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Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

No: Baby monitors only help you keep your baby safe. It is your care in not leaving your baby unattended that keeps them safe. ...Read more

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Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

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 more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

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 more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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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?

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

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5 month old baby always throwing up his milk. I'm afraid, will the baby be alright?

5 month old baby always throwing up his milk. I'm afraid, will the baby be alright?

"reflux": Inadequately functioning sphincter at lower gullet allows spitting ups in infants. Attention should be paid on infant's weight gain and respiratory complication, e.g., wheezing. ...Read more

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My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

Babies: Please clarify what your question is. It sounds like you are asking if there is a problem with your baby crying for you at night. Opinions vary on this, but at least a little bit is normal. ...Read more

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My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

Usually OK: Most babies spit up food. As long as your babies are gaining weight well, there is usually nothing to worry about. Spitting up will gradually get better with age. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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 ?

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 more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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Why is my baby uninterested in her toys?

Why is my baby uninterested in her toys?

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 more

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8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

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 more

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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?

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

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Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?

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

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Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

Yes: There are some swaddle blankets you can buy at stores with baby equipment, but these are not necessary in order to swaddle your baby effectively. You can also use a large square blanket. ...Read more

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Is sucking on a blanket dangerous for my baby?

Is sucking on a blanket dangerous for my baby?

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

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Is it normal for my baby to like sucking on her blanket?

Is it normal for my baby to like sucking on her blanket?

Yes: Sucking is very soothing for babies, be it there thumb, a pacifier or favorite blanket. Sucking normally decreases with age and does not need to be discouraged at this age. ...Read more

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When can I start covering my baby with a blanket at night?

When can I start covering my baby with a blanket at night?

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

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Can my child sleep with a blanket?

Can my child sleep with a blanket?

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 more

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Is it ok for my baby to sleep with blankets?

Is it ok for my baby to sleep with blankets?

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 more

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When is someone too old to sleep with a baby blanket?

When is someone too old to sleep with a baby blanket?

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

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At what age can I start covering my child with a blanket in her crib?

At what age can I start covering my child with a blanket in her crib?

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 more

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How can I make sure my baby is warm enough at night without using blankets?

How can I make sure my baby is warm enough at night without using blankets?

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 more

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It's okay to use the bernat baby blanket yarn to crochet a diaper cover right?

It's okay to use the bernat baby blanket yarn to crochet a diaper cover right?

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

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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?

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?

Pica: Your child has a condition known as pica. With pica a child has a desire to eat anything from dirt to lead paint chips. We don't know the cause but we believe these children are usually anemic. Therefore you might as your doctor to check your child's hemoglobin. ...Read more

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At what age can a baby sleep with a blanket?

At what age can a baby sleep with a 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

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When is it safe for baby to sleep with a blanket?

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 more

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When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a blanket?

When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a blanket?

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 more

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Baby, 11 mnths, temperature seems to drop although dressed warm, blankets and heater in room. Temp just dropped to 34.7. Should I worry?

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

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What age can my toddler/baby sleep with a blanket safely? 

What age can my toddler/baby sleep with a blanket safely? 

6 months: The risk of SIDS greatly drops around six months. It is ok to sleep with a blanky at this time. I'd still stick with a flat, silky kind of blanket, nothing super fluffy. You can try tucking it in on the sides of the crib at his chest level. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Yes: foreign bodies up the nose can lead to infections and other problems. Need to replace this behavior with a harmless behavior. ...Read more

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