Questions tagged [infant]

Age specific questions from about 3 months to about 1 year of age. Younger: newborn. Older: toddler.

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How do I get my wife to let me shoulder more of the burden w/ parenting?

We have a fairly standard issue 1 year old at home, the typical teething, sleep issues, sporadic moodiness that I believe is likely the norm. My wife is a super star and watches/takes care of him ...
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What should we do with all this stage 2 baby food now that my son is eating stage 3?

My son recently started eating Stage 3 baby food - and this is great! But, now I have a whole lot of Stage 2 food left over, and I'm not sure what to do with it all. Should we continue to feed him ...
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Baby Suddenly Wakes And Cries When Almost Asleep At 9 Months

My 9-month old son has developed a new and frightening habit. When he is about to fall asleep for the night, or when he is being comforted to fall asleep after waking up at night, he will suddenly ...
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Can babies be in room temperature of more than 30 degree Celsius safely?

Most of the western websites suggest to keep the room temperature at around 20 or 22. But where I live, the max temperature during the summer is often around 40 degree Celcius, and even at night it is ...
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Is it okay for a 7-month old baby to play with a receiving blanket?

One of my son's favorite things to do is to push the receiving blankets we've been using to wipe his face right into his mouth, and to hug and snuggle them against his body. I know that we've been ...
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Baby begins crying forcefully when Fed, extremely irritated when held, but calms down when put down

We've recently experienced a new phenomena with our almost-6 month old, and nothing I see online explains it. Sometimes, usually when he has just woken up from a nap, we will try to feed our baby, and ...
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Toddler Being Mean to Baby

I have toddler who is just under 2.5 y/o and is constantly hurting and being mean to his baby brother who is 9 months old. He will often take toys away from his brother just because his brother is ...
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Partner’s family's use of shortened name for child upsets me

Almost a year ago our daughter was born and we named her Harriet. In the first week after my daughter was born my partner’s family came to visit and started calling her Harry. My partner and I had ...
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5 month old has become fussy with bottle - How do we make sure he eats enough?

Our 5-month old son has recently become very fussy with his bottle - he will suck on it for a few seconds, sometimes a bit longer, but then try to push it out of his mouth or suck on his thumb. ...
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My 33 months old calls me by her name

My toddler calls me her name. Has anyone else child ever done this. I keep telling her that is her name.
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4-month old dislikes when diaper is strapped on - sign of a problem?

Recently, my 4-month old has developed a distaste for strapping in on a diaper - he's perfectly fine when one is being taken off, and during the entire process of cleaning and preparing him, but gets ...
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Infant bouncing solution for long-haul flight

Our 6-month old is totally dependent on bouncing on our gym ball to get to sleep. We are trying to wean him off it and use other methods but aren't getting very far. In a couple of months we will be ...
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3 Month Old Baby Falls Asleep After Crying At Night - Should We Wake Them Again To Feed?

This just happened to me and I've been trying to find an answer online to no avail. My son started crying a little bit ago, so we started to heat up a bottle. Both my wife and I had to use the master ...
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3 month old pushing bottle away from face - what to do?

My son has developed a new habit lately - when he's being fed, he'll push at my hand and at his bottle, frequently knocking it away from his face. While adorable, I'm not sure how to interpret this ...
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8 Month old only napping for 30 minutes at a time, Help!

I am not sure what to do, My baby has a naptime routine, and will pass out instantly. But will always wake up right at 30 minutes. My wife and I follow his cues, and he typically has a wake window of ...
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Infant Son Going Into Very Deep Sleep In New Sleeping Area - Cause For Concern?

My son just turned 3 months old last week, and has outgrown his bassinet. I've read online that it is safe for infants to sleep in a pack and play, as long as we are room sharing (which we are). But I'...
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My baby won’t stop crying while I am at work

I returned to work a few weeks ago. My husband looks after my eight month old boy whilst I am away. Usually he is ok for the first few hours but after that he goes into a crying fit and won’t stop ...
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How Old Should A Baby Be For Baby Sensory Videos?

My wife just introduced a "Baby Sensory" video to our 3-month old. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ka0Q9oOVXt0&feature=share This video claims to help develop sensorial skills and keep ...
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Why do babies laugh at being "attacked"?

My son is nearly 1 and I've noticed some weirdness about him. He seems to enjoy when he is being "attacked". We don't actually attack him of course. Play punching, putting a hand over his ...
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Any alternative(s) for Cerelac?

I have an infant who is 4 months, and we want to introduce some food (like Cerelac). But I have very strong reservations about Cerelac being a Nestle product. So are there any alternatives to that? ...
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Under what circumstances should baby clothes be washed separately?

No need to clean your baby’s clothes separately. And most people don’t need to invest in a special “baby” detergent. In most cases, you can toss their clothes in with the rest of the family’s stuff. ...
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Can comfort nursing become a problem?

I practice comfort nursing with my baby and at this point I wonder if it’s becoming his sleep association and possibly contributing to his unwillingness to fall asleep without the breast. My baby is ...
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How to help my 7-week old son get comfortable when we put him down

My son is turning 2 months old next week, and lately we've noticed he has trouble getting comfortable when we put him down in his bassinet/crib. It starts out alright, he looks sleepy after we feed, ...
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How to stop my kids uncle from watching him mobile before bedtime

My son is 1.5 years old, every evening or some night when his uncle takes him to his room, he put his mobile youtube videos and I believe it is affecting his sleep. I m a firm believer that watching a ...
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Is traveling good for a baby?

