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My 2month old won't sleep in his crib or his bassinet what can I do?

My 2month old won't sleep in his crib or his bassinet what can I do?

Get ear plugs: You have one good chance to deliver a baby ; begin to train it to separate from your body. If you rock it to sleep or carry it everywhere, it decides that is the only way it can exist. Feed the kid as it wakes, do body maintenance, play until tired ; then put it in a crib when sleepy. Read or sing to it from nearby until asleep.Pick it up only to begin a new feeding cycle 2 hours later. ...Read more

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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 two, almost three year old daughter still wakes up at night. Normally starts to cry until she's in my bed with a sippy. I don't want to let her cry?

My two, almost three year old daughter still wakes up at night. Normally starts to cry until she's in my bed with a sippy. I don't want to let her cry?

Why: Infants & toddlers can learn the important skills of self settling & self sleeping if allowed during the first weeks after birth.It may become hard when they enter the separation anxiety stage if they haven't been allowed to gain the skill. You may benefit from ferbers book "solve your child's sleep problem". By three she knows she needs sleep, but you are fostering her continued dependence. ...Read more

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My son is one year old he has flu can I put my milk in his nose?

My son is one year old he has flu can I put my milk in his nose?

What do you expect?: Breast milk has many wonderful qualities ascribed to it, but it is not a panacea.It provides great nutrition as you have already known. The tired and true treatment for nasal congestion in infants is the put saline nose drops in the nostril, then suction it out with a rubber bulb syringe or a nosefrida (www.nosefrida.com) to make him comfortable until he gets over his virus on his own.Hydrate also ...Read more

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My 5 month old wont sleep in his crib all night what can I do to get him to sleep in his crib.?

My 5 month old wont sleep in his crib all night what  can I do to get him to sleep in his crib.?

Get ear plugs: You have one good chance to deliver a baby & begin to acquaint it with functioning separate from your body. If you rock it to sleep or carry it everywhere, it decides that is the only way it can exist. Feed the kid while waking, do body maintenance, play until tired & then put it in a crib to sleep. Pick it up only to begin a new feeding cycle 2 hours later. You can teach it to rest alone. ...Read more

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I have a 19 month old ... He used to be two napper but now he does not take one nap .. He sleep in my lap but when I put him jn crib he wakes up?

I have a 19 month old ... He used to be two napper but now he does not take one nap .. He sleep in my lap but when I put him jn crib he wakes up?

Habit: Your child has learned that his favorite place to fall asleep is while you hold him. When babies are little, many parents rock them to sleep. Over time this becomes their signal to relax. When you place him in his crib he sense it's not your lap and cannot relax. When he looks sleep put in crib - he may fuss for awhile but let him learn to fall asleep in there. ...Read more

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A 21 years old boy can remember his childhood i mean his first 2-3 years old in his life???

A 21 years old boy can remember his childhood i mean his first 2-3 years old in his life???

Normal : Some people do remember early childhood happenings particularly big ones , which leave an impact . I would not worry . ...Read more

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Why my grand baby is jumping in his sleep since he had his 1 year old shots?

Why my grand baby is jumping  in  his sleep since he had his 1 year old shots?

Hard to tell...: "jumping in his sleep" usually means a child moves around a lot in his sleep. That happens in many kids, but can happen more often if he had a rough day (got poked a few times). "since he had his 1 year old shots" doesn't say how long after the shots (1 day, 1 month, 1 year, etc.), so it is hard to tell if anything is related to getting poked. If related, maybe the legs are sore or he is dreaming. ...Read more

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My boy friend id 17 years old and he got in a four wheeler accident this past summer and his back is hurting his parents eont tske him what can i do?

My boy friend id 17 years old and he got in a four wheeler accident this past summer and his back is hurting his parents eont tske him what can i do?

Question isn't clear: If a 17 year-old has back pain that is moderate pain or worse, or is having trouble moving around or doing sports, he needs an evaluation. If parents won't take him due to lack of money or due to immigration status, he can ask a local Teen Clinic, which is often connected to the County Health Dept. or to a medical university. Teen clinics may be able to see teens for free (you have ask about it). ...Read more

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Why does my 2 year old laugh in his sleep?

Why does my 2 year old laugh in his sleep?

Sleep in Children: Laughing in sleep, like talking and sleep walking is a stage the developing brain goes through from 2 till 5 years of age. Sometimes at this age there are also sleep terrors. We still have much to learn about how developmental neurobiology effects sleep and visa versa. ...Read more

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Our four year ok son foams from his mouth when sleeping? Is this normal He has had his tonsils and adenoids out in September last year?

