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What Kind Of Baby Monitor Should I Buy
No: Some parents like the convenience, but it's definitely not necessary. Babies are often sleeping in the same room as their parents for the first few months, so a baby monitor is not needed at night. The monitors are not protective for the baby (we've had healthy babies for a lot longer than we've had baby monitors), they just allow the parent a measure of comfort if they are in a separate room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you really need?: For quality-look it up online. BUT why do you need a monitor? Many young parents get too anxious about their newborn and respond to every noise-training infant to expect parents to appear on notice! Most infants will do just fine the old fashioned way. Sleeping in their crib by themselves. If you have fed and changed baby-it is time for them to sleep-unattended. ...Read more
Apologize: Apologize if it caused any embarrassment and then keep your masturbation to your own place where you know you have privacy. Don't obsess about this. Chances are they have done this often in their life - just probably not on audio. We all realize it is a natural and totally normal thing to do. And it's certainly better than getting a prostitute or worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
: For those who are truly anxious, i can imagine that a monitor can prevent one from "checking on" a baby too frequently "just to be sure". To be clear, this problem will need to be dealt with at some point, but in the meantime a monitor may help the baby escape some of the consequences of the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Personal Choice: It is important to know that monitors have not been shown to reduce risk of sids in babies. Turning off your monitor will have no impact on your babies sids risk. Risk reduction for sids includes breastfeeding, back sleeping in a "relatively" cool room ( 68 better than 75 degrees) without a hat. Your baby's sids risk takes a steep dive at 6 months of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ones that work!: A good baby monitor is one that works at the appropriate range for you. Try it out. Does it work when baby is asleep in the bedroom and you are working in the kitchen? A monitor is not necessary, but some parents find it comforting and helpful to hear their baby during night and naptimes. Remember babies are noisy sleepers, so not all the noises you hear are them waking up and asking for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby got sick 2m ago & started cosleeping 2 better monitor & administer meds. Now at 5mo we've been unable to transition her out of the bed. Advice?
Tough Love: You will have many miles before you sleep on this subject. It is a hard thing to correct but possible. Sometimes children will be alright with sleeping in their bed if someone is in the room. You may have to take turns staying in the room with your child until they fall asleep in their own bed. Taking turns helps it not be so stressful. It will be easier to give in but be strong. ...Read more
Hi, I have 10 months old baby. How to check and monitor baby's health regularly? Is there any good general health check tools available to use? Thanks
You can monitor....: ...His health every day yourself by noting how well he's eating/drinking/voiding/stooling/sleeping. If he's doing all of that well, he's likely healthy. Knowing this does not take away the need for regular exams by your pediatrician. Doctor's monitor more complex things, like growth, developmental milestones, immunity, and screenings for a variety of problems that may develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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