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Is it safe for 2 month old baby to sleep on his side?

Is it safe for 2 month old baby to sleep on his side?

No: The crib death rate for side sleepers is almost as bad as those who sleep on their belly.Sand bags or other devices designed to position babies on their side do not work. After the kid starts to roll over, i don't roll them back. However, i put them down on their back until a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How many hours sleep usually for two month old baby .

How many hours sleep usually for two month old baby .

12 to 14 or so...: It really depends if they are alert and awake when not sleeping. Some babies will be ok with 10 to 12 hours total, while others need more. So if they are sleeping roughly through the night, or waking once or twice, but going 8pm to 6am, that's 10 hours, plus a nap or two during the day for 1-3 hours total, puts you in that range. If the baby is alert, and interactive, you're doing fine. ...Read more

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Is it normal my 2 month old baby prefers her left side when she's sleeping and she's awake? Knowing that I keep switching her head right and left

Is it normal my 2 month old baby prefers her left side when she's sleeping and she's awake? Knowing that I keep switching her head right and left

Not necessarily : She may have tightness of the neck muscle limiting ability to turn her head to the right. This may be accompanied by flattening of the head on the other side. Have your doctor check this and if present, make a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Would the a 2 month old baby appetite increase during the day if he is starting to sleep through the night?

Would the a 2 month old baby appetite increase during the day if he is starting to sleep through the night?

Generally yes: A baby will need a constantly increase in calories so if he's sleeping more at night , he will feed more during the day. Enjoy the night's rest and follow his growth with his doctor ...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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Can I give my 2 month old baby catnip tea to help him sleep?

Can I give my 2 month old baby catnip tea to help him sleep?

Sleep: To be honest i don't know what catnip tea is, but i would avoid other liquids besides brestmilk/formula because the stomach is only so big, and if you fill it up with empty calories then we might not be as hungry for the next feeding where we wouldve gotten our nutrition from. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby doesnot sleep till 5 am in the night.Is it normal or need to worry?she does not cry but looks everywhere.how can we make her sleep

My 2 month old baby doesnot sleep till 5 am in the night.Is it normal or need to worry?she does not cry but looks everywhere.how can we make her sleep

Sleep in a 2 mos old: Try to keep her awake during the day, avoid late afternoon naps. It is not easy but hope _fully she she sleeps through the night for you. Good luck ...Read more