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When Is It Ok To Let Others Hold The Baby
0 weeks: Family members will want to visit and hold your new baby to welcome them to the family. Healthy adults (preferably who have received a current flu and tdap vaccination) may hold your baby. Visitors who are ill, even with a small cold, should refrain from holding you baby to prevent accidental spread of germs. It is always a good idea for visitors to wash their hands before picking up baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
0 months: Babies are not born knowing how to sleep but learn based on their environmental habits after birth. As long as baby is in a safe sleeping environment (placed on back, hard mattress, approved crib/bassinet, no crib bumper, etc), baby can sleep alone. Mothers and babies who co-sleep sleep less deeply. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
Is 3 months to young to let the baby cry it out when trying to get him/her to sleep in the crib. If so then what month is good?
Crying : Good question. One in which millions of mothers have asked. There is no right answer. Baby crying is common sense. They are hungry, dirty diaper, gassy, needing affection, etc..... Each is different. As long as they are healthy, been checked by their pcp, then you'll have to wait it out. The baby will let you know when they are ready to sleep in crib without crying. ...Read more
Depends: Your baby can play with chalk as soon as he realizes that the chalk should be used on the ground or chalkboard and not be put in his mouth. Not that the chalk is particularly harmful, but if he breaks a piece of it off in his mouth, he could choke on it. Scribbling with chalk can be a lot of fun with babies, as long as they realize it's not food! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should we pull very loose baby teeth? I have heard that it's better to let the child pull it out themselves, but our son just lets them sit there. Is it better for us to try and pull them, or let him do it?
Needs help: If you can get your child to do it himself, great. Just don't forget to call the tooth fairy. If tooth "hung up" it can cause displacement of underlying permanent tooth. So if your son will not let you help, take him to the dentist. And while your at it, now that permanent teeth are beginning to erupt, it's time for your child's 1st orthodontic check up. Better to be early than miss a window. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safer: After 3 months of age. Usually their ability to fight infection is better and an illness is not as dangerous. If you choose to take your baby out prior to this age, avoid anyone sick and make sure immunizations have been started and hands are washed well prior to touching and holding the baby. All the best. ...Read more
Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?
Depends on situation: What a baby is exposed to, not going out that can be a problem.Babies under 8 wks of age are at risk of germs acquired at birth that could produce meningitis or blood poisoning.Fever at that age willusually result in hospital admission. Public contact with those that may bring fever producing colds or other illness can lead to an avoidable hospitalization.Simple walks outsid are fine.Shopping not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to know when something is wrong with your pregnancy? How to know when something is wrong with the baby ? My baby is really calm and no move much
Prenatal care: Step one is to choose a good doctor that you trust. Then attend your prenatal care where together you will design your prenatal care to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. When you have a concern then you contact the doctor for guidance and direction. Most feel at least 5 movements per hour after 20 weeks gestation. ...Read more
My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?
Don't fight it: Panic attacks are very scary but can be controlled. First, focus on your breathing, making sure that you control the rate of in and out over a slow count of 5 each way. As you do this, notice any muscles that feel tight and loosen them. Next, focus your thoughts on someone or something which is always pleasant to you. If you begin to notice the worries again, focus on your breathing again. ...Read more
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