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What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature.To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesnt stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

Sleep hygiene: Try a new routine at bedtime, maybe avoid afternoon naps a bit, make sure she is in a quiet dark room without interruptions or noise before bedtime. Maybe sit down and get her ready for bedtime by reading a story, to get her drowsy on the way to going to sleep. Be creative : perhaps just try to wear her down without too much excitement in the evening so she just wants to nod off ...Read more

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10 week baby is fussy and trying to lift up while laying down. Eats well but not sleeping. Try's to bring hand to mouth. Is this bacuase of gas?

10 week baby is fussy and trying to lift up while laying down. Eats well but not sleeping. Try's to bring hand to mouth. Is this bacuase of gas?

Possibly : Congested having earache that is why your baby prefers to sit up or be in an upright position to help relieve pressure in the ear. Eating well because sucking helps relieve pressure in the ear therefore relieving ear pain.So your baby is happier. ...Read more

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14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.

14 month baby has cold hands and feet.  Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot.  No other symptoms.

Well: The cough may be caused by post-nasal drips and the reflux and thus you will need to address this issues with your doctor. At this age, i2 or more hours of sleep is usually needed but if the child is sleeping more than 16 hrs a day, you need to bring him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to occasionally expose my infant to 3rd hand smoke? My infant boy lives with me, the mother, in a smoke-free home. I was wondering if it was safe enough for my baby to occasionally visit his father's house? Reason being, his dad is a smoker who

Is it safe to occasionally expose my infant to 3rd hand smoke? My infant boy lives with me, the mother, in a smoke-free home. I was wondering if it was safe enough for my baby to occasionally visit his father's house? Reason being, his dad is a smoker who

Second hand smoke: In a perfect world, there would be no tobacco exposure for anyone to be exposed to, especially young infants and children. I would try to insist on no direct exposure, meaning no smoking in the house or car, and wearing clothing free of the scent of cigarettes when holding a baby. Try to present facts in a calm fashion because it is so important for children to know their fathers! ...Read more

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My hands and face fell asleep after sex. Is this worrying?

My hands and face fell asleep after sex. Is this worrying?

No: As long as it was only a brief problem and does not occur in other situations, it is not a reason to worry. ...Read more

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Why do her Hands & face turn pale for seconds when she falls asleep in a moving car?

Why do her Hands & face turn pale for seconds when she falls asleep in a moving car?

Who is "her": You have referred to somebody as her in the question above. Unsure what is the age of this person you are referring. Symptoms definitely need to be evaluated no matter what the age is. Heart issues or sleep apnea are some of the possible causes. Also needs to ensure if it happens when sleeping in a sitting position when at home. ...Read more