Restless infants

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my son is 3 months old and he is restless at night sometimes what can i do to help him rest better?

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Sami - posted on 10/12/2009

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I would try a soothing warm bath, rub him down with lotion..you know a good massage :) and a warm bottle. And of course a good burp. Good Luck Christine!

Ashley - posted on 10/12/2009

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my baby is 1 month and 2 wks and she has slept horribly at night since day 1.. i started putting gripe water in her bottles (you can get it at any store it's about $11 though) and using the playtex drop ins rather than her dr brown or ventair bottles and she started sleeping 4-6 hours whereas before she was barely sleeping 2 solid hours..hope this helps! everyone told me to put rice cereal in her bottles but the doc said absolutely not and she's doing just fine now so i'm glad i didn't!

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Quoting Michelle:

try a bottle with rice cereal and dont be afraid to make it thick despite what the docs say. one at night is ok. make sure you open the nipple and make sure he is not needing more ounces. of course burping good.


Are you a doctor??? 'make it thick DESPITE' what the doctor says??? -- Not to be rude, but have you done the research??? -- UNLESS directed by a doctor for certain reasons ONLY, you should NEVER add rice to a bottle. It is a choking hazard, and ESPECIALLY if you make the nipple hole larger. Babies are still learning to master suck and swallow and breath, nonetheless to add rice to it. BESIDES that, rice has very LITTLE nurtitional value in it!  Would you want to drink food out of a bottle?? A bottle is for liquid!!! Food is for a fork or spoon!!!If you want to risk your own child's health or well being, then go for it. You shouldn't recommend what isn't right!!!



 



Christine,



Try cereal before bed, about a tablespoon worth and then try a little bigger bottle right before bed. It may do the trick. Also, what about a pacifier or calming music at night? Can you still swaddle? Some babies just need a little extra TLC the first couple of months to be reassured! GOOD LUCK!

Michelle - posted on 10/12/2009

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try a bottle with rice cereal and dont be afraid to make it thick despite what the docs say. one at night is ok. make sure you open the nipple and make sure he is not needing more ounces. of course burping good.

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