A very young human, from birth until a few years old. Consider a more age-specific tag instead.

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What are these? Received from children's centre in free pack

A friend received this baby pack from our local Surestart center (they're a UK children's initiative for those who don't know). It contained various obviously useful items for people with a baby.......
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Why do Heinz's Honey packets say not to give them to children under 12 months?

I was getting tea today and noticed those cute little honey packets made by Heinz. At the bottom of the packet it says: DO NOT FEED TO CHILDREN UNDER 12 MONTHS OLD - why?
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How to brush the teeth of my 1 yr old baby?

My baby who is a 1 yr old who has 8 teeth and enjoys eating chocolate very much. Some of my relatives have suggested that I brush her teeth with a baby toothbrush, but I am confused about whether a ...
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Why do infants flail their arms?

I've noticed that with most infants (say, around 6 months old, give or take), when presented with an object, there are 3 main things that they'll do with it: look at it put it in their mouth hold it ...
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When/how is it safe to go running with baby?

My partner is an avid trail runner and before I was pregnant I didn't mind getting out too. At the very least I hope to do some brisk trail walking with bub. I'd assumed to run with a bub you had to ...
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Babies and math concepts

Does anybody know what are the logical basic concepts that a baby could understand? For example regarding numbers, I think until the age of 1 they cannot distinguish between the concepts of one and ...
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Baby sleep associations - how important are they?

We are working to try to help our 9 month old baby sleep better. I have read a lot of information online as well as baby sleep books such as Weissbluth, Ferber, Pantley. We are not interested in ...
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When do babies start understanding a kiss?

Sometimes my two weeks old daughter starts crying and crying. Apart from checking her basic needs (food, poo, pee...), I sometimes hold her and kiss on the cheek together with a soft hug. However, I ...
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Safe to take a baby under 6 months old to old folks home?

I'm having an argument with a relative who believes that it is actually dangerous to take my child to see their great-grandmother who is living in the nursing section of an old folks home. She's not ...
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How can I prevent my 9 month old from taking my glasses?

My son is currently 9 months old. Sometimes when he is in my arms, or when we are playing and he can reach them, he tries to grab my glasses. I know that he is just curious. He is just in that stage ...
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Constipation in breastfed 4-month baby

My baby is four months old. He is exclusively breastfed. During the first three months of his life he would dirty four to six diapers per day. It has been a month now that he is not regular anymore. I ...
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11mo baby is shaking arms and legs when excited

I kinda feel like this is "Normal" but I am also worried that while I am in awww over her preciousness and loving her cute little moments that I may actually be watching her having some kinda of ...
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How to get your baby to like you

My son (1 year old) likes his mom a lot, he never wants to leave her side and this is kind of a problem for her and sort of for me. She has to do domestic work but he doesn't like to stay with me. It'...
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Adopt before giving birth, or give birth before adopting?

I'm not a parent but I have considered children for the future. I was having a conversation with my partner about adoption / birth. Let's say we were to (choosing my words carefully not wishing to ...
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Should I start learning Braille now in preparation for teaching my blind baby how to read someday?

Has anyone had to learn Braille as an adult? My daughter, now five months old, has been recognised as "severely blind" (until she herself can tell us different) from some completely unknown disorder (...
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Why do babies fight sleep and how to calm them down?

My nice of 9 months is crying to fight sleep. Why does she do that? How can one calm her down? It's absolutely silly to watch :). She sits there and everything is all right. As soon as she falls ...
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Is it normal for a newborn to develop pimples?

My daughter is 2 weeks old and has developed a pimple like rash on her forehead. Is this a common problem for new babies? What things (if any) can I do to alleviate the problem?
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Does Tongue-tie really affect talking?

I had my DD in this August. At beginning the breastfeeding was painful. The pediatrician suggested it was probably caused by DD's tongue-tie. I decided to have the operation for her. Before the ...
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What are lightweight/mobile options for safely transporting a toddler in a car?

We have an 11 month old, who's reaching the upper limit of a baby car seat. We rely on taxis for transportation. This means that when we go somewhere, we have to take the car seat with us - we can't ...
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Deep cut in index finger of 19 months old baby - how to re-bandage?

My baby while playing had a deep cut in her left hand index finger. Her pediatrician dressed her finger now and didn't administer any tetanus injection, as she had already been given Diphtheria-...
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Querying a Database for Baby Names within Popularity Range?

Anybody know of a place where you can query a database for baby names with certain characteristics? (Boy/girl, popularity 150-1500 in 2005, etc)
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Development for Twins

I'm a mother of three grown sons and have been a nanny to dozens of children. Last year I started babysitting 3 week old twins. They were only 2 weeks early, but their development is significantly ...
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Concerned about post-natal depression

My wife gave birth two weeks ago. It was all very traumatic and it has certainly taken its toll on her mood. She suffers from depression anyway, and now I am concerned that she is probably suffering ...
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So What is a Baby Sling and what Advantage does it Have?

Many questions on this site reference baby slings, but none of them really explain what they are or what the benefits of using one are (as say, compared with other carriers like the Baby Bjorn). When ...
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Games mentioned in “Baby Talk” by Sally Ward

I am reading "Baby Talk" by Sally Ward, and she mentions a number of games you can play with babies that I'm unfamiliar with. Have you heard of these? How do you play them? Clap hands Hidey peep (...
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Why grain/cereal mash + fruits?