My husband and I took our 5-month old baby on a 4-day trip outside the city. We had a comfortable cottage to stay in and we didn’t rough it in any way, but the whole experience was still new to our ...
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Are oak leaves safe for my baby to touch?

If I found a "clean" oak leaf, and gave it to my baby to hold, could it poison her? She did try to suck it and of course I didn't let her, but I'm now wondering if it's best not to do it ...
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My 9 months baby doesn't like to move, what should I do?

My son is 9 months old. He cannot sit up by himself when lying down, nor can he lie down from sitting. He cannot crawl, and didn't even show any intention to move his body. If he can't reach what ...
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Breastfeeding for 3-5 minutes and feeds every hour

So my son is 3 months old and the most he breast feeds at a time is 5-6 minutes, then he falls asleep or unlatches. And he’ll feed every hour or hour and a half. He’s been gaining weight, has plenty ...
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How Do I Put This Mattress Cover And Sheet Over This Bassinet Mattress?

My wife and I are about to have our first baby - we've got a large crib in the nursery, and we purchased a bassinet to keep them by our bedside until they're bit enough to sleep on their own. In ...
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Sleep training with daughter vomitting

We are attempting to sleep train our one-year old daughter. Have her put into her crib when she appears sleepy/tired at a relative set time. Most methods that we have researched have the child ...
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I've accidentally taught my 3 year old son to say sorry all the time by being an overapologiser... how to adjust this?

I am an overapologiser, and I have accidentally as a dad, taught my 3 year old son to do the same. This is out of courteous behaviour: I will say to him "sorry, x; I forgot you were waiting to&...
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Working away from home

I am newly pregnant and due in November. I am also in the yachting industry and plan on returning to work around June next year. The season is usually 6 to 7 months of the year. How will this impact ...
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Baby distressed by one parent [closed]

(Not sure if this should be on the Biology.SE or even the Psychology.SE) Someone I know is currently in the process of getting a divorce, because (or so they tell me) they have a baby who's distressed ...
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when to start reading books to a child and attempt teaching reading?

Our daughter is 11 months old and raised in a bilingual home. Our goal is to teach her to read in my native language first. To help with this, I bought fridge magnets in my language's alphabet, ...
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Introducing new baby to your toddler

I am expecting my second baby in the next few weeks. My daughter is just under two years old. What are some ways to support her and prepare her for this new chapter in our lives?
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How to accustom a 10 month old baby to interacting with pets?

We have a 10-month old baby and two cats. One cat is very friendly and the other aloof. We have had cats longer than baby. Our daughter can now crawl and pick objects up--so she is eager to engage ...
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12-week-old baby reduced food intake

I have a lovely 12-week-old daughter who's doing really well. However I'm a bit puzzled with a change of attitude during feeding for the last week. She used to drink about 6oz of formula milk at 7pm ...
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Amount of screen time appropriate for a baby?

My husband and I are determined to keep our daughter's exposure to electronic devices/screens as little as possible. She is almost ten months old and we only entertain her with physical toys, physical ...
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Should I speak German with my child given I am not a native speaker but C1 level?

The title says it all. I am not a native German speaker, but I have achieved C1 level (according to the Goethe Institut). I no longer live or work in Germany, and haven't visited for some time, ...
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Do I keep my daughter's Russian vocabulary small or not?

My husband is American, and I am Russian. We live in US in an area without a large Russian community. My relatives are in Russia. Our daughter is nine months old, and I have been speaking to her in ...
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Unwanted behavior at table, our usual approach is failing so far

Our 11 month old has gotten fairly good at knowing what she may and may not touch around the flat (e.g. a dangerous table, curtains etc.). When she approaches or actually gets her hand on such stuff, ...
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Baby proofing the space between fridge and wall

I'm not sure if this belong here or in home improvement SE, but neither sites have a baby proofing tag. How does one go about baby proofing the gap between the back of the fridge and the wall? There ...
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8 months won’t sleep more than 2 hours

I read many post on the site relating to “8 months” and tried but it didn’t work. Our 8 months ( 2 weeks less than 9 months) has been very cranky. He wakes up on every little sound or if his bouncer ...
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What can I do to a 6-month-old child so she ends up smart and has a high IQ?

Some say screen time isn't good. Others encourage non-verbal communication. What should we do with our 6-month-old baby? His mom and I have IQs of 129 and 135, respectively. The child has good genes ...
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Should I show my six month old educational videos?

My baby look excited when watching videos about addition and subtraction. I wonder if I should show video on counting first, then addition, and subtraction. Should I show him educational videos, like ...
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If a newborn was born Oct 31 st then how would you know how many months their turning if some of the months don't go up to 31 days? [closed]

Give me information and why you chose what you said as your answer please .
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9 month old prefers independant play. How do I interact with him?

I've read a lot about how interactive play helps babies' development in many ways. For example, when they're playing with blocks, just describing things to them like "oh, you like the green block ...
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Baby started to cry at daycare

My son is going to daycare since 3.5 months old 3 days per week. He has been happy and behaving very well. He is now 8 months old. He never cries when I leave him, but since a couple of weeks he ...
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7 months old won't settle down

Our baby just turned 7 months and he had been very crying for one month, waking after every 1-2 hours in the night, not having milk and rather blocking the nipple of the feeder and rotating in his ...
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My 9-month old baby only sleeps in our arms

My daughter is 9 months old and she is accustomed to fall asleep in our arms since she was born - after falling asleep we place her in the crib. The problem is that if she feels this transition she ...
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