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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 to teach my almost 7-month-old to play on his own without getting angry?

My boy will be 7 months old at the end of November. In the last couple of weeks I’m noticing he gets angry when he’s not constantly entertained. I want to start to teach him to learn to play on his ...
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Why does our 7 month old wake up every 2 hours at night?

... and what can we do about it? We breastfeed, so it’s normal that she feeds regularly at night, but two out of three times, this kid wakes up just to be held and rocked for thirty seconds and then ...
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My 8 months old son not sleeping

I hope someone can help us with our sleeping problems. My son was always sleeping on his back, but at around 6 months, he discovered that he can turn around to his belly, and he likes it so much that ...
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My baby stays awake and plays until 4 am

I'm trying to set a sleeping schedule for my 1-year-old daughter. The last three days she was waking up at 8 and sleeps at 9 with two naps in between and it was perfect. But for no obvious reason she ...
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How do i deal with the urge to laugh when my daughter cries?

I have an infant daughter who cries a lot (naturally; she's three months old) and most of the time I find it more funny than anything else. I feel pretty awful about this but I think it's just due to ...
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Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

Description of the scene This short video portrays a kid in the arms of a woman who, I will assume is the mother. The kid is maybe one year old (my naive estimation). They are at an ice cream shop ...
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Sleeping Less with Merlín Magic suit?

My almost 10 week old is not yet on a schedule though I’d like to be (first baby). We just transitioned from sleeping in the rock and play to sleeping in the pack and play to try to get to a flat ...
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How to get rid of the night feed (dream feed)? Baby won't sleep through the night without it

The baby is almost 12 months old. She has 2 naps a day (sometimes 3), can usually sleep through the night and her evening schedule is approximately: 04:00 PM wake up from nap, and have fruit or baby ...
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2’-FL HMO Formula Beneficial?

We are switching to formula for our newborn and our pediatrician mentioned (and my initial online research agrees) that all formula brands are the same ultimately and to just buy what’s on sale. This ...
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Can an infant choke on spit-up?

I have a 5 week old daughter. She spits up after feeding sometimes (especially if she feeds too much in one sitting). We have been worried about her choking on the spit-up. Especially in the night ...
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How to deal with an 11-month-old child crying during/after eating?

My 11-month-old son has so far always been a good eater, although he has often had a habit of crying when his milk was finished, or at the end of meals. This has generally been ok to deal with. ...
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11MO Independence

My 11 month old son can be rather independent and want "alone time" quite frequently. I am all for this as he happily plays in the room whilst I do my work or whatever task I am doing. My concern is ...
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Should we gently take away thing from a baby's hands before she can eat them?

My almost 1-year-old baby grabs whatever she can from the ground and tries to eat it. Should we take it gently from her and tell her "No"? Should we "hit" it out of her hand with a finger, I am ...
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Hobby vs. baby balance

Some context During the week, I work every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. About once a week I finish about two hours later because I’m visiting a client in another city. When I am not working, I’m at ...
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How to make an 11-month-old, who wakes up multiple times at bedtime, sleep at night?

We have an 11-month-old infant. H has never been a good sleeper. We have tried everything and nothing has worked. Right now, we put him in bed around 7:30PM (after bedtime routine) he typically ...
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How to tell a 10-month-old to stop scratching people?

When my 10-month-old child gets close to others, it will reach out its tiny hands and start scratching. Is it possible to communicate to our child to stop scratching people or animals heavily?
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Why does my 12-month-old baby gravitate towards my side at night, even though he prefers his mother overall?

I am aware that a child preferring one parent over the other is nothing unusual. My son mostly has a bias for his mother. She can suite him more easily, put him to sleep a lot more easily and he ...
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Is there any difference between canned pineapple and fresh pineapple?

We received a brochure showing all the recommended food for a baby, but it shows Pineapple (canned). I am wondering if there is any difference between feeding canned and fresh pineapple for a baby?
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My 7 month old son is intensely attracted to screens

My 7-month-old son has an intense attraction to TV screens and likes to put the TV remote in his mouth more than the toys we have bought him. He shows huge enthusiasm to sit in front of my MacBook ...
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Value of pacifier as a young infant's sleep aid?

There seems to be no consensus among baby-sleep experts on the value of the pacifier; some sources consider it a good sleep association (akin to swaddling and white noise), others see it as a hassle ...
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Should I stop the visits of my infant's in-and-out father?

My son is nine months old and his father has seen him 10 times and recently has been cancelling his visits. We do not have custody in place but there is child support. I'm not sure if I should just ...
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Can I teach my 9-month-old child my native language if I only see her for a few minutes at a time?

I am the father of a 9-month-old girl. I am divorced and my ex-wife speaks only Hebrew with the baby while my mother language is Russian. I am also able to speak Hebrew. I see the baby for about 15-20 ...
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Child would not let me put her to sleep

Our child, 20 months old now, no longer lets me put her to sleep in the evening. We used to alternate with the mom and both cherish this part of parenting. It was fine -- we both followed the same ...
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Three month old only sleeps 10-11 hours a day [closed]

Our third seems to be way more active than average baby (comparing to the previous two), all and all he hits his developmental goals so far very well. One thing that worries me is his sleep. He ...
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What to do when 6-month-old gets constipation? [closed]

My 6-month-old starts to eat supplement food, but two days ago she stopped defecating, her nappies only had urine. Is there anything we should have done to prevent this? Is there anything we can do ...
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My 1 year old doesn't seem to know she is being scolded

I have a 14 month old child, she's very active and likes to grab anything that catches her attention. Whenever we teach her something such as mama and papa, she doesn't want to listen, and her ...
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How do I make it clear to a one year old that I'm unhappy, when it enjoys being scolded?

