Questions tagged [infant]

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

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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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Is it too late to stop my 8 month infant to stop watching TV

It all started when she was only a few month old: my in-laws always put her in front of the TV and sometimes for a long period of time. Today I read how bad it is for the child's brain and for the ...
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How to teach a child a third language you don't speak yourself fluently?

I speak English and Korean and my partner speaks English only. I am currently speaking to my 2-month-old daughter predominantly in Korean to promote her to be bilingual. However, I also want her to ...
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How can I get an 11-month-old I care for during the day to take a nap?

I care for a 11-month-old baby who has two weeks where they arrive at 5:30am and then 2 weeks they arrive at 1pm. For the 5:30 shift, the baby should be going to sleep. The mom had said it was ...
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Is it unusual to have protective feelings over one's child?

I'm the mother of a 9-month-old. I feel too protective of my baby. I mean I can't leave him for a minute on its own, I feel that I have to constantly watch over my precious child. Is it normal for a ...
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Does teaching your child sign language improve his emotional health?

We're expecting our first child and trying to make decisions about what parenting trends to follow. I've been reading about teaching sign language to babies. It seems like the jury is out on whether ...
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Should a teether be given to an infant? If, yes, then at what age?

The kid is 5 months old. She keeps on chewing her fingers. Should she be given a teether or should she be allowed to chew her fingers? What are the possible disadvantages of giving an infant a ...
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Can sucking thumbs lead to burping?

I feed my 4-month-old, burp him, and he seems content, so I put him into the crib. He sucks his fist/thumb for a while, and then after about 30 minutes he gets fussy. As soon as I pick him up, he lets ...
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Should I be worried about my 6-month-old not yet rolling over?

My little one is 6 months old, but isn’t showing any sign of rolling over. However, he is sitting up on his own. I know all babies learn things at different rates, but I want to know if I should be ...
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First Kid, new born Checklist for the first 3 months and delivery in United States

I am a first time parent with still 6 months out from the delivery date. I am in the United States. I am making a list of items and things figured out that are a must have for the day of delivery and ...
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What to do about my 11-month-old refusing all types of fluid including breast milk?

My child is one in July. He was brilliantly breastfeeding since birth, exclusively, up until 3 weeks ago, when he started biting. I said no and pulled away. He would cry and I would eventually give in....
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How can I get my infant to stop biting his lower lip?

The myth in our neck of the woods goes that it makes the lip bulge out and reduces chin size. I don't know how true it is, but the only time our 3 month old doesn't bite his lip is when he's ...
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Does biting mean teething?

My 3 month old son recently started biting on toys and our fingers. Is this a sign that he has started teething and needs the pressure on his gums to sooth the pain from teething, or can this also be ...
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Does "Crying it Out" with a 9 month old make sense when in a hotel for a few days?

We went to the pediatrician today for our 9 month old's checkup, and based on his current sleep schedule (sleeping from ~7:30PM to 5:30AM, with multiple 30min to 1hr wakeups), the pediatrician told us ...
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How do I teach my baby to not touch my computer?

I have a 10 months old boy who really, really wants to play with my computer. It is not like he is mildly curious - as would be the case with power sockets, glass stuff and other objects which deserve ...
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How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?

We have hardwood floors in the house, and have made a little "play area" out of foam interlocking "tiles" for our 9 MO to play on. Of course, he's not content to restrict his explorations to the ...
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Are playpens (playards) physically or mentally damaging?

I just cancelled my order for a playpen. The playpen that I ordered is 1.2 m x 2 m (we live in a city apartment). I read online that putting your baby in a playpen is akin to neglect. Babies placed in ...
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How to wash a 10-month-old whilst camping for 4 days?

We are taking our 10-month-old baby camping this summer. It will be four days of festival. We were planning to just sit him in a bucket for washing. Does anyone have any suggestions/experience for ...
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How to minimize the negative impact on our child when we parents argue?

My wife and I have an 8-month-old baby boy. Having a fight, for example debating, is something that we don't want to do. But sometimes, we can't avoid having a fight in front of our son. When the ...
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When do baby's gas pains usually go away?

My daughter is suffering from gas pains. We have taken steps to reduce them, which were moderately successfull. Still, I'd like to know when will baby's gas pains go away? When will the baby stop ...
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How to soften my infant's tough and dry hair?

What can I use to soften my 5-month-old baby's hair? Her hair seems tough; it tangles and is always dry regardless of any moisture I put/apply on her hair. She cries when I try to comb and appears to ...
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In what age range would an infant touch a body part because of pain?

In what age range would an infant possibly begin touching a body part as a result of pain in that area? Answers should include a reference to a reliable academic or professional source.
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How to break our infant of the habit of crying when none of us is in the same room as he is?

My wife and I live alone (i.e. no other family members) and our 6-month-old infant is quite attached to both of us. When we have visitors, or we are over to other persons' houses, he is okay to play ...
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Is it safe to use a baby carrier worn on the back to carry an 11-month-old?

My baby is 11 months old. His weight is 9.5kg. Is it safe to use a baby carrier worn on the back to carry him?
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How to get a 1-year-old to sleep through?

We've got a boy who is nearly a year old. He's woken practically every night. He is breastfed, and is currently eating solids very well. Down to a couple of breastfeeds a day really. However, he ...
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What are some good natural teethers?

