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Why Cant My Baby Go To Sleep Without A Bottle
Yes: Saliva protects a baby's teeth while awake, but disappears while asleep. If you regularly let your baby fall asleep with a bottle, you are greatly increasing the chances of tooth decay from too much milk sugar coming in contact with the teeth. Consider water (if you've started solids) or a pacifier at bedtime instead. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How big of a problem is baby bottle tooth decay? We don't give anything to our baby in a bottle other than milk and water, but i'm still worried that we're giving it to her too close to bed time. I try to make sure she doesn't fall asleep with it in her m
Why wont my 1 month old baby go to sleep during the night? He sleeps good during the day, seems to be more active at night.
6 months: The majority of babies will sleep through the night by 6 months. We consider 6-8 hours as sleeping through the night. 1 month old babies have no concept of night and day. You can try to keep him awake a little more each time he is up and very slowly he will sleep more at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calm bedtime routine: From birth to about 15-18 months, a baby can be taught to sleep in a crib. After 15-18 months, some babies can climb out of a crib. From the beginning, parents should keep a consistent, unexciting bedtime routine, so their baby gets sleepy instead of stimulated. After putting the baby down to sleep, parents should stay where the baby cannot see them, if their baby is a hard-to-fall-asleep baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Wait a month.: If a baby is eating fine, growing fine, and seems happy, then one need not worry about him knowing about "night" yet. By keeping the "night" dark, quiet, and without noise or activities; and making the "daytime" bright, with sounds, feedings, and activities; a parent can help his baby have a good, natural bodily rhythm. The baby will sleep better at night, and behave happier during the day, soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 6 weeks old and will only go to sleep when held, is she to young to use the ferber method?
Advice from dad: My advice on this matter comes as a father, not as pediatrician. You can't spoil a 6 week old. They need to be held. They're so little! ...Read more
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