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When should we stop naptime?

When should we stop naptime?

When ready...: Which means, a consistently alert, happy child throughout the day, most days, not becoming sleepy or cranky until actual bedtime. Some (rarely) achieve it by 1 year of age; and in some countries, it is considered normal never to achieve it (siesta). ...Read more

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When should my child stop napping?

When should my child stop napping?

It depends.: Every child is different; some kids go to 1 nap daily at 1 year old, others not til 2 years. Some kids give up napping completely at 2, others still nap at 8. Some adults even benefit from a nap! if your toddler no longer falls asleep at nap time, yet seems to still be cheerful and active all day, then no naps are needed. ...Read more

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When should I stop the pacifier?

When should I stop the pacifier?

When baby tosses it : Some babies show no real interest in pacifiers & will not miss it if you don't bring it along. Others have a tight self soothing bond & should be left alone.Clipping it to an outfit with a ribbon prevents baby from using the mouth as a pocket.More time out of the mouth decreases interest.A ziploc bag can help later.Sudden removal by a parent figure sets up a distrust that can last a lifetime. ...Read more

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When should kid stop going to pediatrician?

When should kid stop going to pediatrician?

Depends: On pediatricians. Some go from birth to 18 or 21. Some won't see kids that become pregnant as they will need an obstetrician. Always best to ask your pediatrician their policy, so you won't be surprised. ...Read more

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When do I stop needing to swaddle my child?

When do I stop needing to swaddle my child?

Very few need...: Very few need swaddling in the first place. If you are doing it to keep the child from scratching herself accidentally, they should definitely be over that need by 3 months at the latest. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months and will only sleep in stroller. When can I stop worrying about sids if she doesn't crib sleep?

My baby is 3 months and will only sleep in stroller. When can I stop worrying about sids if she doesn't crib sleep?

6 months: Sids is related to more than sleeping in a crib. For everyone's well-being, get baby out of a stroller for sleeping and into an empty crib with a firm mattress. No pillow, animals, blanket or bumper pads. Have her tummy-sleep. Don't smoke. Once she is rolling over consistently both ways, you can feel comfortable that sids is highly unlikely, usually by 6 months. The crib is the safest place! ...Read more

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25 day old baby is always sleepy when feeding. I constantly have to nudge him to wake up & continue suckling at my breasts or bottles. What do I do?

25 day old baby is always sleepy when feeding. I constantly have to nudge him to wake up & continue suckling at my breasts or bottles. What do I do?

More info needed: Is he growing well? Is he voiding and stooling? Are you trying to feed him on a schedule or letting him feed on demand? I would be reassured if he is growing peeing and pooping and just wants to feed on his time. If you are still concerned have the doctor check him. ...Read more

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When can I stop doing nighttime feedings?

When can I stop doing nighttime feedings?

Night time feeds: Most babies can sleep through the night by the time they are 4 to 6 months of age. It also depends on other things as, when do you give him his last feed, and at what time do you actually put the infant to bed. Try to give your baby a late last feed of the night and see what he or she does. It also helps if your baby can self soothe and have his own space to sleep, so it will be easier to sleep. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried? When do babies generally start to laugh?

My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried?
When do babies generally start to laugh?

Laughing and babblin: Your son is doing just fine! Babbling responsively is the beginnings of verbal communication and probably more important than laughing. The deliciousness that is a baby's laugh is not far behind. It can be hard to wait. ...Read more

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My gf do me a handjob but when i'm about to cum we stop and after 2 minutes she continues we do that for hours but when we stop i feel my eggs hurting me?

My gf do me a handjob but when i'm about to cum we stop and after 2 minutes she continues we do that for hours but when we stop i feel my eggs hurting me?

Of COURSE they do: This is "blue balls" or "lovers' nuts." this kind of activity is a lot of fun for certain personality types, and will lead to an extremely intense orgasm for you in the end. But the amount of fluid you build up and probably other factors compresses the veins and nerves and makes your testes hurt. Any man who tries this will have the same experience. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Inconsolable babies crying nonstop. Do you have any tricks to stop this?

Inconsolable babies crying nonstop. Do you have any tricks to stop this?

Infant Colic: Sounds like infant colic when a bay is inconsolable. You may try motion, like going for a car ride, or basket on top of a washer or secured swing. You may try changing the diet to a digested formula like neutramagen just in case there is a tummy ache, and if you have not already done so, have the baby checked by a doctor just in case there is a medical reason for being unhappy. ...Read more

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When do kids typically begin to stop using a pacifier?

When do kids typically begin to stop using a pacifier?

By 2 1/2: Children don't usually make that decision on their own. They will use it much longer than recommended if allowed. Parents need to commit to discontinued use of the pacifier by age 2 1/2 at the latest. Prolonged use can lead to occlusal (bite) changes and impaired speech development. It's not always easy to take it away but within 48-72 hours the kids have moved on. ...Read more

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Nowadays my 6mth old always make a fuss during night sleep, he will cry if being put dwn.What shuld we do, to stop these cycle?

Nowadays my 6mth old always make a fuss during night sleep, he will cry if being put dwn.What shuld we do, to stop these cycle?

Be consistent: Babies do this often they sleep through the night and suddenly begin to wake up again. First be sure everything is okay. If it is let them fuss it out. It's all about your body language. If you pick them up and love them and or feed them you are saying good baby you woke up at 2 am. Your body langauge has to say go back to be you ar just fine and i'm still here! they will go back to their routine. ...Read more

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How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

Weaning: It's fortunate that your baby prefers to drink from a sippy cup. If s/he is less than 12 months, give formula; if more than 12 mos, give whole milk, in the cup. Start cutting breastfeeding one at a time every 3 - 5 days. If you have saved expressed breast milk, you can mix it with the formula/whole milk to give some taste of breast milk. ...Read more

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When will baby sleep through night if parents are away?

When will baby sleep through night if parents are away?

Depends: Most babies should be sleeping through the night by four months of age rather parents are home or away. If not you should seek help from your pediatrician ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should we cover when discussing parenting before our baby arrives?

What should we cover when discussing parenting before our baby arrives?

Sharing of care: Many questions will come up! breast or bottle and how can your partner best help? Thoughts on future discipline, even issues of faith are assumed until friction arises.What does your partner believe about work and sharing of responsibilities both at home and about work. Sharing and listening will build the strongest relationship. ...Read more

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What age should I let my newborn let me know when shes ready to eat I sometimes have to wake her to feed her other wise she'll sleep. Im breastfeeding?

Now! : Feed her every three hours during the day, let her fall asleep on her own.Get her into the habit so it is not something new that she has to do in case she wakes up in the middle of the night.Goal-for you & your baby to sleep thru the night at least 8 hours & no night feedings!you will enjoy your baby much better, always happy & work faster.If you want a life, do it. My moms are very happy! ...Read more

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My stepdaughter is 8 years old and frequently pees her pants still because she "doesn't want to stop playing." What actions should we take?

My stepdaughter is 8 years old and frequently pees her pants still because she "doesn't want to stop playing." What actions should we take?

Schedule breaks: 8 year old girl who wets herself because she "doesn't want to stop playing." Try scheduling breaks for using the bathroom at least every hour, maybe more. Also tell the school that they need to incorporate scheduled breaks into her schedule for her to use the bathroom. ...Read more