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When can I give my baby his first haircut?

When can I give my baby his first haircut?

0 months: Up to you. In some cultures, newborns' heads are routinely shaved (some believe the new hair will grow in prettier); in some, such as sikhs, it is never cut at all. Whatever you think will look better is fine. ...Read more

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1.When will my baby be able to lift his head? 2. When will my baby roll-over on his stomach? 3. When will my baby start crawling?

1.When will my baby be able to lift his head?  2. When will my baby roll-over on his stomach? 3. When will my baby start crawling?

See below: Full-term born infant achieves lifting head by 2 months, roll-over by 5 months, and crawling by 7-8 months of age. Slight delay up to a month may occur to your baby since he was a pretermer. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

Its up to you & babe: Over three decades I have seen consultants pro/con write about pacifiers.We are told babies are to confused if started early, but most will still breast feed well & they will never tell us why if they don't. I find babies put down to sleep with a pacifier will wake in the night and cry until someone puts it back in, not a good scene at 3am. Best use is when alert as a self soothing tool. ...Read more

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I just had a baby on feb 22 2013 ... I wanna know when can I lay her on her tummy?

I just had a baby on feb 22 2013 ... I wanna know when can I lay her on her tummy?

Baby on tummy: Lying your baby on your tummy is very good for both you and the infant. It strengthens the maternal-infant bond, makes the baby feel more secure, and actually improves the baby's immune system. While a baby who is sleeping unattended is in most cases best placed lying on his/her back; when you are right there you can lay the baby on your tummy starting right now! ...Read more

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My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her. How can I fix her routine?

My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her.  How can I fix her routine?

Start over: First, only feed her as she wakes up.She will be stronger and feed better.Change her afterward, play until tired and put her down when she starts to fuss with tiredness. If you feed her as she settles, you teach her to depend on you being there to fall asleep. If you want that for the next 4 yrs keep it up. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby boy cries almost all the time to be in my arms i don't want him to get use to this habit what should I do?

My 3 month old baby boy cries almost all the time to be in my arms i don't want him to get use to this habit what should I do?

Make a list: All mom's need to make a list of what they can do for baby. Feed when hungry, warm when cold, change diaper when soiled, etc. You will find that reading babies mind is not on the list and fixing babies tiredness is not either. When you have gone through the list and baby is still fussy, it's likely tired and nothing you do will fix it. Get the ear plugs and put baby to crib and relax. ...Read more

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I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.

I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.

No & Yes: You are an emancipated minor having a child of your own.This means legally you make decisions about your child, including who can and can't see her. However, if you are still living at home and she is supporting you, the two of you will have to work out your differences about the involvement of the father. It is her house and her rules. Your other option is move out, but then you lose her help. ...Read more

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When can I bring my baby to the movies?

When can I bring my baby to the movies?

Any age: You infant may go to the movies with you at any age. Whether you go to the movies depends upon your infant's temperament and sleep schedule. If your baby is a sound sleeper for long periods of time you may enjoy your time at the movies. If your baby is more active or a poor sleeper you will either miss a lot of the movie or disturb your fellow movie-goers. You may want to consider renting a movie. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby boy off the breast n get him on the similac?

How can I get my baby boy off the breast n get him on the similac?

Depends on his age.: Neurotypical 5-month-olds have procedural memory & 6-month-olds have learned behavior. Introducing the bottle then may require dad's giving it to him at first. Breast milk till 1 yr.(then weaning to a cup is best, but if you must switch, hold him with his head up at least 30 degrees for all bottle-feeds & minimize air-swallowing. Wipe out his mouth after the last feed before nap or bedtime. ...Read more

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Hi my baby cry a lot and she hurt her ear, what can I do ?

Hi my baby cry a lot and she hurt her ear, what can I do ?

Ear pain: Recommend take her to doctor she may have an ear infection and needs to be checked out. meanwhile elevate the head of her bed because if she has a runny nose the elevated head of bed will prevent the fluid from flwoing into her ears. Motrin can help ease the pain and swelling and zyetec, if she is older than 2 can decrease congestion as well Take her to a doctor today ...Read more

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How old do my baby have to be to start laying on his tummy?

How old do my baby have to be to start laying on his tummy?

Any time while awake: If the cord is shriveled & dry or has fallen off. Playing in prone position, moving around brightly-colored toys ( esp. Red ones with a " face") promotes her lifting her head to 90 degrees by 2 mos., head & chest up by 4 mos. Talk & read to her when you cuddle. Wipe out her mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed. Always put her on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake, to fall asleep. ...Read more

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My 7 week daughter hates tummy time, and cant lift her head what can i do? She use to do it when she was a month old.

My 7 week daughter hates tummy time, and cant lift her head what can i do? She use to do it when she was a month old.

Go with the flow: Tummy time is a good way to get baby to develop more upper body strength but I see no need to fight them over it.I think we try to push baby to meet developmental milestones that were developed in the 60's when they all slept on their bellies.Not realistic to me. Enjoy baby & try to coax her to try new things but the skills will come.You don't need to be frustrated all the time to meet this goal ...Read more

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My husband when he was born a couple of his fingers were webbed together and he had surgery to fix them im worried my baby will get it. Could he?

My husband when he was born a couple of his fingers were webbed together and he had surgery to fix them im worried my baby will get it. Could he?

Probably not: Syndactyly, webbed fingers are usually a sporadic occurrence ; not hereditary. Thus chances that your baby will have webbed fingers is quite remote. Worst case scenario is that surgery is usually quite straightforward. Good luck. ...Read more

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When can i give my baby fish?

When can i give my baby fish?

Preventing allergies: It may help to prevent future food allergies if foods like fish, peanut butter, and whole eggs are not introduced into a child's diet until they are nearing 2 years of age. ...Read more

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I forgot that I had put hand sanitizer on my hands, and let my baby suck my finger for a few seconds before realizing what I did. Will my baby be ok?

I forgot that I had put hand sanitizer on my hands, and let my baby suck my finger for a few seconds before realizing what I did. Will my baby be ok?

Safe: We may possibly all be better off using more hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers like Purell are alcohol based, and the amount on a fingertip (especially after a few seconds) would be insignificant. Baby will be fine. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband hits my 4 year old baby on his face?

What can I do if my husband hits my 4 year old baby on his face?

Child Abuse: I will try to understand that you are writing from egypt and I do not know all of the protections in place there for children. But, if you have any social system to help you then that is a good place to start. Without that i would try to get in to see the baby's doctor and to ask them for help. ...Read more