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Dads Who Fall Asleep While Holding Baby
Comfort her: There are many reasons for the baby not to be comfortable and refuse to go to sleep. Things which make baby uncomfortable are dirty diaper, hunger, loud noises and light around. Baby over exhausted, over tired, over sleepy. Then there are medical reason like stuffy nose, fever, formula problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Create a tired place: Babies do not understand or desire sleep like an adult.They drift off like you would in a boring lecture. In the womb the norm was sound (hesrtbeats) and comfort. You need to create a comfortable "tired place" where baby can go to settle and drift off, day or night. Try to use the same area for day & night naps. A fan buffeting in the background helps. Subdued light helps. Avoid direct stimulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bedtime routine!: Develop a short but very consistent bedtime routine that you can use anywhere. When you use it regularly at home and condition your baby to go to sleep with that routine, you can then use it at a friend's house, on a trip, anywhere. Add in a "lovey" to have an extra bit of familiarity at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Saliva protects a baby's teeth while awake, but disappears while asleep. If you regularly let your baby fall asleep with a bottle, you are greatly increasing the chances of tooth decay from too much milk sugar coming in contact with the teeth. Consider water (if you've started solids) or a pacifier at bedtime instead. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My milk is not enough for my1month old baby so igive him formula120ml.But to fall asleep he still needs me tobreastfeed him.Well he eats a lot.Normal?
Babies vary!: The best way to know if your baby is getting enough is through his growth. If a baby is growing and gaining normally, he's likely getting enough. You can also gain information through the number of wet diapers your baby is putting out (6-8 wet diapers per day is pretty common). Your baby may like the breast feeding at night because of the extra warmth and contact that only you can give him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) is greatest in the first 6 months of life, and is significantly increased by putting your baby to sleep on her stomach or side. Infants should always be put to sleep on their backs. Another factor that increases sids risk is having a smoker in the house. Factors that decrease risk include pacifier use and background noise such as a fan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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