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Is It Bad If My 4 Wk Old Sleeps On Her Side Once In A While
Sure: The "back to sleep" campaign began in 1994 to educate folks about ways to reduce the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (sids). The campaign was named for its recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep, which seems to reduce the risk for sids. However, it's fine if baby rolls to another position while she is sleeping - no need to reposition her. ...Read more
My 4 wk old wont stop crying unless II let her fall asleep in my arms. Is it bad to leave her be and let her cry, or should I just carry her?
If U plan to forever: A 4wk old does not know when she's sleeping or that sleep would help her fatigue.Parents who rock/cary infants have 3-4x sleep disturbances in kids the first 3 yrs of life. Your goal is to create a comfortable sleep zone/crib where baby feels safe. It should have light so baby can always recognize the place & some comforting sound. Bathe her to relax, place in crib & read to her from a distance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 wk old cries a lot, acts hungry all the time has trouble passing stools/sleeping. Uses sensitive formula, what can I do to help him rest?
By soothing it: Most 4 week old babies have not learned the skill of putting himself to sleep yet and needs to be soothed. It might be by rocking, swaddling, sucking, feeding, humming or singing or soft music or a sound machine. You will know what soothes your baby. Don't be surprised if it is a ride in the car at times! ...Read more
I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped, will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good
He'll be fine.: Rule #1: never give another child a patient's medications. Rule #2: if you do, let your pediatrician know. Rule #3: don't give the lungs medicine without listening to them first. Ok, now to answer your question, due to his bigger body weight/size, he can handle the little guy's dosing. You could have hit the nail on the head, and surmised correctly that he may have cough-variant asthma. Follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does homeopathic remedies have any side effects? My LO is 3 weeks old and I noticed that every time we give her a full dose or too for colic, she ends up having a and full of stool, spitting up and bad sleeping and feeding.
Homeopathy: In general they have no side effects. And most have not been shown to have any good effects either. But if you need to spend money for things that have not been proven to work it is up to you. ...Read more
My 4 1/2 month old can roll both ways. Insists on sleeping on her side. I'm scared of sids. Do i need to turn her on her back?
I let my 4 months old cry for half an hour last night coz i was so tired of carrying her around.. I feel so bad & can't sleep of guilt.Will she hate me?
No: No your baby will not be upset with you. You do need to have family or friend help you. Father or extended family should be asked to give you some time to catch up on your rest. When your baby sleeps, you should sleep. Talk with your pediatrician or your religious group for help. People will offer if you let them know you need help. Social service agencies can also help. ...Read more
My 4 month old can now roll over in both directions. In her sleep she will sometimes roll onto her belly or side. Should i flip her onto her back?
My 2 year old has hada bad cough for like 4 days, we took her to the doctor and they said they couldn't give her anything. How can I help her sleep?
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