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Is It Normal For Babies To Sleep A Lot
Is it true that when babies sleep a lot sometime, is because they are going through a growth spurt?
Yes: That is a possibility as long as the child is not ill or loosing weight. ...Read more
Is it normal for 2 month old babies to sleep all day and drink 2 oz of formula every 2hrs when they usually drank 4 oz and stayed up most of the day?
Belly breathing: Infants often belly breathe because they do so from contracting their breathing muscle (diaphragm) more than expanding their chest like an older kid or adult. It is not necessarily something bad, but must be put into the overall picture of what is happening. I don't label belly breathing as paradoxical, which implies an abnormality. ...Read more
My one month old infant doesn't sleep well, he stayed up a lot lately. What can I do to help him get a good deep sleep and more?
My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more
My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?
Not advised: Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature. If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The normal babies without any neurological problem can have ankle clonus (awake and asleep) until 2 years old. Max 5 beats clonus. Is it true?
Not really: Normal ankle clonus is thought to represent lack of nerve myelination (maturing) that connects the lower/upper tracts.When the kid is beginning to walk, those pathways are in & clonus is expected to fade.Any more than 10 beats at any age can reflect a problem naas can differences between the two feet or persistence beyond 15 mo or so.I think 2 yrs is too late to ignore. ...Read more
The normal babies without any neurological problem can have ankle clonus (awake and asleep) until 2 years old.no more than 10beats. Is it true?
Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
That varies: New babies don't sleep through the night because they need to awaken to feed. As they get bigger, they sleep longer. Most babies can safely do an 8 hour stretch when they're several months old; some do it a little younger, some a little older. Babies are people; what happens one way in one happens a bit differently in another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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: There appears to be no right answer to how many hours a child sleeps. It is really unique to that child. If they are growing, happy, behaving and developing normally , then whatever amount works for that child. Having said that, most seem to sleep 8-12 hours at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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