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Will a baby being in a car seat for too long hurt their liver or kill them? My baby is 9 days old.

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

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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How bad is for a new born baby to sleep in a room that has no window?

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How bad is for a new born baby to sleep in a room that has no window?

Newborn: Not bad, if climate is cozy & comfortable, & the baby is monitored. Also, if u r comfortable there. ...Read more

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How old is too old to sleep in a bed with parents, if a child can't sleep alone?

How old is too old to sleep in a bed with parents, if a child can't sleep alone?

Never: Having the child sleep with you is automatically bad---period! try a night light and insist that he stays in his own room. Sometimes you "have to be cruel to be kind" and well informed discipline is a necessity. ...Read more

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How long after a baby hits their head can they take a nap?

How long after a baby hits their head can they take a nap?

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

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Is it safe for a 2 month baby to sleep in a car seat overnight when she is at home?

Is it safe for a 2 month baby to sleep in a car seat overnight when she is at home?

Car seat: I see no reason it would be dangerous. Its a good position. Never let the baby sleep face down on a bed, etc. ...Read more

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How old can a new born baby be before they can take a plane trip?

How old can a new born  baby be  before  they can take a plane trip?

No reason Not to: I am unaware of any medical reason that a baby can not fly if necessary. ...Read more

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Can a baby get shaken baby syndrome if he likes being rocked to sleep fast in a bouncer/rocker?

Can a baby get shaken baby syndrome if he likes being rocked to sleep fast in a bouncer/rocker?

NO: This pattern of injury requires a significant inertial force generated by rapid acceleration/deceleration. It is not possible in the venue you describe.The most I would expect is the kid throwing up all over. ...Read more

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How long should a new born baby sleep for at a time?

How long should a new born baby sleep for at a time?

About 4 hours: Rule of thumb is that they should feed 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours for the first few weeks of life and should be awakened for feedings if they are not waking up on their own. This ensures that they are getting enough calories each day. ...Read more

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How will a prosthetic work in a growing child?

How will a prosthetic work in a growing child?

See below: They would obviously need replaced as the child grows. ...Read more

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How loud does it get for a baby in the womb?

How loud does it get for a baby in the womb?

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

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How can I sleep well in a dorm?

How can I sleep well in a dorm?

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 more

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If u have no place for a baby's bed, what the best decision, moses basket or a baby stroller? Which one is safest?

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

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When is it a good age/time to put my daughter in a "big girl" bed?

When is it a good age/time to put my daughter in a "big girl" bed?

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 more

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Can a paddle(such as one to resesitate a baby) make a babys lungs burst?

Can a paddle(such as one to resesitate a baby) make a babys lungs burst?

No.: The major effect of these paddles is on the heart. They can sometimes restart a heart that is stopped, and sometimes reset an abnormal rhythm and get it to go back to normal. I have never heard of a lung "bursting" like you describe. ...Read more

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Is it better to put for my baby to sleep in a cradle or a bassinet before I move him to a crib?

Is it better to put for my baby to sleep in a cradle or a bassinet before I move him to a crib?

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 more

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