he will sleep more at night. ...Read more

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1 Month old baby, has bad wind and not able to sleep. Anything I can do ?? HELPP

1 Month old baby, has bad wind and not able to sleep. Anything I can do ?? HELPP

? colic: This may be a form of colic versus food intolerance. Both can involve lots of gas and discomfort. If your baby is breast fed, then i would remove all dairy form your diet for a trial of a week. If taking formula, would try one that may be gentler. Also in the US, we are using probiotiics for upset tummies in babies. See if you can find Gerber colic drops, or the equivalent. Hope this helps ...Read more

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My baby is 1 month old, when can he start sleeping in his crib, which is in another room?

My baby is 1 month old, when can he start sleeping in his crib, which is in another room?

When you're ready: now is the time to start sleeping apart if you"re having the impulse to try. it's an individual choice but it,s time if you are ready would recommend a monitor and you will be amazed how much activity and vocalizations your child has during the night ...Read more

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Nursing 1 month old. Very bonded to me. Will only sleep next to me and wants to be carried in baby carrier on chest all day. Help. ?

Nursing 1 month old. Very bonded to me. Will only sleep next to me and wants to be carried in baby carrier on chest all day. Help. ?

Newborn: The baby is only 1 month old and it is common for very young babies to want to be as close to their moms as possible. You can not "spoil" a young baby. You can try to swaddle and put down to sleep at least for naps a little at a time. ...Read more

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My 1 month old precious baby boy will only sleep if he's being held. If i rock him for 30mins & slowly put him down he'll wake up & cry till i hold him again. Then he cries every 2 hours for feeding. What should I do?

My 1 month old precious baby boy will only sleep if he's being held. If i rock him for 30mins & slowly put him down he'll wake up & cry till i hold him again. Then he cries every 2 hours for feeding. What should I do?

Deep breaths: Have a consistent bedtime & routine: read (yes, now) in low light, feed, wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth, then put him on his back in his crib in his own room, drowsy but awake. It won't hurt him to cry before he learns to self-calm for sleep. See www.Halosleep.Com/ for safe swaddling. This will ? risk of sids, consolidate night-time sleep by 4 mos. & prevent "trained night crying" @ 5-6 mos. ...Read more

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My one month old infant doesn't sleep well, he stayed up a lot lately. What can I do to help him get a good deep sleep and more?

My one month old infant doesn't sleep well, he stayed up a lot lately. What can I do to help him get a good deep sleep and more?

Baby sleep: there a lot of issues that can prohibit an infant from sleeping, from a multitude of GI issues to bad feeding schedules. Try "The Newborn Sleep Book" for some advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 1 month old baby after 4 hours of sleep her diaper to be dry, this is her first time happening like this what can it be?

Is it possible for a 1 month old baby after 4 hours of sleep her diaper to be dry, this is her first time happening like this what can it be?

Yes: Sometimes these super newer diapers hide the moisture so well you can't tell by touch.In the hospital we weigh them. I expect pee at least every 6 hrs. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby is comfortable when lied down on stomach. Is this ok for her to sleep in this posotion ?

My 1 month old baby is comfortable when lied down on stomach. Is this ok for her to sleep in this posotion ?

Prevent possible SID: We would be happier if she would sleep on her back, because she has less of a chance of getting sids try to get her to sleep on her back. ...Read more