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At What Age Can You Feed A Baby Water
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a 6 weeks old baby. I use feeding bottle to feed the baby. But I am concerned about the hygiene of the bottle. Please suggest ways to achieve..
Hygiene: Wash thebottles and nipples with hot water and soap and water sterilize the bottles for 30 minutes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 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. ...Read more
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