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Is it wrong to let my baby fall asleep with the bottle in the crib?

Is it wrong to let my baby fall asleep with the bottle in the crib?

Yes: Saliva protects a baby's teeth while awake, but disappears while asleep. If you regularly let your baby fall asleep with a bottle, you are greatly increasing the chances of tooth decay from too much milk sugar coming in contact with the teeth. Consider water (if you've started solids) or a pacifier at bedtime instead. ...Read more

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What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up at night?

What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up  at night?

Start of right: Babies do not understand sleep like an adult.They drift into sleep like you would in a boring lecture. If you lay baby down awake but tired &read to him from a distance, he can start the night off alone, like he will be @ 3am. Once he knows how to go down on his own, you can check on him in 5-10 min intervals until he resettles.He may just have some separation anxiety & need to know things are ok. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to let the baby fall asleep with the bottle?

Why is it bad to let the baby fall asleep with the bottle?

Tooth decay: Babies who fall asleep with a bottle in their mouths are sleeping with milk sugar on their teeth. This leads to baby bottle tooth decay. It is much better to use a pacifier, if needed, at bedtime. ...Read more

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Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a

Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep?  A crib in a

I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a bassinet the baby is separate and yet close enough for all those late night feedings! good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to let my baby fall asleep after he has had a serious fall?

Is it safe to let my baby fall asleep after he has had a serious fall?

Yes: After a serious fall, your child should be examined by a medical professional. If they determine that there is no brain injury then allowing your child to sleep soundly through the night is no problem. ...Read more

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Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Why ?: If you have specific concern please discuss them with your pediatrician. Babies need a great deal of sleep. ...Read more

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How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

Good Luck: The child is getting you on their schedule. You can try to keep them up during the day, but it is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more

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Could my baby be at risk of sid is she won't fall asleep lying in her back?

Could my baby be at risk of sid is she won't fall asleep lying in her back?

Yes: The risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) is greatest in the first 6 months of life, and is significantly increased by putting your baby to sleep on her stomach or side. Infants should always be put to sleep on their backs. Another factor that increases sids risk is having a smoker in the house. Factors that decrease risk include pacifier use and background noise such as a fan. ...Read more

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