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Swaddle baby in swaddle with velcro. Enough leg room to stretch and loose at hips. Arms are kept in place. Baby is 2m and this helps her to sleep. Ok?

Swaddle baby in swaddle with velcro. Enough leg room to stretch and loose at hips. Arms are kept in place. Baby is 2m and this helps her to sleep. Ok?

QUIT soon !!!!!: Babies may need swaddling after birth to settle into sleep.It replicates the tight quarters of the womb & newborns can be startled by arms & legs moving freely.However, gradually loosening the wrap to the point baby is comfortable without, is needed.As soon as baby starts to move more they can twist in the wrap and suffocate. We lose > 100 babies every year in the US due to bedding accidents ...Read more

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Can a newborn baby sleep on their tummy?

Can a newborn baby sleep on their tummy?

Safety issue: In the 90's the world data showed higher rates of crib death in all cultures that belly slept their babies. After the "Back to sleep" campaign has been in effect in the US, the crib death rate has fallen 40% in most populations studied. The can sleep on their tummy, but I would never suggest it unless there was a specific medical condition where they must. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep with our baby in our bed?

Is it safe to sleep with our baby in our bed?

No: It is not very safe to sleep with a baby in the same bed, because there is a small chance that the baby will get tangled up in something and suffocate, or the baby might be accidentally smothered by the adult(s) in the bed. ...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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When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

See below: There is no difference in the calories provided by formula and breast milk. 3 week old babies should be feeding around every 3 hours. And they should be waking at night for feeding. There is no reason to switch to formula. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pillows designed for people who sleep on their back/side and pillows for people who sleep on their stomach?

What is the difference between pillows designed for people who sleep on their back/side and pillows for people who sleep on their stomach?

I can't speak about: Any specific product designs.If you sleep on your back a puffy pillow which provides support but doesn’t put your neck at too much of an angle is recommended. If you sleep on your stomach, then no pillow or a thin pillow is best. When sleeping on your side a thick pillow can help to maintain your neck ; head in a neutral position. ...Read more

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How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing. ...Read more

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What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

Thin and long: Babies usually double their birth weight at about 5 months. As for the weight and high parameters, it would help to know how old is your baby, boy or girl? ...Read more

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Memory foam matress that adjust to our body contour and will give a comfartable sleep without causing body pain. Is this true?

Memory foam matress that adjust to our body contour and will give a comfartable sleep without causing body pain. Is this true?

Possibly.: I don't have a memory foam mattress but I do have a thick memory foam mattress topper. It does adjust to my body's contours. It is very helpful for joint pain. However, i would like to advise you that there can be significant differences in the quality of the memory foam - i bought one (very expensive) topper that was so hard that i got rid of it. So, try it out - don't buy sight unseen. ...Read more

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Is it ok for our 7 weeks old baby to put in pool/ bath tub for swimming with neck ring?

Is it ok for our 7 weeks old baby to put in pool/ bath tub for swimming with neck ring?

Yes: Make sure your baby does not float too far away .Be sure your baby's neck and chin are pointing upwards and not down. Babies love to lick , beware of choking hazards! ...Read more

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Sir, if we sleep by sitting on chairs (especially during night shifts) , is this gives as much rest to body as we sleep on bed? Or any health effects?

Sir, if we sleep by sitting on chairs (especially during night shifts) , is this gives as much rest to body as we sleep on bed? Or any health effects?

Not as restful: While sleeping upright in a chair, some of your muscles are still working to keep you upright, which could signal to your brain not to have a very deep, restorative sleep and cause daytime fatigue, decreased concentration, body aches among others. Sleeping horizontally allows your body to relax and enter into the 4 sleep stages that are crucial reset and repair your body. ...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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Is it safe to sleep with buckwheat hull bucky pillow around your neck all night?

Is it safe to sleep with buckwheat hull bucky pillow around your neck all night?

Yes: Unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to the materials in the pillow or it is somehow contaminated with bacteria or other organisms, it should be safe. This also assumes that you do not have a condition that made your neck unstable (such as major neck trauma, severe rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more

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My 2 year old picks fuzz from blankets and inhaled them up his nose as a comfort. Will this cause health problems ?

My 2 year old picks fuzz from blankets and inhaled them up his nose as a comfort. Will this cause health problems ?

Can block nasal: Passage or can inhale into lungs. Take blanket away and replace with blanket that he/she cannot pick fuzz of of. If develops cough wheeze or nasal symptoms see doctor immediately. ...Read more