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Questions tagged [newborn]

Age specific questions from birth through about 3 months. Younger: pregnancy. Older: infant.

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How much crying is OK for a newborn child?

My child is just a week old and I've noticed that he is crying all the time when he is awake and we are not holding him. If we hold him he usually calms down but the longer we don't hold him the ...
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How to breastfeed exclusively in a joint custody situation

I have a friend who is single and finds herself pregnant unexpectedly. She and the father have no relationship at this point and don’t plan to, other than co-parenting, from separate households. It ...
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Experience with travelling long hours in a car with a 10-week-old baby?

I am due in ten weeks and have planned a trip to Exmouth from Perth over 2 days, 8 hours one day, 4/5 hours the next. Is this feasible with a 10-week-old baby? Has anyone done trips this long with a ...
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Do I need to worry about how much time my 6-week-old's hands are covered in mittens?

It's winter here and our place doesn't have central heating. We have been using freestanding heaters and layers of clothing to keep warm. In order to keep our daughter's hands warm, I've been putting ...
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How can we get some free time (on daily basis)?

I'm a working dad of a 3 m/o boy. My wife is on a leave and she will be a 'full time mom' for several more months. The newborn changed our lives to an extent that we don't have free time, at all (yeah,...
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2-month-old baby has panic attacks

Since about 10 days ago, our 2-month-old baby started to have some sort of panic attack in the evening. After his evening feed (6pm), he will initially fall asleep or relax, but after a while suddenly ...
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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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Scientific evidence regarding methods for bathing newborns [closed]

I came across some videos on youtube where women bathe a new born by laying it face down between their legs. Like this and this. In case the video is unavailable, these are my main concerns: There isn'...
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Is there any harm to simply leaving hard water cloudiness?

I have a slightly preemie newborn baby, and when I sterilize her bottles and such in the Big, Boiling Pot of Bacterial Death, I notice a white film that appears on everything. From some web searches, ...
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2 month old doesn't cry in the middle of the night for food, only smacks her lips or sucks on her hand

My 2 month old doesn't often cry when she is hungry, especially in the middle of the night. In the night, more often I awake, and hear her smacking her lips or trying to feed on her hand. Sometimes ...
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Is it common practice to keep a 13-day-old awake for longer during the day, so she will sleep longer at night?

Our 13-day-old has not been sleeping well at night, but she sleeps fine during the day. She is breastfed and apparently in perfect health. One theory was for my wife to cut out dairy, but there has ...
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Make a newborn baby (less than one month) sleep at night

My son was born on 26th January this year. My wife currently cannot breastfeed, so during his time in hospital he was fed every 3 hours: 0:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 with Nestle ...
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Financial Situation - Second Child

At present stage, my partner and I have a 6 month old child and are financially fine (not living a lavish life, just getting by). My partner wants a second child, and my only concern is financially if ...
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Baby crying till breathless

Some time babies use to cry till breathless. And it take few seconds to start inhale. Seems this activity panicking. Is it natural or do we need to take any action if it go for few seconds?
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If you can't spoil a newborn, when “can” you spoil a baby?

So I heard you cannot spoil a newborn. While I don't take it 100% at face value I do believe attending her need is more important than worrying about spoiling her. Now the question is, when can a ...
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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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Why do new borns stares at light? [duplicate]

I have noticed my new born Baby 3 month old likes staring at light. He also seems to stare at roof , walls and big photographs hanging on wall with expression of astonishment. But he likes to stare at ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

My 10-day-old daughter is having big problems with sleeping on early evening and night. Whenever she get put down in her bassinet after getting fed she starts crying. Sometimes she needs to be changed....
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Newborn baby sleeps a lot, cries little and less animated [closed]

I am a new parent; my first baby is 10 days old. There is something that stuck in my head from the first days that I would like to have your advises about my baby: He did not cry when he was born; ...
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Why 3 three month old baby always turns her head in an awkward position?

My 3-month-old, while lying on her back, always tries to tilt her head upwards to her right. It looks so awkward to me. Is it normal for a baby to do this?
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When Should We Take Our Baby to the Dentist?

We've had several people provide us a schedule for our baby to visit a doctor, but nobody has given us specific information on when she should go to the dentist. Is there any standard recommendation ...
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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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am i burping my baby too hard?

My new born daughter is 1 week old and in the past 3 days, I was responsible to burp her at home. I saw in the hospital that the nurses burp babies very hard and i kinda learned that I should do so. ...
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How to deal with skin rash around a baby's neck?

My baby girl is almost 3 months old. She has many layers of fat around her neck. When moisture gets trapped between the layers, a skin rash starts to develop. We have been applying cream but it does ...
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benefits of breastmilk, even if it's not exclusive?

