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This may be way too simple an answer, but it's the one that keeps recurring to me: could it be that your son is waking up because of his gums, but staying awake because he's hungry? In other words, is he getting enough to eat during the day? I'd try to increase his daytime intake. If and when he wakes up in the night, you could try giving him a refrigerated ...


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Try to get your toddler on as regular a sleep and nap schedule as you can during this time. Experiment with different types of noise. We have a soundscape gadget with about 6 different sound patterns to choose from. You can elevate the head of the bed to help with congestion, and also put an anti-dust mite cover on the mattress. If you can find one ...


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The goal is to discover a napping pattern that works for your baby, or perhaps I should say, to gently coax your baby into a napping pattern. Obviously, in the early weeks, the pattern is no pattern! But as your baby gets a little bit older, patterning starts to become possible. This is a first step in a little one's maturation process, the process of ...


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At the temperatures you listed, there's no real need to warm the bed/blankets up before placing the baby down. Those are normal temperatures, and your baby won't be harmed by not warming up the blankets ahead of time. The helpful guideline given to us by our last hospital & midwifery was: Dress your infant in one more layer than you are comfortable in. ...


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In my un-professional opinion, every baby is very different, and sleeps different. I have 2 kids, and what it took to make them sleep as an infant was different, and how much they want to sleep is different. Always remember those milestones, behaviors and so forth are averages, not about specific babies.


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We never did this at all and our kids have always gone to bed quite well so I'd say you can stop whenever you wish. Actually, if we assume that they enjoy the sensation then the sooner you stop, the shorter the period of resistance/unhappiness at the change will be.


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This is one of those areas where daycare is a big help. Daycare kids - particularly 'center' daycare with 40-50 kids of different ages in different classes running about at all times - in my experience can sleep through anything. My two both had absolutely no problems sleeping with each other (and they're in a room together, and have been since the younger ...


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Getting your child used to sleeping with a fairly constant white noise (eg: a loud fan or air purifier, humidifier, etc) can help a bit with being able to sleep through some of the more erratic noises like screaming baby siblings. I know that helped me in college with sleeping through having a roommate noise and I've oft heard it repeated for helping improve ...


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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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Your baby will let you know. Each of my four started to struggle in the swaddle, wanting more freedom. Unfortunately, they still needed the swaddle to help them sleep. Swaddling does help with the startle reflex and with the womb effect. Thankfully we used the magic sleepsuit when we could no longer swaddle and all my babies slept great because it ...


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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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If she enjoys reading and recognizes that there are good times and less good times to do this, then invite her to help you build that aforementioned Arduino alarm. Another option might be to put a lock on her light switch; http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Universal-Switch-Lockout/dp/B001925P6W/ref=pd_cp_hi_3 The worst thing I can imagine happening here; ...


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We stopped swaddling once our LO was about 4 months old and could roll both ways. It was a safety issue at that point. We have used the Zipadee-zip ever since and looove it! She feels cozy, secure and can use the zippy up to 2 years old which is amazing! She sleeps so well in it, all night. Its the perfect solution when transitiong out of the swaddle!



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