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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
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
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?
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
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