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There isn't a clear line, but I usually define it around when they start to move by themselves (crawing at first). This is when you need to be extra-careful to baby-proof and avoid hazards. I'd keep the mattress on "firm" for much longer, that hard surface is great for development. You can read about the dangers of parents who let their child sleep in ...


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@SteveHHH There is actually a reasonably well researched explanation, and it has nothing to do with etymology. When we are overwhelmed with a strong positive experience, our brain attempts to regulate this by simultaneously producing an aggressive response to the same experience; these opposing reactions are known as dimorphous expressions. When your ...


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Don't you feel an urge to sometime "tightly hug" people you truly love? About the "eating" phrase. My mother said that to me and my sister a lot, even after passing the baby years, so there's no need to worry about cannibalism ;)


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Generally speaking, a child becomes a toddler at around 1 year. This is around the time when they start walking. About the mattress, keep it on the firm side as long as it isn't impacting their sleep. If you do think it is impacting sleep you might still want to wait to turn it over. The firmer side helps prevent SIDS by keeping it easy both for babies that ...


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I've said the same thing about my son and I'm his father. Will I actually cannibalize him? No. But I will rub against him or kiss him or hug him. He's a baby, he is cute, of course I want to get as close to him as possible. Perhaps it's an evolutionary response to a small child so that the parents will look after him/her and will not be abandoned. ...


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I'm currently having this problem with my 10 week old. The doctor recommended 2 ounces of chamomile tea per day, but we have not tried it yet. It's hard to say that anything will help, but sometimes I just bundle him up in a good, warm swaddle, hold him nice n tightly against me and give him a pacifier. When the gas acts up, I give him swift pats on the ...


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I'm 28. I walked before I crawled when I was a baby. I can tell you that I personally don't have any learning disabilities. The only thing that was difficult for me was finding the rhythm to do jumping jacks. Those were sad for a while.


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I used these products on my babies, but my absolute favorite is the Made from Earth Aloe & Jojoba Lotion - which I've never even heard of until I have babies with very sensitive skin. The Made from Earth lotion is the only one I can use on their sensitive skin. I thought $20 for the bottle was expensive, but it last so long! Way longer than the bottles ...


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My Son has had white or grey hair in his coal black hair since he was three. He is now twenty and still has salt and pepper hair. My Aunt said we have a recessive gene. She said we are prone to have an albino child in our genetics. If that if how you phrase that. Other than that he is handsome blue eyed tall and everything a young man his age should be.


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Here is a nice article with a guide for teething. That seems to be the most logical explanation. My kids were moderate droolers, but my nephew would soak a bib in an hour, bless his heart. Also, we did not give either of our children pacifiers, so my daughter, especially, had her hands in her mouth a lot. It worried me, but it passed once her teeth grew in. ...


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The angel care monitor's do not really have false alarms. They are a simple device which detects movement based on a sensitivity adjustment and responds to it. The reasons it can go off are many... 1) If they are configured incorrectly for the environment they're in then they will go off when the baby is fine. 2) If the baby shallow breathes and reduces ...


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I have a son of 4 month now who usually is sucking his fingers. At first I thought it was dangerous, but as time went on I just let him be, because at first he wasn't doing that. I think over time he will learn to stop himself.


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While i agree with most of the other answers (i.e. there are few if any objective arguments against immunizing) i think it would be more fair to stress the possible conflict between public health which is improved by immunisation programs, and individual risk. For example the Rubella virus is dangerous for pregnant women and unborns. Immunising girls ...


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Some kids that young are just not on the day/night clock yet: Most infants take about 12 weeks to show day-night rhythms in the production of melatonin, the “sleep hormone” (Rivkees 2003). Circadian changes in cortisol--a hormone that helps regulate waking--may take even longer to emerge (Rivkees 2003). And, overall, babies may take 3-5 months before ...


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Our doctor also encouraged it due to feeding issues. In my experience as a mother of 1, an aunt of 16, and babysitter of many others: sucking their thumb also helps the child be more self secured in their toddler years.


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I read this article and it explains well about the baby food in the first year. Baby Food Stage 1: Birth to 4 months What to feed: Only food for infants is breast milk or infant formula to meet all their nutritional needs. Recommended milk is breast milk only. You should start giving formula or any other substitute in case breast milk supply ...


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My baby had it pretty bad for months and would rub her face raw. I wrote a full post on my blog about it if anyone is interested in what helped my kid. I did a lot like specific lotions, zipper swaddles but a big factor was helping the skin- that didn't seem to be too bad just looking at it - heal. http://myhighneedsbaby.com/face-rubbing/ It took some ...



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