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At what age can you introduce a baby to blueberries?

At what age can you introduce a baby to blueberries?

Few months old: You should introduce solid foods to your baby's food in three to five months of age. ...Read more

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At what age can you start adding rice cereal to a baby's bottle at night?

At what age can you start adding rice cereal to a baby's bottle at night?

Dont need to: No need to add rice to baby's bottle unless it is for a medical reason like reflux. Starting baby foods, that is feeding rice cereal watered down with breast milk or formula and feeding it with a spoon can begin at 4 to 6mo of age. ...Read more

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At what age can a baby stop being fed at night?

At what age can a baby stop being fed at night?

As soon as they will: If you are able to get in enough quality feedings during the day & train baby to feed as they arise rather than when tired, they can do a 11p to 7a resting period as soon as 6-8 wks (sooner in some) the stomach is simply a loading area for infants & they have enough food in their intestines to make it thru the night if you allow them. To grow well & sleep well the day feeds must be adequate. ...Read more

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At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

Varies: Women's fertility starts to diminish in the late 30's and menopause starts depending upon the person in the 40's . Having a baby later in life increases the risk of having varies fetal defects - but tests are available for this. ...Read more

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At what age do you lose your baby fat from being a child?

At what age do you lose your baby fat from being a child?

Fat is fat: There is no such thing as baby fat. There is only fat. Infants are naturally chubby, and the relatively weak abdominal muscles of a two year old make him look like he has a fat belly. But the only thing that will keep a child from growing up with excess fat is a healthy diet and regular exercise. The point is that there is no special fat that automatically disappears as you get older. ...Read more

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How should I speak to someone retiring at a young age due to premie baby?

How should I speak to someone retiring at a young age due to premie baby?

See below: I would support the person's decision. Try to help the person through any doubts, anxiety, or second guessing that maybe going on. If you are able, offer assistance with caring for the child, baby sitting. ...Read more

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Can you give a 7 month old baby meat at this age ?

Can you give  a 7 month old baby meat at this age ?

Yes you can: After 6-7 months it is appropriate to feed higher protein products including chicken turkey and beef. It is not required but recommended around 7-8 months in a pureed form, to avoid choking hazard, ...Read more

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At what age does a child begin or should a child start to understand right from wrong? At some age they are old enough to know better bad from good.

At what age does a child begin or should a child start to understand right from wrong? At some age they are old enough to know better bad from good.

Piaget & Kohlberg : are worth your researching. From behaviors modeled by parents & parental discipline (teaching) style, 18-mo.-5 yr. old kids begin to understand adult rules based on rewards for "good" & unpleasant consequences for "bad" behavior. From 5-10 yrs. kids think of what's right & fair as immutable, adult-made rules. From 10-12 yrs., children "get" that what's " right" may change with the situation. ...Read more

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At what age does solid food, not milk, become more vital for a baby? When can I stop worrying that my baby is getting enough ounces of milk?

At what age does solid food, not milk, become more vital for a baby? When can I stop worrying that my baby is getting enough ounces of milk?

Teeth: I believe our body tells us what we need. When teeth come in it is time to start bringing food in. Breast milk is fine but i tell my new moms that when a child has teeth to chew 9 to 10 months is a good time to start bringing in rice and other vegetables. But only bring in 1 every week or 2 so she can watch for adverse reactions. Breast feeding the first 9-12 months is the best option. ...Read more

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At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? For example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?

At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? For example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?

About 6 months: Young infants typically get all the hydration they need from breast milk and formula. While it will probably not hurt to give a teaspoon or so ocationally, this could reduce the caloric & nutrient intake of the baby and risk a condition known as water intoxication. As a rule, introduce tiny amounts of water when the infants begins eating solids, which is at about six months. Good luck! ...Read more

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If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

Maybe...: If that weight estimate was done by sono, you need to know that sonos done near term are not very accurate at guessing weight. If it is a correct estimate, you could be looking at an 8+ lb. Baby at delivery if fetal growth continues at the same rate. ...Read more

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How soon can you start putting food in a breastfed baby's milk?

How soon can you start putting food in a breastfed baby's milk?

Why ever????: If you are interested in transitioning baby to solids, they should get the "tutoring" of using their mouth & tongue a different way. It should not be put in a bottle of breast milk. A paste or puree of the material should be offered off a spoon. If baby is not interested, there is no harm in waiting until s/he is. Six months is the time most have lost their tongue thrust & feed easily. ...Read more

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What would you think of a mother that put he child to sleep at night with a bottle of apple juice and rotted out the kid's teeth?

What would you think of a mother that put he child to sleep at night with a bottle of apple juice and rotted out the kid's teeth?

Misinformed: Maybe she just didn't know any better. I would start by educating her without judgement. The only thing that should be put in a bottle overnight is water! hopefully she has learmed from this experience. ...Read more

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A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

No!: Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. ...Read more

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What age can I start giving my bottle fed baby some water in a sippy cup in addition to his formula? And how much can I give him?

What age can I start giving my bottle fed baby some water in a sippy cup in addition to his formula?
And how much can I give him?

Kid will decide: Kids don't need supplemental water but many seem overly focused on giving it. Breast milk or formula have the appropriate balance of liquid(water) to nutrients. Kids growing faster needmore/take more. Many kids will be ready to take slowly from a cup as early as 6-9 mo. A sippy cup with a hard snout is preferred.The ones with a soft snout are basically bottles that look different. ...Read more

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Why are you advised not to feed a newborn baby with a bottle?

Why are you advised not to feed a newborn baby with a bottle?

The nany state: Breast feeding was shunned at one point in the past when docs feared baby would get terrible staph infections from skin exposures.We had an era were baby bottles/sterilizers were the norm.We have come full circle & returned to the great benefits of breast feeding &hospitals now get better ratings if more new moms breast feed.That said, moms need to survive the experience using whatever works. ...Read more

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At what age can you put your baby on solid foods?

At what age can you put your baby on solid foods?

Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and if your baby is ready. ...Read more

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How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

1-8 fl oz: Most babies know better than we do what their bodies need to grow. As long as you burp her frequently during the feeding, she will eat the right amount. Don't get hung up on averages published in books/websites. I have seen growing newborns who only wanted 1 1/2 ounces and others who needed 8. ...Read more

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At what age can a baby sleep with a blanket?

At what age can a baby sleep with a blanket?

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. ...Read more