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If your baby is still only a few weeks old, try leaving the lights on at night. When my Boy was born we had the same problem. I noticed that he was squinting all day and seemed sleepy in general, then at night extremely alert (his passport picture was taken at 3am!). I came up with the theory that the lights irritated his eyes and made him want to keep ...
There's not just one answer to that question, because it varies by the child and the situation. Could be 2-3 months, could be much longer (easily could be 6mo+). There's also a second issue with your question: 'waking up to nurse' versus 'waking up hungry'. If they're waking up actually hungry, then you need to feed them (or find a solution to feeding ...
Can you wear him? My preemie LOVED being worn, and it freed up my hands to do the other things that needed doing. Try a Moby wrap or something similar; there are oodles of how-to videos online that show you how to properly tie is so he's safe and secure and able to breathe freely, and you get your hands back.
This really depends on what you mean by vigorously. Shaken baby syndrome typically occurs with an unsupported head which is whipped back and forth. The damage is done by the brain being jostled in it's cranium. If you are traveling at a specific velocity and reverse directions quickly, the brain will get jostled regardless of if it's held carefully or not. ...
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