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As a woman who studied science and is now in a male-dominated industry, I will try to give my perspective. Complements are freely given, and just like you wouldn't ask for a different kind of gift, you probably shouldn't ask for a different type of complement. Taking that into consideration, I would recommend the following: 1) With strangers or ...


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The frequency of bowel movements covers a wide range - and is about as widely discussed. My sources (in German, so no use posting a link here) say everything from multiple times a day to once a week is normal. With three days, you should be fine, as confirmed by your pediatrician. Unless your baby appears to be unwell or experience pain when passing stool I ...


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Ask your doctor. When babies are very young, they might not wake up when they need to to feed, and fasting through the night could be dangerous.


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There isn't much you can do to stem the tide of random strangers praising her looks. (And to be fair, what else do they know your daughter for?) Pretty much the only thing I have found even slightly effective is to redirect the discussion to a skill or non-physical trait. What a pretty princess! Thank you. We're very proud, she can [roll over ...


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Your question covers a few points, which is usually discouraged here but as you are a new parent and new to this site I'll let it slip. A few suggestions: If your baby always cries when in a horizontal position, I suggest talking to your healthcare provider. Some babies have reflux problems (similar to heartburn in adults), which can be really painful. ...


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@Stephie nailed it, but I'll add a couple more suggestions. If you don't currently swaddle your son, try it. In the last trimester, babies are crammed quite tightly in the uterus, and tend to find being swaddled snugly to be comforting. We swaddled both of ours as long as we could do so safely. Our elder child didn't sleep until she was two, so we tried ...


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The process you are talking about is called "sleep training" and there are a lot of approaches to it. In general the aim is to make your child learn to fall asleep on its own. I can refer you to babycenter's sleep problems page where you can find a lot of information about the methods you can use. In general there are two groups of methods: no tears and ...


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I don't think your desire for time with your step daughter is wrong. It's a good desire. It sounds like you get her for the weekends a lot more during the school year than during the summer, though, and it also sounds like she has a wonderful support system between you, her mom, and her maternal grandparents. First, you don't need to worry too much about ...


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Do Babies Dream: Generally people go through five stages when they sleep. Four stages belong to non-REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and one stage is REM sleep. REM sleep is the stage of the sleep in which we dream. Babies will spend most of their sleep time in this phase i.e.REM sleep. According to the recent studies, it is proved that babies don't dream ...


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As detailed as your question was, quite a few pertinent facts were not mentioned, but I'll do my best with what I have here. This is also long, and I hope I can help. I can tell you from experience that legally speaking, perhaps depending upon the state in which you live, your legal rights are quite limited until you are actually married, and even then they ...


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We have a six month old boy, and to me, it sounds like your child may have gas in his stomach, or even some stomach reflux problem (as other responders have pointed out). If it is only gas, patting him while his chest is on your shoulder could relieve the pain. Here's a trick that we found extremely helpful: after breastfeeding, keep the man in an upright ...


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It really depends on the baby. Most seasoned parents would likely let the baby sleep and not disturb the baby. The reasoning being, 'If the baby were truly hungry, he would wake up.' Even adults wake up from hunger. Also, sleep is extremely precious to both parent and child. So by breaking the baby's sleep, you're screwing up a 'good thing' for both ...


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I personally would not recommend waking your baby up for any reason. When your baby is ready to eat he will let you know. There is no reason to wake him and and force him to eat. The only exception I would say would be a newborn who hasn't eaten yet. Since your baby is two weeks old, I would let him rest as long as he needs to and feed him when he wakes ...


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I do it by day of the month not by number of weeks. 4 weeks doesn't make a month. We have 52 weeks in a year. If we calculate by 4 weeks a month then we need to have 13 months in a year. Just calculate this way. So your baby will be one month old on August 18th.



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