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Parenting newborns and infants, up to 1 year Group

This is a group for those of us who have newborn babies, or infants anywhere from the newborn stage up to a year since there is not a forum specifically targeted for that age group. I think it's very important that people have this forum to share experience and gain advice on the small things involved with newborn/infant care...and this is also a place for new mothers (or fathers!) to speak about the difficulties (or joys) about their new babies, and to get support if you feel like you're struggling with adjustment. Please note::: this forum is NOT a substitute for medical advice. If your newborn has any potential medical problem, seek professional medical help immediately. DO NOT WAIT FOR AN ANSWER ON THIS FORUM. Call your pediatrician or take your child to the nearest ER or Urgent Care Center. Any indications of serious distress, high fevers, excessive vomiting, lethargy, fussiness, lack of appetite, etc are all things that must be evaluated ASAP by a medical professional so please seek help and do not wait..newborns are delicate and time spent waiting could be vital. With that being said...please feel free to ask any and all questions about the day-to-day care involved with newborns and infants, and if you feel as though you're having trouble adjusting please feel free to speak your mind and vent your concerns here and get the support you need. Congratulations on joining our community, I hope that you find the friends and answers you're looking for! I also recommend this group for pregnant women who can hopefully learn some very helpful tips for once their bundle of joy arrives!

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964234 tn?1331952807
Hi Everyone, It's been a while since I have been on hope everyone is doing great. I need some advice and tips with getting my baby to nap. Let me start off by saying I have a wonderful baby. He started sleeping through the night at ...
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689528 tn?1364139441
Brady is 12 weeks and has been excessively drooling for about 2 weeks. He's been a little bit more cranky the last few days. I'm not sure whether he's teething or not. I don't see anything coming up but when he's cranky I put teethers in...
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594189 tn?1386920207
My little one is 5 weeks old today, and she will not stop drinking the bottle, she will take a full 4 ounces if I let her(than spit up alot), than an hour later she wants more, is she really hungry or could it be gas? She does sleep 3-4 ...
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906115 tn?1344204109
henry is now 7 months and he a week ago started waking up at night when he wakes to eat. I mean talking and grabing his toes and rolling all over. I tried to bring him to bed with me and nurse and all he does and rool over, bang on his ...
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470885 tn?1326332637
Baby G is now 10 months old - he'll be 11 months old on the 27th of this month. He's great with his puréed foods (meats, veggies, fruits) and his cereals although he definitely has is preferences! He's even ok with new textures - l...
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1278876 tn?1304911919
Faith is a little over a week old and for the first 4-5 days she would clusterfeed 24/7 then she started clusterfeeding all day then only waking up every 4-5 hours at night to eat. is this normal or should i start setting an alarm every ...
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1169162 tn?1331235953
This may seem like a dumb question, but for those of you that bed share with your babies in the winter, how do you keep warm without any blankets? I know that you are not supposed to have any blankets or pillow near the baby, and if you...
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676912 tn?1332816151
Aubryana will be four weeks old tomorrow, and once or twice a day she'll seem like she's fighting sleep. Most of the time when she wakes up she'll eat get a diaper change and go right back to sleep, but the other times she's up for like ...
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951477 tn?1293072287
My son turned 6months and you'd think I should get this by now. No.. not quite. Until last week I would first wash his hair while I hold him, dry the hair then put him in the baby tub and wash his body. But he moves so much turning hea...
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470885 tn?1326332637
So just last night, Baby G decided to start chewing on the side of his crib :( This morning, it looks like a beaver's been gnawing at the side of it. He's got 8 teeth now and I guess he's just trying to figure out what in the world is ...
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676912 tn?1332816151
Aubryana will be three weeks old on Tuesday. She's been more cranky and gassy the last four or five days, and spitting up...I got gas drops and she burps a LOT now...I'm not sure if it's cause I've been stressed (having DH issues) or bec...
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377493 tn?1356505749
I am wondering what you consider first steps? For a few weeks Ryder has been able to pull himself up, and walk holding onto furniture or the side of his crib. He will also do it holding onto my arm...I am not supporting any weight, he ...
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689528 tn?1364139441
Brady is 6 weeks today and his 2 month appt is coming up soon and I'm still on the fence on whether to vaccinate him or not. I know the pro's and con's and can't seem to make up my mind about it. I asked my DH about it today and he sai...
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470885 tn?1326332637
Today, we were decorating a gingerbread house, DH, DS (4), DS (10 months) and I. It was so much fun!!! DH was holding Baby G and, at one point, the baby grabbed one of the chocolate covered pretzels we were using to make a fence around...
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353148 tn?1293064764
Trinity just turned 11 months TODAY. She was eating really well and we even started her on the Gerber Graduates and some table food. She has always been a really good eater but a week ago she started spitting out meat. Any kind of meat. ...
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1173196 tn?1292920090
Liam had his check-up yesterday. He is 16lbs and 25.5 inches long. 75th percentile all around. Dr. was very happy with him. He had 2 shots, one in each leg and he cried off and on until he finally fell asleep for the night about 7 hours ...
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991222 tn?1333994333
Currently my 4 month old daughter stays with my sister in law while I work. She has been there since she was 8 weeks (part time) started there ful time around 14 weeks. We are moving and need to switch her to a day care center. Does a...
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803938 tn?1403751853
Benoit sleeps through the night now on most nights. Either on his back or on his tummy - we always put him on his back but sometimes he likes to turn. Problem: he knows how to turn from back to tummy but not yet from tummy to back......
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1169162 tn?1331235953
I know that it is best for babies to sleep on their backs and I am aware of all of the SIDS research but my 9 week old simply will not sleep on his back. Until today he would only sleep on me or in his moving swing (primarily sleeping i...
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377493 tn?1356505749
So as I type this it's 1 am and Ryder has been up again for an hour. He has been sleeping through the night ( a full 12 hours) for a few months now, and this has started in the last few days. He wakes up and screams for an hour. I am ...
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