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How to keep my baby's hand warm at night

The best way to keep a baby's hands warm are to make sure his core is warm. That goes for day or night. You are on the right track with the sleep sack. I would suggest a wool sleep sack. I've used ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

Noah & woliveirajr are both correct that there is some risk of reducing nutritional value, I'm sure. I will offer as counter point my home study (sample size=2) of children who were bottle-fed ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

Depending on the formula that you're using, they might have some probiotics in their composition. For example, Nestlé. Probiotics have small tolerance to high temperatures, so preparing the formula (...
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Is it ok to take a 2-month-old baby out on fresh air?

There is no inherent risk for even a newborn just from being outside, compared to being in a building, so yes, it is ok. As a matter of fact, exposing a small child to diverse environments (within ...
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Is it ok to cool down artificial milk in the fridge?

Formula can be stored in the fridge for a short period of time, just as any other milk product; the general recommendation is to store it no longer than 24 hours, so that seems longer than the ...
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At what temperatures can infants be naked?

My daughters loved to be in the nude when they were babies. They giggled and wiggled like crazy and it was delightful to look at them. When it comes to temperature, follow your instinct. Put your ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

We microwave our infants formula all the time, it's all we use to heat the formula. We always swirl and double-check the temp before feeding. I disagree with the losing nutritional value statement. I ...
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Bottle sterilizers and their effectiveness

Sterilization using solely water or steam would indeed take more than five minutes. Steam that is just at 100°C would take close to an hour and a half to completely sterilize the vessels - and a ...
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At what temperatures can infants be naked?

The skin area-to-weight ratio is highest for newborns and decreseas as children grow. They lose heat faster than we do, but they also absorb external heat faster. Therefore, when the temperature's ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

It's certainly not illegal, it's just ill-advised. When it comes to your child's safety, is it really worth taking the risk? I believe a better statement would be "During the heating or feeding ...
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How to keep my baby's hand warm at night

I don't think you need to worry. Your baby's circulation will still be fine at that temperature, as long as his core is warm. If his chest is warm, and his feet are warm, it really doesn't matter if ...
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What are the signs that a baby is too hot?

The following, taken together, can help indicate overheating. None of these alone fully diagnose overheating, but taken together they can suggest whether you should take further action or not. Signs ...
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How long do you need to use a hot water bottle to warm an infant's bed?

We never did this at all and our kids have always gone to bed quite well so I'd say you can stop whenever you wish. Actually, if we assume that they enjoy the sensation then the sooner you stop, the ...
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How long does breast milk last after taken from the fridge?

My wife and I went through this with our first child. Digging through the internet searching for the perfect "hard-and-fast" answer. We took a different approach with our son (now 7 months). Just take ...
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At what temperatures can infants be naked?

If the baby is old enough to be toddling around and there is a warm breeze, mid 70's Fahrenheit. Infant, upper 70's, shade, warm breeze. I would always keep a receiving or other light blanket around. ...
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How to limit hot water temperature if your boiler doesn't have this control?

I don't know what your taps are like, but replacing them with thermostatic ones is normally not that expensive and you'll have years of benefits from them. They are the way to make your taps safer, so ...
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Is there a maximum temperature for mixing formula?

The World Health Organization has created a handy pamphlet with fairly detailed instructions for preparing, storing and re-warming formula in care settings. There is no upper limit to the temperature ...
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Can babies be in room temperature of more than 30 degree Celsius safely?

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/climate-change-heat-and-health "Aim to keep your living space cool. Check the room temperature between 08:00 and 10:00, at 13:00 and at night ...
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What is the right bath water temperature for larger babies?

I could not find any research-based recommendations for children of this age group. But I can answer a part of your question. At least one source is not consistent with your hypothesis that the ideal ...
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Room sleeping temperature for babies in tropical climates

While I am not familiar with this specific claim, there is a difference between best practices and what works. In general, what works is enough to get by but there can be risks and difficulties that ...
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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?

There are a number of factors that contribute to your ultimate decision to keep or dispose of the milk, but an hour or two on the counter at room temperature will not by itself spoil the milk or make ...
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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?

Actually that's not the general recommendation for breastmilk. Breastmilk has special properties that prevent it from going bad right away. It can be out for a while before going bad. However, since ...
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How to limit hot water temperature if your boiler doesn't have this control?

If you can't limit the temperature at the boiler, then one option that you can investigate is having a thermostatic compensating valve installed where the hot water outlets the boiler to feed the ...
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How to keep my baby's hand warm at night

I have the same issue and with the putting in mouth so my little hack is I get thick socks that are not tight and put those over my baby hands once they are asleep to keep them warm.☺
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

I would occasionally microwave a bit of formula, especially to take the chill off if we had placed an unused portion in the fridge. (Yes, I will admit that publically... especially since I don't ...
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What is the correct temperature and humidity to maintain in a child's room at night?

My research has leveled the temp at (16-20 degrees CELSIUS or 62.6-68 Fahrenheit) for "babies" (Visit http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x1050952/whats-the-safest-temperature-for-my-babys-room) The sites all ...
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