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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My 7 month old baby seems happy and healthy but since he was 2 months old he won't have more than 10min sleep all day i've been to drs but no help?

My 7 month old baby seems happy and healthy but since he was 2 months old he won't have more than 10min sleep all day i've been to drs but no help?

Sleep: Does he sleep well at night? Does he fall asleep in his own bed alone. If he's sleeping well at night, and just doesn't need a rest during the day except for "cat naps", he may just be a more active baby than some. Put him down for a nap at a regular time and leave the room. Let him settle himself down. If he doesn't sleep, at least you will have a chance to get other things done for a bit. ...Read more

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11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?

11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?

Gradual reduction: If you begin reducing the volume of the night feed & shift over to water, you will eliminate the "feeding clock" effect that gets baby up for a feed. Within 2 wks you should have a baby that may alert at night but won't be trained to seek a meal & should be able to self settle in the night. ...Read more

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I have an 11 month old baby she constantly cries thru the night. I guess poor sleeping habits? Can she just cry it out ? Or is that not healthy ?

I have an 11 month old baby she constantly cries thru the night. I guess poor sleeping habits? Can she just cry it out ? Or is that not healthy ?

Sleep: it is important to establish proper sleep routines for an 11 month old. You mention poor sleeping habits... what do you mean by this? This is a great question to review with your pediatrician who can provide insight on your child's specific nighttime/sleep routine. There are many factors which go into getting an almost 1 year on a sleep schedule. ...Read more

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Hi my 11 month old little girl is teething badly at the moment, also think she has a bit of a cold coming on, was exhausted after only 1 hours sleep all day, tonight after falling asleep she keeps "jumping and twitching" is this anything to worry about ?

Hi my 11 month old little girl is teething badly at the moment, also think she has a bit of a cold coming on, was exhausted after only 1 hours sleep all day, tonight after falling asleep she keeps "jumping and twitching" is this anything to worry about ?

No.: You should consider giving her pain relief medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen in age/weight appropriate doses for comfort. That way, she can get a good night of sleep. Topical numbing agents such as Orajel or Ambesol have fallen out of favor and should not be used. ...Read more

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Are eggs really safe for 11 month old baby? What are the things to consider in feeding babies with eggs?

Are eggs really safe for 11 month old baby?  What are the things to consider in feeding babies with eggs?

Eggs and Babies: I guess your baby is close to 1 yr by which eggs can be fed safely. Egg whites cause allergy (protein) than yolk which mainly has fats. Start w small amount yolk of hard boiled egg if your baby doesnt have any sign of allergies already, like eczema, asthma or strong family history, u can try a small amt of a hard boiled egg. Add white later. Expect baby to spit egg initially, as they acquire taste ...Read more

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Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

About 16-18hours: Bed at 6:30pm, up 1 or 2 times to eat, up at about 6:30am. Then 2 naps, 1-2 hours long. Remember, early bedtime helps babies sleep better. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

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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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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How much infant acetaminophen should I give my 11 month old 18lb baby for her fever?

How much infant acetaminophen should I give my 11 month old 18lb baby for her fever?

Dose of acetaminophe: The dose is 0.8 ml of drops, can be given every 4 hours if needed for temp. ...Read more

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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) ?

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) ?

Not advised: 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

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

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

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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?

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?

Sweating: Your child is sweating because of the increased metabolic rate if her heart. She should be under the care of a cardiologist, especially since she may need to be digitilized. ...Read more

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I had sleep apena as a child i now have a 11 month old what are the chances that she to might also have it?

Maybe possible: From my experience, sleep apnea may have some familial tendencies like allergies, eczema, or asthma. But there is no way of telling whether your baby will develop sleep apnea, just because you had it. This is because there could many causes of sleep apnea. Some of them include, enlarged adenoids and tonsils, food reflux, obesity and many more. ...Read more

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What month do a infant start rolling on side to sleep?

What month do a infant start rolling on side to sleep?

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

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How much water does a 11 month old baby need to be drinking each day?

How much water does a 11 month old baby need to be drinking each day?

