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Is It Normal For Babies To Twitch In Their Sleep
Is it normal for a newborn baby to breathe at an irregualr rhythm and is it normal for their belly to move up and down drastically when they do?
Setting the system: After birth, babies system must decide how often and deep to breathe, with variation needed for changes in activity.This process produces noticeable irregularity in early breathing from fast and shallow to deep or not at all. Belly breathing is part of this transition.After the babies system sorts out the issue their breathing pattern becomes more consistent. It takes many weeks of trial and error ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the reasons for 10m old baby to give occasional jerks and weeping in sleep?is it normal?hope its not infantile.spasmBaby growing normally
Yes: By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing. Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are readily available teething objects. Any mouthing at this age is considered a simple self soothing or self play. As the child ages, their interest in tasteing objects(to program their brain) can be troublesome. Bugs on the floor are fair game. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
BABY SNORING: Anyone who snores may have a larger problem looming. Snoring in babies may be a sign of a breathing disorder and it is best to have you child examined sooner rather then later. Contact your pediatrician who may refer you to a pediatric ENT or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cribs are very safe for infants, and cribs make life less stressful for babies and their parents. In a crib, a baby can fall asleep, wake up, make noises, play with toys, look around the room, and fall asleep again . . . All without the intervention of a parent. If a crib and its contents are properly set up, an infant cannot climb out of the crib. Therefore, the infant can't get into trouble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Infants draw their legs in normally. It is a normal position of comfort for them. ...Read more
In babies when they are eight months old where thier soft spot is do u feel their brain activity meaning to ask is that normal ?
Soft spot: The soft spot begins to close around a year, giving the brain room to grow. ...Read more
Why is it important to sleep between 10pm - 2am? Is there any reasons why some say that it is better to sleep at night than to sleep in the morning.
Sleep hygiene: Sleep has a profound impact on your immune system , your mental health and you body's ability to function. There is no set time per se to sleep but most people's system gets attuned to a schedule and throwing it off is hard: constipation, upset stomached, headaches etc. Best to try hard to stay on a schedule. ...Read more
Crib is ok: A crib is fine. It must meet safety standards so be careful of used cribs avoiding any built in the 1970's or earlier. Those have crib spindles/slats that are too widely spaced and may have lead paint. Also check for any mfg recalls. No bumpers, pillows, toys should be in the crib. A blanket snuggly swaddled around baby is fine but no other blankets. Check at www.Aap.Org for all crib safety tips. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. Hunger is a learned feeling, a desire to feel better if an emty stomach sends the message. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?
My 12 months toddler will not sleep during the day in crib only fall assleep in my arms.How to get a 12months to sleep in a crib?
Crib: It may be time to put him in a toddler bed. ...Read more
In General, No: For the most part, sleeping on your back is less than ideal for posture (it flattens the normal curvatures of the spine) and can also act to make disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea much worse by allowing the tissues of the mouth and neck to "fall backward" and block the breathing passages. It is often better to sleep on one side or the other. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Avoid co-bedding: Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep. Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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