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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Create a tired place: Babies do not understand or desire sleep like an adult.They drift off like you would in a boring lecture. In the womb the norm was sound (hesrtbeats) and comfort. You need to create a comfortable "tired place" where baby can go to settle and drift off, day or night. Try to use the same area for day & night naps. A fan buffeting in the background helps. Subdued light helps. Avoid direct stimulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decide yourself: A 4mo old does not know when she's sleeping or that sleep would help her fatigue.Parents who rock/carry infants until they fall asleep have 400% more sleep disturbances in kids the first 3 yrs of life. Your goal is to create a comfortable sleep zone/crib where baby feels safe. It should have light so baby can always recognize the place & some comforting sound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort her: There are many reasons for the baby not to be comfortable and refuse to go to sleep. Things which make baby uncomfortable are dirty diaper, hunger, loud noises and light around. Baby over exhausted, over tired, over sleepy. Then there are medical reason like stuffy nose, fever, formula problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bedtime routine!: Develop a short but very consistent bedtime routine that you can use anywhere. When you use it regularly at home and condition your baby to go to sleep with that routine, you can then use it at a friend's house, on a trip, anywhere. Add in a "lovey" to have an extra bit of familiarity at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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