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My 4month old baby not sleeping through night. Ow can I put my child to sleep at night.

My 4month old baby not sleeping through night. Ow can I put my child to sleep at night.

Sleep consolidation : Is promoted by a consistent bedtime & routine, reading, soothing, wiping out baby's mouth after the last feed, then putting her to bed on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake. Learning to self-calm to sleep now helps her do this when she night wakes & prevents "trained night crying" at 6 mos. Or >. See the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for personalized anticipatory guidance. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How should I position my newborn baby when he/she sleeps?

How should I position my newborn baby when he/she sleeps?

Safe sleeping: The aap recently came out with a new policy statement about safe sleeping. Now, in addition to always putting your baby to sleep on their back, there should be no bumpers, breast-feeding is recommended and your child should be immunized. ...Read more

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Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

It depends.: If your child isn't waking up during these episodes, he may be having night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in his bed he can get hurt on, and keep him on a consistent sleep schedule. If he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as he has no medical cause for this, it's best to see if he can put himself back to sleep. His doctor can advise. ...Read more

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How do i keep my baby awake when i breastfeed him?

How do i keep my baby awake when i breastfeed him?

Stimulate: Keeping newborns awake during nursing can be challenging. Undressing baby to the diaper, gently stimulating by rubbing the bottoms of the feet, changing breasts, and slightly increasing feeding intervals (no more than 3 hours apart please) may help. Learn to know when your baby is nursing for comfort rather than nourishment, and discourage it at night. ...Read more

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My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her. How can I fix her routine?

My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her.  How can I fix her routine?

Start over: First, only feed her as she wakes up.She will be stronger and feed better.Change her afterward, play until tired and put her down when she starts to fuss with tiredness. If you feed her as she settles, you teach her to depend on you being there to fall asleep. If you want that for the next 4 yrs keep it up. ...Read more

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Why won't my baby sleep through the night?

Why won't my baby sleep through the night?

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 more

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Why does my baby cry in her sleep?

Why does my baby cry in her sleep?

Cry in sleep: Infants go through different stages of sleep at night just as adults do, just different amounts of time in different stages. In certain stages of sleep, people often make noise - talking, grunting, etc. A baby's communication is crying - so it is there way of talking in their sleeep. The trick is not to respond right away - if you touch/jostle etc they may wake up. Let alone to keep sleeping! ...Read more

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My 1mth old baby gasps for air while sleeping, and I notice that she also takes big gulps of saliva when asleep and awake sometimes. Shud I b worried?

My 1mth old baby gasps for air while sleeping, and I notice that she also takes big gulps of saliva when asleep and awake sometimes. Shud I b worried?

Can call Dr's office: Unusual breathing movements in a 1-month old may be a problem, but it is hard to tell without examining the baby and seeing the movements. The best way to do this is to make videos of the baby's movements and show the pediatrician so he or she can decide whether the baby's movements are normal for his age. The baby may be refluxing milk and then has to swallow again, so interferes with breathing. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7 months & cries a lot when I put her down in her crib to sleep and throws herself around. Shes not use to sleeping alone. What do I do?

My daughter is 7 months & cries a lot when I put her down in her crib to sleep and throws herself around. Shes not use to sleeping alone. What do I do?

Train her: Crying is the only way kids can tell you their opinion at this age. Crying is not harmful to babies who don't have a history of heart or brain problems. So have a soothing bedtime ritual then put her down and walk away. Let her cry it out even if it is for 1-2 hrs this will gradually decrease over a day or two and she will be trained. Most important is not to let her see you when she is crying. ...Read more

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My daughter (14f) says she is not getting proper sleep at nights. Whenever she feels wake up she realise that she was not sleeping. Pls.advice.

My daughter (14f) says she is not getting proper sleep at nights. Whenever she feels wake up she realise that she was not sleeping. Pls.advice.

Sleep problems: Make sure she turns off all electronic devices and stops texting an hour before bed time. She should go to bed at the same time every night. In addition she should listen to soft music. Take walk followed by a warm bath and a glass of warm milk ...Read more

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2weeks old baby with sticky saliva.can't sleep comfortably lying down that's why i put her in my chest.what can i do?thanks

2weeks old baby with sticky saliva.can't sleep comfortably lying down that's why i put her in my chest.what can i do?thanks

What do you mean by: sticky saliva? If your baby is getting adequate intake, the saliva should not be sticky and causing problems. Perhaps you are describing a yeast infection which makes the tongue and inside of the cheek coated with white material. This needs Rx. Many newborns sleep better with head elevated, and you can put a wedge under the mattress to raise that, or let her sleep in a bouncer/rocker. ...Read more

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My baby is 7 months now n still wont sleep thru the night she wakes for bottle even though i give her a jar n bottle before bed shes stubborn?

My baby is 7 months now n still wont sleep thru the night she wakes for bottle even though i give her a jar n bottle before bed shes stubborn?

That is normal: Some babies sleep thru the night, and some don't. Yours seems to get hungry at night. But there may be other causes for waking up. Diaper wet, any rash on the butt? Any noise? Etc. Your baby may wake up at night for one of these reasons, not for hunger, but he may find comfort in sucking and fall asleep. You may need to look at the whole routine. But some baby does need more food than the others. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Feed her: It is normal for 11 week old infants to not sleep through the night and to need to eat. They have small stomachs and need feedings every 4-6 hours. Exhausting as it is, it will get better. ...Read more

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My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60". ...Read more

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How should I position my two week old baby when he/she sleeps?

How should I position my two week old baby when he/she sleeps?

BACK to sleep: Always put babies to sleep on their backs. No public health campaign has saved more lives than back to sleep saving lives from preventing sids. ...Read more

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My 12-week-old fights naps and barely sleeps 10 hours a day. When I put him down he screams. Help!?

My 12-week-old fights naps and barely sleeps 10 hours a day. When I put him down he screams. Help!?

Still adapting: Some would call the first 3 months a 'fourth trimester' for babies, still trying to adapt to outside of mama. They feel best when feeling like inside your belly. So held or wrapped feels best and put down feela worst. For now continue to work baby to sleep as best you can. Average is 12-15 hours but for some its 10-11 hours. I favor the 'cry it out routine' but only well after 4 months. ...Read more

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My 4mnth old daughter sleeps at night 7hrs straight. Should I wake her up to breast-feed? When can I start solid food?

My 4mnth old daughter sleeps at night 7hrs straight. Should I wake her up to breast-feed?
When can I start solid food?

No: She will wake you when she needs to eat. Never wake a sleeping healthy baby at night to eat. You can start solid foods at any time now. My personal preference is to start slowly with cereals, fruits or veggies, introducing each new food for three days to test it out for possible reactions. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby cries until I lift him up in a uptight position?

My 2 month old baby cries until I lift him up in a uptight position?

See doctor: Two months old baby knows human /mother touch and feels better when mom lifts him up, so he may be crying for that. But there may be any other reason that he is uncomfortable like breathing problem, obstruction in airway, gastric reflux or having gas and needs burping. Get your baby checked by your doctor to sort out problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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