Our four year ok son foams from his mouth when sleeping? Is this normal 

He has had his tonsils and adenoids out in September last year?

I would not worry: Children can Salivate and that TripEurope home in the mouth as long as the child is healthy and has no complaints when he wakes up I would not worry about it if he chokes because of the saliva and we should be evaluated sooner than later ...Read more

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My son is three weeks old. Doesn't like sleeping in his crib. Is this normal?

My son is three weeks old. Doesn't like sleeping in his crib. Is this normal?

Yes: Most babies feel comfortable close to another person and will get accustom to sleeping like in this manner. But most babies can be trained to sleep in their own space which is safer for them. Continue putting your infant in the crib over time he will sleep well through the night. ...Read more

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My nine month old baby has a rectal temp of 103.1. He vomited once and just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep.

My nine month old baby has a rectal temp of 103.1. He vomited once and just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep.

Sounds sick: To get the most out of this site, you need to ask a clear question supported by whatever background info you can provide. ...Read more

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Three year old cries in her sleep and sometimes wakes up crying but wont say why she's crying and now she doesn't want to sleep in her bed. ?

Three year old cries in her sleep and sometimes wakes up crying but wont say why she's crying and now she doesn't want to sleep in her bed. ?

She may not know: If your daughter does not wake immediately when you touch her she is in the midst of a "night terror", an anomaly of sleep like sleep walking. If she wakes immediately it is a nightmare & she will remember specifics.Night terrors occur in deeper sleep & kids have no memory of them.If you shake her awake you likely frighten her. Helping her get as little as 1/2 hr more sleep/d can stop the events. ...Read more

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My 3 mo old sleeps in her carseat bc she can't lie flat due to a cleft palate. When put on her back in crib, won't sleep. How does this affect sids?

My 3 mo old sleeps in her carseat bc she can't lie flat due to a cleft palate. When put on her back in crib, won't sleep. How does this affect sids?

Car seat fine: A semi- upright posture in the car seat can lead to airway problems in some frail infants or those with posterior tongue position(robin anomaly). For most, this position avoids the increased sids risk of prone sleeping and may be the best choice for some with a cleft.When the kid has improved mobility and or the kid has recovered from a cleft repair, crib based sleeping may be more realistic. ...Read more

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My 8 month old will only roll from stomach to his back and he doesn't crawl. He has strength but still won't try. I this normal at his age?

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My 8 month old will only roll from stomach to his back and he doesn't crawl. He has strength but still won't try. I this normal at his age?

Probably not: Most babies crawl and sit by themselves by 8 months of age unless they were born prematurely. Consult with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7 months & cries a lot when I put her down in her crib to sleep and throws herself around. Shes not use to sleeping alone. What do I do?

My daughter is 7 months & cries a lot when I put her down in her crib to sleep and throws herself around. Shes not use to sleeping alone. What do I do?

Train her: Crying is the only way kids can tell you their opinion at this age. Crying is not harmful to babies who don't have a history of heart or brain problems. So have a soothing bedtime ritual then put her down and walk away. Let her cry it out even if it is for 1-2 hrs this will gradually decrease over a day or two and she will be trained. Most important is not to let her see you when she is crying. ...Read more

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How could i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

How could  i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

Get mouth guard: See a dentist and get a mouth guard to avoid damage to teeth, but there really is no known treatment to stop a patient from grinding the teeth (bruxism). ...Read more

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My two year old is getting in his six year old molars and he already has his full set of 20 toddler teeth. Should i be worried?

My two year old is getting in his six year old molars and he already has his full set of 20 toddler teeth. Should i be worried?

Possibly.: The 6 year molars, also known as the first adult molars, typically come in at ages 6 or 7 years old. If they are coming in at age 2, this is far out of the normal range. The very first thing i would recommend would be an appointment with a children's specialist called a pedodontist to verify that indeed, what you see are the first molars. ...Read more

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My son wakes up every night ina terrified state what do I need to do for the last seven nights my 7 year old wakes up around the same time crying and acting as though he was scared to death he says things that don't make since, snores with his eyes wide o

My son wakes up every night ina terrified state what do I need to do for the last seven nights my 7 year old wakes up around the same time crying and acting as though he was scared to death he says things that don't make since, snores with his eyes wide o

Night terrors 7 yr p: Night terrors although are not common are not unheard of in this age group. U need to monitor his day time activites and avoid circumstances he gets upset in, night terrors are usually what the brain plays out from the daytime occurrances. If this does nto help u should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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