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Can my child sleep with a blanket?

Can my child sleep with a blanket?

1 year: The american academy of pediatrics recommends keeping all blankets out of cribs until at least 1 year old. This is in order to decrease the risk of sids (which dramatically decreases after 12 mo). Instead of using blankets for your young ones dress them in warm footie pajamas. After 12 mo most babies have the ability to remove a blanket from their face or roll over. ...Read more

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Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a

Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep?  A crib in a

I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a bassinet the baby is separate and yet close enough for all those late night feedings! good luck. ...Read more

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Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?

Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?

Maybe: Stuffy nose is a variable label that can apply to allergies, mechanical obstruction, as well as illness.Illness can spread, but many other issues do not. ...Read more

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When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

Common energy saver: Infants in a cool environment often shift blood flow from the top skin down deeper to conserve the heat & energy they use to grow. Fingers, toes, lips & ears are often cooler than surrounding areas.Sleeping in a onzie with mittens & hat is what i reccomend. The cold hands is not a sign of a problem & likely bothers you more than baby.Fans or pacifiers may drop sids risk but not > sleeping on hisback. ...Read more

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When is someone too old to sleep with a baby blanket?

When is someone too old to sleep with a baby blanket?

Loaded question: Why do you ask? If an 80+ year old wanted to take his/her baby blanket with them to bed i wouldn't care or stop them. Kids usually give up these comfort things when they begin to sense peer pressure at school age.I do not recommend taking them from the child, ever! a kid should be provided his/her own space to decide what comforts them.Adults can be creative in finding ways for kid to give it up. ...Read more

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Can a baby get shaken baby syndrome if he likes being rocked to sleep fast in a bouncer/rocker?

Can a baby get shaken baby syndrome if he likes being rocked to sleep fast in a bouncer/rocker?

NO: This pattern of injury requires a significant inertial force generated by rapid acceleration/deceleration. It is not possible in the venue you describe.The most I would expect is the kid throwing up all over. ...Read more

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I'm a guy who loves to cuddle my pillow. Is that sick?

I'm a guy who loves to cuddle my pillow. Is that sick?

Good for you: Buddy ... never, ever let anyone make you think that showing affection is unmasculine or a sign of weakness. You pillow is an imaginary object of affection, and of course you know it. But there will come a time when everything in your life will turn around your ability to discover love for another person and show it in many little ways. It sounds like you're off to a great start. Keep practicing ...Read more

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Will light aerobics/light cardio jogging in place with a baby in baby carrier cause shaken baby syndrome?

Will light aerobics/light cardio jogging in place with a baby in baby carrier cause shaken baby syndrome?

No: Shaken baby syndrome occurs when the baby is grabbed under the arms and the baby's head is violently shaken back and forth with injury and subsequent swelling of the brain. Horrible! This is not what you are doing. All the best and make sure your baby's neck is well supported. ...Read more

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3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6". Is he ok?

3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6".  Is he ok?

Need more info: We would need much more information. What does he eat, when. How is he functioning, is his behavior normal? Were there any problems at birth? Is there stress at home? ...Read more

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Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?

Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?

Mom: Babies are very sensative to the mood and body language of their parents. If the sitter was " bad", the mom probably tensed up. The baby feels this and is scared and begins fussy. Most likely explanation. ...Read more

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14 yrs old boy makes problems with family, wants to leave house. Love to be boy but act girly. Shouts and hits mom. Outside house he is ok. Why? GID?

14 yrs old boy makes problems with family, wants to leave house. Love to be boy but act girly. Shouts and hits mom. Outside house he is ok. Why? GID?

Family problems: He is ok outside of house so acting out inside family. He loves being a boy so does not sound like GID. How does he act girly? Sounds like there is a need for family therapy. ...Read more

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Friend's newborn baby got whooping cough.Granny who didn't know visited sick baby then visited my nb baby on same day. Held both.Chances of catching?

Friend's newborn baby got whooping cough.Granny who didn't know visited sick baby then visited my nb baby on same day. Held both.Chances of catching?

Whooping Cough: I am sorry to hear that your friend's child is ill. There are good vaccinations to prevent this kind of illness in both children and adults now. There is also no guarantee that your granny will get ill. Exposure to illness in no way predicts infection. But, if granny does become seriously ill her physician should know that she was exposed to pertussis, the bug that causes whooping cough. ...Read more

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Will sharing a bed with my baby make breastfeeding easier?

Will sharing a bed with my baby make breastfeeding easier?

Yes: Yes, but sharing a bed is more dangerous. Just use a bassinet next to the bed, instead of sharing a bed. A baby sleeping with an adult is at risk of suffocation from fluffy blankets and pillows, from getting his head trapped between the mattress' edge and the wall or headboard, and from getting squashed by a 150-pound adult. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 month old .can i give him feeder on his baby seater type cot.is it safe ?

My baby is 2 month old .can i give him feeder on his baby seater type cot.is it safe ?

Feeding an infant : Infant feeding is best in mother's arms with a warm hug and a big smile. Feeding with propped bottles or any device is not recommended. Feeding is a nurturing process and is quality time for both mom and baby. If it is not working well see your pediatrician for more suggestions. ...Read more

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My 4 month old sleeps in her car seat instead of her crib due to cleft palate complications. No blanket. Is she at risk for sids?

My 4 month old sleeps in her car seat instead of her crib due to cleft palate complications. No blanket. Is she at risk for sids?

Equal: No more or less so than child without cleft. Recommend having your child evaluated by cleft palate team at the closest children's hospital. May be a bit of a trip, but worth it for the expertise and the team (pediatrician, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, speech therapist, plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, psychiatrist, nutritionist, etc) approach. ...Read more

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Toddler eats little. Pediatrician said healthy , weight not an issue motherinlaw gives iron, won't listen, wants her fatter. Dangers, concerns?

Toddler eats little. Pediatrician said healthy , weight not an issue motherinlaw gives iron, won't listen, wants her fatter. Dangers, concerns?

You are parent: You or your husband need to put your foot down with this woman without exception. It is up to you, in consultation with your pediatrician, to decide what is healthy for your child. Older generations felt "fat was better". That meant people had enough wealth for food, etc. Food was given for love/affection (we still give chocolate on valentine's). If you don't want obese child at 5, nip it now! ...Read more

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My 3 months baby refuses to sleep in her bed, the only way she sleeps is in her carseat even at night.Can this be harmful for her developement?

My 3 months baby refuses to sleep in her bed, the only way she sleeps is in her carseat even at night.Can this be harmful for her developement?

I see no problem: The kid may actually be self selecting a position that helps her deal with heartburn/reflux that can be common when babies lay down. After 5-6 mo this should be less of a problem & you may be able to get baby back into a bed. At this point just do what you need to get through the day / night ...Read more

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Someone once said every child needs a dog and a dad. Old-fashioned?

Someone once said every child needs a dog and a dad. Old-fashioned?

Good advice: Nothing is old fashioned (which tends to mean out of date and not helpful) that teaches us how to live. Dogs teach unconditional love, discipline (they need to be fed and walked) and the pure joy of a true friend. They teach compassion and understanding.Fathers and mothers offer stability, values, and teach us how to be productive adults. A father teaches a boy how to be a man. More.... ...Read more

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Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.

Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old,  refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.

lactation problem: Suggest you contact the la lache league organization. Check google for office nearest you. Great information is available from the la lache league. Go online asap. ...Read more

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