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Doctor insights on: What Should I Do If My Baby Is Squirming On The Changing Table

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Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

No: I'll assume you have breast fed for a while, obtain a consistant latch, have used techniques that have produced good consistant growth and the movement is simple squirming. I doubt any real issues. If your are a novice, coaching may help as baby may feel your anxiety & squirm as a result. As a child begins to walk, it may be less interested in feeding and be squirming to get down. ...Read more

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What are some items that are essential for my baby's changing table?

What are some items that are essential for my baby's changing table?

Wipes and more...: Wet wipes, diapers, diaper genie, butt paste for diaper rash, change of clothes, toys to distract baby, pacifier, & lots of patience :). ...Read more

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How will I know if my baby is ok after rolling off the changing table?

How will I know if my baby is ok after rolling off the changing table?

See the doctor: Once babies learn to roll, they can never be left unattended if there is a chance they may fall. Many babies may be fine after a fall, but injuries may not be apparent. Due to the concern of a significant injury, such as the head, it is important that your baby be checked out as soon as possible following a fall. ...Read more

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Should I put bubble wrap on the floor around the changing table in case I drop my baby?

Should I put bubble wrap on the floor around the changing table in case I drop my baby?

Not practical: This material would be unreliable and difficult to work with. If you must, invest in one of those spongy mats they offer for standing fatigue (kitchen) or a yoga mat. Much easier would be to keep everything you use for changing baby within reach and keep one hand on baby while you grab it. ...Read more

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When is it too late during the day to feed solids/table foods for a baby? With changing work schedule sometimes we manage at 8:30 p.m.

When is it too late during the day to feed solids/table foods for a baby? With changing work schedule sometimes we manage at 8:30 p.m.

That sounds fine: Normal healthy babies 6 months or older can eat baby food at any time of day. During the first 2-3 months of starting solid foods, consider the baby food "just for fun", meaning it is ok if a baby wants it one day and doesn't want it the next day. Soon, a baby will settle into a schedule, such breakfast - lunch - afternoon snack - dinner - evening snack (no need for middle-of-the-night eating). ...Read more

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Can my baby get a rash on his back from public baby-changing tables?

Can my baby get a rash on his back from public baby-changing tables?

No: It is very unlikely for an older infant to get a rash from any kind of changing table. If desired, a parent can wipe down a changing table with some diaper wipes, then dry it with some paper towels, before putting the baby on it. ...Read more

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My husband was changing our baby and taking a onesie over head and lifted head with it by accident and then head dropped back on changing table could a concussion result? It was soft but head lifted a few inches and then dropped. Baby acting fine. Just wa

My husband was changing our baby and taking a onesie over head and lifted head with it by accident and then head dropped back on changing table could a concussion result? It was soft but head lifted a few inches and then dropped. Baby acting fine. Just wa

Probably no problem: From what you tell me it does not appear that the baby sustained a concussion. Just keep a sharp eye on the baby for something that seems different from the way he/she acted before. Always, if in doubt have the baby examined by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

Speed change!: You want to be fast and prepared, have everything within arms reach, when you are changing a squirmer! you may need to change the baby on the floor, instead of a table, to minimize the chance of falls. Also, keep the baby distracted and his/her hands busy with a special toy while you sneak the clean diaper on! ...Read more

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How soon can my baby start eating food from the table?

How soon can my baby start eating food from the table?

8-12 mos of age: If your baby has already tried a variety of single item pureed foods you can try some table foods between 8-12 months of age. Make sure they are well mashed. Still avoid honey until a year due to risk of botulism. Also items cut in circles such as franks and carrots are choking hazards. Stick to finger foods that melt such as cereals or cut in lengths. ...Read more