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Does A Babys Nap Prevent Sleeping Through The Night
Train from birth: There are hundreds of babies that die each year from co-sleeping with parents. Either smothered or strangled in bed linen.These are avoidable deaths. Babies should be put in a crib alone from birth & helped settle from a distance. Feeding on awakening rather than tired allows them to learn to settle without your body contact. No baby sleeps more than 4hr without waking but can resettle if allowed. ...Read more
Sleep & dry at night: When your baby gets toilet trained.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: We all need a certain amount of sleep per day. Even as adults, we know that a nap will make us go to bed later in the day. In a perfect world, we should have a good night's rest every night. The only way to answer your question is for you to try taking out the afternoon nap, and see if your baby will sleep at an earlier bed time and longer at night. If it doesn't help, let him/her nap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep - newborn: When he gets toilt trained.Get a more detailed answer ›
Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Babies vary on when they begin to sleep through the night. Breastfed babies often sleep an extended period within the 2-4 week after birth, but may still wake up at night for at least one feeding. Some people feel adding a little watery cereal at bedtime by spoon may help stretch the one long sleeeping time during the night, but it usually should not be started until about 3 mos. Of age. ...Read more
Depends: Depneds on age. If less than 3 months, then it's what theyare built to do. Welcome to parenthood. Babies are built to feed most at night, when moms breadtfeeding hormone peaks, even if bottle feeding. After 3-4 months most infants should sleep most of the night without feeding. Some babies just never learn to do so without help and thus wake up. 9-12 month olds wake up more with teething issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?
Gradual reduction: If you begin reducing the volume of the night feed & shift over to water, you will eliminate the "feeding clock" effect that gets baby up for a feed. Within 2 wks you should have a baby that may alert at night but won't be trained to seek a meal & should be able to self settle in the night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby slept 9 hrs woke up a few times crying when she lost paci Or when she hit the rails of the crib. Would that still count as sleep through night?
YES: and be thankful for this blessingGet a more detailed answer ›
Sleep consolidation : Through self-regulation occurs between 1-4 mos. If there has been a consistent bedtime & bedtime routine ( rocking, reading, feeding, wiping out baby's mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed) & baby is put in his own bed in his own room, drowsy, but awake. Allow him 5 min. To self-calm if he awakens. At 6 mos. Old, your going in & making eye contact will create a " trained night crier.". ...Read more
When traveling w/6 months old to country that is 9 hours ahead will it cause my baby sleep all day(now he sleeps all night)and be awake through night?
It may take a few: days for your baby (and you) to adjust to the time difference. Depending on when you are leaving, you may be able to help that transition, but adjusting his sleep schedule a little bit at a time before you go. Otherwise you can keep him as awake as you can during the daytime once you're there and hopefully move the schedule to be more accommodating to the new time. ...Read more
Sleep is off and I'm sleeping throughout the day and night. Up at odd times. How can I change my sleeping pattern?
Circadian rhythms: The body has it's own internal clock - which for the most part matches the light/dark cycle of this planet. Certain things however can throw it off - especially alcohol or problems with the mind (anxiety/depression). Stimulants too like caffeine can cause haywire with the system. Sounds like you need someone to help you review 'what' you're doing wrong to set you back on track. I believe you can! ...Read more
Can a 6 month old baby have night terror? My baby has been crying in his sleep during the night, without opening the eyes, what can I do?
Separation anxiety: Does your baby cry or show displeasure when she loses sight of you? Does she do the same thing when somebody else picks her up and sees you away from her? If you answered yes, she is starting to show separation anxiety which usually appears at this age. These episodes are repeated in her sleep and cause her to cry. Just do nothing and ignore her crying. She will grow out of it in about 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?
Advance Solid Foods: Infants this age grow rapidly & require adequate nutrition. Solid foods are routinely introduced at age 6 mos. As infants advance w/ solids, breast feeding gradually becomes supplemental. Nighttime feedings are still fairly common at this age. If your baby is progressing well with solids, returns to sleep after night feed, has normal growth/development at doctor visits, then no action is needed. ...Read more
My baby 11 weeks wakes up at night to eat only 3oz should I cut out night feedings? Let her cry it out? She does not sleep through the night help!
