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My Newborn Sleeps All The Time Is That Normal
What is a normal heart rate for a newborn? My 5day old while sleep had one of 90bpm and it worried us. I hear 70-160 is normal but other times 100-160
100 to 180: Normal heart rate for most newborn is 100 to 180, and if it is less than 100 the baby needs to be examined by the childs pediatrician but you have to either establish the rate by feeling the pulse for full 1 minute or by auscultation of heart with a stethoscope and counting heart beats for full 60 minutes. ...Read more
Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and place in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps to 2 hrs to prevents day/night reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 5 week old newborn. He used to sleep through anything, loud noises, etc. Now he wakes so easily and isn't sleeping for as long? Normal?
I have a 2 yr old and a 2 week old. I would like to have my newborn able to self soothe to sleep. How and when is the best time to sleep train? Thanks
Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and baby is placed in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps prevents day/night reversal. ...Read more
I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. she seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?
Get evaluation: It is unlikely that a 1 week old could have caused a bump on her head on her own, a one week old can't roll. This situation is concerning for some ptential physical abuse and looking at the fact that the mother is 18 y/o raises the risk. Please take this child to the doctor for an evaluation immediately, it may save a life ...Read more
My newborn is sleeping all the time not even waking up for feeding when i try to feed him he uses my breast as a pacifier for a few minutes and sleeps?
Is it normal for a newborns white of eye to be grayish yellow like. And for him to sleep so much. He is only awake for a total of 3 hours a day?
For days that I'm not able to do much tummy time with 5w newborn, how can I avoid flat spots while she's on the crib sleeping at night or napping?
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