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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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My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm  he has been able to sleep he has  been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

Not advised: Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature. If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...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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How often can an infant be bathed? My two month old currently gets a bath every 2-3 days before bedtime and sleeps better. Can it be done nightly?

How often can an infant be bathed? My two month old currently gets a bath every 2-3 days before bedtime and sleeps better. Can it be done nightly?

Varies with need: The frequency you describe is usually fine.More frequent bathing can extract natural skin oils & lead to more rashes. You might try laying baby on a heating pad for a few minutes on a low heat level to reproduce the relaxing effect of a bath. A few will tolerate a nightly bath without skin issues & many need to by the time they get mobile. Try either way. ...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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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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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