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6 Month Old Baby Sleep Routine
Not really!: It is actually alarming for md to learn your baby "sweats" during feeding... Feeding should be a delightful experience for babies! ...In some heart condition , eating or nurisng alone "stresses" the heart causing tiring even sweating in babies! a visit to your peds will sort this problem out! warm regards! dr t. ...Read more
My babies 4 months he's been a poor sleeper since 6 weeks old only nap 10 min a day wakes every 2hr night i've tried everything seen pediatric dr?
Sleep/infant: Babies develop sleep patterns as their brain and neural center mature. Most infants will sleep through the night by age 6 months. Premature infants may do so at a later age. It is important to ensure that your baby sleep on his back, is not in pain, hungry or ill. If the baby just fussy, try allowing the infant to soothe himself to sleep for 10 minutes. Please follow up with your M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26 mo old son at same daycare since 3 mo old, new room every 6 mo. Teacher says he doesn't talk. He's talkative at home. Problem? Suggestion?
Normal,Probably: Toddlers are often overwhelmed in what is to them new or strange situations.The changes may bother him. Thus they are quiet, withdrawn or very quiet. Once they warm up and are comfortable, they then become more outgoing. This is very normal and no cause for worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 mo old boy , doing potty during every feed, for last 48 hrs, now have rashes, generally he did 1-2 poo. He smiles and making eye contact frequently.
No: Generally, once an infant starts to sleep through the night (around 2 months) it is not necessary to wake the baby up to feed him/her, assuming the baby feeds well during the day, is wetting several diapers a day, appears healthy, and is growing well. It is important not to interrupt a healthy baby's sleep/wake cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FEVER: 39.8c means 103.6f. Most fevers at this age are viral. The associated symptoms can be runny nose, cough, poor oral intake. Give a fever reducer when it is 101 f or above. If only fever with no other symptoms, UTI or other causes need to be ruled out. Take baby to the pediatrician for an exam. Make sure s/he drinks enough fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suddenly my 5 week old baby boy wakes up and screams for milk at every hour. Used to be every 2 hours. Been feeding him formula.
He may be : Going through a growth spurt. According to kellymom.Com "common times for growth spurts are during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). " I am an oncologist, but have a 6 week old too :). Keep it up! ...Read more
My baby 2 months old from her birth she does not sleep at night, she wakes up to 7-8 hours at night before sleeping. How to change her sleep pattern
Breast or bottle?: During the day, rouse her gently after 2 1/2-3 hours. Engage her in gooing & cooing & putting her on her tummy to play. Have a consistent bedtime at night, read, rock & cuddle in low light. Wipe out her mouth after the last feed to establish the habit. Put her in her crib in her own room, on her back, drowsy but awake. She'll learn to self-calm to fall asleep & may sleep 6 hrs by 4-6 mos. ...Read more
My 10 week old screams before naps. No rocking, swaddling, etc calms her. She finally fell asleep on my chest. Is this Colic? I watch for sleep clues.
Parent must do it.: Good oral care starts day one. For infants, wiping all oral surfaces with a washcloth and water twice daily after feedings does the job. For toddlers, get a very soft small toothbrush and brush all oral surfaces gently. You don't have to use toothpaste, but if you want to use it, put only a tiny dot on the brush;we don't want him eating toothpaste! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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