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Doctor insights on: 5 Month Old Baby Sleep Too Much

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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 5 month old baby likes to sleep on his side should I be concerned ?

My 5 month old baby likes to sleep on his side should I be concerned ?

Not so much: The frequency of "crib death" or SIDS has dropped off significantly by 5 months. The big sleeping risks at that age are co-sleeping/smothering, and smothering in soft bedding. ...Read more

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Can a 5 month old baby have nightmares? My baby sometimes suddenly cries as if in pain while sleeping.

Can a 5 month old baby have nightmares? My baby sometimes suddenly cries as if in pain while sleeping.

Possible: Nightmares usually occurs after 6 months of age, but if there is nothing else that could have caused the pain, it's possible that your baby has nightmares. Here is an article on it: https://www.evernote.com/l/AAVlj1BX6HBE0IjAymlGtJjgMHWZ-IzOj1A I hope this helped. ...Read more

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My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

Needs care: The baby needs to be seen by a pediatrician for allergy testing and better care for eczema. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is an inability to break down the milk sugar, lactose, leading to diarrhea.More likely is a protein intolerance or allergy. The baby may need a hypoallergenic or amino acid based formula. Severe eczema can be worsened by bacterial colonization of the skin. ...Read more

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Plz help my 5 month old baby won't stop crying it's been going on for months now no sleep only cat naps and night he's on losec (omeprazole) for s/reflux all good?

Plz help my 5 month old baby won't stop crying it's been going on for months now no sleep only cat naps and night  he's on losec (omeprazole) for s/reflux all good?

See pediatrician: For evaluation. There are many causes of crying and fussiness. A pediatrician should be able to sort them out and get improvement in the crying. ...Read more

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How many hours does 4 month old baby sleep?

How many hours does 4 month old baby sleep?

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

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Should I let my two to four month old baby sleep alone?

Should I let my two to four month old baby sleep alone?

Yes: Speak to your pediatrician about sleep positions for your baby. Make sure the baby has a proper crib and have a baby monitor so you can hear room sounds. ...Read more

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What can be done to make 3 month old baby sleep more longer and comfortable?

What can be done to make 3 month old baby sleep more longer and comfortable?

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