I baby sit my 8 month old grandson everyday. When he is ready for either his morning or afternoon nap I rock him and he usually goes to sleep in less than 5 min. and then I put him in his crib on his tummy. That is the position he likes to sleep in. But after about 40 min. he wakes up crying. When I go into his room he is on his back and crying very hard and his pacifier is out of his mouth. I try soothing him but he only wants me to hold him. When I do this he goes right back to sleep but I can never get him back in the crib. I usually end up rocking him for his entire nap. How can I get him to nap without holding him?View Thread
My 7 month old has not slept in months. For about a month or so he was getting up every 1-2 hours (around 5...
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My 7 month old has not slept in months. For about a month or so he was getting up every 1-2 hours (around 5 months old) and barely napping during the day. Then he stretched his first sleep stretch out to 4 hours then up every 2 hours and sometimes won't go back to sleep and is up for 2-3 hours at night. Now he barely naps (maybe 30 minutes a day!) and rubs his eyes and is so tired all day long! In a 24 hour time frame, sometimes he only gets 7 hours of total sleep (not 7 hours consistent, a few hours at night and a few cat naps during the day).He is going to a sleep doctor later this week and i'm trying to find a sleep doula to help us because we are so lost. We've tried CIO, not CIO, co-sleep, not co-sleep, stay in his room...pat his back, rock him, don't rock him, etc. We've tried it all.....we are desperate for sleep here. He is chronically overtired and we don't know how to break the vicious cycle. Has anyone experienced something like this? Any help would be greatly appreciated! thank you.View Thread
just noticed it today my daughter is 6 months old (on sept 1st) and she has peach fuse down there she was born with a head full of hair (blonde) and has hair on arms and legs could it just be normal?View Thread
Ok so my SO thinks that a 3 hour nap in the afternoon is too much for our 7 month old... what do you think? Generally she will only nap like this if she doesn't take a good morning nap, like yesterday she only napped in the morning for about 30 minutes but then took a 3 hour afternoon nap. How do I get him to understand that she needs lots of sleep to help her grow?View Thread
My 7 month old slept through the night till about 2 months ago when the dr. diagnosed him with reflux. Now he hasnt slept all night since. So Iam worried it may be colci, is he too old to get colic?View Thread
my 6 month old daughter gets cereal with bananas mixed in (pureed gerber) and also gets a vegetable and fruit puree at night for dinner, she has no interest in the bottle during the day except at naptime and at night for bedtime, here's the kicker i think i'm not feeding her enough but she is pooping several times a day and sometimes like today very cranky, forgot to mention she is on gentlease formula please helpView Thread
I was wondering if it is normal for my baby to scream alot? It not because of pain or dicomfort. She generally does it while playing or in car seat at the store. I think it may beacuse of boredom or she simply likes the sound of her own voice. Any advice or suggestions?View Thread
My 7 month old daughter will ONLY sleep in her swing! Every since about 3 month she will only sleep through the night if she is in her swing or her carseat! I HATE IT!! I've tried and tried transitioning her to the crib but she crys and crys and makes me feel horrible by day 3 and I always cave and put her back in the swing. Is it bad for her to be sleeping there all night? I feel bad because she is strapped into the swing and can't move around very much. She is my fourth and NONE of my other babies did this!! HELP!View Thread
My son is 7 months old and i feel like i created a monster with his sleeping habit. He was never a good sleeper until he was about 4 months old. He would get up about 2 times a night sometimes more but after he was 4 months he finally started sleeping more through the night sometimes still getting up but not to bad. I am breastfeeding. My son now is back to not sleeping at all. I have done that whole let them cry it out thing and i worked for a week. He cried for the first 2 days and then he would go right to sleep and not wake up until the morning. As soon as i lay him in his crib he sceams and screams and i let him go for a while but then he gets to where he cant even breathe he gasps and coughs its awful. He also used to go to bed at 8 now he is up until 11 or 12. Im thinking is a separation thing from me but im not sure what to do. HELP....View Thread
does anyone else have a daughter or child with lumpy breast. my older children had that when they where born but it went away. but my daughter didnt get it until 4 mths and still has it at 7...I ask doc but he assures me its nothingView Thread
Our baby girl has started sleeping in her crib for the last few weeks. We were told it is a better idea to remove the "bumper pad" as this can create a dangerous spot for babies to suffocate during the night. She likes to turn in the night and this morning she woke up with the top of her head pressed against the crib rails. I picked her up and there were two dents along her head from the rails. You could easily feel them and I'd say they were about 1/16" deep. Is this normal and is it doing any permanent damage? Should we think about using the bumper pads? We'll definitely ask the doctor but just looking for opinions and experiences here. Thanks.View Thread
I live with my parents right now, but I'm the one that is with her and taking care of her 24/7 (except the weekends when she is with her dad). Well, my daughter LOVES my mom...which is great, until she started calling her "mum mum" and squirming out of my arms every time she sees her grandma. She will whine and race to her until she is in her arms. My mom is getting a kick out of it (especially being called "mum mum"- she likes to encourage it too, despite what I say). My mom also spoils her to no end, like picking her up at the slightest whine, even when I tell her not to. It's so frustrating.
