Newborns

Help and advice for parents of new babies 0 to 3 months old, including feeding, newborn sleep patterns, bathing and diapering.

Terah posted in Newborns Jan 13

Introducing 1 yr old to baby

My brother and sister-in-law are having a baby boy in July and my daughter will be 1 year old in June. How have you guys introduced newborns to cousins/siblings? How long did you wait before introducing?

  • Amanda
    Jan 13

    My husbands cousin just had their baby before new year and we introduced my son, 16 months at the time, once they arrived home. At first he didn’t even care. He just looked at him and walked away but once I held the baby it was a different story. He didn’t cry but kept wanting to me to pick him up and asking for me. Once we left he was fine just wanted a few extra cuddles.

  • Tara
    Jan 14

    My daughter was 1.2 years when she met her newborn baby brother, and **knock on wood** things have been great (so far). She initially wanted to poke and prod him, but I’d gently take her hand and show her how to stroke (on herself, on me and then baby), and say: gentle, gentle (or equivalent). She picked that up quickly. Then I also prepped her by talking to her, pretty much as soon as I knew I... More

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Jan 12

Milk coming out of nose and spitting up via mouth

My newborn baby is a week old and whenever we feed her, burp her for 15 minutes and put her down she spits up milk through her mouth and nose. How can I resolve this issue? What are good remedies, or over the counter medicines for this? The doctor recommended burping the baby very well, using a cool mist, and do not put the heater on in the room. Thanks!

  • Kim
    Jan 13

    My little is the same way. I try to keep him upright for at least 20 mins after feeding. Their little tummies are very underdeveloped at this age and spitting up is normal. My doc had me go dairy free for a month and it didn’t help. Now gluten free diet and he is much better.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 13

    I remember my baby doing this, if it’s not bothering her I wouldn’t worry about it. She might be over eating

Natalí posted in Flying Jan 04

Traveling with a three month old by airplane

Have anyone traveled by airplane with a baby at this age before? What did you do to make the baby calm!? My baby drink milk at the bottle, She never liked breastfeeding. I will have a international travel (24hs) with my three month old for the first time and I don’t know what can I do for don’t disturb the people around with her cries. And I don’t know how she will be going.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 05

    I’ve traveled with my son once a month since he was born! 1-5 months was the easiest for sure. I’d just do my best to keep him up as long as possible before the flight and 4/5 flights he slept the entire way! Check the car seat and stroller and just wear baby in a carrier, it’s much easier through airport and security. Bring a change of clothes for you and baby and give bottle or passy on take... More

  • Ady
    Jan 05

    I just travelled with my 6 mnth baby...You don't need to worry...just feed her when she is hungry... babies generally sleep in flight becoz of the motion.So enjoy ur travel.

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Dec 26

Breastfeeding and sleep patterns

I want to breastfeed past 1y but I want my baby to be able to sleep throughout the night without waking up to nurse. She’s only 3m old now and nurses to sleep about 75% of the time. Mainly because I want her to go to sleep full and sleep longer (wakes up between 1-3 at night to nurse anywhere from 5-20 minutes and goes right back to sleep) Any moms see any correlation to breastfeeding and sleep... More

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Dec 26

    Honestly it’s unique to the baby and the parent. Some babies sleep through the night at 3 months and stay like that. Most have regressions and struggle sleeping through the night up until age two or later. If you do some sort of modified cry it out when she is older, she won’t need to nurse through during the night. They nurse mostly for comfort after a year at night (like for teething) but you... More

  • Emily
    Dec 26

    I personally wouldn’t do anything to change her nighttime feedings until she’s at least 1 yo. Babies/toddlers who are cuddled often and breastfed on demand are more secure and therefore more independent. There is research to back this up! It’s a good sign that she is going right back to sleep when she wakes to eat. It could be helpful to not allow her to be latched for a long time after she fal... More

Help me out mommas-- is your LO on probiotics?

Have any of you mamas given ur LO probiotics? My babygirl is going on 6 wks & was 6 wks early (so she spent 3 wks in NICU) so they put her on neosure formula with iron. At the hospital the whole 3 wks she didnt have barely any gas but was on the readymade neosure formula but since shes been home (almost 3 wks) i had to get the powdered formula with my WIC which has been SUPER rough on her t... More

  • Jean
    Dec 17

    We use the Gerber probiotic drops occasionally (mostly when he is on antibiotics). When he was younger we found the gas drops made him worse and drowsy. Bicycle legs and try windi by fridababy. Our guy was on the neosure for a little while too before we switched to total comfort. It does take them a little while to adjust. The neosure did help him put on some much needed weight. Hang in ther... More

Breast feeding

Am i alone in thinking my baby demands too much boob? I guess i could not be producing enough but i stay hydrated and eat at least three times a day!!! Just seems like he latches on for a whole hour now!!! Crazy lol.

  • Jessica
    Dec 14

    Thanks for the advice! He doesn't spit up much so I think it might be a possibility of pacifying, he is 2mo and I can get five hours sleep out of him usually once in the day and once at night which is good.

