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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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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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My breast shot milk straight up my babies nose when she pulled away during feeding. Could this introduce bacteria into her brain or harm her in anyway?

My breast shot milk straight up my babies nose when she pulled away during feeding. Could this introduce bacteria into her brain or harm her in anyway?

Not to worry!: Breast milk will not harm your baby when introduced to the nose. In fact, most babies have some degree of reflux in which milk or formula is frequently ejected up into the nose. ...Read more

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I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?

Nursemaids elbow: In some cases pulling an infant can cause a condition known as nursemaids elbow (subluxation ) of the radial head very painful but usually easily reduced by a health care Practitioner. ...Read more

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10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

Sounds normal: Babies do what they do while settling.They also drool because they make spit and have no social burden of having to hide it.It is not seizure activity or abnormal in any way. ...Read more

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10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?

10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?

It does have risks.: The academy of pediatrics recommends a flat surface to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (sids). A more important aspect of helping the child sleep would be nasal saline drops and suction 2 or 3 times per day, but not more frequently than this. Certainly children can sleep in a car seat for prolonged periods without issue, but there is a higher chance of sids which must be considered. ...Read more

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4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated with belly sleeping, I don't put them down on their belly for the first year. Yes they can turn their head, and we belly slept babies up until 1992 when the back to sleep movement began. Since then we have seen a 40% decline in SIDS ...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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Is it possible to roll onto and hurt my baby while co-sleeping?

Is it possible to roll onto and hurt my baby while co-sleeping?

Yes: Unfortunately, cosleeping is a cause of many infant deaths and injuries each year. It is currently not recommended to sleep next to your baby. ...Read more

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What does it means when they say dont put baby in bed with milk when teeth erupted..my baby sometimes want milk to sleep?

What does it means when they say dont put baby in bed with milk when teeth erupted..my baby sometimes want milk to sleep?

Baby Bottle Syndrome: Baby Bottle Syndrome is entirely preventable infection (decay/abscess) of the baby incisors caused by bathing them in sugar (milk or fruit juice sugars) and allowing bacteria to convert those sugars to acids. Please discuss management with your Pediatrician, and once your child turns 1, schedule with a Pedodontist, a children's dental specialist. ...Read more

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Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier

Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she  drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier

Management: I agree that this may resolve with time, but it is important to have her checked. At your pediatrician's office, I would suggest a pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation, while she is feeding. Your pediatrician will exam her to detect any problems with her cardio pulmonary system. ...Read more

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Can i give my 1 yr baby the bottle while she's laying flat on her bed?If she falls asleep do I have to still remove her snd put her in a burp position

Can i give my 1 yr baby the bottle while she's laying flat on her bed?If she falls asleep do I have to still remove her snd put her in a burp position

Baby bottle: No you should not give your baby while lying flat. She could aspirate milk into her lungs. Second, giving a child while sleeping will cause dental caries due to the milk sugars that remain in the child' mouth. ...Read more

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Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Babies: babies have poor temperature regulation and cn feel cool ...Read more

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Why can I breastfeed my baby laying flat but not give her the bottle while shes laying flat? Isnt the same concept

Why can I breastfeed my baby laying flat but not give her the bottle while shes laying flat? Isnt the same concept

Yes it is: And it best not to breast feed lying down flat...Should be propped up a little. The position allows the fluid to run into the middle ear and can cause infections. Breast milk less so as it is full of antibodies...You are correct the concept is the same. ...Read more

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How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

Too young for crying: A 2-month-old baby is still too young to be left crying. Parents should still do all the things they need to do to console the young baby. They should be sure the baby is not too hungry, not too full, not too cold, not too hot, not sick, not wrapped too tightly, and not too lonely. After the baby turns 3 months, parents can start stricter "bedtime" routines, as by then, most babies can be trained. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?

Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?

Yes, that is fine.: At 2 months of age most babies have enough head and neck control, that even if this happens, it will not harm her or her nerves. If you're still concerned, please have her doctor check her. ...Read more

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My daughter has dry cracked skin behind her ears. It hurts her when I pull lightly or wash them in the tub. What can be done to help?

My daughter has dry cracked skin behind her ears. It hurts her when I pull lightly or wash them in the tub. What can be done to help?

Dry skin ears: Try emollient cream (moisturizing) during day & petroleum jelly at night. If that helps but needs more, mix in small dab of Cortaid (hydrocortisone) but use very sparingly. If still not improved, see pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get a 17 month old to sit still while having his teeth brushed? Our son simply won't sit still while we try to brush his teeth, crying, screaming, and squirming everywhere. He moves around so much that i feel like our attempts at br

What's the best way to get a 17 month old to sit still while having his teeth brushed? Our son simply won't sit still while we try to brush his teeth, crying, screaming, and squirming everywhere. He moves around so much that i feel like our attempts at br

Turn : Turn brushing into a game. There are some new brushes that are battery operated with flashing lights. In fact some brushes will play music if you brush long enough. Let your child brush first and then you follow up. Do it every day without fail. Your child has to get used to it. If they cry and fight you, eventually they won't. This will prepare them for a visit at the dentist. ...Read more

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When my baby begins sucking on my right nipple it hurts badly for one minute. It isn't dry cracked or red and she is latching great. Other nipple fine?

When my baby begins sucking on my right nipple it hurts badly for one minute. It isn't dry cracked or red and she is latching great. Other nipple fine?

