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What Is The Best Way To Prevent Movement Of My Baby At Night
Depends on the age: Newborns typically like being bundled. Wrapping burrito-style in a thin blanket (or purchasing a sleep sack that has a velcro closure) helps keep them confined and comfortable. As babies start to roll, they enjoy moving around. Take the bumpers and any loose bedding or other potential airway obstructions out of the crib! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evaluation: Since a five month old will not describe pain or discomfort, then there must be something you are seeing like redness, discharge, debris on lids, eye rubbing by the child, etc. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Reg doctor visits: Monitoring the growth of the baby is one of the things your doctor will monitor during your regularly scheduled office visits. The doctor will use a tape measure to feel the top of your uterus (fundal height). This will be done each visit. If there is ever concern the doctor can do a sonogram to confirm that the baby is growing normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have a good reason: The best way to get yourself out of bed in the morning is to have a good reason to do so -- something you're really looking forward to doing. Also, get restful sleep at night, at least 7-8 hours' worth. Steer clear of alcohol & other substances. Get plenty of exercise during the day too. See your doc if this is a recurrent problem -- sleep study may be needed to investigate and treat it. ...Read more
Sleep sideways: Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. May want to have a sleep study performed. Your family md can order a sleep study and one can be performed at a sleep center. Consult and ENT and an oral surgeon afterwards for surgical options, CPAP and an oral appliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be proactive: Don't stew or mope--use the focus and energy to do something positive to commemorate / celebrate her life--volunteer, have a memorial get-together, write a poem/story, plant a plant/tree, etc. Better to recall the positive memories / good times. ...Read more
Keep breastfeeding: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clothing Shade Hat: Babies 6 months and younger should be kept out of direct sunlight. If necessary, sunscreen can be applied sparingly to exposed areas (hands and face). Think of the complete sun protection package: shade, protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen. Enjoy the great outdoors! just be sure to protect that delicate skin too. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.
Whats the best time to brush my teeth at the morning?after wakeup directly?or after breakfast?his or that whats the reson?
Good clean breath!: Brushing before you eat in the morning provides a benefit of avoiding brushing acid from foods and drink around your teeth. This is important to prevent decalcification. The natural tendency to sleep with your mouth open causes residual plaque and bacteria to harden between your teeth leading to what is referred to as "morning mouth". Brushing before improves the taste and "feel" of your teeth. ...Read more
Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From doc on bedrest: I was on bedrest for several weeks and surprised how quickly the quad muscles of the thighs became weak. A physical therapist (rpt) at the hospital taught me this method: lie on my left side, push off the bed with my left arm at the same time i swung both legs gently over the side of the bed. Then i sat till stable and put both feet solidly on the floor before standing. Women should ask OB also. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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