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6 Month Baby Won't Sleep Without Blanket
1 year: The american academy of pediatrics recommends keeping all blankets out of cribs until at least 1 year old. This is in order to decrease the risk of sids (which dramatically decreases after 12 mo). Instead of using blankets for your young ones dress them in warm footie pajamas. After 12 mo most babies have the ability to remove a blanket from their face or roll over.See 1 more doctor answer
Talk to pediatrician: The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician about this. There are different philosophies about blankets. Somewhere between 12 and 24 months is generally accepted. Your doctor will be more specific for your baby.
Physical mobility: When a kid can pull to stand in his/her crib, the chance they would suffocate in bed linen is negligible. Before then, I would consider it an invitation for trouble. Removing swaddling blankets, which are meant to help a newborn settle, should be accomplished before a month of age.See 1 more doctor answer
After he's a baby: I recommend going without for as long as possible. Your baby doesn't need a blanket. It has been recommended to not use a blanket until 12 months of age because at 12 months the risk of sids is greatly diminished. I recommend waiting until closer to 2 years old if you want to introduce a blanket into the bed.See 1 more doctor answer
Loaded question: Why do you ask? If an 80+ year old wanted to take his/her baby blanket with them to bed I wouldn't care or stop them. Kids usually give up these comfort things when they begin to sense peer pressure at school age. I do not recommend taking them from the child, ever! A kid should be provided his/her own space to decide what comforts them. Adults can be creative in finding ways for kid to give it up.
My 4 weeks baby was sleeping with us in our bed covered under our blanket he was sweating when he woke up, how could it harm his skin or health?
I agree. Put him on: His back in his crib for naps & nighttime to reduce the risk of sids. If you have a consistent bedtime & routine of rocking, nursing, reading & wiping out his mouth after the last feed, then put him in his crib drowsy, but awake, he'll learn to self calm for sleep. This increases his chances of consolidating sleep by 4 mos. & prevents developmental night-crying at or after 6 mos.See 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby fell of my bed this morning around 9 should I let her sleep she's been awake for about 1 hour and half!?
Yes but observe: If she is acting normally, active and playful, let her sleep on her usual nap/ bed time but observe closely in the first 24-48 hours for increased sleepiness, irritability and/or any other symptoms like vomitting. If you any of these developed take her to the pediatrician to be checked.
My 6 month baby doesn't sleep through the night since he's eating enfamil 2. He was with enfamil confort and sleeping 730-730, he doesn't like itnow?
My 6 month old baby is a very noisy sleeper he makes high pitch sounds he is breathing very well but he's been like this since born only in deep sleep?
Infant sleep: Hello. Since it is very hard to diagnose specific problems via this site, it is best to review any airway concern you may have with your pediatrician. Try to record the sounds your child sounds like. This can be very helpful for your doctor or a pediatric ENT specialist to confirm the etiology for the sounds. An airway evaluation may also be recommended.See 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby fell asleep on his belly should I put him on his back or let him sleep that way?
Less sleep time in a 6 month old baby. He sleeps undisturbed for 3 hrs max then needs mother feed. Sign of angleman synfrome or any other complications?
Unlikely: The signs of Angelmans syndrome include developmental delay, balance and movement problems, small head size. If your child sits up by herself, reaches for toys, smiles and babbles then it would be unlikely. Follow up regularly with your child's doctor. All the best.
Can a 6 month old baby have night terror? My baby has been crying in his sleep during the night, without opening the eyes, what can I do?
Separation anxiety: Does your baby cry or show displeasure when she loses sight of you? Does she do the same thing when somebody else picks her up and sees you away from her? If you answered yes, she is starting to show separation anxiety which usually appears at this age. These episodes are repeated in her sleep and cause her to cry. Just do nothing and ignore her crying. She will grow out of it in about 6 months.See 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby always has a cough with phlegm he's on losec (omeprazole) for silent reflux is this normal to have phlegm and a cough only during night sleep?
Typical: It means his reflux is still not well controlled, you need to share this information with his treating physician to adjust the treatment.
Is it normal for my 6 month old baby to stomach breathe while sleeping at night? He pulls air from his stomach and onto his chest, it looks like wave
My 6 month old baby keeps pulling at his ears took him to the dr and his ears throat are fine he's been crying all week and cries while a sleep?
4weeks baby fell asleep in our bed, & he took a blanket in his mouth, I worry if there will be harm now, I mean germs and so on, it was clean butstill?
Do so if U must: Babies suck germs off their contaminated fingers constantly and most are destroyed by stomach acid. Those that are not, end up in out intestines & generally do no harm.
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