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Babies And Sleep
Will a baby being in a car seat for too long hurt their liver or kill them? My baby is 9 days old.
Get correct car seat: Wedge shaped seats could have an impact on baby's breathing if they're left in their seat for long periods of time. Lie-flat car seats claim to be a safer and better mode of transporting babies than traditional wedge-shaped car seats. If you are a family who make regular long journeys and spend more than 2 hrs at a time in the car, a lie-flat option will be better for your baby. ...Read more
Depends: Check with you dmv. Usually until the age of 2. ...Read more
Yes: it is perfectly fineGet a more detailed answer ›
Talk with doctor: Head injury in an infant can be serious, and you should discuss what happened with your doctor. The doctor can help you determine the best course of action for your baby. If injury occurred while you were babysitting, call the local dr as well as parents asap. Dont delay. ...Read more
One week: Make sure you air the room out well to get rid of the ofor which can serve as an irritant. ...Read more
Not very: Imagine that you are snorkeling under water. Do you notice how muffled all of the sounds are from even a nearby motorboat? Same for the baby, who is under water, so to speak, and also has less developed hearing sensitivity. Most sounds outside your body would be very diminished in the intrauterine environment. ...Read more
How to good sleep: 1 stick to the schedule, it helps bodys normal rhythem 2exercice it helps to sleep bette 3 take a hot shower 4avoid eating before going to bed 5avoid caffeine alcohol before bedtime 6sleep only at night, no naps during day 7 silence, no noise or music on 8keep room temp comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have no place for a baby's bed, what the best decision, moses basket or a baby stroller? Which one is safest?
Depends on design: Safety depends on the design of the product. For a new baby, a moses basket or a stroller that flattens out to be basket-like should be fine. The strollers that most people buy do not flatten out like a basket. There should be no openings in a basket or stroller where the baby could get stuck or trapped, if the baby will be using it as a bed. ...Read more
If she falls asleep: on her own in her own room at a consistent bedtime after cuddling, reading & brushing her teeth, sleeps through the night, is not toilet-training or experiencing a major life-change & shows interest in having a " big-girl bed", try it between 18 mos.-3 yrs. Some parents put the mattress on the floor at first. She can use her crib blanket & stuffed animals to make her own "nest." Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either works fine: Both bassinets and cradles serve as temporary sleep locals for newborns until they are ready to transition to a crib. Whether parents choose one or the other is a matter of personal preference rather than a stoic medical recommendation. Safety is less of an issue now that newer models have sufficient base and slat width and wheels locks. Be sure to check manufacturer's infant weight limits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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