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Is it ok for me to let our baby sleep on the couch?

Is it ok for me to let our baby sleep on the couch?

No: It is never safe to let your baby sleep unattended on the couch. The baby may roll off unexpectedly, and the couch is usually soft which is a risk factor for sids (if baby turns prone). In addition, baby should never sleep on the couch with an adult, because this has been shown to be a significant risk factor for sids. The couch, while comfortable for an adult nap, is not a safe place for baby. ...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


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When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

0 months: Babies are not born knowing how to sleep but learn based on their environmental habits after birth. As long as baby is in a safe sleeping environment (placed on back, hard mattress, approved crib/bassinet, no crib bumper, etc), baby can sleep alone. Mothers and babies who co-sleep sleep less deeply. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let baby sleep in the bouncer all night? Does this hurt his back?

Is it ok to let baby sleep in the bouncer all night? Does this hurt his back?

Yes and No: Yes and no. It is ok early, but the longer you allow this habit to entrench, when the baby is too big and needs the crib, transition may be difficult. The earkier the crib the easier. And no, it does not hurt the back. ...Read more

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What can I do to let my one year baby sleep early?

What can I do to let my one year baby sleep early?

Sleep deprivation: Most babies sleep a consistent number of hours per day. It's a matter of when they sleep. If you'd like your baby to fall asleep earlier in the evening, keep him/her awake for a longer time during the day, perhaps skipping an afternoon nap. This should tire out the baby so he/she falls asleep more easily that night. Once you've 'reset' his/her internal clock this way, it usually stays on schedule. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let my 2 month old baby sleep for 7 hours at night if he's getting the proper feedings during the day?

Is it ok to let my 2 month old baby sleep for 7 hours at night if he's getting the proper feedings during the day?

Eat sleep: Yes your baby will wake when he/ she needs to as long as getting enough calories during day about 1500-1800. It should be ok. You may notice a change in sleep when there is a growth spurt have fun sleeping ...Read more

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How can I feel confident that my sleeping baby is ok?

How can I feel confident that my sleeping baby is ok?

Good parenting: You cannot stay awake 24 hours a day to watch your baby. You can remember to lay the baby on his or her back when putting to bed. Make sure blankets are not too excessive or fluffy, and be careful of the quality of bedding. Good ventiliation in the bedroom and a normal temperature is also important- not too hot or too cold. ...Read more

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I let my baby sleep with me. He never had any problems. It was called family bed then.?

I let my baby sleep with me. He never had any problems. It was called family bed then.?

I wouldn't: The great wisdom of Solomon was expressed in the bible after a woman had "overlain" her infant & stole a baby to replace it. Though comforting to babe (who would like to be back in the womb) or mom (who loves being a needed). The danger is the same now as then. Babies die every year from this practice. They leave the womb with great potential & can learn to sleep alone if you let them. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesn't wake herself? Will she still get enough calories?

Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesn't wake herself? Will she still get enough calories?

Probably fine,: As long as she is gaining weight well up to this point. Most babies to sleep longer stretches after about 6-8weeks of age and after they reach 10lbs. As long as she has a good appetite the rest of the day and is making plenty of wet diapers, I'm sure she is fine. Enjoy the extra sleep! Make sure you let her doctor know she is sleeping well and they will check her weight at her next well check. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby sleep?

What can I do to help my baby sleep?

Setup a nice routine: Set up a nice routine. Something you will do every night, ideally at the same time and in the same order. Teach the baby how to self sooth himself into sleep.. .. It's a bit of time investment up front, but a huge pay off for a times to come. Be patient. Be persistent. Do not co-sleep. Follow this link for more detail instructions: http://sebpmg. Com/newsletter. Html. ...Read more

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How long does a baby sleep each night?

How long does a baby sleep each night?

Hopefully 8 or more: One tries to get an infant to sleep one extended period during the night, usually 6-8 hours or more without waking up. ...Read more

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How long should a baby sleep every night?

How long should a baby sleep every night?

Depends on age: Babies under 4 m of age usually sleep 3-4 hrs before needing a feed. Slowly increasing feed gap until they are 8-9 m of age when then can go through the night without feed. ...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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What can be done to make a baby sleep more?

What can be done to make a baby sleep more?

Be natural: Babies sleep exactly as much as they should. You don't need to change a thing. ...Read more

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What should my baby sleep in the first month?

What should my baby sleep in the first month?

Sleep - newborn: During the first month, you baby's interest is sleep - waking up only when hungry, when dirty or wet, when bored and when in pain. So in a 24-hour timeframe, s/he may sleep as much as 16 hours ...Read more

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Could you explain how much should a baby sleep?

Could you explain how much should a baby sleep?

@ 16 hours: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

After age 3 months: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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When can my baby sleep at my relatives' without me?

When can my baby sleep at my relatives' without me?

When you want: As soon as you fell comfortable leaving your baby with our relatives you can do it. Make sure they know how you want care to be given to your baby. ...Read more

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