Breastfeeding issue: It's possible the right breast has a better milk letdown and the baby prefers that side, or sucks harder due to a better milk supply, but if you are feeling pain, have this looked at by your OB, maybe try more time on the left breast first, to see if she will go easier on the right side later. Have your OB do a thorough exam to see if this is early mastitis or a blocked duct causing pain with feed ...Read more

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My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time i sleep i was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time i sleep i was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! as a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to get "baby face". So, look into your general wellbeing and see: "how are you?" are you happy in you life? If not; why? What is between you ; happiness? Now, "acne" is a treatable condition. I am sure when you are treated properly, you will feel fine. ...Read more

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too. ...Read more

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The last 2 days when I wake up my right cheek is red and feels like it's burning and is warm to touch. Other cheek is normal. I do not sleep on that side.It lasts a couple hours. No fever. BP is normal. I have been worrying a lot lately.

The last 2 days when I wake up my right cheek is red and feels like it's burning and is warm to touch. Other cheek is normal. I do not sleep on that side.It lasts a couple hours. No fever. BP is normal. I have been worrying a lot lately.

Wait to worry!: Any lesions/redness that resolves itself in a matter of couple hours can not be anything serious. It does not imply any diagnosis that you can worry about. Although I can not pin point the cause, it is likely positional(You can not tell how many times at night you turn to the side without knowing about it).
So do not worry as it can not cause you any harm as it stands now. Time will resolve this . ...Read more

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My 4 mos baby always sleep with his head tilted back. Is it normal?

My 4 mos baby always sleep with his head tilted back. Is it normal?

Back to sleep: Head position okay as long as you are putting baby to sleep on his back. Back to sleep is crucial to prevent sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. Also make sure you don't have any blankets, bumpers or pillows in baby's crib. All are suffocation risks. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby's sleeping after bumping head on table?

Is this serious? My baby's sleeping after bumping head on table?

Maybe: depending on the baby's age or how hard he hit he table the table. Can you arouse him easily? Vomiting? Acting normallly? Focusing with his eyes? Check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby now is sleeping on his side and seems to be causing his flat head to worsen. What should I do?

My baby now is sleeping on his side and seems to be causing his flat head to worsen. What should I do?

Be patient : It is difficult and sometimes dangerous to force your baby to sleep in certain positions, the best you can do is to make the crib safe, use good sleep hygiene techniques - cool bedroom, quiet area to sleep, no super late feedings, same routine before bed to quiet baby down every night, a lot of patience, and review your baby's head shape with your pediatrician regularly. Helmets are NOT good idea ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my baby's head flat? He prefers to sleep on that side. The right side of his forehead sticks out a little too.

Why is the right side of my baby's head flat? He prefers to sleep on that side. The right side of his forehead sticks out a little too.

Water balloon: If you remember, a water balloon is always flat on side it lays on. A baby's skull has "floating" bones that push away from each other as they grow larger until they are ready to knit/fuse.This makes it like a water balloon because gravity treats it the same. Your doc needs to examine the baby. Position changes and therapy can help.The issue tends to fade when babies sit up more/sleep less. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby gets sweat on her head when she cries and sleep. Should i be concerned?

My 3 month old baby gets sweat on her head when she cries and sleep. Should i be concerned?

Room to hot: It may be warm in her bedroom where she sleeps, or she could be overdressed. With her pajamas. Certain foods may also cause her to perspire. ...Read more

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My 18 months old sweats when sleeping (mostly his head) even though I keep the room cool. My older child never had this issue. Is this normal?

My 18 months old sweats when sleeping (mostly his head) even though I keep the room cool. My older child never had this issue. Is this normal?

Sure: This isn't cause for concern as long as everything else is ok. Some kids just sweat. Happy, feeding, growing well? If there are other problems then it merits an investigation. ...Read more

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Is it normal my 2 month old baby prefers her left side when she's sleeping and she's awake? Knowing that I keep switching her head right and left

Is it normal my 2 month old baby prefers her left side when she's sleeping and she's awake? Knowing that I keep switching her head right and left

Not necessarily : She may have tightness of the neck muscle limiting ability to turn her head to the right. This may be accompanied by flattening of the head on the other side. Have your doctor check this and if present, make a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more

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My baby is 9 weeks old and he tends to sleep or keeps his head on the right side, how do I make him to stay on left side as well?

My baby is 9 weeks old and he tends to sleep or keeps his head on the right side, how do I make him to stay on left side as well?

Two steps: You can often alter babies habit by setting them down to sleep is opposite positions on alternate nights. Head to the top then the next night to the bottom of the crib.Babies tend to turn away from the wall to see you come in.You can also gently turn the head to both sides while playing to make sure the neck muscles move freely.If tight moving to one side, talk with your doc about other options. ...Read more

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When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

Maybe: That depends on what it is and what it looks like. When you next visit your pediatrician, point it out and ask him/her. ...Read more

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My child was playing he hit his head on corner he cryed and got light headed but seemes to be ok niw what should I do. Can he sleep?

My child was playing he hit his head on corner he cryed and got light headed but seemes to be ok niw what should I do. Can he sleep?

Monitor closely: A child's age, mental health status, and degree of force need to be take, in consideration before assuming things will be ok.Young infants, children with changes in behavior or physical status and those who have suffered a signifcant blow to the head, should be ssen or at the very least discussed with your md.Any anomalies during next fre days call or see md asap, safe better than sorry. ...Read more

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My 5 months old baby always sleep on his side with his head arch to his back almost make an alphabeth "U". But he sleeps well. Should I concern?

My 5 months old baby always sleep on his side with his head arch to his back almost make an alphabeth "U". But he sleeps well. Should I concern?

Sleep position: Sometimes just a learned position but have him checked for problems that may cause him to use this position , such as reflux or airway problems. All the best. ...Read more