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Keepsake Baby Blankets
Crib and Nap: You are probably responding to her cries too quickly. It is a learned response for the baby. She cries and you run in. The more she cries, the more you run in. I say, put her down and let her cry for a while. Let her see that she does not always get what she wants with the crying. Otherwise she is simply training you instead of the other way around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crib Toys: Yes, as long as you are following the age recommendations on the packaging from the toy company. ...Read more
My 10wk old baby keep freeing her hands lose from the halo swaddle sleepsack. Is it time to stop swaddling and transition her?She still startle reflex
Swaddling: If she prefers not to be swaddled that is fine just do not put any loose clothing or blankets in her bed. ...Read more
4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?
Need more info to be: However it's unusual for a four month or two cluster feed, we usually see that a newborns and one-month-olds or less. I would be concerned about the child's weight and would go and get an appointment for a weight check. ...Read more
2 months old baby falls off bed. Baby seems fine but i'm worried. No bleeding, vomiting, or anything. Baby breastfed and is sleeping. Please advise.?
Should be fine!: Undress and check out all parts of your infant's body for any bumps, bruises or abrasions/deformities. Gently touch all areas to check for tenderness. Likely, you were lucky with this incident and all should be well. Persistent fussy behavior, vomiting, sleeping, or changes in his/her behavior/affect would be halmarks of getting an evaluation sooner than later. ...Read more
Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile) best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?
Work with the doctor: A normal baby at 8 months can easily be trained to take a bottle, if "no breasts are available" to the baby. So, the baby in question appears to have other issues, leading to questions such as: is the baby truly too small, why is the baby too small, why won't the baby take a bottle, etc... In such cases, the parents have to see the doctor a few times and work together to keep the baby growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 19 week old baby keeps being sick after every feed, she's not even keeping water down, and she has diarrhea, how can I keep her hydrated?
Seek help: See a doctor before things get totally out of hand. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby keeps getting fevers and cries when he coughs and is refusing his feeds and bottle he looks pale and drowsy panadol (acetaminophen) is helping?
Depends: Very often children end up more interested in simple household items or silly things like empty water bottles than they are the expensive toys we buy them. This is nothing to be concerned about as long as your baby is interested in exploring her environment and playing with the objects around her. If you have any concerns about your child's development, contact your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?
Might not: It looks like your child might have a viral upper respiratory infection presenting with congestion, runny nose, then loose stool or even diarrhea. Make sure he or she gets plenty of fluid or water and give him/her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if fevers develop. Symptoms might last for a week or so. Bring your child to see a doctor if symptoms do not improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5w old breastf threw up all her food yesterday keeping it down today 2fully soiled diapers 2lightly soiled weird belly noises cries when pooping fussy?
Tummy aches: Are you breast or bottle feeding?If you are breast feeding, your baby may have been having difficulty with something you ate.Bottle feeding?With the presentation you describe and subsequent improvement I would suggest that a minor stomach bug may have been the issue and that things should continue to improve.Go to ED for progressive vomiting, bright green vomit, or inconsolable irritability. ...Read more
Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?
Probably: The common latex paints have few if any issues which would exclude breastfeeding after exposure to fumes or from skin contact. Some suggest that oil based paints have too many volatile organic compounds for infant exposure to fumes and inhalation of these fumes may alter the taste of milk. I have not seen evidence that the exposure you describe should be a problem. ...Read more
School today, many flu cases, had 3 mo.old infant in car seat covered with a blanket. teacher picked up blanket to peak at her. No touch. Flu risk?
Possibly...: ...If the blanket has loose or frayed edges, then your child runs the risk of having a piece of the blanket come off and pose an aspiration risk. As a general rule, you usually do not want to allow babies to have objects which may break off, fall off, or otherwise separate into tiny objects that can obstruct airways. If you must give something, a baby teething ring or pacifier will do just fine! ...Read more
A year: This should be avoided until the baby has the physical ability to stand up and move in a coordinated fashion about their sleeping areas. Infants that cannot control their body enough to do so are at risk of smothering/suffocating if movement during sleep wraps the blanket around them. ...Read more
1 year: The american academy of pediatrics recommends keeping all blankets out of cribs until at least 1 year old. This is in order to decrease the risk of sids (which dramatically decreases after 12 mo). Instead of using blankets for your young ones dress them in warm footie pajamas. After 12 mo most babies have the ability to remove a blanket from their face or roll over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Babies should be placed in the crib, on their backs, with no blankets, stuffed animals, or other items in the crib. Babies should always be put down on their backs because doing so has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Loaded question: Why do you ask? If an 80+ year old wanted to take his/her baby blanket with them to bed i wouldn't care or stop them. Kids usually give up these comfort things when they begin to sense peer pressure at school age.I do not recommend taking them from the child, ever! a kid should be provided his/her own space to decide what comforts them.Adults can be creative in finding ways for kid to give it up. ...Read more
A blanket yes: But baby should not need a pillow ...Read more
When they can stand: The sad truth is we loose babies every year who suffocate in their blankets or with their nose trapped against a soft bumper.When they can reliably move to shift out of such a position when half asleep, blankets are okay.I wait until they can stand. A well insulated sleeper outfit satisfies all of babies needs. Blankets are not necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dress appropriately: In general when dressing your baby you can dress them as you would dress yourself plus one thin layer. In wintertime, depending on your home temperature, it is usually best to dress him with a short sleeve snap top, followed with a warm footed one piece. If this is not enough, add another layer and see if your baby is sweating. In the warmer months remove layers accordingly. No blankets needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight stitches: Yarn made for baby blankets should be fine to use as long as the stitches are tight. Large stitches leave gaps which a tiny finger or toe could get caught in. Ouch! ...Read more
What could cause a child to eat... What could cause a child to want to eat paper & also pick on a blanket and eat the blanket?
Talk to pediatrician: The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician about this. There are different philosophies about blankets. Somewhere between 12 and 24 months is generally accepted. Your doctor will be more specific for your baby. ...Read more
Physical mobility: When a kid can pull to stand in his/her crib, the chance they would suffocate in bed linen is negligible. Before then, i would consider it an invitation for trouble. Removing swaddling blankets, which are meant to help a newborn settle, should be accomplished before a month of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After he's a baby: I recommend going without for as long as possible. Your baby doesn't need a blanket. It has been recommended to not use a blanket until 12 months of age because at 12 months the risk of sids is greatly diminished. I recommend waiting until closer to 2 years old if you want to introduce a blanket into the bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby, 11 mnths, temperature seems to drop although dressed warm, blankets and heater in room. Temp just dropped to 34.7. Should I worry?
Mild Hypothermia: hi. Please dont get too worried. remember we are in a winter season and the environmental temp drop can go as low as 5 degrees. please keep the baby warm at all times. ...Read more
I washed baby's clothes, its in a closet covered with blanket, imgiving birth in one month, should I re_wash them before use?Or ironing will be enough
No ironing: Probably good idea to rehash the clothes. They may have been gathering dust, mighty or mildew during the interim . I'd forgo the ironing because the clothes will get wrinkled quickly. ...Read more
My 2 year old has a weird habit since he was a baby to pull pieces of fuzz off blankets and suck it up his nose. Is this harmful ?
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