Questions tagged [infant]

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

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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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Our 10 month old baby spits food in our faces to entertain us

We've had no problems feeding our 10 months old baby, and in general she eats (almost) all her meals without complaining. However, she figured out a few weeks back that spitting out the food is fun, ...
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Should I be concerned about my almost 1-year-old baby being scared to walk?

My child will be one year old on the 15th of February, and she has not yet tried to start walking. She only pulls up on me when we are sitting on the bed or couch, but when I go to put her down on the ...
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Not having continuous sleep in the night

My daughter is 19 months old and does not sleep continuously at night. She wakes up twice or thrice and sits down, sometimes asking for milk. Sometimes she wakes up around 4 AM - 4:30 AM and does not ...
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Culture differences [closed]

I am looking here for some opinions, if you think what I did was OK or not in your country/culture. We have a baby (4 month old) that has trouble sleeping (very light sleeper). We are trying to put ...
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5-month old daughter's sleep pattern problems

I have a 5-month old daughter who started out as a great sleeper. By 2-3 weeks old, she would sleep 5 hours, wake, eat, sleep about 4 hours, wake, eat, sleep. We had the day/night thing figured out ...
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DIY Crib Activity Gym

My baby is just starting to get to an age where activity gyms are interesting to him. We have one that we borrowed from friends, but it takes up a fair amount of space in our tiny apartment. Plus, the ...
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What benefits does using “baby talk” provide, and how do you maximize those benefits?

When I was doing my initial language development research about 7 years ago, I vaguely remember seeing several (probably non-scientific or blog sources) recommend against using "baby talk", arguing ...
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Will cradle swing cause concussion to young infant?

My baby is now 2 weeks old, and I was cautioned against the use of cradle swing on her: The reason is because "the baby is too young and the use of cradle swing might cause concussion on her". Is ...
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Is there any benefit in reading to a baby 2 weeks old?

My baby is now 2 weeks old. I am eager to read to her because of all the associated reading benefits. Birth to 6 months: Since an infant's vision is still developing, choose books with little or ...
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My almost 6-month-old baby has a sleep problem since she turned 4 and a half. What can I do and did I do something wrong?

I am having a sleep problem with my almost 6-month-old baby. She used to wake up only once since she was 2 and half months old. Since she turned 4 and half until now, she has been waking up more ...
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How can I forget children toys riffs?

Our 7 month old daughter is starting to play with toys that play music. Some of them play pieces of songs, often sung with children's voices. They are cool, but after a while the repeating riffs get ...
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Research on postpartum depression, child behavior and effective treatment?

My daughter experienced severe postpartum depression after her first birth. She took part in a PPD program and with treatment, she improved. Her son, now 9, has a history is extremely aggressive and ...
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Can I put my infant to sleep downstairs and then move him in the crib?

When bedtime is getting near, at about 7pm, for our 6 week old baby, can we keep him downstairs with us (with conversation and regular lighting), swaddled and rocking until he goes into a deep sleep, ...
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What can I do to help my kid attain a high Intelligence?

My daughter is 3 months old and has started responding to my and my partner's voices. We talk to her in different languages, play soft classical music, show her how to use her hand, and do all other ...
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How can I soothe a teething baby that doesn't want anything put in his mouth?

Our 7 month newborn son recently started teething. Lately it's gotten pretty bad ... to the point where he gets worked up in what seems like mini-anxiety attacks and has a unique cry. During the day,...
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Sleeping nightmare with my 9-month-old baby

Our baby boy is 9 months old. We have had sleeping issues with him since the very beginning. He has been with us in our room since he was born, and normally he starts sleeping in his bed but around ...
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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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Will a road trip (travel) make an infant weaker and more prone to illness?

Our family hasn't been on any long vacations in over a year (mostly because my wife became pregnant with our third last year). Now I am trying to convince my wife to go on one which entails a 7 hour ...
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1-year old cries when denied the things he wants

My 1-year-old son sometimes wants to play with sophisticated things such as a laptop, headphones, a mirror etc. If I deny him those, he starts screaming and crying. Is it a good idea to subside and ...
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Baby monitor for outdoor use?

There are tons of baby monitors when searching on Google, but when adding the restriction that it has to also work for outdoor use, I can't find a single one. The baby unit have to work from -5ºC ...
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Sleeping and eating issues at night for a 3 month baby

my younger boy is 3+ months now and he eats regularly throughout the night, like, 12am, 3am and 6am, and fell back sleeping for 3 hours at a stretch, that's a good night. sometime the interval is 2 ...
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Is there a maximum temperature for mixing formula?

Standard formula advice tends to say something like: Fill the kettle with at least 1 litre of fresh tap water (don’t use water that has been boiled before). Boil the water. Then leave the ...
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Baby won't settle down without mother

My 9 months old has cries a lot without her mother, he is very smart to know when her mother is leaving during sleep for bathroom and check to see if someone is there, cries when he sees me.Same case ...
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Can running with 8-month-old in a jogging stroller in the forest be harmful to the child?

