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20 lb 5 month old!!

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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 So my son is 20.9 lbs as of last week. He turned 5 months on Nov. 9th. So my question is, is that to big for a swing? He is still using his, but when he tries to roll or sit up, he will fall out, so im always watching him in it. But its the only thing that puts him to sleep when my bf isnt here! If i boob him to sleep i dont want him getting an ear infection if i dont sit him up, and if i try to rock him to sleep like my bf does, he just turns his head and searches for lunch lol

 Seems unsafe, but what else can i do?

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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MommyO2-6631
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Bfing babies are not at a high risk for ear infections. That's a formula thing.
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hello_kitty25
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:44 PM

  You sure? my dd was EBF and she got them when i would feed her laying down at night and not burp her, just fell back asleep. i thought since ear, nose, mouth is all connected it would leak down into his ears and get an infection

Quoting MommyO2-6631:

Bfing babies are not at a high risk for ear infections. That's a formula thing.

 

KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM
Most swings are up to 25 I think. Contact the manufacturer.

I only had issues with ear infections with my second formula fed son but none with my third ,breastfed, son who wasn't burped at night after 8 weeks. I think some kids are just prone to ear infections though.
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hello_kitty25
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM

 Ohh ok. Hes a loud long burper so i thought he needed it

Quoting KylersMom8-16-7:

Most swings are up to 25 I think. Contact the manufacturer.

I only had issues with ear infections with my second formula fed son but none with my third ,breastfed, son who wasn't burped at night after 8 weeks. I think some kids are just prone to ear infections though.

 

XOXOnBubbles
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Check the weight limit on your swing and make sure he is buckled in. 

My little girl is 19 months and still hasn't reached 20 lbs yet.  (but, she was a preemie)... so I can't really relate.  LOL.

mcr17
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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Any baby can have an ear infection

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Bfing babies are not at a high risk for ear infections. That's a formula thing.
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Firenygirl180
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Check the manual for the swing or search it online if you don't have it or can't find it.  most baby things are good up to 25lbs. If he is still under the max weight than make sure he is buckled and put a soft blanket underneath for some padding. 

MommyO2-6631
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Yes they can but ff babies are prone to more if they are fed laying flat their backs because of the way the fluid travels through the mouth nose and ear canals. I've already been over it with my ent after my son had to have tubes


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Any baby can have an ear infection



Quoting MommyO2-6631:

Bfing babies are not at a high risk for ear infections. That's a formula thing.

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abra
by Abra on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:13 PM
This is true, it has to do with the ear canal still forming. My dd got them through age two.

As far as the swing goes, just check the weight limit and make sure he is buckled in.


Quoting mcr17:

Any baby can have an ear infection



Quoting MommyO2-6631:

Bfing babies are not at a high risk for ear infections. That's a formula thing.
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amy1763
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM

 All 3 of my kids were formula/bottle fed and I held them to sleep. No problems with ear infections from that.

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