Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jojo | 2010-01-26


myth or fact

hey doc!
Is there a right age to cut baby' s hair. My baby boy is 9 1/2 months, has lots of long hair and with any activity he sweats quite a bit. At night, i just put a sheet over his feet, cos he gets hot too and sweat his pillow. i think the wetness where his head is might cause his discomfort, cos he tosses and turns, so i constantly have to turn him around in his cot. Can i cut babys hair or is there truth to it that they will stutter if you cut their hair before the age of 1.
Another question? how effective is the cry out technique, he wakes up ever so often during the night, for a short feed then off to sleep again.?
thanks so much!

Expert's Reply



Your baby will not stutter if he has his hairbcut.Many mothers wait until their ba y is 12 months old before cutting their hair. Your baby seems to be uncomfortable and hot due to his long hair so you can cut it now.He is too young for the controlled crying method now. He seems to be hungry at night. Is he getting enough in the way of solids in his diet?

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Posted by: Jojo | 2010-01-28

Thanks doc. He has purity solids, veggies, beef and chicken as well as fruit. I' m pretty sure he eats enough (i hope), he' s with the domestic during the day,but he eats during the day and at night i give him quite a feed before his bottle, sometimes i think it might be too much.

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