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Why Do Babies Fight Going To Sleep
Great nights!: It's hard to recommend anything that might sacrifice your nights. Preserve that no matter what. For the naps, start a strict daytime feeding schedule of every 2 -3 hours. Force the nap-time, but don't allow the naps to be more than an hour at a time. This will allow your child to get some rest, but hopefully it will not affect your nights. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine exercises: Do the old standards--people got in shape long before they felt the need to pay a gym for the privilege. Walk up and down the stairs (carrying water jugs--a gallons of water is 8 pounds ), push-ups, sit-ups/crunches, yoga, head/handstands, fitness balls, jumping jacks, running in place, curls with water jugs. Use your imagination and be resourceful! ...Read more
No sleep meds...: We don't prescribe sleep medication for babies. For a long flight, I would suggest you bring things for her to do - her favorite toys, snacks, movies. Plan to be playing and interacting with her and the flight should go fine. Pajamas, a blanket and pillow and you will likely find that she curls up and goes to sleep at her normal time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Babies "mode" during labor would be hard to study. Sleep states are generally documented by eeg study, which is impossible in labor.Labor itself can vary in length from a few hours to a day or more and i doubt baby would be aleart or asleep for it all. Moms note fetal movements between contractions at various stages of labor, but movement can occur in sleep. Just list this as an unknown. ...Read more
Is it true that when babies sleep a lot sometime, is because they are going through a growth spurt?
Yes: That is a possibility as long as the child is not ill or loosing weight. ...Read more
At what time should a 6.5 - 7mo baby go to bed and how many hours to sleep at night? Usually she goes to bed at 9pm and sleeps until 5am.
Typically-developing: healthy 6-7 mo.-olds need 14 hrs. / day total sleep & can sleep 10 hrs. /night if health, growth & development are normal. Sleep consolidation is easiest from 1-4 mos., before habits begin. At a consistent bedtime, read, rock, brush her teeth & put her to bed in her own room drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm for sleep. If you consistently ignore it, her night-crying will 1st ^, then stop. ...Read more
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
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