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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I give my son Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep. The problem is that he hates to take them. Could I put it in his food to make it easier on him and get the same effect?
He should see doctor: How old is your son ? Ambien (zolpidem) is not recommended for children. It is critical that he be seen by his own doctor to determine cause of sleep problems and determine best treatment . U also want to identify what he dislikes about taking it; Once understood, the doctor can work with you and your son to treat sleep issues in a way that is comfortable for him ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 13 more doctor answers
Is it safe for dogs to lick babies on the mouth my daughter in law allows their dog to lick their baby on the mouth. She says that it is safe. Please let me know if this is safe for the baby.
By : By asking this question on this forum, you already question the safety of your daugther-in-law's decisions, and therefore you have already answered your own question. Dogs lick the floor, their hair, and even their private parts. I know i would not want to have that tongue anywhere near my mouth. At the very least it is unsanitary, and that is not good for the infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: What a baby is exposed to, not going out that can be a problem.Babies under 8 wks of age are at risk of germs acquired at birth that could produce meningitis or blood poisoning.Fever at that age willusually result in hospital admission. Public contact with those that may bring fever producing colds or other illness can lead to an avoidable hospitalization.Simple walks outsid are fine.Shopping not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Make sure it is safe and the appropriate size for your baby. Check the mattress, as many models of travel cribs provide a very thin one. Many online vendors sell the thicker travel crib mattresses that may be more comfortable for your baby. Avoid anything else in the crib like pillows, blankets a baby may become entangled in and toys. Check always for recalls and safety issues with your crib. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
1 years: Studies show that babies who are put to sleep on their backs have lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome (sids). While it's true that your crawling 10 month old will likely roll around in his sleep, the official recommendation is that children under the age of 1 year should be put to sleep on their backs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is a somewhat dangerous for a baby to sleep on his/her tummy, even though few babies die of sids. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. So, the chances dying from sids is higher if sleeping on his/her tummy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies : I don't put them down on their bellies until after a year of age. After they begin to turn over on their own around 4-5 mo the stastical risk of crib death has declined & i don't wake them to re-position them. ...Read more
How big of a problem is baby bottle tooth decay? We don't give anything to our baby in a bottle other than milk and water, but i'm still worried that we're giving it to her too close to bed time. I try to make sure she doesn't fall asleep with it in her m
Is it ok to put my baby in a carseat and leave her in bed with me she only seems comfee this way and she crystal nonstop in her bed what do I do.?
Sorry, no.: To reduce her chance of sids by 50%, put her in her own crib on her back, drowsy but awake. She'll consolidate sleep between 1-4 mos. If you allow her to learn to settle herself down. If not nursing, in her own room.Same time every night, read, rock, & wipe out her mouth after the last feed before implicit memory @ 5 mos & learned behaviors @ 6 mos. Cause persistent sleep problems. See www.Aap.Org. ...Read more
At 21 weeks is it ok to sleep on your back? I heard that as the baby grows and you continue to sleep this way, it could cut off circulation. T/false?
I've been putting my baby in her pack n play to sleep at night, she's 7kgs now, is it still ok to sleep on it.. Or its not good for her back?
Is it helpful for a mom to take the time to put her child in a car, drive around, and get him to fall asleep?
When they can roll: When babies can roll over, and do it well from front to back, it is safe for them to sleep on their bellies because they can push themselves over if they need. Of course, when they can roll from front to back and they go to their bellies on their own, it is beyond your control! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i like to sleep on the floor because it lets me sleep like a baby, but is it good for me?
It' fine: As long as you are comfortable which you seem to be since you are sleeping like a baby. ...Read more
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