Baby Care Advice » Newborn Sleeping Positions http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 7 WEEK OLD INFANT GOING THRU GROWTH SPURT? http://birthpolicy.org/536/7-week-old-infant-going-thru-growth-spurt/ http://birthpolicy.org/536/7-week-old-infant-going-thru-growth-spurt/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:32:29 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/536/7-week-old-infant-going-thru-growth-spurt/

Question by luvmynwf:
7 week old infant going thru growth spurt?

Hi
I’ve read that at 6 weeks newborns tend to go thru a growth spurt. Well, my 7 week old is going thru something and I am wondering if it could be a growth spurt (or maybe not?). He has not had any of his naps during the day (maybe slept 15 mins here and there) , he seems hungry and cannot wait 3 hours to eat, crying and fussing so I feed him but then he only takes an ounce or so? Our schedule (such as it was) is absolutely gone and I have no idea anymore when he should feed next? He is not himself, really fussy and nothing consols him. We have tried burping him, changing positions and scenery. He is not usually like this. So, I know that 6 weeks usually marks a growth spurt but he is 7 weeks old (he was full term but only 5lbs 8oz at birth so I have always assumed he is a tiny behind).

Does this sound like a growth spurt? We will be going for a check up with our physician in 3 days so I will ask her too but I am interested in what other parents think?
thanks,
Marina


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Answer by Samantha
Not all babies are the same, and they dont all go through growing spurts at the same time so It could very well be a growth spurt at 7 weeks old. Also- if your baby isnt following a schedule anymore, its normal. It’s very hard to get a baby on a schedule that young, it’s more like YOU go on their schedule.
Have you taken his temp.?? Take his temp, if he has one, call the pediatrician.
Sometime babies just cry. My son is a good baby and there was a time for a few days he just went nuts and cried and cried for no reason. He would only calm down when we ran the blow drier over him. Try weird stuff like this!!! A lot of times it works!!! Run a hair drier over them, turn on the vacuum…things like that.

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BABY WITH A LOPSIDED HEAD? http://birthpolicy.org/471/baby-with-a-lopsided-head/ http://birthpolicy.org/471/baby-with-a-lopsided-head/#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:33:28 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/471/baby-with-a-lopsided-head/ Question by Sherry-Lynn:
baby with a lopsided head?

she is 7 mo. old now and since she was a newborn she has always preferred to look to the right when sleeping or relaxing. when you look at her, the left side of her head sticks out further. For the last 6 months we have tried using head positioners, using infant positions-turning her on her side tilting her to the left thinking she might just look that way, and even went as far and rigging up her mobile so it hangs down low on her left side. We have tried turning her swing when she watches her einstein movies so she is forced to look to the left and that only works for a few minutes then she occupies herself in other ways and gives up on the video. Her physician has checked her out numerous times and doesn’t feel there is any huge concern. DOES ANYONE ELSES BABY DO THIS?


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Answer by Devo 77
im pretty sure that goes away with time

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WHAT IS THE BEST SLEEPING POSITION FOR A NEWBORN? http://birthpolicy.org/469/what-is-the-best-sleeping-position-for-a-newborn/ http://birthpolicy.org/469/what-is-the-best-sleeping-position-for-a-newborn/#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:33:26 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/469/what-is-the-best-sleeping-position-for-a-newborn/ Question by JJ’s Mommy:
What is the ideal sleeping position for a newborn?

And what positions should be avoided?


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Answer by Nurse JC
Back to sleep
Tummy to play

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NEWBORN SLEEPING POSITION?? http://birthpolicy.org/443/newborn-sleeping-position-2/ http://birthpolicy.org/443/newborn-sleeping-position-2/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:50:20 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/443/newborn-sleeping-position-2/ Question by Maybe a Navy Lady??:
Newborn sleeping position??

What position do you put a newborn to sleep?? I heard that you cant just have them sleep on their backs all the time because if you do only that they will get a permanent flat head. And that you have to rotate them because thier heads are so soft. So how do you put them to sleep other than on their backs?? Some photos would be nice. Thanks.
thanks guys. but isnt newborn too young for tummy time? i thought at like 2 months or somthing?


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Answer by bailezra
ALWAYS place them to sleep on their backs–it’s the ideal way to prevent SIDS.

