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Why Do Babies Fight Going To Sleep
Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more
I can't sleep at night.Even as a child, I slept less than others. But now its getting worse. I keep lying down the whole night and fall asleep at 5!!
My 3 months old baby cries out loud every day at night only before going to sleep all day he is active and feeds well what could be reason ?
Fatigue, anxiety: Babies at 3 months do get tired but do not understand the concept of sleep. They have enough memory to handle their wakeful periods, but really just pause between them.They do not seek or understand sleep until into their 2nd year. An illness or food reaction would cause fussiness all the time.This often improves as they pas 4-5 months and can roll over and entertain themselves more as they settle. ...Read more
I've forgotten to rush my baby's first tooth before going to sleep these past two nights. Also, I'm using filtered tap water for her formula. Harm?
After theralac my 1 yold baby has more cramping, pain, cries more during the night, difficulty going to sleep. Can probiotic cause all these symptoms?
Thetalac: Possible. Discuss with the pediatritian.Get a more detailed answer ›
My baby has itchy eyes nose and ears? Can you help? She's 8 months old and is having trouble going to sleep because of it
My 7mths baby is on levothyroxine & I notice that she has difficulty in sleeping e.g take time to fall asleep and seems uneasy. Are these normal?
I'm having sleep paralysis tonight and everytime i attempt to fall asleep, i get into that sleep paralysis and have to fight out of it. Any suggestion?
Comfort her: There are many reasons for the baby not to be comfortable and refuse to go to sleep. Things which make baby uncomfortable are dirty diaper, hunger, loud noises and light around. Baby over exhausted, over tired, over sleepy. Then there are medical reason like stuffy nose, fever, formula problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Create a tired place: Babies do not understand or desire sleep like an adult.They drift off like you would in a boring lecture. In the womb the norm was sound (hesrtbeats) and comfort. You need to create a comfortable "tired place" where baby can go to settle and drift off, day or night. Try to use the same area for day & night naps. A fan buffeting in the background helps. Subdued light helps. Avoid direct stimulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bedtime routine!: Develop a short but very consistent bedtime routine that you can use anywhere. When you use it regularly at home and condition your baby to go to sleep with that routine, you can then use it at a friend's house, on a trip, anywhere. Add in a "lovey" to have an extra bit of familiarity at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) is greatest in the first 6 months of life, and is significantly increased by putting your baby to sleep on her stomach or side. Infants should always be put to sleep on their backs. Another factor that increases sids risk is having a smoker in the house. Factors that decrease risk include pacifier use and background noise such as a fan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 4 more doctor answers
What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up at night?
Start of right: Babies do not understand sleep like an adult.They drift into sleep like you would in a boring lecture. If you lay baby down awake but tired &read to him from a distance, he can start the night off alone, like he will be @ 3am. Once he knows how to go down on his own, you can check on him in 5-10 min intervals until he resettles.He may just have some separation anxiety & need to know things are ok. ...Read more
My milk is not enough for my1month old baby so igive him formula120ml.But to fall asleep he still needs me tobreastfeed him.Well he eats a lot.Normal?
Babies vary!: The best way to know if your baby is getting enough is through his growth. If a baby is growing and gaining normally, he's likely getting enough. You can also gain information through the number of wet diapers your baby is putting out (6-8 wet diapers per day is pretty common). Your baby may like the breast feeding at night because of the extra warmth and contact that only you can give him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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