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10 Month Old Baby Sleep Schedule
10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?
It does have risks.: The academy of pediatrics recommends a flat surface to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (sids). A more important aspect of helping the child sleep would be nasal saline drops and suction 2 or 3 times per day, but not more frequently than this. Certainly children can sleep in a car seat for prolonged periods without issue, but there is a higher chance of sids which must be considered. ...Read more
Average = 14 hours/: 24 hrs., 8 hours straight through the night + 2-3 daily naps. Self-regulation & sleep consolidation ^ most between1-4 mos. At a consistent bedtime, feed, wipe out baby's mouth with a soft cloth, read & cuddle. When baby is drowsy, but awake, put her to bed in her own room to learn to self-calm to sleep without bottle or pacifier before 5 mos. To prevent bedtime behavioral problems at 6 mos. & >. ...Read more
At a consistent bed-: Time, feed the baby, then wipe out her mouth with a soft cloth. In low light, read to her, cuddle, the put her to bed on her back in her crib in her own room, when she is drowsy, but awake. Allow her to self-calm to sleep without bottle or pacifier to consolidate sleep by 4 -5 mos. & avoid night-waking problems at 5-6 mos., as she'll go back to sleep on her own. ...Read more
Is it ok to let my 2 month old baby sleep for 7 hours at night if he's getting the proper feedings during the day?
Normal, not typical: You have the good fortune to have a baby that has a more friendly day night rhythm. This is fine. ...Read more
Pattern/ consistancy: Newborns are not aware they sleep & don't until into yr2. If you wake the babe with feeding after 2hr rest during the day, then change/clean, play till tired & put dn awake. Feed to wake after 2hr rest & repeat as above. At night let babe wake you, feed/clean/put dn. (u may get 4-6hr rest this way)avoid letting baby sleep > 2hrs straight during the day or they flip day/night cycle. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby has very thick toenails, like you'd see with arterial disease. He's had this since birth; what could cause this in an infant?
See Your Doctor: Your 10 mos old has "very thick toenails since birth". Congenital anomalies of the nails, hair, skin, teeth can be caused by a group of genetic defects called Ectodermal Dysplasias, of which there are numerous types. Involved body parts can be poorly developed or absent. Nails can be thick, misshapen or rough but usually cause no problems. See your doctor for diagnosis, genetic history, & therapy. ...Read more
A lot: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read 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?
Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.
See below: Per fda recs, no otc meds for kids under 4 year old let alone under 1 year of age! And as per these meds for your infant, I can't understand why your doc would do this period! cough meds are not beneficial especially in and infant and can, in fact, cause problems like increase the risk of developing a pneumonia. I would stop the med immediately! ...Read more
My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature.
If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T
If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read more
My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more
My babe (infant) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping, what is the reasons and the treatments, thanks?
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 sleeping with relation to crib death. Always put them down to sleep on theit back, and re-position them if they roll to the side until at least 4 months. ...Read more
Homeopathy and drops: Most doctors advise antibiotics for ear infections but research shows while they may relieve pain a bit sooner there is greater chance of recurrence. An old home remedy is crushing some garlic, warming it in olive oil and putting a few drops of the warm oil in her ear. My favorite treatment is homeopathy. Many mainstream pharmacies carry hyland's infant earache drops. See comment for more info:. ...Read more
No, not normal: Bad body odors in infancy is not "normal". Is there just odor, or is there any type of associated rash or redness? Does the odor smell sweet, musty, rotten, or any other particular description? . If no rash, I'd start with using an antibacterial soap diluted in water and wash well twice daily. If ANY redness or whitish discharge present, I'd be suspicious for yeast and have that checked out by doc. ...Read more
Time: Bronchiolitis (not bronchitis) goes away over time. In the meantime, watch out for very labored or rapid breathing, make sure he is drinking and wetting ok. If the breathing looks bad to you, call your doctor immediately. If he's breathing fine but coughing a lot, then that is what is expected in bronchiolitis. ...Read more
Breathing treatments: True bronchitis is very rare in infants. It is more likely that there is a viral respiratory tract infection triggering air tube spasm that causes symptoms and may be an early sign of developing asthma. Breathing treatments can help make the diagnosis (if there is improvement) as well as making the baby feel better. ...Read more
Hi doctors, is feeding my 10 month old baby boy lentils 5 times a week for lunch, or is this amount too much? Thank you
Lentils: Lentils is a fine food and as long as the baby hasn' t tired of eating them that's fine. Just remember lentils are heavy gas producers. ...Read more
I have a 10 month old baby and her head is cold and clammy and so is her body she is fussy and figity also. What could be causing this?
After a 10-month-old baby falls on a wire, a line of dent appears on the forehead after several days, will it heal eventually? Baby behaves normal.
I think at the begining the area was swolled and red and now you see some line on the skin.
It will heal eventually. As long as baby is behaving normal, not to worry. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby has a UTI this is his second time with UTI I change his diaper constantly always clean front first. Why could he have gotten uti?
80-120: Pulse (rate of heart beats per minute) varies considerably depending on if the child is asleep or awake; active or passive; energetic or docile. It can quickly ramp up or down to adapt to environmental, activity, and internal triggers. But overall heart rate should be between 80-120 around 10 months of age. ...Read more
110-170: The normal pulse rate varies form 110-170 beats per minute. The average is 130-140. ...Read more
Hi, my 10 month old baby has Freys syndrome as a result of a forceps delivery. Drs here in the UK know little about it. Will it clear up?
Some question: Whether babies have true Frey Syndrome because they have transient flushing for 1-2 minutes, but not sweating, between the edge of the mouth & the ear when eating. However, in most countries, babies don't eat spicy, tangy or sour foods. In babies, it is usually harmless, requires no treatment & goes away on its own in time. See: www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/11480786/ for more information. ...Read more
10 month old baby has small bumps with small red surrounding dime sized that disappear within about 30 min to 1h and reappear in varying areas?
Variable rash: That sounds like it could be hives, which are usually allergic but can sometimes be related to a viral infection. Most rashes don't move around like that. If they are itchy, you might consider Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help (if baby is ~ 20 lbs, would be 4ml of standard US benadryl) but if not bothersome, no need to treat. If rash is bothersome, always best to have a provider have a look. ...Read more
Can I put OFF mosquito repellent on my 10 month old baby? We are on vacation in the Dominican Republic for and she’s getting bitten by mosquitoes.
Safe to use: OFF mosquito repellent is safe to use in babies older than 2 months of age. Also avoid the outdoors during dawn and dusk when many mosquitoes bite. ...Read more
Yes. Some risk: Factors in full-term babies are bronchiolitis in infancy, family history of asthma & allergies, early introduction of allergenic foods, sometimes from repeated exposure through breast milk, & environmental smoke. Asthma is characterized by recurrent wheezing caused by bronchial spasm in response to viral upper respiratory infections, allergens &/or irritants that responds to bronchodilators. ...Read more