Question: My baby is not doing potty from last 2 days..wht shud I do
Answer: Hello dear. As the baby is completely on liquids it is ok if the baby doesn't poop for even 8 to 10 days. Still if u feel worried, better check with your paediatrician. Just make sure that the baby's pee count is 6+ and the baby takes enough feeds every 2 hrs.
Question: My baby is 14week old..bt from last week he is nt doing potty regularly.
Answer: Breast fed babies almost never get constipated where as for formula fed babies usually face this problem. Do the bicycle legs. Take babies temperature. Massage her tummy. Place the baby on her back n rub with ur plam in clock wise motion. For a minute or 2. Give ur baby a warm bath the thing is the hot water will soothe ur baby. Getting him to relax so he can let go of everything he s holding. Never use a laxative as babies are too little they can get seriously dehydrated and lead to other complications.
Question: My baby is cranky in evening frm 2,3 days he feeds properly, bt does nt sleeps properly,, iam nt getting wht to do
Answer: Hi Mommy, at 1 month old, babies still want to feed frequently and are unpredictable with their sleeping patterns. Many are still fairly sleepy and apart from short wakeful periods of feeding and being alert, they sleep for at least a couple of hours between their feeds.
Expect your baby to need to feed at least 6 times/24 hours at 1 month of age. If they are breastfeeding this could increase up to 12 times. Try not to control their feeding times too much and let your baby determine how much and how often they want to feed. Unless they have been unwell or were premature, they will be able to gauge when they need to feed and are satisfied with the volume of milk in their stomach.
Give your baby plenty of opportunity to sleep and be sensitive to their sleep cues. The novelty of having a baby in the house probably hasn’t worn off yet. It’s easy to over handle small babies which, although done with the best of intentions, can cause them to become overtired. Even at this early stage, aim to place your baby into their cot when they are tired, rather than already asleep. Sometimes this will be easier than others. Most small babies go to sleep soon after feeding and their “sleep window” can be very short.
You may be seeing some early smiles when your baby is 1 month old, but these are likely to be due to their reflexes, rather than being responsive. Closer to six weeks your baby is likely to be giving you true smiles. Many babies develop colicky behaviour at 1 month old and find their lungs. This can alarm parents who may have been lulled into thinking their baby is reasonably passive and calm.
Your baby can track with their eyes now and follow objects as they move. They will primarily look for your face and establish eye contact with you for a couple of minutes. Babies are primed to search for their parents’ faces, listen to their voices and turn in the direction of human sound. Early interactive experiences with you and other people will help your baby’s brain to grow and learn about the world. Although they are extremely vulnerable and dependent on you to fulfill their every need, they are also designed to seek out stimulus.
Your baby should be well above their birth weight by now. Most babies regain their birth weight within the first 2 weeks after birth. An average weight gain at this age is between 150-200grams/week. If your baby is not gaining weight and growing, there is a reason for this and it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.
Extra fat will be obvious on your baby’s thighs, their tummy and their face. They may have more rolls of fat in their neck and in their upper arms. Don’t be concerned that your baby could be gaining too much weight at this age. Breastfeeding babies normally gain a lot of weight in the first few months of life and then plateau or even off with their weight gain. Formula fed babies tend to gain weight at a steadier, more consistent rate.
Your baby will be due for their first immunisations in one month, so investigate your options on where you choose to have this done. Most councils offer free immunisation services and run clinics on particular days and times. Alternatively, you could go to your GP but you are likely to be charged a consultation fee.
Try to minimise your baby’s contact with anyone who is unwell. It makes sense to reduce any possible exposure to infections and although you cannot insulate your baby entirely, you will be doing them a favour by using sensible precautions.
Hand washing is the number one method of controlling infections and minimising contamination. After you change your baby’s nappy and before feeding them, wash your hands and dry them well. You may find your hands are drying out more than normally, so apply a good quality hand cream as frequently as you can.
Get into the habit of raising your baby’s cot sides before your walk away. Although it is still a couple of months until your baby will be rolling, this is a good habit to develop. Likewise, when your baby is on the change table, on the couch or any other surface, making sure you have one hand on them at all times. Active babies can wriggle and squirm and need to be watched particularly carefully.
It is important that you always strap your baby into their pram and rocker. Use the safety harnesses, even if they look impossibly big and bulky. They are designed to keep your baby safe. If your pram has a wrist strap, make sure you use it as it is designed.Getting used to baby equipment and furniture takes time and lots of practice. Make a point of trying it out when you aren’t pressed for time. Holding a crying baby in one arm and fighting with a collapsible pram whilst trying to read the instructions is a situation that is best avoided.
Play and interaction
Provide your baby with supervised tummy time each day. This will help them to develop their neck and upper body strength. They may only tolerate this for short periods, but don’t let this stop you from offering it.
Play some music and try not to filter your baby’s world. Although it can be tempting to tiptoe around the house when your baby is asleep, this could lead to them being sensitive to environmental noise. Babies who come into families where there are already lots of young children seem oblivious to household noise and learn to adapt, because they have to.