Questions tagged [newborn]

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

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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 ...
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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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Is it a bad idea to have a kid sleep in his/her own room since birth?

In some cultures, it seems a child should have his/her own room since birth, as long as it's economically feasible. In others, this seems to be universally criticized by parents and educators alike ...
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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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Room sleeping temperature for babies in tropical climates

So the consensus online is that babies should sleep in a room with a temperature between 16 to 21 degrees. But there are millions of babies born in hot tropical climates to families with low income, ...
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What is this plastic piece included with the cradle cap sponge?

I've gotten one of these cradle cap sponges with each of my children, and they have all come with that blue plastic piece. Does anyone have any idea what purpose it's meant to serve?
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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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How to help my 2-month-old, who hasn't pooped for 4 days, to poop? [closed]

My baby has completed two months and I feed him both breast milk and formula. He used to poop at least once every day or even after every feed before. But this suddenly stopped and he hasn't pooped ...
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Is construction noise harmful to a newborn and how to protect them?

We're thinking of moving to a new apartment in New York. It's next to a big construction site, where there will be drilling for another few months. Has anyone read any research on safe levels / ...
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Is getting an oval nipple from breastfeeding indicative of a problem?

Our baby was born last week and my partner is struggling with soreness from breastfeeding. One thing we have noticed is that the nipple (not the areola) is left out of shape post-feeding; it's oval ...
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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, ...
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Do Soothies cause nipple confusion?

My wife and I had our first 6 days ago and have been having a lot of trouble to get him to sleep at night. We were exclusively breastfeeding until we found we needed to supplement a bit to get him ...
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Should soap be used when bathing a new born

When bathing a new born should you use soap? are there any benefits or harms to using soap vs just using water? This is on top of the question How often should I bathe my newborn? Some time frames ...
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How do you entertain a 7 week old infant?

I have a 7 week old baby and I stay home with him. The days can be long. I run out of ideas of how to entertain him. He doesn't talk or walk or crawl. He can't hold any toys. I don't want to always ...
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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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Make my firstborn adapt to baby [duplicate]

I have a lovely little boy that just passed the 1 year mark. I am blessed with such a child and am enjoying being a dad everyday. Now my second child is underway and while I am happy that they are ...
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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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My wife is under treatment for depression and just had a traumatic labor. What can I do to help her?

My wife gave birth two weeks ago. It was all very traumatic and it has certainly taken its toll on her mood. She suffers from depression anyway, and now I am concerned that she is probably suffering ...
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When can I breastpump?

I am a new mother, and approaching 4 weeks of breastfeeding my newborn. I am going back to work in 2 weeks and I plan to pump my milk while I am away. My problem is when I pump milk, the let down is ...

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