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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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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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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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