It seems our 6 month baby wants to take everything in her mouth, it would be nice if we were able to give her some natural food-based teethers, but which edible substances can be used as teethers? Do ...
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Why is my baby suddenly screaming in the bath?

My baby has always loved bath-time, almost since he was born. He learned to splash when he was only a couple of months old and loves to play around with the water, and over the past few weeks I've ...
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Do baby massages improve motor skills and emotional development?

I find a lot of parents take their baby to get baby massages. I have heard that babies who receive periodic baby massages (such as once a week) are showing rapid development in their motor skills and ...
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Is assisted crawling with an infant safe?

I play with my daughter on a bed - we roll, tickle, "fly", laugh. I also started crawling with her. I'm not certain she enjoys it - she seems more intrigued than happy when we're doing this. She does ...
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How to help a 1-year-old learn words and phrases of a foreign language?

Several months ago we started watching English video lessons on YouTube. My 1-year-old son was trying to push keys on the keyboard, not concentrating his attention on the video. I'd like to save in ...
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What kind of controlled safe scientific experiments can be conducted on a baby?

I have a 3-month-old baby and I was wondering what kind of controlled and most importantly, safe home-made scientific experiments I can do with my baby to understand his development, his behavior and ...
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How much sleep does my infant really need?

Our 7-month old boy is only sleeping an average of 11-12 hours each day. During the day, he usually takes 3 naps, and each one only last approx. 30 mins. From 3 months onwards, he has always been a ...
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Uses of Dependent Care FSA

When we had our first child earlier this year, we signed up for the company Dependent Care FSA, anticipating substantial daycare expenses later this year. Now a few months later, my wife is ...
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How many tablespoons of yogurt should an 11-month-old eat?

Our 11-month-old loves yogurt, and would eat it constantly if we let him. How much is too much assuming his weight is ok?
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How to choose whether a child minder is the best solution for child care?

I am currently about to be employed and this sadly means I will need to some alternative way to look after my child. I have been thinking about child minders (one who either comes to my house or I let ...
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How to make a 3-year-old stop hitting her 8-month-old brother?

Recently, my 3-year-old daughter started hitting her 8-month-old baby brother. It started a few weeks ago, and is getting more and more common. So far everything we've tried, we've been unable to ...
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Is it better to introduce formula while my daughter is still drinking breast milk? If so, how gradually should it be introduced?

My wife was fortunate enough to produce a lot of breast milk (enough to feed our 7-month-old daughter and also pump a significant amount, which we froze). In the first few months of our daughter's ...
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At what age should I enroll my child in daycare in Denmark?

I have been offered a contract for work and we are planning a move with my wife and ~7 month daughter to Denmark about 2.5 months later. My daughter will be about 10 months old then. My wife wants to ...
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When flying with an infant, what airport security restrictions for breast milk/formula/baby food apply?

We're planning on taking a short (1-2 hour) air trip in a couple of months. Our son will be 11 months old by then. Given the delays with getting through security, the amount of time in advance we'll ...
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Why aren't pacifiers used to stop infants from crying in airplanes?

WebMD says that Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. However, pretty much every time I fly in an airplane, there is one child screaming (and screaming) a few seats ...
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How bad is a metal spoon for a 6-month-old baby?

Our six-month-old daughter loves to chew on metal spoons. She already has two teeth. Is this harmful to her teeth and dentition? Is a hard plastic spoon less harmful despite small plastic particles ...
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What is the best approach to cut the hair of an infant/toddler?

I often loose patience and am anxious about accidentally cutting skin when I try to cut my 18 month old's hair. Please suggest approaches that you've used that work to get the hair cut safely with the ...
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How do I avoid cracked nipples?

Getting chapped and cracked nipples can be a problem for lactating moms. Sometimes it may be somewhat inevitable, but what are some of the things one can do to avoid the problem in the first place?
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Is it safe to breastfeed an infant while being pregnant?

If a mother gets pregnant within 2 months of a newborn, and wants to continue breastfeeding then what precautions she should take during the later trimesters? Will the newborn or the foetus be ...
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Now that I'm working, my milk production can't keep up - What can I do to increase it?

I have returned to work after 8 weeks post-natal (I am now at 10 weeks) and although I pump with a top of the line electric pump, I am just not producing quite enough to keep up with my infant's ...
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Is it ok to let my 3-month-old sleep through the night? [duplicate]

I have a 3-month-old child. My pediatrician told me that you shouldn't let a baby sleep through the night until she/he is at least 4 months old. Even if they are gaining weight. But my little one ...
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Do false alarms on Angel Care monitor mean sleep apnea?

We have an AngelCare monitor that uses a vibration sensor to detect if our daughter is breathing while in her crib sleeping. Basically, if it detects no movement for 10 seconds, it gives a warning ...
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What to do about my 4-month-old's messy feeding schedule?

I have a 4-month-old baby. No matter how much I try, I just can't have a schedule for feeding her. She can be not willing to take a feed for 4 hours to asking for feed every hour. I tried to do eat ...
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What are the effects of neighbour's marijuana on an infant?

I live in a flat. The flat next door (we share 2 walls) has an old man who smokes 5-6 times a day. Sometimes alone, sometimes with 2-3 friends (I'm guessing, have never been inside but see people come ...
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How to make an infant stop biting the nipple when breastfeeding?

My seven-month-old son has started to bite his mother's breast nipple when she's breastfeeding him. Any ideas on how to make it stop?

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