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One of the main reasons a newborn (particularly such a new newborn!) dislikes diaper changes is the fact that they're cold. Really cold. Normally they have this nice warm layer on them that keeps them warm and cozy, and you're ripping that off of them with nary a care for their ... well, I'm sure that's what the newborn thinks, anyway. To avoid this, you ...


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By making himself sick do you mean he's spitting up? That's fairly common among newborns, for a variety of reasons. I'll mention a few here, although it's definitely something worth talking about with your pediatrician at your next check-up to make sure there's no acid reflux or other reason he might be spitting up more than normal, and to make sure he's ...


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In my sons' case, they both had severe reflux that was triggered by them lying on their backs. So diaper changing was painful for both of them. We tried a few things to mitigate this. Change the diaper on your lap instead of on a changing table. That way the baby's head can be elevated, which reduces the reflux. Keep them on the changing table, but on ...


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One tip we got at the hospital when our first baby was born : when you hold the baby's feet up with one hand (while using the other hand to wipe or manipulate the diaper), make sure you do not clench his/her ankles together as this can be painful (for the baby). So hold one little foot between thumb and index finger, and the other between index finger and ...


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We had the same problem. Then the nurse suggested to feed the baby before changing him. So my wife would feed him from one side, letting the baby soothe, then we would change him (without crying this time), finally feed on the other side. Make sure you make the baby burp before changing, or the "handling" may cause reflux. My son was born in winter, so we ...


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Yes, many resources exist that provide instructions for everything you "need" to know to care for your newborn infant. One that I've found that has good information, illustrations, and working links is Raising Children's newborn section. Here's the links to the topics you specifically asked for: Bathing and Washing Bath Safety Nutrition and Feeding Sun ...


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This answer might be a bit might "longish" because this question can't be answered with a simple date... On SIDS in general: First things first: SIDS has been a subject of extensive research, but there is still no "final" answer what causes it. Statisticians have gone wild on potential risk factors, determining an entire list of what increases the risk of ...


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For a diaper to fit correctly, the following must be true: The back must go above the top of the "butt crack" or urine will leak out the back, because the crack breaks the seal If this isn't true, you probably need a bigger diaper so it can go higher up the back The straps must go above the hips, and be tighter than the hips or the diaper will slip ...


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If he's not cranky, it does not sound to me like he's not getting enough sleep, and if he's sleeping soundly at night, count your blessings. There is a lot of variety of needs among babies, and in this case, it might make sense to accept the baby's preference. Sorry you're not getting the daytime break you undoubtedly deserve, but it seems to me that good ...


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I did some pretty extensive research on SIDS when a colleague told us that used mattresses were shown to cause SIDS -- even going so far as to download read original research on the subject (by the way, used-mattresses DO NOT contribute to SIDS, well proven). The main thing I learned is that SIDS is poorly understood, and that cultural and econmic factors ...


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The guide I found was the must useful for me was the The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance. Reason it's a good book Easy to read It's funny (compare baby to a car) The many diagrams help to visualize how to do everyday parenting's tasks: like how to hold your baby, how to change a ...


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For sleep times you can use a mosquito bed net https://www.google.com.br/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mosquito%20net%20for%20bed To indoor day-to-day use a repellent applyed directly to the skin or a some kind of mosquito indoors repellent ...


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According to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, it can take "several months", and Babycenter.com says it can take "6 months" for the legs to straighten out. While I hardly consider those sites as clear experts on this issue (the articles weren't written to specifically address your question), they do seem to indicate that it is normal for a 10 week ...


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White noise. I have just discovered that putting the hair dryer on cool and putting it near the changing mat is properly transformative. You have to turn it on before you start, but it seems to all but guarantee a tear free (for everyone) diaper change. We tried a white noise app but it doesn't cut it, the hair dryer is like magic!


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We used water and bounty paper towels (I think they may have changed them, but at that time they used to be very soft) as diaper wipes. I would get the tap water as hot as it would go to wet the towels (when traveling, we just used a spritz bottle with water at ambient temperature). I put the wet paper towels under my shirt, directly on the skin on my ...


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Burts bees makes a herbal insect repellent. This would be good for really little babies. http://www.burtsbees.com/Herbal-Insect-Repellent/15299-00,default,pd.html Also Avon makes a product called Skin So Soft that smells nice and it also repels bugs. https://www.avon.com/category/bath-body/skin-so-soft/bug-guard?setlang=en These products seem to be a ...


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One possible cause is dairy allergy or a sensitivity to one of the ingredients in that particular formula. You could certainly try switching the formula to a different type (eg: soy based instead of milk based, or use one of the easy to digest/sensitive varieties where the ingredients are essentially partially pre-digested or broken down more. You could also ...


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First babies shouldn't have diary if at all possible, breast milk is the best. So pump as much as you can and freeze them. I would try a different formula. I think carnation has one for colicky babies and I know there are colic drops, However, I would switch to a soy based or non dairy brand for awhile. There could be several things going on at the same ...


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Mosquito netting is one option (set up a tent over them), but it restricts the child to a fairly confined area. This can work fine for a newborn who doesn't move, but a toddler who wants to run and play, not so much. For mobile children, some sort of mosquito repellent on their body is a better choice. Typically this is a liquid spray in a can; the smell is ...



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