? water ?: Babies do well on breast milk or formula for all their fluid needs.They have no need for additional water. As long as they pee every 6 hours or so they show good fluid balance. ...Read more

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Can I start my 11 month old baby on full cows milk and go off formula he has 3 solid healthy meals a day and also has pentivite he willdrink formula?

Can I start my 11 month old baby on full cows milk  and go off formula he has 3 solid healthy meals a day and also has pentivite he willdrink formula?

Not yet: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breast milk or formula until the babies are one year old; then whole milk until the age of 2. After that birthday, straight to skim milk. ...Read more

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Smelly white stools twice a day.. can i use ornidazole in 11 month old baby?

Smelly white stools twice a day.. can i use ornidazole in 11 month old baby?

Would not recommend : Hello- would not recommend for an infant that age. It is also important that he or she is seen for an evaluation by a pediatrician soon. ...Read more

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My 11 month old baby is having 6-7 bowel movements per day (pretty much after each meal) he is receiving expressed breast milk. Is this normal?

My 11 month old baby is having 6-7 bowel movements per day (pretty much after each meal)  he is receiving expressed breast milk.  Is this normal?

Yes-For Him: If he is acting well, growing well and presenting with no fussiness, it really is not a serious problem.Remember that what comes out is what goes in. If you analyzed the diet and modified it, the pattern would change.But you may not need this.If not broken, does it need fixed? ...Read more

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How can I get my infant to sleep through the night?

How can I get my infant to sleep through the night?

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 home quiet and dark at night, and helping them learn to self-settle are essential. Talk with your pediatrician about the details, but know that it is possible - once you are ready! (the secondary gain from "comforting" your baby at night is powerful.). ...Read more

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Infant sleeping a lot suddenly, normal?

Infant sleeping a lot suddenly, normal?

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 appetite or fever or this situation persists call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

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 associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60". ...Read more

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Where should our infant sleep when we stay in a hotel?

Where should our infant sleep when we stay in a hotel?

Hotels have cribs: Travelers can ask for a baby crib at hotels. Just check the crib to be sure it is safe. Babies can also sleep in a foldable playpen (be sure the playpen is set up safely, and won't collapse or tangle up the baby). Before going to bed, learn the fire exit routes, in case guests have to evacuate in the darkness of night. ...Read more

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What is the best way to change an infant's sleep cycle?

With a tired changer: Most infants sleep, eat, poop and pee because of their very basic needs and underdeveloped nervous system. They have to learn everything. They develope patterns just like adults. To change a pattern you have to do the same thing over and over for 21 days. When you want the baby to sleep don't respond to their requests so quickly let them lay. Wake them up at the time you want them up. ....More. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my infant from self-turning to sleep on it side?

How do I prevent my infant from self-turning to sleep on it side?

Back is best: The back to sleep campaign that started in the 90's brought a 40% drop in crib death rates in the us.After initial resistance, most have come to understand it's value. Thankfully, the most vulnerable period has passed when kids can roll and turn over. Positioners, wedges and other items offered to stop this are unreliable.Infants should be on a firm mattress with no pillows, blankets or bumpers. ...Read more

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7 month old baby does sleep only 6 hours a day. What kind of medicine is best and safe to get her to sleep?

7 month old baby does sleep only 6 hours a day. What kind of medicine is best and safe to get her to sleep?

None: There is no medicine for infant sleep issues. Baby is likely getting more in brief naps, which will suffice for his/her needs.No baby (or adult) sleeps more than 4 hrs at a time without alerting & resettling. If you taught the baby to need rocking to get to sleep, they will need it every time.The best sleepers are allowed to self settle starting at birth with minimal parent involvement. ...Read more

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My month old baby is healthy and growing healthy how much should he eat during the day if he is sleeping through night? Should I wake him?

My month old baby is healthy and growing healthy how much should he eat during the day if he is sleeping through night? Should I wake him?

Sleep consolidation: achieved between 1-4 mos. prevents behavioral sleep problems at 6 mos. & older. If he's gaining 2/3 o.-1 oz./ day, put him on his back in his crib in his own room, drowsy, but awake, to self-calm for sleep. It's not too early to set a bedtime, read, rock or cuddle in low light & wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth after his last feed, good habits to establish before 5 mos. when teeth erupt. ...Read more

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more