  • Tara
    Dec 14

    Could be comfort, growth spurt, ‘making an order for tomorrow’s meal’ (as my midwife used to say!)/ meaning: supply on demand etc. I read novels upon novels by the time my second was 7 months... he then took to solids, and his boob obsession calmed down. I didn’t follow the ‘food before one is just for fun’ school of thought or maybe he is just a happy eater, so he still breastfed but ate in eq... More

3weeks baby with a lot gas pain. What can we do?

  • Christie
    Dec 12

    Remember that baby's intestinal tract is still developing and all babies have some gas at first. If you're breastfeeding, try altering your diet. I also gave in with my second baby and used gas drops and they worked pretty well. :)

  • Chelsea
    Dec 19

    Try baby massage!

Dajhona posted in Newborns Nov 24

NICU mama

I had my second baby in the same year that i had my first born. My son decided to come really early I had him at 23 weeks. He is in the NICU and I’m praying he makes it out alive. He is truly a fighter tho and I truly admire my son for being such a strong guy during the hardest part of his life right now so mama also has to be strong for my little guy. Anyone else in this situation as well ?

  • Priscilla
    Nov 24

    Even though my younger son wasn’t born nearly as early, I can empathize with you as a fellow preemie/NICU mom. Yes, it will likely be one of the toughest experiences you will ever have in life, and most likely a crazy, emotional rollercoaster where things change by the hour. Plenty of tears and disappointment but also encouragement and hope. Remember to take care of yourself, whatever that migh... More

  • Alysha
    Nov 25

    My 27 week niece is turning 10 years old this year! She is a little on the small side but beyond that just fine. Yes there were a hard first 3 years. I live with my brother and took care of my niece and nephew for a while. at a little over a year she was Markef not to thrive and was on oxygen and had to have a Mickey button installed. So I was side tube feeding my niece. but days kept going fo... More

Hyperactive during night feeding

Anyone experience their baby acting hyper active during or after an early (1 am-5am) feeding? My partner & I just had twins (3 months old) and the only way to calm one of them is breast feeding her after her feed. SN: I do offer extra breast milk in her bottle but she doesn’t take and cries for her moms teet (milk boob). Since I am back at work, Early mornings is my only shift to help my p... More

  • Anonymous
    Nov 13

    Agree with pacifier! If she doesn’t like the one she has, try a different type!

  • Xris
    Nov 13

    Yes we have 4 different kinds and they don’t care for any.

Anonymous posted in Newborns Nov 12

Only sleeps on my chest

My five week old baby only sleeps on my chest. He’s still eating every 2-3 hours so he naps on my chest in between feedings all day and night. Loves tummy time though and has even fallen asleep on his stomach (I didn’t leave his side, nobody panic). I love the snuggles and how peaceful he is, but would also like to be able to get up and eat... or use the bathroom or change a load of laundry! We... More

  • Bex
    Nov 13

    In the same boat with my 6wk old, I’ve put him in the swing again and again and he would only last 5-10 min but slowly he’s gotten more used to it and will last longer in there. At night my little sleeps on my chest to fall asleep then I slowly place him in the dockatot next to me in bed and he fusses for a while but he will usually eventually fall asleep! Do what works for you, don’t worry a... More

  • Anonymous
    Nov 16

    Thank you ALL for your tips and kind words! We’re still chest sleeping but he’s at least allowing me to put him down for a little while when he’s awake now. Thanks again!

Krabbe disease

Newborn son was just tested for this disease and it came back with him having 2 markers. The doctor then said could be false positive and needed to get blood work done. Now waiting for results. Has anybody dealt with this before or currently? What should I expect or be doing as I wait.

  • Christy
    Nov 05

    I have zero advice for you.... I had never heard of this disease before and found myself curiously researching it. I found this: https://www.huntershope.org I hope it might help you as it was founded by parents who's child had the same disease.

  • Ashley
    Nov 14

    I am so sorry ❤️ praying for your family. Krabbe Disease is very rare. It’s a nervous system disorder passed down by genes. This is a lack to create a substance that surrounds your nerve fibers. Without the protection brain cells become nonexistent and nerves will begin to not work properly. Symptoms in babies are feeding issues, fevers, vomiting, irritability or excessive crying, poor movement... More

Lauren posted in Newborns Oct 30

Sleep fighter

Our LO will be 12 weeks on Friday and for the last few days he has begun to really really fight sleep for naps and bed time. We follow a feed, wake, sleep schedule. Lately when it is time for sleep he will start winding down and seem to come close to falling asleep but right when he is about to surrender to sleep he starts fighting it (kicking, fussing, arms) and then it just goes downhill from... More

  • Meg’s
    Oct 30

    I have a 13 week old and sleep is rough! They’re developing and growing and it interrupts their sleep. If he stays asleep when you nurse him, I’d say do it. Try different ways during the day.

  • Kristen
    Oct 31

    My 3 month old used to really fight sleep hard. Not as much anymore but what I noticed was we were putting her to sleep too late. She was over tired and that makes it much harder to put her to sleep. So I’ve been watching for her rubbing her eyes and yawning. As soon as that starts I get her ready to go to sleep. Also her newest thing is she loves sleeping with a super fuzzy blanket and she act... More

Alyssa posted in Newborns Oct 30

Teaching big brother to be gentle with new brother

I have an 18 month old and I need help teaching him to be nice and gentle with his new brother. Little brother is only a week old. Today big brother threw his sippy cup at little brothers head. Thank goodness he is ok, but I really want to avoid anything like this in the future. Please help!!