There are already good answers here, but in the case of my one year old, he actually enjoys when I scold him (tell him No! etc.). It's usually him scratching people/pulling somebody's hair etc. I ...
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How to stop a 6-month-old from picking ears?

I have a 6-month-old girl. She keeps poking her own ears to the degree of bleeding a bit. The only way I can think of is to trim and polish her finger nails often but is there any other way to ...
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8-month-old wants to eat in the night but won't take milk

Our 8-month-old girl eats lots - she's almost completely weaned because she has no interest in breast or formula milk during the day. She has breast milk once a night at the moment but my supply is ...
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How do I get my 5 month old to take longer naps? [duplicate]

My daughter is 5 months old and is an amazing night sleeper who is able to settle herself to sleep during the night she goes to bed at 8 and will not wake until 430-5 o clock for a feed then wakes up ...
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How can I break my 3 week old from ONLY sleeping on my chest or needing to be held?

At first he would go to sleep fine but then he would only fall asleep with bottle and now he has to be held or on my chest. I have tried laying him down with a pacifier, swaddling him, letting him cry....
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I'm losing it, with a talkative toddler, a colicky baby, chores, work, and lack of sleep

I have a daughter who's 3 and a half, she's bright but always talking and is now at that "why everything" age. I have another daughter who's now 4 months old. For the first 3 months she had colic ...
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Possibly long-lasting trauma as a newborn?

Do you know of any studies on effects of traumatic events on newborns? Can they be long-lasting? If yes, when would it make sense to think of some help (e.g., therapy)? Situation: Three days after ...
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Helping a Tension Increaser Sleep at Night without Feeding

My husband and I will be traveling overseas for a wedding separate from our 10-month-old when he is around 11.5 months; baby will be with my parents. At the time we made the decision, he was sleeping ...
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Should we always cuddle a toddler when it cries? [duplicate]

Whenever our 3-month old baby cries, as soon as we cuddle her, she will stop crying. My worry is: She will develop a habit out of this and grow too dependent on us cuddling her. Should we leave ...
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Frequent night wakings - what can be done to help a mobile poor sleeper

I am a sleep deprived mum of a 9 1/2 month old boy. He's otherwise a smiley, healthy and seems to be on the top percentile for both weight and height for his age. So he doesn't seem to be sleep ...
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Eight-week-old baby sleeping through the day and active at night

Our baby girl goes full eyes open at 10:30-11 PM and needs be walked around to calm down. She gets restless and cries the moment she is on the co-sleeper. Holding AND walking her is the only way to ...
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5-month-old breast-fed baby is regressing on her sleeping pattern after given formula milk

I have been sharing about my baby's sleep problem 2 months ago, but now things have taken a worse turn from what I can tell. My baby is now 5 months old. We feel that it's time to reduce the ...
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7-month-old boy does not want to drink

Our baby is 7 months old, we never had any major problems in feeding him but in latest month, he is refusing almost to drink any milk or water. Currently he is drinking probably around just 20-30 ml a ...
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Is it ok to stop breast milk at 7.5 month?

I know people say breast milk is most nutritious. But my 7.5-month-old has been refusing to drink from expressed milk in bottles during the day. Our best efforts (breaking into several sessions at ...
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Is it necessary to cut a baby's hair?

I don't have a child but I've always told myself that I won't cut my baby's hair when I do have one. My family and everyone else keep telling me all these stories about how the baby will get sick or ...
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Can a 7-month-old baby be lifted upside down?

Recently saw a video by a nurse swinging a baby probably under 1 year holding baby's legs. Is it safe to lift 7-month-old girl baby using the legs if the baby enjoys?
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What are the guidlines for 6 Month olds sucking toys

What is the guideline to be followed on allowing 6 months old baby to suck toys. Obviously the cheap plastic ones are a strict no no. Is there any specific materials that have been proven safe? Are ...
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My 2 month old baby keeps looking into light

I have noticed that during evening when we have the lights on in the house, my 2 month old daughter will keep on staring into the lights. Most of the light bulbs in the house is exposed (ie. no covers ...
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My 1-year-old cries several times a night. Could it be pain and what to do about it?

I've got a 1-year-old chold. He's got almost 12 teeth (4 molars), he's been pretty constipated from Nurofen. I've stopped giving Nurofen and am giving Movicol and Coloxyl as well. Seems to be working....
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11month old baby fall [closed]

My baby of 11month old fell down from a bed of 2 foot high and had a swollen forehead,i have applied hot balm on the affected area and he fell asleep.what do I look out for when he wakes up to ensure ...
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Are sit and stand strollers suitable for 4-month-old infants?

I'm the mother of a 4-year-old son and a 5-month-old daughter. We are having a little problem with our umbrella stroller. My son is refusing to give his stroller to his sister and we have no choice ...
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Is it possible to train a 3-month-old breastfed baby to sleep through the night? And if yes, how?

My wife is breastfeeding our 3-month-old baby. The baby will wake up every 2-3 hours to be fed. So she won't be sleeping through the night. I wonder whether it is possible to train a 3-month-old ...
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How can a single person take care of a fussy 6-month-old baby?

Both my wife and I work full time. So when we had our daughter, for the first 6 months, my in-laws came to live with us and help out. Now, both of them left to take a break. And now my mom is coming ...
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Why aren't pacifiers used to stop infants from crying in airplanes?

(This question has probably been answered already, but I couldn't find it via search, so feel free to mark as duplicate.) WebMD says that Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying ...