Questions tagged [newborn]

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

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Baby's head always turned to one side: should I do anything?

My 7 weeks old baby always looks to one side. He always looks to his right, irrelevant of whether he's on his back or front. When he does look to the other side it looks like he's make an effort and ...
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Need some help with naming my yet to come baby [closed]

I wish to keep only First Name & Last Name, so what can I keep my child's last name? My name is Tinu Thomas Mathew (First - Middle - Last). Here, Thomas is my Father's name and Mathew is my ...
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Why does my baby (3 months) touch his head?

Our son's go to position - when sleeping or relaxing - is to stick both hands behind his head, touching the top of his head and resting his head on his hands. He does this more often when lying in his ...
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Should I wake my infant to feed?

My two month old son is overweight according to our pediatrician (6.1kg/13.5 lb), and the pediatrician advised us to give him 4 ounces of milk every 2 hours in order to manage his weight. Sometimes,...
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Can taking my 1-week-old on a 6-7 hours journey in the car lead to medical complications?

Our child is 7 days old. My parents live in another city which is a 6-7 hours travel away from us. As I'm working, no one is here to take care of my wife and kid. So we have to go to our parents' ...
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What to do about my 1-month-old boy peeing through diapers?

My 1-month-old baby is a big one, father comes from a family of giants. At night (more rarely throughout the day), he is peeing through diapers multiple times. Sometimes the diaper seems practically ...
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In which language to speak to third parties when following the OPOL approach?

I am a native english speaker settled in the Netherlands; I speak fluent (but not very grammatical) Dutch. I now have a granddaughter Rosie of two months and her mother (my step-daughter) has ...
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Is it okay to pause breastfeeding a 6-week-old for 24 hours?

My wife is breastfeeding our 6-week-old baby. She has to make a trip overseas for 24 hours and cannot bring the baby due to passport issues. The baby is used to drinking expressed milk from a bottle ...
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What are the options for day care and baby help for poor single mother?

A young woman expects a baby in few months, she is poor and she has no family in the USA. She lives in Boston and it's not an option to move away at this moment (education). Her salary is around 2K/...
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How much can I and my parents help my wife directly after giving birth when she wants to only rest and breastfeed?

My Korean wife and I are expecting our first child in a couple of months and I am curious how things normally go directly after birth. My assumption was that both my wife and I would need to be ...
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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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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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Is a long car ride unhealthy for a newborn?

I am a little over 3 months away from having my first child. My baby girl is due at the end of August/beginning of September. However, my parents live a 4.5 hours drive from where my wife and I live....
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What to do about our toddler fully regressing with sleep and acting out after we got a baby?

We have a 2.5-year-old child. Our toddler was colic for the first 6 months, then slept like a champ - seeming to make up for his past indiscretions as an infant ;) At 2 we transitioned him to a "big ...
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Can a breastfed 3-month-old go 12-14 hours without eating, when she refuses the bottle and I have to go to work?

My almost 3-month-old baby has been refusing the bottle since she was 3 weeks old. We've tried all the tricks that I know, she just likes to gnaw on it and roll it around in her mouth. I am ...
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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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Recommended number of hours to spend with a baby [closed]

Is there a general rule how many hours a parent should spend with a baby under 3 years old?
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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 needs 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 1-week-old too hard?

My new born daughter is 1 week old. In the past 3 days, I was responsible for burping her at home. I saw in the hospital that the nurses burp babies very hard and I kind of 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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Do babies get the benefits of breastmilk, even if they're not exclusively breastfed?

We're feeding our 3-month-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 the ...
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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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How to sleep train an 8-week-old who sleeps through the day and is active at night?

We have an 8-week-old daughter. Our baby 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 ...
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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 ...