Back is best: The back to sleep campaign that started in the 90's brought a 40% drop in crib death rates in the us.After initial resistance, most have come to understand it's value. Thankfully, the most vulnerable period has passed when kids can roll and turn over. Positioners, wedges and other items offered to stop this are unreliable.Infants should be on a firm mattress with no pillows, blankets or bumpers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
•I'm 19 can not get sleep at night •during the day I get tired and take a nap. •how can I prevent this from happening?
I am 19 and I have sleeping problems I sleep late around 1-2am and wake up early and than get tired during the day and take a nap at 5clck, how can I prevent this from
Is it true that nursing can cause tooth decay? I've heard that nursing can cause a child's teeth to decay, especially if they nurse right before falling asleep. Is there any truth to this? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it?
Decay happens!: The same rules apply whether you bottle feed or nurse...Teeth that are not cleaned and are covered with breast milk, formula or food will be at higher of decay. The cure is to make sure you use the age appropriate oral hygiene techniques after ever feeding - even bedtime! you're the parent and you create the culture of oral healthcare and oral hygiene in your home. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Really difficult to sleep in the night. Feeling kind of anxious but don't know why and this prevents from falling asleep. And happens only at night?
Initial Insomnia.: When some people lie down to sleep and there are no distractions, they begin to ruminate. The more they ruminate, the more anxious they feel & the more they stimulate their brain. The brain needs to slow down for you to sleep. Buspar (buspirone) sometimes helps someone to be calm at that time just before sleep. Consider deep breathing exercises, meditation or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?
Yes: It is safe as long as it is used properly and their airway is free and clear. In other countries, babies are "worn" by a mother 24/7! ...Read more
No, it is not safe!: Infants should not sleep in "Baby Swings", or "Rock n' Play" by Fisher Price. The best way to prevent "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" is to place infants on their back, which also encourages normal physical and motor development. They should sleep on a firm, flat surface. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep onset: It is more likely to increase the sleep onset, in other words, it makes it harder to go to sleep. It may also make if more likely to have more light sleep which might mean less deep and rem sleep. All stimulants should be avoided to give you the best chance of good sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes that jolting awake sensation (aka sleep starts) just as you are drifting off to sleep or shortly after falling asleep? Any way to prevent?
Depends on age/posit: In the first 6m the neck is so short the baby must hold the head up & back to drop the jaw & mouth breathe. This is not a natural position so babies seldom sleep well.The growth of the neck by about 2-3 cm over that time allows the head to be neutral with the jaw open. In early infancy the nose must be clear to breathe without a struggle. ...Read more
I have stiffness in my fingers and sometimes when i sleep and wake up my fingers are asleep. What supplement can i use to prevent this?
Last night I laid in bed for 5 hours and couldn't fall asleep(I'm sick). What can I do to prevent this from happening again?
I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do
Need evaluation: During that interval between wakefulness and sleep there is some normal shifting around of arms and legs. This does not normally require treatment.Anxiety can make these movement more pronounced and when anxiety is treated they lessen and sleep comes more quickly. Sometimes however when the restless movements are very bothersome they represent restless legs syndrome (rls) and need meds. ...Read more
Need more info...: You need to see a sleep specialist. If you have significant hypersomnolence, it could be due to something as simple as insufficient sleep, in which case you need to increase your total sleep time. It could also be a disorder of hypersomnolence such as narcolepsy, or medication side effect. Or a combination of the above. Bottom line: see a sleep specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
Get a good 8 hrs : Every night and sit in the front of the class. ...Read more
Find the cause first: Get an evaluation by a sleep specialist to find and fix the underlying cause (sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, etc). Short of that, opening the car window and shewing (gum, beef jerky, etc) may prove helpful in some individuals. Caffeine may help as well but it takes time: 30-50 minutes to kick in after consumption; and it should not be taken close to bedtime. ...Read more
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