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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 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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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 can I stop burping my baby before putting her to bed?

When can I stop burping my baby before putting her to bed?

Comfortable: You can stop once you see the baby appears comfortable and you can no longer elicit any burps. ...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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When is a good time to stop swaddling my child?

When is a good time to stop swaddling my child?

When Baby Says No : Altho swaddling can restrict the baby's movements, there is no long effect upon the baby's development. Thus if it helps keep the baby comfortable, don't stop. If the baby does not like swaddling, he/she will fuss until you let them free. ...Read more

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When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.

When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.

Swaddling: When the baby can independently undo and release the swaddling. At this point, the blanket they are wrapped in becomes a hazard. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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When should I stop swaddling my baby?

4 months: It's a good idea to at least loosen the swaddle-- or leave one arm out-- by about 4 months. ...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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When will my baby learn to climb stairs?

When will my baby learn to climb stairs?

Once mobile: Children are natural explorers and are fast. If you have stairs gate them off to prevent your child from climbing when you are not watching and with him. Most children can climb up pretty easily but have trouble descending. They need constant supervision to avoid a fall. Anytime after a child learns to walk they may try.....Some before. Children are surprising. ...Read more

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When can I let my baby start to feed herself?

When can I let my baby start to feed herself?

9 months: When baby begins to reach and hold things, he also puts them into his mouth. He may start finger feeding by 9 mo, using utensils by 12-15 months. The majority of feeding, however, will still be from you, as he will lack the coordination to load the spoon and get the contents to his mouth without spilling. That will occur about 2 years of age. Just because they can use utensils, doesn't mean will. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep without swaddling him? Is it bad to keep swaddling him?

How can I get my baby to sleep without swaddling him?  Is it bad to keep swaddling him?

Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone.To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...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 will my baby learn to walk?

When will my baby learn to walk?

12 to 15 months: Children want to check out their world starting around 6 months, and by 9 months are able to crawl around. By 12 months, that just doesn't cut it, and they pull up on objects and cruise. We expect babies to walk between 12 and 15 months, though of course some will walk by 9 or 10 months, and some won't by 15 mo. A lot depends on the drive and gross development of the child. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to talk?

When will my baby start to talk?

At birth...: Cry: at birth coo: 2 mo babble (clear syllables): 6 mo "mama" only to mom: 9-12 mo words: 12-15 mo short sentences: 18-24 mo. ("gimme cookie!" "want cookie!") "gimme car keys!" - 14-21 years. ...Read more

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How to stop crying yourself to sleep?

How to stop crying yourself to sleep?

Sleep: If you are crying when going to sleep it is possible that you have depression. This can be a serious medical illness and you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

See below: Feeding your baby in an awkward position will only compound the aches and pains most new mothers feel. Since you will spend, perhaps the most time with this endeavor-be comfortable! ...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