We're feeding our newborn (3 months old) a combination of breastmilk and formula. The ratio is about half and half. Are we still getting the benefits of breastmilk? I ask because when I read about ...
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How to weigh a newborn at home?

Is there a reasonably accurate, field-expedient way to weigh a newborn at home? I don't need the kind of plus-or-minus a few grams accuracy they get at the hospital because I only plan to check every ...
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Music that helps a baby to sleep

I am wondering if it is practical to play music that helps a baby to sleep. If it is, which is your favourite?
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Our baby prefers to turn to one side over the other - should we be concerned about symmetry?

Our baby is now close to 6 weeks old and likes to turn the head to the left - while being held in a carrier, sleeping on my chest, or while lying on the back and looking around. A friend said that ...
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1 month old baby screaming in pain but not sure how to alleviate [closed]

I have a month old baby who sometimes screams in pure agony. I want to emphasize it's not just crying but screaming in agony, like he's being poked with a needle. In the episode that just happened: ...
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Do diapers have any effect on the shape of legs?

we were advised by a friend to let my newborn daughter, sleep without any diaper at night, claiming it has a bad effect on the shape of her legs wearing them the whole time. It seems plausible since ...
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When a baby cries, should we speak to it?

My baby girl is 30 days old; she can not talk or comprehend language yet. When she cries, does it help to comfort her by talking to her? Or might our voices irritate her even more? Update: I ...
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Do babies want to be carried in order to develop their eyes?

There have been a lot of questions on this site regarding the phenomenon of a baby needing to be not only held, but carried. In my specific situation (7 weeks old baby), my baby wants to be held, in ...
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How to plan/prepare for raising a child [closed]

My partner and I are slowly getting ready to have a child. I think raising a child comes with great responsibility and I'd like to be well prepared. I'd like to introduce my child to things such as a ...
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Can a 3-month-old baby get addicted to TV?

I know that watching TV is bad for kids and babies, but sometimes I would carry my baby in my arm and then sit down to watch some TV programmes (typically for an hour everyday). I believe that TV is ...
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Is it ok if a newborn sleeps on his side?

Everyone says that newborns should sleep on their backs, but when I swaddle my newborn and lay him down in the bassinet, he immediately rolls to one side or the other. Is that ok (I guess from a SIDS ...
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When is it OK to take a newborn swimming?

We have a 6 week old baby and are thinking about when it would be OK to take them swimming. This is something I'm keen on doing as I think swimming is a great skill to learn however I'm unsure if ...
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To hold a newborn upright too early (under 2 months) will harm his spine?

I started holding my baby upright from the first month, coz I was told holding a baby upright will help him to burp. I hold him upright facing my chest and with one hand supporting hit butt and the ...
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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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Why does my baby cry when I hold her while sitting down?

It drives me crazy. Usually when I hold her in my arms, everything goes well if I am standing up and walking around in the house. However, when I sit down (because at some point I get tired), after a ...
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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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Is breastfeeding success possible when baby has “bubble palate”?

I am having trouble breastfeeding my fourth baby. I have successfully breastfed two of my other three kids, so I am confident that my technique is not to blame. To confirm this I saw a lactation ...
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Construction noise and new born

We're thinking of moving to a new apartment in NY, next to a big construction site, where there will be drilling for another few months. Has anyone read any research on safe levels / exposures to ...
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Long-term effects of leaving newborn sleep through the night without feeding

The top-voted answers to this question Should a newborn be allowed to sleep all night, or be woken up to eat more? suggest that, in general, is not a good idea to let newborns sleep through the night ...
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Newborn handstand pose

Just few moments ago my 2.5 weeks old daughter when laid on her belly (she always liked it and even slept with hands reaching my neck) started to cry a little bit and started flexing. She stared to ...
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How long does breastmilk last if it was in the refrigerator then left out for close to 2 hours and put back in the refrigerator?

I keep my milk in storage bags I also put the storage bags in a tubberware in the refrigerator. I was tired and forgot the tubberware full of my breastmilk supply on the counter for an hour and a ...
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Zipper on Newborn Sleeper Gowns

I've been in the process of sewing some clothes for a newborn coming in the next few months. In looking at designs for sleep gowns, it seems like they almost universally go over a child's head, even ...
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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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Can wife and I handle pre/post our baby birth problems without our parents' help?

I currently work in an IT firm and my wife stays at home. She is thinking of going back to her hometown in 8th month to stay and give birth to our first baby. She thinks it requires her parents' (...
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Is my 2 year old son jealous of his kid brother?

my toddler son is two years old, one month ago I and my wife were blessed with the birth of our 2nd boy. My old son seems to understand the situation and welcomed his kid bro at first. Recently, ...