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Put Baby Bassinet Move Crib
Why wait?: There is no magic age for transitioning baby to a crib. If you have it ready when you return home, you can start day one. Many use bassinets or cradles as a transition since the anxiety of new parenting wins out over simplicity. Baby av monitors are available and ease the job of keeping up with baby. Babies may develop a more self directed sleep program if they don't deal with parent snoreing etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 11 weeks I put her in her crib on her side but she ends up on her back. I always put her back on her side. Is it ok to leave her on her back?
Yes: In studies since the "back to sleep" campaign in the early 90's we find it just as dangerous to place a child on its side as it is to leave them prone.In the us, the crib death rate has dropped 40+% since we moved to back sleeping. It becomes a bit futile to control their position after they roll over, but starting them on their back is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid co-bedding: Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep. Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes , & practical: Matress covers are a good investment when it comes to the average kid who pukes/leaks or otherwise decorates your life. ...Read more
Now is fine: To develop good sleep patterns. Feed/ nurse/rock till baby is drowsy, but put her in her own bed without a pacifier after you wipe out the last bit of feed with a soft cloth. That way, when baby is 5-6 months old, she will not develop cavities as her teeth erupt and when she night wakes briefly or cries out in light sleep, she will settle herself back down and not become a "trained night feeder.". ...Read more
My baby is two months and moves from back to belly at night and is scooting all over his crib! he keeps waking up cuz he bumps his head on the sides of crib. What do I do!?
Lay on back to sleep: At 2m your baby is still in a sids risk period for belly sleeping so it is important to start on his/her back & re-position when you find him/her prone.I would do this up to at least 4 mo at which point you can comfortably let it go.The prone creepers will bump their head but it does no harm & at this point alerts you to the bad position.Please do not invest in bumpers (linked to suffication). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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