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Is It Ok To Throw My Baby And Catch Her
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
My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?
Sometimes: Having a preference to hold the head one way is not a problem. What you need to make sure is that she can move her head easily and freely both directions. If they lay too much with the head turned one way they may develop flattening of one side of the head. ...Read more
Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?
Yes, that is fine.: At 2 months of age most babies have enough head and neck control, that even if this happens, it will not harm her or her nerves. If you're still concerned, please have her doctor check her. ...Read more
Why is it best 2 have my baby sleep on her back when she spits/throws up she chokes? U would think on stomach is best so the spit/throw up runs out?
It is not: That thinking led to belly sleeping for many years. Babies that spit/vomit /choke can turn their head. Back sleeping has led to a 40% reduction in crib death over the past decade. If you choose to go back to the higher risk method of belly sleeping, the risk is in your hands. ...Read more
My baby is only 12 weeks old and he is already rolling onto him belly and sleeping. Is it okay to leave him like this?
Always start on back: Do what you can to position babe at the start of the evening. If repositioning from the belly in the night would wake the child avoid it. At 12 wks he should be simply dressed , on a firm mattress with nothing else in the crib/basinette.If the babe is awake when you check in the night reposition on the back until 5-6m. At that point i find it a lost cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4mth baby has a cold and just wants to sleep when she's awake she screaming. Should I take her to the doctors to get checked out?
No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely if ever: I am not a big fan of giving any juice to babies or children since most juices are just sugar and water. Babies should drink breast milk/formula until 6 months, then water can be added. I also discourage juice since once juice is given, some babies won't like their breast milk/formula/water as much. If you are going to give juice, i definitely recommend diluting it as much as possible. ...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
My baby is 6mth i just noticed she doesn't flip from her back to her belly anymore she used to do it all the time. Is this normal? Should i worry?
Very normal: She can see less of the world on her belly, so stays on her back to find out what is going on. Soon, it will occur to her that she can creep or crawl from one place to another on her belly, and then she will start to flip that way again. Keep giving her lots of floor time so she can practice the transitions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is coughing a lot while she is sleeping.. Should i wake her up to give her water or do something? Or just leave her sleep it out?
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
Is it bad for my baby to get my germs? Like if I kiss her or she sticks her hand in my mouth and then her own. She's 4 months old.
Not usually: If you are sick, I would avoid that kind of activity. Otherwise, it's helpful for kids to get inoculated with normal everyday microorganisms. ...Read more
My 2 month old chokes often. When she breastfeeds, bottle feeds and even while she's sleeping. What is the safest way to help her catch her breath?
If choking...: Babies who choke during breastfeeding, bottle feeding and sleep may have some kind of problem with their upper airway. This is especially true for newborns who had been intubated. If your baby is having blue spells along with choking, this is a medical emergency, get care immediately. Otherwise followup with your child's doc to assess for need for further evaluation by a pediatric ent. ...Read more
Is it ok if i give sleep drops to my two months baby girl because she doesn't sleep the whole night i gave her colic drops too so just to make routine?
My daughter was perscribled medication for her ear infection, she gags then throws up when im trying to give it to her. Is that norma?L
Not normal or rare: It is not normal and it is not helpful to eliminate the infection. It unfortunately is not rare. Sometimes a different antibiotic will be better tolerated by the young child. Sometimes the child will vomit any oral antibiotic. On hospital settings, child life specialists can help the family and child work through these problems. ...Read more
My 15month old baby won't drink milk in a regular cup only in his bottle still how can I take that away? Is it normal for him to have bad dreams?
Put water in it: Infants are pattern driven and find change difficult. If you put water in the bottle it becomes boreing but may fill a self settling need. It will also keep him hydrated until he comes around. If you put the good stuff in a hard nose sippy cup and leave a few empties around the house as reminders, he can decide to change onn his own terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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