I can't help but feel hurt and jealous of my mom. I'm sure it's normal and whatnot, but I do not want to feel any form of resentment towards my daughter Please tell me someone is in my shoes? Any avice would be appreciated.View Thread
Does anyone else have a baby who does this? If I try and lay her in her crib with the matress elevated she...
Posted by An_222316
Does anyone else have a baby who does this? If I try and lay her in her crib with the matress elevated she walks right up! My oldest son would nap in his carseat but @ night he slept flat. However by 6 months he slept flat for naps too. She does have reflex, but I still worry about her in there @ night. I do buckle her in, but just wish she would sleep normal. Can anyone relate?
When I picked up my daughter tonight to burp her after a feeding, I felt a hard little bump on her chest. When I lifted her shirt to see where it was, I found it was directly under her nipple. The other nipple does not have this problem. Can't tell, but it looks like the affected nipple might be inverted? Should I be concerned? Should I take her to the pediatrician to have it checked out??View Thread
ok my 7 month old son Brandon he loves to lay on his back ! He rolls from side to side he holds his bottle on his own . He can sit on his own for almost 5 minutes on his own but when you lay him on his stomach he is ok for a few seconds but then he screams !!! So should I be worried or could it be he doesnt know what to do yet ? or Should I take him to a doctor ??????View Thread
my 61/2 month old baby fell off my bed and landed on his forehead he has a knot there now but after cried for a few moments he has returned to normal anything i need to watch for or do i need to take him to dr. This is my first child and i am worried sick.View Thread
My 7 month old is still not sleeping though the night. She will sleep about 5-6 hours and wake up. When she...
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My 7 month old is still not sleeping though the night. She will sleep about 5-6 hours and wake up. When she wakes up I let her cry a little and as soon as I give her a bottle she will fall right back to sleep. Is she waking because she is hungry or is it just a habit. I don't want to not go in and feed her if she is hungry. What is the normal length of time that she should be sleeping? What is the best way to get her to sleep though the night?View Thread
My seven month old grandson started on Friday being listless and sleeps alot, yesterday he started coughing. He symptoms seem like allergies, as he is not running a fever. Is there an over the counter med for baby allergies?View Thread
hey everybody...i have a 5 and a half month old baby and he has a very dry skin on forehead and sides of his eyes..dry and like a white patch.. olive oil didn work so i use vaseline now..thts so so..any advice on tht? n how much extra water can v give to babies?View Thread
I have an almost 8 month old, 6 months develepmentally because she was 2 months premature, girl who won't sleep through the night still. If I give her only her formula and no cereal she wakes up every three hours to eat again. If I give her formula and cereal she sleeps almost 8 hours. The problem is, when she eats too much cereal (oatmeal) she gets so constipated that she gets grumpy with good reason. There are many nights that I don't get a lot of sleep because of this. Does anyone have any suggestions about what to do to help her to sleep better without all the tummy issues? The other thing is that she has reflux and if I fill her up with too much formula, she spits up all over the place even though she gets meds for this. Thanks for any advice.View Thread
My 7 month old isn't drinking a whole lot. He's not interested in the bottle at all and yesterday only drank about 5 oz. He is teething and has a big of a runny nose, could this be why or should I be concerned that he isn't taking in enough fluid?View Thread
my daughter is 7 months old and when i pick her up her bones pop and make a cracking noise,mostly in her back region,she is also very flexible and can pretty much do a split.... is this normal?View Thread
So my son is just 6 months old and yesterday he had some blackish looking poops. Usually his BMs arent hard but all of these were kinda like play doh and very dark in color. The only thing we have changed recently was introduce a few new fruits and veggies. So I was wondering if this could be the culprit or if I should be more concerned about the black, harder bms. Any help asap is greatly appreciated. im very worried and not sure if I should be calling the nurse line at this point! Thanks in advance View Thread
Hello everyone. I have a 7 month old daughter ( almost 8 months old now ). Every day, she gets these little red bumps under her left eye, and on the eye lid too. They don't appear to bother her at all, and some days the bumps go away, but lately it seems like they're staying. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with something like this, and if I should make her a doctor appointment, because she isnt due to see her doc until 9 months.
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