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Frequently Asked Questions


What do to if your Baby wakes up at night and refuses to sleep?
Your baby may wake up in the middle of night for many reasons, but primarily due to hunger or feeling hot or cold. If your baby wakes up, try not to turn on the light as it will fully awake the baby. Cuddle your baby as he/ she may be feeling scared and offer him/ her milk. Check the diaper and whether the room temperature and clothes are comfortable. Try singing him/ her lullabies until your little one finally falls asleep.

Check out our Sleep section for all the help you need.

Is it Safe for your Baby to Sleep on a Carry-Cot for the Whole Night?
No. Carry-cots are a good replacement of actual cot/ crib when you are visiting a friend or are on the go. Even for day time naps, carry-cots can be really useful. However, for longer sleep duration you should always put your baby on a good crib so that the little bones of your baby can stretch and relax.

My Newborn does not sleep much – is that normal?
Every baby has his/ her own sleep routine. If your baby takes day naps, no matter how short each nap is, and he/ she feels fresh in the morning, it is a sign that the sleep he/ she is taking is adequate.

Can Baby Massages help to Improve Sleep?
Yes, massaging can help soothe a crying baby and it can help your baby fall asleep. For details refer to our article on baby massage.

How much Sleep does my Baby Need?
Sleep requirements may vary from baby to baby. If your baby does not fall asleep too much even after constant efforts, let him/ her stay awake. He/ she will sleep when he wants to. Having said that, make sure your baby follows a sleep routine that will not only be good for your baby, but will also make your life easy. Read our article on the Average sleep duration of babies.

Bottle/ Breastfeeding:

Is it Safe to Give Other Liquids in the Formula Bottle?
No, only water and formula milk should be poured in your baby’s milk bottle. Use a separate bottle for other liquids.

Which Formula Milk Brand to Use?
No formula milk can replace the nutrients of breast milk. However, if you want to switch to formula milk, talk to your doctor. The brands found in your local supermarket are more or less the same – their labels and advertising strategies might be different, but none of them is a carbon copy of your breast milk.

Can I use Microwave to warm milk?
We recommend NOT using a microwave to warm up expressed breastmilk or formula milk.  Microwave can damage some of the important nutrients found in breast milk. Also, since microwave heats up a liquid very fast, it may end up burning your baby’s delicate tongue. Try using a small milk pan specifically dedicated to heating your baby’s milk.

Can I mix breast milk with formula milk?
It is not recommended to mix both types of milks. Breast milk is far too precious to be mixed with a formula one. Try giving your child first the breast milk, and once it’s finished, you can then go for formula milk. This way, if your baby leaves some milk, the breast milk won’t get wasted.

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