My wife just came up with a question so basic I have no answer for it: Why is it recommended to mix the typical grain/cereal mash a toddler gets to eat with fruit? The typical recipes are always rye +...
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Safe ways to support slumping 1yo in bike trailer

I have a small-for-his-age 14 month old who loves the bike trailer and sleeps blissfully in it, or just watches the scenery. So long as I'm pushing it like a pram, and he has no helmet on. When the ...
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11 month old wakes up in the night crying. Continues to cry for hours

My 11 month olds son had been sleeping in his crib since he was two months. He is a happy baby during the day. He has a great appetite and I breastfeed about 4x a day and when he wakes in the night. ...
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Why does baby have a green tongue? [closed]

Twice in the last few days we've noticed that our 6-month old has had a greenish tint to her tongue coating, that would normally be a faint white. After the first occasion we surmised it was probably ...
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How to prevent baby from getting hurt while learning to walk?

My baby is now 1 yr old and trying to walk. She got hurt many times. Sometimes we had to rush her to the pediatrician. Mostly she used to hurt her tongue, cheek and head. My parents and I cannot ...
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Which things should I watch out for when buying sunglasses for a 1year old?

I was looking for kids sunglasses to buy for my 1 year old. The only thing I knew is that they really had to be 100% UV protection. I was also wondering how to make them stay on the kid's face (this ...
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How can I reduce back pain from lifting or holding a baby for too long?

I have a 2 year old son and he is bit heavy. For some months, whenever I carry or lift him, I feel severe back pain. I've found many sources that claim that this is normal. My doctor also says that ...
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Any harm on using feeding bottles?

Here in south India, most of PDs are not suggesting the parents to take feeding bottles for their infants; the main reason is feeding bottles are made up of plastics. Though we affirmed that we’re ...
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Baby eats less than it should - is it something to be worried about?

Our little girl is 3.5 months old. She's eating like 30ml - 90ml per meal and during the day it adds up to around 650ml. We're not sure if we should be worried about it. It doesn't really seem like ...
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My 6 month old will not sleep all night.

My 6 month old son will take 2 naps a day, but when it comes to be around 10 or 11 o'clock he is wide awake. He usually don't go to sleep until 2 in the morning and wakes up 3 to 4 times a night. I ...
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My 12-month-old baby wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning. What should I do?

My 12-month-old baby wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning. I tried to feed him a bit more before bed time and get him sleep later. but it doesn't work.. What should I do?
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How can I teach my 9 month old son to attempt to say his first words?

Sometimes when I try to teach my 9 month old son words like "daddy" or "mummy", he stares blankly or gets distracted (which I guess is quite normal for that age). He coos (is this even a word?) and ...
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How to introduce foods to my little girl?

Our doctor recommended us to start giving fruits to our little (4mo and some days) little girl, since the mother will return to work and won't be able to breastfeed so freely. Ok, yesterday we ...
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Our daughter won't take a pacifier

Our daughter is 3 weeks old. She is good at both breastfeeding and formula. However, most of the time she won't do a pacifier. She will sometimes take a pacifier (it's a matter of seconds until she ...
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How do I settle an infant who wants to be carried all the time?

My child is 2 months ++ old and wants to be held and carried around or they kick and yell. Cuddling them isn't sufficient, you need to be stood up and moving around. It's boring, tiring and makes you ...
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Best homemade nutritional babyfood for infant

Are there some instructions which help in making nutritive homemade baby food for infant in the 8mo to 1 year range. Also such a preparation should ideally be easy to store and feed the infant.
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Pregnancy and the sauna/steam room

Are there any risks to either the mother or baby from using a sauna or steam room while pregnant? I know it's bad to stay for long periods in there, but what about short stays like 5 minutes, once a ...
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Safe to put ointment on baby's soft spot? [closed]

My baby's mother is putting Tiger Balm on the soft spot of the baby's head. I'm concerned that the chemicals will be absorbed and affect brain development. Is this a valid concern?
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Baby started solids and stopped pooing. When should I be worried?

I've read that it's normal for babies to go many days without doing a poo once they first start eating solids. I'm just wondering at what point should a parent be concerned that their baby hasn't ...
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Food menus for 4 months baby

My son is 4 months old and he is allergic to milk products and as per pediatricians advice we're giving him formula milk Zerolac – and no breastmilk. Can someone advise whether we can start giving ...
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How can I “train” my baby to drink from a feeding bottle?

I have a 9 months old. I breastfeed him from the very first moment, in my country we have a 24 weeks maternity leave. The thing is he hates the feeding bottles. I can't leave him with anybody for ...
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How to Protect Babies from Mosquito Bites?

How do you protect kids, particularly newborns and toddlers, from mosquito bites when they are playing outside? Especially when camping, at a park, etc. Can someone give me some practical advice on ...
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Baby cot furniture concern - toxins/VOCs

Our recent purchase of a baby cot & mattress seems to be giving off a strong smell of paint fumes. The manufacturer does not specify what chemicals were used, nor does it make any recommendations ...
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My one year old daughter is allergic to my beard, how to deal with such issue?

Every time I kiss my daughter her skin turns red like she has eczema, short or long beard it changed nothing. Shaving my bread completely is not an option because I also has sensitive skin and without ...
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bottle sterilizers and their effectiveness

I have a baby on the way and I am looking into bottle sterilizers. My concern is if they are really effective at disinfecting. Some claim to disinfect in as little as 5 minutes. I am not sure that ...