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Doctor insights on: What Herbs Will Help My Baby Sleep

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Is it safe to use sleep aids or herbs to help my baby sleep better?

Is it safe to use sleep aids or herbs to help my baby sleep better?

No: Never give your baby anything to try and help them sleep. This is extremely dangerous. Just because something is labeled an herb, or sold in a health food store does not mean that it is safe. It is never advisable under any circumstances to give an infant a sleep aide whether it be by prescription or over the counter. ...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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What can I do to help my baby sleep?

What can I do to help my baby sleep?

Setup a nice routine: Set up a nice routine. Something you will do every night, ideally at the same time and in the same order. Teach the baby how to self sooth himself into sleep. ... It's a bit of time investment up front, but a huge pay off for a times to come. Be patient. Be persistent. Do not co-sleep. Follow this link for more detail instructions: http://sebpmg.Com/newsletter.Html. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

Humidifier & TLC!: Colds in babies can be so hard because there are not many medicines that are safe to use. A simple cool-mist humidifier with plain water can work wonders for your baby's congestion and cough. Also, saline nose drops/spray is really helpful for the stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, a bulb aspirator is useful. Upright positioning for sleep (in a swing or carseat even!) may also help. ...Read more

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Will a later bed time or cutting an afternoon nap help my baby sleep through the night?

Will a later bed time or cutting an afternoon nap help my baby sleep through the night?

Yes: We all need a certain amount of sleep per day. Even as adults, we know that a nap will make us go to bed later in the day. In a perfect world, we should have a good night's rest every night. The only way to answer your question is for you to try taking out the afternoon nap, and see if your baby will sleep at an earlier bed time and longer at night. If it doesn't help, let him/her nap. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby sleep through the night again? He got messed up on vacation.

What can I do to help my baby sleep through the night again?  He got messed up on vacation.

Routine: Get back to your usual routine. Babies are dependent on routine. If your baby wakes be sure he/she is okay but don't offer too much gratification he may have to cry some of it out. Most important is routine. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby sleep thro a bad cough?

How can I help my baby sleep thro a bad cough?

Help: Steam would help before bedtime. Also an extra pillow under his head , to elevate the head also might be helpful. ...Read more

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How long does a baby sleep each night?

How long does a baby sleep each night?

Hopefully 8 or more : One tries to get an infant to sleep one extended period during the night, usually 6-8 hours or more without waking up. ...Read more

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When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

0 months: Babies are not born knowing how to sleep but learn based on their environmental habits after birth. As long as baby is in a safe sleeping environment (placed on back, hard mattress, approved crib/bassinet, no crib bumper, etc), baby can sleep alone. Mothers and babies who co-sleep sleep less deeply. ...Read more

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How long should a baby sleep every night?

How long should a baby sleep every night?

Depends on age: Babies under 4 m of age usually sleep 3-4 hrs before needing a feed. Slowly increasing feed gap until they are 8-9 m of age when then can go through the night without feed. ...Read more

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Why won't my baby sleep through the night?

Why won't my baby sleep through the night?

Depends: Depneds on age. If less than 3 months, then it's what theyare built to do. Welcome to parenthood. Babies are built to feed most at night, when moms breadtfeeding hormone peaks, even if bottle feeding. After 3-4 months most infants should sleep most of the night without feeding. Some babies just never learn to do so without help and thus wake up. 9-12 month olds wake up more with teething issues. ...Read more

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What can be done to make a baby sleep more?

What can be done to make a baby sleep more?

Be natural: Babies sleep exactly as much as they should. You don't need to change a thing. ...Read more

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What should my baby sleep in the first month?

What should my baby sleep in the first month?

Sleep - newborn: During the first month, you baby's interest is sleep - waking up only when hungry, when dirty or wet, when bored and when in pain. So in a 24-hour timeframe, s/he may sleep as much as 16 hours ...Read more

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Could you explain how much should a baby sleep?

Could you explain how much should a baby sleep?

@ 16 hours: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

After age 3 months: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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What can I do to let my one year baby sleep early?

What can I do to let my one year baby sleep early?

Sleep deprivation: Most babies sleep a consistent number of hours per day. It's a matter of when they sleep. If you'd like your baby to fall asleep earlier in the evening, keep him/her awake for a longer time during the day, perhaps skipping an afternoon nap. This should tire out the baby so he/she falls asleep more easily that night. Once you've 'reset' his/her internal clock this way, it usually stays on schedule. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to let our baby sleep on the couch?

Is it ok for me to let our baby sleep on the couch?

No: It is never safe to let your baby sleep unattended on the couch. The baby may roll off unexpectedly, and the couch is usually soft which is a risk factor for sids (if baby turns prone). In addition, baby should never sleep on the couch with an adult, because this has been shown to be a significant risk factor for sids. The couch, while comfortable for an adult nap, is not a safe place for baby. ...Read more

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When can my baby sleep at my relatives' without me?

When can my baby sleep at my relatives' without me?

When you want: As soon as you fell comfortable leaving your baby with our relatives you can do it. Make sure they know how you want care to be given to your baby. ...Read more

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When does baby sleep through the night without you?

When does baby sleep through the night without you?

Train from birth: There are hundreds of babies that die each year from co-sleeping with parents. Either smothered or strangled in bed linen.These are avoidable deaths. Babies should be put in a crib alone from birth & helped settle from a distance. Feeding on awakening rather than tired allows them to learn to settle without your body contact. No baby sleeps more than 4hr without waking but can resettle if allowed. ...Read more