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What is the longest to let a 6.5 week old baby cry. I am struggling to get her to go down for sleep. And want her to learn to self soothe.?

What is the longest to let a 6.5 week old baby cry.  I am struggling to get her to go down for sleep.  And want her to learn to self soothe.?

10-15 minutes: I am old school. For the first 4 months, don't let her cry for more than 10-15 minutes. After 4 months they have established eating and often sleep patterns and start solids. Then it is ok to let them cry a little longer to learn to self- soothe. The first few months, responding to their needs fosters positive things like feeling safe, confident, cared for. Listen to your instincts too! ...Read more

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My 6months old baby cries a lot when she feels sleepy. I think she found difficulty while sleeping. Or may be she don't lnoe how to sleep.What to do?

My 6months old baby cries a lot when she feels sleepy. I think she found difficulty while sleeping. Or may be she don't lnoe how to sleep.What to do?

Normal: Babies cry when hungry, tired, teething etc. I.E. Babies cry a lot. All babies know how to sleep, but many have trouble settling. You need to help baby settle down. Soft lighting, soft music, bedtime routine. You can rock her, walk her, talk to her, coo and cuddle. Make sure she does not have colic--baby will pull up legs to tummy and scream-- for hours at a time. If colic, pediatrician visit. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

Is this recurrent or: a one time occurrence? If it's recurrent and he/she seems fine once awake, there probably is not anything physically wrong. Otherwise, it could be acid reflux, gas or one of several other reasons. Check and make sure there's not a hair stuck around any of his/her finger/toes....and please take him/her to his doctor to be checked if this continues. ...Read more

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5 week old baby with consistently sleep only in right eye, what is the cause? Since birth

5 week old baby with consistently sleep only in right eye, what is the cause? Since birth

Lacrimal system : Your child likely has a nasolacrimal duct occlusion. Keep the eye clean and perform crigler massage frequently. Description of massage technique can be found online. Most resolve with time but surgical correction is sometimes needed. ...Read more

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My 5 week old is still having seizure like activity, heaving breathing an gasping while sleeping, throwing up during/after feedings. Any explanation?!

My 5 week old is still having seizure like activity, heaving breathing an gasping while sleeping, throwing up during/after feedings. Any explanation?!

Seizures ???: You say still having seizure like activity.Has it been evaluated before ? Was it really ? Babies do a lot of distinctive movements and noises both awake & asleep that can be mistaken for a problem or they can have real issues. If you can record a video of what you are seeing take the kid in for an evaluation. If the kid doesn't do it during the visit at least your video can show what happens. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?

I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?

Worry warts : There are many of us who worry more than we need to. I would strongly suggest that you go to your pediatrician for a needed dose of reassurance. If you feel you will be criticized for going, find someone you feel safe with. Go soon so this issue is put to rest and then you can too! One more thing. Trust your instincts! If you feel your baby has a problem, you will usually be right. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not

My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not

Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states.(sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless,get a 2nd opinion ...Read more

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I have a 5 week old newborn. He used to sleep through anything, loud noises, etc. Now he wakes so easily and isn't sleeping for as long? Normal?

I have a 5 week old newborn. He used to sleep through anything, loud noises, etc. Now he wakes so easily and isn't sleeping for as long? Normal?

Sleeping: Sleeping patterns often change in babies. Consistency is good. They often go through growth spurts and become more wakeful and need to eat more often. All the best. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to have ankle clonus during sleep?

Is it normal for babies to have ankle clonus during sleep?

Yes: Babies have ankle clonus as a normal finding both asleep or awake until they are about a year of age. It is a reflection of the immaturity of their nervous system and not a sign of damage as it would be for an older kid or adult. ...Read more

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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