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How To Maintain Your Sanity During Nights When Baby Is Standing On Crib

At one point or another, your baby will come across a newfound discovery (or milestone maybe). At around eight to ten months, he’ll begin to haul himself up and stand on his crib.

There are only a few things that can challenge a parent’s sanity as much as during this time. You see, it’s not about just learning how to stand. Your problems will begin the moment your child becomes too fascinated with holding and chewing the rails; he’ll refuse sleep.

Mom’s Question: Why Does My Baby Keep Rubbing His Face?

Babies are unpredictable and adorable creatures. One moment, they are calm and cute; the next second they are fidgeting and hollering like no tomorrow. It might perplex you why your babies keep on rubbing his face. It turns out that there are some reasons. You cannot diagnose anything (unless you are a doctor) but this strange action can be a warning sign. Take heed and learn!

Mom’s Question: My Baby Sleeps With Eyes Open, Is It Normal?

Our babies are weird and adorable creatures. The first time that I had seen my baby sleep with eyes wide opened, I was surprised. Eyes unfocused with that faraway glaze on the face, it was unusual and amusing at the same time. Surely we vigilant moms are used to sleeping with one eye open, but it is a different thing if it’s our baby that sleeps like that. Is it normal that your child sleeps with eyes open? What causes it?

Weaning Baby Off Nipple Shield

What is the best way to wean your child off nipple shields? Here’s the usual scenario: You have been told you have flat nipples or got a latch-on problem and now you are stuck with a flimsy rubbery type of thing called a nipple shield.

Baby has grown attached to it and won’t feed without the shield. You have tried at least once to breastfeed a baby without it, only to console a wailing infant who doesn't want to nurse on your bare nipples. You don’t want to use a nipple shield because it makes breastfeeding difficult but you don’t have any idea how to wean baby off.

Sounds frustrating?

Mom’s Question: What Is The White Spot On My Baby’s gums?

Does your child have a tiny white spot or yellowish dot on his gums? Is it an erupting teeth or what?

I experienced this with my daughter when she was about 12 weeks old. I thought she has an erupting tooth due to the whitish spot that had suddenly appeared on her upper gums. I checked the said spot and it was hard. It’s not like a tooth because it is just a few millimeters, feels flat and round. After a week, it was gone.

These white spots might just be some Bohn’s nodules, or it can also be a symptom of canker sores or oral thrush. It can also appear if the gums are scratched while your baby is playing with sharp toys.

Mom’s Question: Baby Will Only Sleep On Me, What To Do?

Does your baby only sleep when held in your arms? Babies tend to get clingy to mom during the first three weeks of life. You can’t blame your little one; he/she spent nine months in your womb. Weighing just a few kilos, you can still carry him for hours. But what if this sleeping routine persists longer than expected?

We coax and rock baby to sleep only to have him wake up the moment you put him down. It’s a daily cycle that can get tiring at times. Perhaps there is a better way to make baby sleep independently without too much struggle and sore arm muscles?