I love to run and I love to run in the nature. I bought a stroller for running and today it was my first (beautiful) running experience with my 8-month-old baby, but I realized that in the forest ...
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What is the risk of SIDS for babies which sleep on their stomach (no other risk factors)?

Bear with me, as I'm not very good with statistics. As far as I can tell the risk of SIDS as of 2014 is 1 in 2,500 according to the CDC (obtained by reducing the 38.7 deaths per 100,000 to lowest ...
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Is it okay to leave a 6-month-old with her grandparents to go on a week-long vacation?

Our baby is almost 6 months old, and we have a week-long vacation booked for 2 days from now. Suddenly, my mom got really scared because a friend told her that a baby left alone at this age (6-18 ...
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Monolingual parents encouraging language skills early

At risk of sounding like the over-pushy head mistress from Daddy Daycare.... My wife and I are both monolingual Brits, living Britain, with a four-month old daughter. It seems a shame to waste this ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

I often read the recommendation that milk for newborns and infants (breast milk or infant formula milk) should have body temperature (~ 37°C). Usually, this recommendation is just stated as a fact (...
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Baby falling backwards when he learn to sit

How can I save a crawler from falling backwards and hitting his head? If I carry him till his back and neck can support his head weight will he learn to sit? We keep him on a rug on the floor when he ...
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What are some good food options for a one year-old?

My child is about 12 months old. He has been weaned from breastfeeding. As of right now, his weight is normal, but he will need to gain more weight eventually. Can I feed him milk, Boost or Horlicks? ...
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Baby fights to get out of arms, cries when I put him down

I have an 11-month-old son. Sometimes, particularly when he's very sleepy, he will fight to get out of the arms of whoever is holding him but the moment he is put down he starts screaming and crying. ...
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WIC - Why aren't all jars of baby food WIC approved?

I went to buy my son's (9 months) WIC baby food jars today. Only some were WIC approved despite they were all the same stage (3), price (.97), and brand (Beechnut). The only difference between them ...
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Seven month baby won't sleep or nap for short period

My little one, has been very much disturbing lately as i work from home and my mrs is house wife. We recently shifted to our own place and bought my baby a lot of toys (although he had many before), ...
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Colic has worsened while traveling

We have a 4.5mo old and have taken her on her first "family vacation." We're on day six of a 14 day trip involving about 5hrs of airplane travel (which she handled very well) but she has has awful ...
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Does a newborn/infant need to lay flat in a stroller

I'm on the hunt for an inexpensive stroller to accommodate a newborn without having to buy a travel system and I'm having a really really hard time finding a stroller in any price range that will ...
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Head control of 6 month old baby [duplicate]

My baby girl has completed 5 months yesterday. She doesn't have good head control. And I am worried. When I lift her in my arms, she does not control her head and leans backward from waist. Plz to ...
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How do we determine the right amount of babyproofing? [closed]

We have a young one finally starting into the adventure of mobility. It's very exciting, but we know our house has never been babyproofed. It's going to take some work to get it safe. However, ...
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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 do I give my child's age? [closed]

People ask how old my baby is, and I'm not sure what to tell them. He was born May 16, 2016. Do I give his age in weeks? Days? When should I give it in months?
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Is there a fun guide on infant cognitive abilities?

I have a simple question: Is there any simple guide, site, book where all the progression of the newborn's cognitive development is described? Preferably, it should be of the format day 10: most ...
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How to train infants to sleep in bed and in parent’s arms

From 1st month of my baby, we practised him to sleep using cradle - now he is 4 months old. Even if he is tired and sleepy, he refuses to sleep in bed (co-sleeping) and needs only cradle. We’re ...
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How to encourage our 11 month old to walk alone?

Since about 3 month, our little one can walk and stand, when both her hands are being held or she can hold onto something. As soon as we retract our hands and she realizes it, she will sit down. ...
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Can feeding bottles harm our infant?

Here in south India, most of PDs are not suggesting the parents to take feeding bottles for their infants; the main reason is that feeding bottles are made up of plastics. Though we affirmed that we’...
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When can we start give Sugar and Salts to infants?

My son is 4 months old and he is taking Soy protein formula milk from second month and no mother’s milk. He also taking Rice Cereal twice a day; while preparing the cereal we’re adding a pinch of ...
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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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Wall decals above crib?

There's a warning for "do not hang wall decals above the babies crib" on the set of wall decals we got from the store. That was really our main plan for where to put them, as the wall above the crib ...
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Our 4-month-old child is allergic to milk products. Can we start giving him solid foods?

My 4-month-old son is allergic to milk products and as per pediatrician's advice we're giving him formula milk Zerolac – and no breastmilk. Can someone advise whether we can start giving him the ...
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Why is my daughter shouting so much?

My ten months old daughter has been in a little nursery for a couple of months now. There, she has begun to act more wildly. It is something we expected and we like her getting in touch with other ...
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When is it safe to start using a duvet?

When we brought our son home form hospital, all the advice from the midwives and health visitors was that we should not use a duvet whist he was small, and instead should use either sleep sacks (like ...