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When can I start my baby on regular milk?

When can I start my baby on regular milk?

12 months: You can switch to milk at 1 year. Whole milk is best because the extra fat and cholesterol aid in brain development. You can transition your baby by replacing a serving of formula with milk. ...Read more

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When can I start putting sunscreen on my baby?

When can I start putting sunscreen on my baby?

Depends: On baby's exposure to sun light.. A certain amt of sunlight needed for vit. D conversion. But if taking baby to beach use sunblock probable a physical block zn oxide and titanium dioxide .. Stay away from chemical blocks in young baby ( why put chemicals on their skin). ...Read more

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When can I start feeding my baby oatmeal and cereal?

When can I start feeding my baby oatmeal and cereal?

4-6 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends exclusive nursing for the first 6 months of life, when possible. Solid foods can be started as early as 4 months and should be started no later than 6 months. Most pediatricians recommend the infant cereals (rice, oatmeal, barley) as the first foods to introduce. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby water?

When can I start giving my baby water?

Need more info: How old baby is and any medical problems would be helpful, since hydration is important. ...Read more

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How and when should I use baby powder on my baby?

How and when should I use baby powder on my baby?

I don't : Baby powders were popular when people used cloth diapers /diaper services. You dealt with a greater moisture problem & the cleaned diapers always had a musty urine smell. Powders helped dry/covered the smell. Today the super absorbent diapers fix the moisture issue & the smell is gone. Talc containing powders can irritate the lungs if inhaled & starch just feeds germs.No need for either issue. ...Read more

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When can I start leaving my baby sleeping on her stomache?

When can I start leaving my baby sleeping on her stomache?

Depends on age: It is not clear what your infants age is, but some "tummy time" is good for development from birth...But sleeping on her back leads to a 50% decrease in sudden infant death. Some infants will begin to roll over in sleep by about 4-5 months and i advise that this is ok but i advise leaving them on back as long as possible for sleep initiation. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby baby food?

When can I start giving my baby baby food?

6 mo is fine: In previous years when homemade formula from cow milk was routine, early feeding was necessary to improve nutrition. Now we understand breast or formula alone is fine & allows baby to develop motor skills that improve their transition to solids.I like to start @ 6m when baby can prop sit.Making your own is a great way to avoid some of the additives & preservatives in commercial products. ...Read more

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When can I expect my baby to start crawling?

When can I expect my baby to start crawling?

8-10 months: In order to crawl you must be able to sit and have strong back and leg muscles, some babies that do not get enough tummy time may have delays in rolling and crawling. Keep in mind many babies do not crawl and go straight to standing and walking. As long as your baby finds a way of getting around do not worry. Some babies scoot, or roll or commando crawl and never really crawl. ...Read more

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When should I start my baby on solid food?

When should I start my baby on solid food?

4 months of age: In general, i give my patients the green light to start solid foods when their baby reaches 4 months. Keep in mind that some babies, especially preemies, may not be developmentally ready for this. By solid foods I am referring to jar baby foods, or foods that you will puree yourself at home. A food should be introduced and given for a minimum of 3 days to watch for allergies. ...Read more

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When can my 4-month-old start baby foods?

When can my 4-month-old start baby foods?

6 months: Current recommendations by the american academy of pediatrics says that 6mos is the approproate age to start solids. What we are are really concerned about is that solids may interfere with breast milk or formula, which at 4 mos provide a better balance of nutirients than solids ( we think). The question of of minimizing food allergy risk by waiting is unclear at present.Be patient. ...Read more

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When should I start my baby on baby cereal? She's 4 months tomorrow. And how much how often?

When should I start my baby on baby cereal? She's 4 months tomorrow. And how much how often?

One year: Please hold on. Four months is way too soon. Your pediatrician will have given you a schedule or a baby book to read. Please do not give your infant food too soon. ...Read more

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When can I start my 3 months old baby on soilds?

When can I start my 3 months old baby on soilds?

Between 4 and 6 mos: Recent studies have shown that introducing table food to the infant between 4 to 6 months and not later reduces the risk of developing food allergy. ...Read more

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When can my 6-month-old start baby foods?

When can my 6-month-old start baby foods?

Now: If you haven't started your baby on baby foods (other than cereal), you can start now. Start with pureed fruits and vegetables. Start one new food at a time for a few days to make sure your baby digests it well.  do not give foods that require chewing.  offer the baby formula, or breast-feed your baby after giving baby food at meals in case s/he is still hungry. ...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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When should I plan to start my baby on solids?

When should I plan to start my baby on solids?

4-7 months: It is important to start when your baby is excited and interested in food. Breastfed babies are already getting optimal nutrition with a range of flavors and really need very little in the way of solid food before 6 months. Formula fed babies are already getting a one flavor, processed food and may benefit from earlier introduction of solids. Aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for one year. ...Read more

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When can I take my baby off a formula?

When can I take my baby off a formula?

Typically at one: It is often recommended to change from baby formular to regular milk at around 12 months. Some folks start a bit earlier and some later, but one year is the usual mark. Some change to whole milk, but others change to 2%--i personally think 2% is appropriate for most kids because we have so much fats from other sources. Consult doc if u have more concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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This is my first child when will i start showing.? And when can I kno the sex of my baby.?

This is my first child when will i start showing.? And when can I kno the sex of my baby.?

Mid teen weeks. : Most women start to show at some point in the second trimester. A lot depends of course on your body type, abdominal musculature, and growth of the amniotic sac. The 20 week ultrasound is when you might find out the sex of the baby, but while usual they have a pretty good idea at that visit it's not guaranteed they'll know for sure. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant when can I tell the gender of my baby? This will be my second baby and when can I feel movements

I am 13 weeks pregnant when can I tell the gender of my baby? This will be my second baby     and when can I feel movements

Too soon: For first pregnancies some women don't feel the baby move until 25 weeks. Usually later pregnancies can be felt sooner. Gender can be determined by routine ultrasound around 16 weeks. ...Read more

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When can I bring my baby boating?

When can I bring my baby boating?

Any time: Boating will not harm your baby. Obviously you want to keep the baby out of the water but there is no harm otherwise. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby water to drink?

When can I start giving my baby water to drink?

6 months: Younger babies normally do not drink water. They just drink breast milk or formula when they get thirsty. Water is a thinner liquid than milk, so babies sometimes have trouble drinking water (but they drink milk just fine). With older babies that are already on solid foods, they can try a bit of water sometimes during mealtimes. ...Read more

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