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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

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

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?

Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?

It depends!: If your baby is having plenty of wet diapers and is growing well, then your baby is getting plenty of food. If you feel that he/she is not gaining weight well or is not producing enough urine, please call your baby's doctor today. ...Read more

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What should I do if my newborn is having a hard time sleeping?

What should I do if my newborn is having a hard time sleeping?

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 more

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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 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?

Sleeping: Sleeping patterns often change in babies. Consistency is good. They often go through growth spurts and become more wakeful and need to eat more often. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

Jaundice?: What you describe could indicate jaundice. While it is usually benign, severe jaundice (kernicterus) can actually cause brain damage. I would recommend having your newborn seen by a pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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My newborn's hands and legs twitch when she's sleeping. Is this normal?

Yes: Babies have up to 50% rem and lack atonia unlike children and adults so it is normal to see tonic rem twitches in body and face. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tummy Time: Rotate her head from side to side while she is sleeping on her back. Also avoid putting her in swing or car seat for long periods of time. Still most important is to give her tummy time when awake and supervised. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more