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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?

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. ...Read more

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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

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

Yes: Abdominal breathing is normal for infants; it's actually the form of breathing taught for martial arts, yoga, trained vocalists. When we take "deep, cleansing breaths" we are breathing abdominally. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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 !?

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. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby fell asleep on his belly should I put him on his back or let him sleep that way?

My 6 month old baby fell asleep on his belly should I put him on his back or let him sleep that way?

On the back: There is an association between sudden infant death and baby sleeping on the stomach. There is greater risk of suffocation with the baby sleeping on the stomach. It is recommended to put baby on his/her back during sleep. ...Read more

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Hi doc . Why ismy 6 month old baby shaking his head and not sleeping properly at night.

Hi doc . Why ismy 6 month old baby shaking his head and  not sleeping properly at night.

Teething: Your baby may be teething and the teehing process may be causing him pain andshaking his head may be hisway ot trying to get comfortable. Teething would also disrupt his sleep pattern. However, discuss the problem with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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