- Baby Feeding
- Baby Health
- Anemia in Babies
- Asperger’s Syndrome in Babies
- Asthma in Babies
- Autism in Babies
- Baby Teething Fever
- Chicken Pox in Babies
- Cold in Babies
- Congenital Abnormalities
- Conjunctivitis In Babies
- Cradle Cap in Infants
- Down Syndrome in Babies
- Flat Head Syndrome in Baby
- Flu in Babies
- Healthy Diet For Toddlers
- Hiccups in Babies
- Hypoglycemia & Colic in Babies
- Immunization Schedule
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Jaundice in Newborn
- Malaria in Babies
- Measles in Babies
- Nail Biting in Toddlers
- Nappy Rash
- Polio in Babies
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Small Pox in Babies
- Temperature in Babies
- Tourette Syndrome in Babies
- Vomiting in Babies
- Baby Hygiene
- Baby Nursery
- Baby Safety
- Baby Sleep Patterns
Archive for December, 2010
Question by YouTube:
What is the average temperature for an infant?
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I AM USING GREEN AS THE MAIN COLOR & I ALREADY HAVE THE BEDDING PICKED OUT. ANY IDEAS FOR MY SONS NURSERY?
Question by dc41308:
I am using green as the main color & I already have the bedding picked out. Any ideas for my sons nursery?
I need ideas for the wall color and ideas for decorations for the room. I want it to be easy but not too plain. Here is the link for the bedding: http://www.beyond-bedding.com/trend-lab-discount-unisex-green-baby-infant-crib-bedding-set.html
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Question by Niki J:
Conjunctivitis in a newborn ?? HELP PLZ!!?
had my first prenatal visit they checked me for all stds my test all come back negative … I had my baby 2 weeks ago and she has developed an eye infection the physician called conjunctivitis …. She said it could have come from me having chlamydia or gonorrhea but I was also tested at the end of my preg. stds at like 8 mon and the test come back neg too….. I really dont know what to think and I have read that the only ways the 2 stds she told me about can only be passed through a vaginal birth and I had a c section Has anyone else went through this I am really concerned for my newborn ANY advice will be GREATLY appreciated !!!
They did give me eye drops and also done a culture on her eye …. I just didnt believe that was what was wrong with her did your son develope it soon after he was born?
THANKS ALOT !! I have really been stressing about this and really worried and did not know what to do except wait for 5 days until the culture came back but that REALLY helped ease my mind…. Thanks so much !!
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Question by cole2585:
What is your favorite stroller, automobile seat, or travel system and why?
I am a first-time mother (due Sept 10, 2010) but I have been a full-time nanny for 6 years, so I have an idea of what I want/do not want in a stroller/car seat. Ideally, I would like a travel system so that I can place the automobile seat in the stroller for convenience when my baby is sleeping but they can also be very bulky and heavy for me at 5’2″ and 110lbs. Some of the other features I was looking for in a stroller are:
* A seat that fully reclines
* A footrest on the stroller that can be secured so that the stroller can make a bassinet (not one of my priorities, but a nice feature)
* A tray for the child (it doesn’t matter to me if there is a cup holder for my son or not because once he can use it the cup will end up on the ground anyway, that’s what toddlers do)
* At least one parent cup holder and a storage compartment of some kind near the handle
* A massive basket that can be accessed without disturbing a sleeping baby in the fully reclined position
* Straps that are simple to adjust and also simple to open/close with a squirming child either inside or in your arms
* Something that can fold up and fit into the trunk of my mid-size automobile with room to spare for other essentials or groceries
* Of coarse safety and durability so I can continue to use the stroller until my son is a toddler
In a automobile seat:
* Straps that are simple to adjust and also simple to open/close with a squirming child either inside or in your arms, especially in harsh weather since the winters here can get bad- I do not want to be fumbling with straps when I am hanging half outside of my automobile in a snow storm with my infant
* Comfortable fabric that is soft enough for a newborn but breathable enough not to make him sweaty and uncomfortable in the hot sticky weather – I also do not want anything that will get hot in the sun while it is sitting in my car
* Simple to install correctly and know that it is secured properly
I have been in and out of stores devoting hours, sometimes whole days, to trying to find the right combination. I have read reviews on every website I could find and they all contradict each other. The only consistent review I have seen is that the stroller frames (with no seat, the ones you snap your automobile seat into) are poorly built and the wheels fall off. Other than that, people are often arguing about who’s child is bigger and why my child is 8 months and still fits in this automobile seat and her child is 7 months and can’t anymore or whether you should use your stroller/car seat in such and such way. My favorite reviews are the ones that say they have never actually used the product because the baby is not here yet, but it’s so beautiful! That is not helpful.
So, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the topic with their views on the features of products they have actually used. Thank you for your time!
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Question by luvmynwf:
7 week old infant going thru growth spurt?