  • Sonia
    Oct 30

    I guess he’s jealous of little brother who’s taking all the attention from him. I would try being -even more- loving towards big brother and let him help with baby’s activities (putting diaper in trash can, handing you diapers and bottles, etc..) and make him feel part of the babies development. Good luck!

  • Jennifer
    Oct 30

    Yeah I think big brother is jealous the little brother is getting all the attention and plus knowing that he's not the baby anymore! Give him more love and attention and see how things goes.

Sleep Routine for 2 month old

Hi, Parents! I’m still pretty new on here but really do appreciate that I’ve only seen positive discourse between parents unlike what’s unfortunately seen on other platforms. A couple of weeks ago my son slept 5.5 hours one night and then...that was over 🤦🏻‍♀️ It seems he’s developed colic so the schedule I was trying to introduce during the day has been temporarily put on hold. Any suggest... More

  • anonymommy
    Nov 03

    Thanks, mamas! Bethany, I agree—sometimes it feels the routine is more about me getting accustomed to it 😆 Again, thanks!

  • Elle
    Nov 12

    It is VERY easy and doable to schedule an 8 wk old. It's all about consistency. At 5 wks, baby started trying to sleep throught the night (with inconsistent results - 8hrs one night, then 4 the next, then 10 the next, then 5 the next, then 8, and so onl. By 8wks, via gentle leading, consistency, and very very clear signalling from us about what was going to happen next, baby was sleeping 8h... More

Anonymous posted in Newborns Oct 28

Cosleeping

Tips to get 2 month old to stop cosleeping and have them sleep in their own bed

  • Catharine
    Oct 29

    Does baby like to be swaddled?

  • Kristina
    Oct 29

    Put one of your shirts with your scent on it on her crib so she can still smell you. That’s what I did with my son and now he loves his crib.

Bryan posted in Newborns Oct 27

I have a two month old that becomes very fussy and refuses to sleep when my wife and I put to bed.

Any advice would be more than welcome

  • Hillary
    Oct 27

    Babywise helps with scheduling and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child for sleep training and napping. Both were game changers.

  • Sarah
    Oct 29

    Is this something that just happened? If so it could be that your baby is going through a leap. Check out the wonder weeks app. It helps me understand why my little ones have been fussy or trying to develop new skills.

Any one have experience with tongue tie?

My 2 week old might be going for his second cut :(

  • Carlos
    Oct 26

    Hi Natalia, that’s helpful to know. We are going through something very similar. We cut his tongue tie a few days after berth too.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 29

    My daughter had a tie release and upper /lower tie release. Her mouth was bad. I attached a homeopathic remedy my dr. Provided us instead of tylenol.

When do u start putting a baby into a crib?

  • Katherine
    Oct 25

    We made the move with both (from our room) to the crib upstairs @ 6mo. They slept SOOO much better and through the night once we booted them from the pack n play next to our bed. You can always start the transition by putting them in the crib during naps until you both are used to it. Just go with your mom gut! God gave it to us for a reason 😁

  • Sara
    Dec 06

    My son is just over 8 months. He has slept with me since he was born, either on my chest as a new born or in his dock a tot, but now that he is bigger just next to me in bed. Of course safely surrounded by firm pillows to avoid falling off the bed. He will nap in his crib, that’s easy, but I’m trying to get him in his crib for the whole night to sleep so my husband can sleep in the bed with me ... More

Anonymous posted in Newborns Oct 18, 2018

Is it possible to over feed a newborn?

Our doctor said that our son should be eating 24 ounces in a day. He is almost 2 months and is eating around 34 ounces! We try and hold off feeding him, but he is always hungry!! I feel like he eats too much, but I read it’s almost impossible to overfeed a baby and if he wants it give it to him. Anyone else have this experience?

  • Sam
    Oct 24, 2018

    Feed the baby, tell the doctor to shove it.

  • Cynthia
    Oct 29

    My 4 month old was the same way he eats alot to be 4 months he eat 6-8oz every 2 hours . Some babies just eat more ❤️

Hiccups... What do i do??

I am a new mom .. my baby is almost 2 weeks old... She won't burp for me and even when she does burp for me she still gets the hiccups .. she won't let me put her down when she has them... I am breastfeeding... How can I prevent them...?

  • Meg
    Oct 10, 2018

    Hi! FTM here, too! My lo has had hiccups every single day...since 25th week of pregnancy. It was cute because my belly would jump, but now that she is 8 weeks old (omg) sometimes they bother her. If they don’t seem to be bothering her, I just let it work itself out. However, if she seems upset by it and they won’t stop, I’ve used GRIPE WATER. Worked like a charm.

  • Anonymously
    Oct 20, 2018

    Use gripe water it works every time you don't have to give them the full amount just a couple drops usually works good luck

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