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My 10wk old baby keep freeing her hands lose from the halo swaddle sleepsack. Is it time to stop swaddling and transition her?She still startle reflex
Swaddling: If she prefers not to be swaddled that is fine just do not put any loose clothing or blankets in her bed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: Two months old baby knows human /mother touch and feels better when mom lifts him up, so he may be crying for that. But there may be any other reason that he is uncomfortable like breathing problem, obstruction in airway, gastric reflux or having gas and needs burping. Get your baby checked by your doctor to sort out problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pacifiers do actually pacify infants & there is some data suggesting they help decrease risk of crib death when used as a sleep aid. That said, baby can develop a habit of needing it so much at night they wake you up crying until you find it and reinsert it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.
Feeding an infant : Infant feeding is best in mother's arms with a warm hug and a big smile. Feeding with propped bottles or any device is not recommended. Feeding is a nurturing process and is quality time for both mom and baby. If it is not working well see your pediatrician for more suggestions. ...Read more
Yes: Children need to learn how to sooth themselves and the younger the better. If you know she does not need to be fed or changed, is not sick or in pain, then let her cry for a short period of time, i.e. 5 minutes. You can then check on her, even pick her up, but put her back in the crib awake, and leave for 10 minutes. Gradually increase the time periods, and you will be amazed how well she'll do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone.To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...Read more
1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?
Normal sleep pattern: OK, if your baby had a serious problem, it would have more symptoms than being awake, like cry, fussiness, fever, etc. If the only issue you have is staying awake, your baby is likely just off schedule. That said, but it to sleep around an hour earlier than typical to make up for its lack of sleep. If your baby does not sleep after 24 hours, go see your doc. ...Read more
1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...
Sleep: Don't worry. If there was a problem, you baby would show other symptoms like crying, fever, vomit, rash, etc. If the only symptom is you baby is awake, there is nothing you can do. Most infants will naturally fall asleep when they are tired. Most take 2 naps in the day, and 12 to 15 hours at night, but just like adults, they can go off schedule. If 24, go check her out. ...Read more
Transitional stage: Swaddeling allows a newborn to regain the known comfort of the womb. This avoids the scary & new wiggling their arms & legs do if they are open(they don't understand it).Helpful as this may be early on, gradual reduction of the constraint is a necessary step.Acquisition of motor skills requires regular motor activity.By 1mo baby should be in a onzie on their back in bed. No pillows or blanket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stop it: Stop using it and allow her to get used to it. It requires patience, love and understanding. Do not get irritated or angry. ...Read more
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
Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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