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You should contact the manufacturer directly. Stability of infant formulas depends on many factors including the amount and type of fats in the formula. The storage conditions on the can are often not very specific. Some cans say to store at room temperature and to avoid excessive heat. Such directions are only somewhat helpful in your case. Some other ...


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swbarnes2's answer is the "correct" one because the AAP has lots of data they are basing their advice on. Having said that, I used a breathable mesh bumper with most of my 5 kids because of their tendency to get an arm or leg stuck which at best woke us up at night because they were stuck and at worst led to minor bruising. When I installed my ...


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I originally didn't want to write this as a separate answer because swbarnes2's answer is perfect. However, I did want to add this extra info. Without a crib bumper the worst-case nightmare scenario, that is almost impossible is a broken arm or leg without a crib bumper (and I have never heard of that happening, it would be a freak accident). With a crib ...


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The AAP says never use crib bumpers: Crib bumpers (or bumper pads) may seem as though they can help protect babies from drafts and bumps, but they should not be used in cribs. There is no evidence that bumper pads can prevent serious injuries, and they pose a risk of suffocation, strangulation, or entrapment. In addition, older babies can use them for ...


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Ours have been restless like this and it was due to some issues with reflux. Do you notice him making gulping noises or seeming to swallow uncomfortably? If you do, you could talk to your pediatrician about a Zantac prescription. Other safe alternatives that helped us and are over the counter would be: A soothing formula There is a product we used from ...


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Have you tried using a Baby Bjorn or other chest/back carrier for the baby? This would allow you to at least be somewhat mobile while pacifying the baby, and it sounds like at least some of the time you are carrying the baby to pacify it already. I've used the Bjorn a lot when going out and its firm/soft back plate will hopefully take the pressure off your ...


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We're only on our first and have no idea what we're doing, but I feel like we have this (and maybe only this) aced. Our normally fairly active 8-month-old goes BONKERS starting 15 or 20 minutes before bedtime. He wants to "jump" and climb and reach at stuff (you're right - those books are like a magnet when he's like this!) and be picked up so he ...


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It is what you don't include which is important! Don't include: More playing with daddy or mummy, during bed time (other time is absolutely fine) You don't have a routine to make them tired and fall asleep. You have a routine to let them know it's time for them to go to sleep. Subtle but different. Think about what going to sleep would ideally be like when ...


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