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

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My 10mnd old wants 100% of the time attention, how can I reduce this?

My 10mnd old wants 100% of the time attention, how can I reduce this? When I or his mom are around, he can play somewhat solo. I often sit near him, but do my own thing (play a game on my phone or ...
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Infant needs help with pacifier falling out of her mouth, she can't keep her pacifier in her mouth. How to stop pacifier from falling out?

The real problem here. My hands are numb from putting a pacifier back in place all the time. My daughter (4 weeks old) seems not to be able to keep the pacifier in her mouth. She sucks it for some ...
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Is okay for my 3 month old to sleep 12hr through the night?

He still wakes up to feed every 4 hrs stays up for 10min every feed and will sleep from 11:00pm to 11:00am and throughout the day takes 2 naps that are 2 hrs long sometimes 3hrs
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How can I make sure my 6mnd old does not get too cold during the night?

The room in which my 6month old sleeps is becoming a bit cold during the cold days. There isnt any heating in his room. We have a permanent solution for this, but that route is not a fast one, so that ...
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12 month old baby girl w/ bad eating habits

Since my baby girl was 4-5 months old she would only drink her bottles while asleep. when she is awake she will REFUSE that bottle at all costs. To get her to drink during the day I would have to put ...
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Baby intermitant squint - Can an orthoptic assessment be done for a baby aged 1 year 3 months

Baby aged 1 year 3 months seems to have an intermittent squint, especially when he looks far away up. Can an orthoptic assessment be done for a baby aged 1 year 3 months who has intermittent squint? ...
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How infants can take 11mg of Iron per day?

According to New Zealand and Australian government guides, infants 7-12 months need 11 mg of iron daily. (Source: NZ, AU). According to the same sources, beef has only 2 to 3 mg of Iron per 100 grams. ...
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1.5 year old daughter is afraid of strangers

My daughter who is 1.5 years old is afraid of strangers. I thought its normal. But she is crying when she meet anyone whom she is not familiar with. Is it normal? I took her to a nearby nursery school....
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Eight-month-old cries when food gets in his mouth

We’ve been introducing “solid” foods to our baby since he was six months old. We’ve been following the advice at solidstarts.com, though we haven’t done the “full on” baby-led weaning (e.g. a chicken ...
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Can a breastfed baby be affected by what mother eats or does even if the mother doesn't show any symptoms of herself being affected?

Can a breastfed baby be effected by what mother eats or does even if the mother doesn't show any symptoms of herself being effected? For examples Can the baby get gas due to the food that mother eats, ...
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Excessive drooling for infant

My infant has started drooling a lot since about 12 weeks old. I thought it may have been due to teething but he is now 16 weeks old and I see no teeth and don't believe he's begun teething yet. Is ...
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When should babies start eating solids?

My baby is 3 months old and Im looking into the future of when he is supposed to start solids? Should babies eat fruits or veggies first? Does it matter? Should they be mixed? Do they still drink ...
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How can I baby-proof my 75" TV?

I have a 10 month old son. He's able to stand on his own and crawl, and his favorite place to be is at the TV stand. I have a 75" TV in a place he can unfortunately reach. There is no possible ...
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4-month old wants to be outside carried all time

My 4-month old wants constantly being held outside? I have a hard time keeping him interested indoors even though we have a baby play-mat, baby inclined seat, baby hammock. Nothing works more than ...
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How to train a 3 month old to sleep longer than 45 minutes?

Our 3 month old breastfed baby can sleep for 3-5 hours overnight. The problem is nap-time. He always wakes up like a clock after only 40-50 minutes if sleep. Is there anyway to get him to sleep for ...
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How do I stop myself from getting frustrated with repeated wake-ups and refusals to feed at night?

My son is turning 11 months old next month, and I love him to death and back, but there's something that's been frustrating me nearly every night and I don't know what to do about it. My son goes to ...
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How do I adjust the 5-point harness on my high chair so my baby is comfortable?

I have a fairly standard 5-point harness setup for my high chair (Graco Slim Snacker), and I've noticed that as my baby gets bigger, his hips start to slide forward in the chair, and the strap that ...
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What are the effects of CSA on infants and newborns?

There are a lot of studies I've seen about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) regarding toddlers or adolescents, but what are the effects of it on infants or newborns? There are some studies on intercourse with ...
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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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