But you should make sure that they spend enough time being held or doing “tummy time” so that the back of the head doesn’t get flat.

EDIT: Yes, “tummy time” is for later on.

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SLEEPING POSITIONS FOR NEWBORNS??? http://birthpolicy.org/377/sleeping-positions-for-newborns/ http://birthpolicy.org/377/sleeping-positions-for-newborns/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:01 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/377/sleeping-positions-for-newborns/ Question by More Than You Know:
Sleeping positions for newborns???

I’m very new at this (31 weeks pregnant with my first) I have always heard that the baby needs to sleep on his or her back at all times, but I was wondering… what if the baby has spit-up way later after a feeding?? I would not want her to choke cuz she is lying on her back.. any recommendations or advice on sleeping positions for newborns??


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Answer by bokkie1130
I let Danielle sleep semi on her side. I put a rolled up blanket under her shoulder (I did this until she was 8 weeks old). Now she turns her head self, so I can put her on her back.

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HOW DO I GET MY NEWBORN INFANT TO BURP? http://birthpolicy.org/290/how-do-i-get-my-newborn-infant-to-burp/ http://birthpolicy.org/290/how-do-i-get-my-newborn-infant-to-burp/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:31 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/290/how-do-i-get-my-newborn-infant-to-burp/ Question by Hummingbird:
How do I get my newborn infant to burp?

Please help. She is not comfortable until she gets her burps up, and she will spit up her milk unless I get the burps up. I cannot seem to get them up very well, and at night, I will spend half an hour or so trying to get them up. It’s frustrating because she already wants to nurse each two hours, and I need sleep! I have tried each position I can think of. Is there anyone out there that has something that works really well?


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Answer by TRC
I just rub her lower back.

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WHEN DOES A NEWBORN’S SLEEPING POSITIONS/PATTERNS CHANGE? http://birthpolicy.org/201/when-does-a-newborns-sleeping-positionspatterns-change/ http://birthpolicy.org/201/when-does-a-newborns-sleeping-positionspatterns-change/#comments Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:34:08 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/201/when-does-a-newborns-sleeping-positionspatterns-change/ Question by princesandy2004:
When does a newborn’s sleeping positions/patterns change?

My mom wants to know when should my 2 1/2 month old sister begin sleeping on her stomach instead of back.
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Answer by jilldaniel_wv
She should ALWAYS be put down on her back. When she can turn herself over onto her tummy then she is fine to sleep that way, but even then it’s ideal to put her on her back and let her get comfortable.

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NEWBORN SLEEPING POSITION…? http://birthpolicy.org/134/newborn-sleeping-position/ http://birthpolicy.org/134/newborn-sleeping-position/#comments Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:44:10 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/134/newborn-sleeping-position/ Question by Blessed:
Newborn sleeping position…?

My son is three weeks old today, I am strictly breastfeeding, and the past 48 hours he has not slept soundly for more than an hour at a time. He gets fussy as soon as the bassinet stops vibrating or the music stops playing, etc. So today, I put him on his stomach to sleep, he is been asleep solidly for an hour and a half. When I was a baby, I slept on my tummy, so did my husband. My baby will fall asleep just fine when he is help and relaxing on my chest or my husbands chest, but as soon as we lay him in his bassinet, within 20 minutes he is awake and fussy. Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do about it? How does your newborn sleep?


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Answer by myspace.com/debbie4288
yes i had that problem when my daughter was a newborn and i did the same thing. i just put her on her belly and she would sleep for hours. I think it’s the pressure on her belly would aleviate any kind of ache or gas. I believe that as long as you are checkin on the baby often enough, there shouldn’t be a reason not to lay him on his belly and when dr’s state not to put them on their belly it’s mostly towards preemies and babies with respiratory issues.

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NEWBORN SLEEPING POSITIONS? http://birthpolicy.org/60/newborn-sleeping-positions/ http://birthpolicy.org/60/newborn-sleeping-positions/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:31:58 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/60/newborn-sleeping-positions/ Question by *Coley* 12/2/09 nate’s here!:
Newborn sleeping positions?

My tiny guy is one month old, I know physicians state to have them sleep on their back to reduce the chance of sids, and I have a crib positioner in his bassinet, but even when sleeping in the positioner he is turning on his side when he falls asleep. Is this dangerous?


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Answer by A for Atheist
No as long as he will not flip over on his belly.

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