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When is the soonest I can get my baby into a routine?

When is the soonest I can get my baby into a routine?

Sooner than thought: Day 1 is not too early to start. You can help shape your newborn's behavior by working on a consistent eat/play/sleep pattern by day and eat/sleep by night, starting when you get home. Most babies can be on a consistent three-ish hour routine/schedule by 2 weeks of age. Two caveats: 1) baby cannot be held 24/7 and 2) you will need to tolerate some fussing at times. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Define "sick": The average newborn has more immunity/pound than its mother and is designed to last a lifetime. That said, as many as 10% of newborns may have a transient need for close observation and or treatment in the hospital nursery or an NICU.Many of the reasons for these extra needs are not identified until the mother is in labor or the baby runs into some issues in the 1st 24hrs. ...Read more

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What are the six most common diseases in babies?

What are the six most common diseases in babies?

Hope this helps: Babies can be broken down into various age groups - we often view those under 2 months old for certain infections for that range vs over 2 months. I found this article with links to other good ones to help you hone down the age group you are interested in. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/commoninfantandnewbornproblems.html ...Read more

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What is ivh? How about pvm? How do babies get them?

What is ivh? How about pvm? How do babies get them?

Hemorrhage/softening: Ivh- intraventricular hemorrhage can be triggered by pressure shifts in the sensitive blood vessels of the brain that cause blood to leak into the ventricles (fluid spaces).Premi's experience various mechanical events of delivery, resuscitation&intensive care that may trigger the process. Pvm periventricular leukomalacia describes the softening of the brain mater around the ventricles after injury. ...Read more

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Why is it that babies that don't get touched often get sick?

Why is it that babies that don't get touched often get sick?

Need for development: Touch causes changes in the babies nervous system that stimulate brain chemistry changes that promote positive growth and development. Humans crave human touch. Lack of touch can stress a child and reduce the stimulation for proper growth and development. Hug your kids often! http://www.livestrong.com/article/508221-the-influence-of-touch-on-child-development/ ...Read more

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Can babies get glaucoma?

Can babies get glaucoma?

Yes: Glaucoma can occur in newborns but is very rare. If you think your baby cannot see, or the eyes appear cloudy, bulging, excessive tearing or sensitivity to light, they need to be seen right away as vision loss and blindness can occur. ...Read more

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Why do babies get appendicitis?

Why do babies get appendicitis?

They usually don't: Appendicitis is extemely uncommon in babies. Appendicitis comes from plugging up or occlusion of the long, narrow, cylindrical appendix, allowing inflammation to build up. Babies have shorter, wider, conical appendices that may be harder to plug up. Appendicitis is most common in children (older than babies) and young adults. It is possible but uncommon at the extremes of age. ...Read more

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Is it possible for babies to get cavities?

Is it possible for babies to get cavities?

Yes: It is possible for babies to get what is called baby bottle syndrome. All the teeth can get cavities from putting the baby to sleep with milk or any juice that has sugar in it. A bottle during sleep should contain nothing but water. ...Read more

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What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect.The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits. ...Read more

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Can babies get hiv?

Can babies get hiv?

HIV in the world: Yes, of course, as I am sure you have already been taught. But, this tragic possibility is nearly zero risk in the whole world. Even in far flung villages health care workers and pregnant women and mothers are able to prevent HIV transmission to babies. Hiv prevention works; HIV prevention in the delivery suite and post birth works. And, very few babies are getting HIV any more. ...Read more

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Can babies get insomnia?

Can babies get insomnia?

Hard to define: I am convinced babies don't understand or appreciate sleep until after 1yr. Well babies drift between sleep/wake states based on their feed/activity/sleep cycle.They fade into sleep like adults in a boring lecture, so stimulating a tired baby by rocking may prevent them from settling. Overly tired infants want you to take away their tireness. Your best bet is to let them learn a good pattern. ...Read more

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Can babies get concussions?

Can babies get concussions?

Yes.: Babies can get traumatic head injuries just like everyone else. But because babies heads are relatively large and their necks relatively weak, they can get much more severe brain injuries than older children and adults -- for example, shaken impact syndrome. ...Read more

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What percentage of boys get circumcised as babies?

What percentage of boys get circumcised as babies?

USA 70-80%: Great britain 20%, scandinavia 1-2%, israel and islamic countries 99 - 100%. ...Read more

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Could babies get hives from teething?

Could babies get hives from teething?

No: Teething does not cause (hives) body rashes. If they are drooling a lot from teething they may get a drool rash on their cheeks and neck but that is it. Other than diaper rash, if your baby as a rash elsewhere i would have them evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible. ...Read more

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Do babies get sepsis?

Do babies get sepsis?

They can: Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my tummy?, I had tree surgerys because of my babies

Depends: If you have a hernia as the cause, this is typically repaired by a general surgeon. If it is stretched out skin and fat, a plastic surgeon can help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What are the most common sight problems in babies?

What are the most common sight problems in babies?

Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more

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