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 can’t 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’ve tried burping him, changing positions and scenery. He’s 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’s a little behind).
Does this sound like a growth spurt? We’ll 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?
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Question by Sandra-Daniella is 1 years old:
my baby has nappy rash?
My 11 week old has nappy rash and it is making it really hard to settle her at night. She sleeps 8+ hours at night, so she goes a while without having her nappy changed, could this be why she got it? I feel so bad she is in a lot of pain, I put nappy rash cream on her every time I change her. How long will it take to pass? How many nappy free time should I be giving her? Thanks I feel so horrible
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MY BABY WAS POSITIVE FOR BABY COOMBS (JAUNDICE) AFTER BORN, CAN THE LEVELS INCREASE AFTER HAVING DECREASED?
Question by ☯ Keeper of the Universe ♱:
My baby was positive for baby coombs (jaundice) after born, can the levels increase after having decreased?
I was not sure if there might be the possibility that the levels of antibodies that they test could increase after decreasing on their own. I want to know and be positive that the doctor’s choice is the right one. Because the levels decreased so much, they determined that the baby doesn’t need additional monitoring/treatment. I wanted to feel more reassured that there is not the possibility that the jaundice can increase in the baby’s blood.
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Question by S.Z.:
If your child kept acting hungry at what point would you stop feeding them?
My son is 15 months and I think he’s going through a mega growth spurt that has been off and on for the past month. Plus we’ve been more active since it’s summer.
But his appetite and thirst has not been like this since he was a newborn. He eats and drinks and then still wants more and I feel bad for not feeding him more but I do not know what the cut off is or should be.
I do not really know what to do… Feed him as much as he wants or cut it off after it seems to become absurd.
Here is an example… This morning I feed him one egg yolk and a piece of toast with no crust. As I am eating mine he keeps asking (more like demanding) I feed him some of mine. So he has about another yolk and some toast. (we eat our eggs english style where we dip it in yolk and do not eat the white because we’re sensitive to the white).
And then it’s all gone but yet he is demanding more. So he has about 10 blueberries. But then that’s gone and as he’s playing he finds a fortune cookie his dad dropped under the couch (it is the individually packaged ones). And he brought it to me to open and I felt bad that he found it and wanted it so I let him have it. But then it was gone and he wanted more… That’s where I just stopped and he did not get anything more.
But then he brings his sippy to me which was full of about 6oz of water and it’s empty and he wants more water. So I fill it and he drinks it down.
He’s been waking up early and he’s been hungry right when he wakes which is not usually the case. At all other meals he’s not been picky and a fussy eater like usual and always wants more.
And I have been hearing his tummy growl and he starts acting hungry when he just ate an hour earlier…
He’s a big guy for his age… I do not know the exact current weight and height but about 29lbs and somewhere around 34-35 inches and he’s 15 months. And he’s very active and high energy. And I have been noticing him growing, the rise on his pants are tight so he’s grown in length, and his shoes I just got no longer fit him… So I am certain it’s a growth spurt. But does this mean I should feed him as much as he wants?
But what would you do? Would you keep feeding your child until they were full or would you limit their intake even though they still seemed really hungry?
Also, he is not diabetic (already been tested) and he is healthy and everything has been normal, he’s been sleeping more than usual but I attribute it to being really active and in the heat during summer. And stools are normal, everything seems normal other than the increased hunger.
His Dr always tells me to do set portions and rememeber his tummy is about the size of his fist, so I am just worried I will over do it.
But he eats very healthy. He definetly has more than the suggested servings for fruit and veggies.
I also feel like if he’s hungry then feed him, but then it seems like he just will not stop eating. I always let him top off with some kind of fruit if he’s still hungry after a meal.
And we do cheese and peanut butter on toast or steamed veggies as snack.
But I think I am going to inscrease his portion size.
Becca, he doesn’t really do whole milk because he nurses. But we do whole milk yogurt which he loves… It seems to constipate him so I try not to give a lot of whole milk product.
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Question by Becka E:
Going out to stores and restaurants with a newborn?
Did you go to stores and restaurants with your newborn or baby? How did you go about it? Did you use a stroller, sling or carrier/baby bjorn? When baby cried/got hungry, did you breast feed or bottle feed? When going to a restaurant did you just bring the carseat? Where did you put the carseat? Did it fit into a booth? (I have graco safe seat). Just looking for a few tips and tricks when we do decide to step out. Thanks so much!
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Question by Khatera:
How often does a infant have to sleep?
PLEASE give me the exact details people! i wanna know how long they have to sleep and when to wake up..if ya wanna know the routine i give milk to it ..then its when ur suppost to..i do all that rite! i just want to no how much hours its suppost to sleep…give the details like it sleeps for 2 hours then wakes up then give it milk play with it then sleep again for 2 hours ..or is it 3 hours..or how much?
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