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Can Swaddling A Baby Cause Bruising
Weeks ago: Swaddling is a reasonable temporary measure right after birth.Newborns are comforted by tight surroundings and startled by their own loose random movements.(which were not possible in the womb).As soon as baby will settle without it, get rid of the blanket. We loose about 100 babies a year to suffocation in blankets or up against bumpers or soft toys. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.
Swaddling: When the baby can independently undo and release the swaddling. At this point, the blanket they are wrapped in becomes a hazard. I hope this helps. ...Read more
What if swaddling is very tight, and baby moves and wiggles a lot, is it possible for the baby to get brusies from where swaddle is on them?
If so,time to stop: Swaddling is an easy way to transition a newborn from the comfortable "tight"feeling of the womb to the freedom of the crib.But it should be stopped as soon as the kid can adapt to the free felling of the extra room, no later than a month of age.Babies die every year that suffocate in blankets, and the sooner it is gone the better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 10wk old baby keep freeing her hands lose from the halo swaddle sleepsack. Is it time to stop swaddling and transition her?She still startle reflex
Swaddling: If she prefers not to be swaddled that is fine just do not put any loose clothing or blankets in her bed. ...Read more
My baby is almost 4 months old and i still swaddle him but he unswaddled and puts his hands constantly in his mouth, does that mean not to swaddle him?
Don't: Swaddling is a practice that allows the newborn to feel comfort of the confinement of the womb at a time when the random movements of their arms and legs are sometimes startling.It is my goal to have mom's loosen the wrap daily until they can remove it.As the kid gets accustomed to the new feelings, they can settle without it. They should be in a crib, with no blanket/bumper/pillow by 1 month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes: It is fine. This type of swaddle works awesome in babies that love to be swaddled. ...Read more
Impetigo? If and infant 4 months of age gets hot quickly and is sweating can impetigo come on faster. He was swaddled had a bib on and long sleeves.
Can you identify the possible cause of this type of pain and is there a way i can get it treated? I'm a 21 year old female who had a baby in 2008. Since the birth of my child i've had what i can only describe as phantom bruises all over my body. I get pai
You : You may be dealing with a condition called fibromyalgia. It is a syndrome that is characterized by widespread body pain. It is difficult to diagnose and treat. If possible resuest a consult with a rheumatologist. You may also want to consider accupuncture or accupressure. If you have any stress or anxiety that needs to be addressed as well. Best of luck. ...Read more
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