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Well, three actually. Hope this is ok...
#1. Does anyone know of a website or any literature that would be considered "expert" by your average mainstream person (aka grandma) showing that babies NEED to be held a lot even past 6 weeks? That they still feel like you are part of their body, for lack of a better word?
#2., slightly related to #1. I don't know whether grandma is putting ds down crying to sleep, with a paci, during the day (I don't think so), or if he's just getting older, but he is beginning to develop an attachment to it. He doesn't prefer it to the boob, but he's starting to fall asleep on it and keep it in his mouth longer and even cry for it when I know he's not hungry, wet, etc. (and yes, I'm holding him) Should I just quit using the paci now? I was planning on quitting it over the summer while I'm off work, because I don't want him to get attached to it and ruin his teeth (both his dad and I needed braces as kids). I don't want him to be walking around at 3 years old still with the paci and not talking because he always has the darn thing stuffed in his mouth.
My mom says breastfed babies reject them anyway sooner or later, and that I never took one. Right now I mainly use it in the car when I can't pull over right away, or during worship services, things like that. But my mom gives it to him during the day. Should I quit now before it becomes a habit? And if so, what other ways can I soothe him to replace that (other than obvious, nursing him and wearing him a lot)
#3. I think he has cradle cap. It's almost irresistible to rub at the flakes til they come off (it drives me crazy) but I heard that's not good. I know the more I wash my hair, they drier it gets, so I've only been washing his hair maybe twice a week (which is still more than I wash mine). My mom put oil on his head and he broke out in acne, so we quit that. How do I get rid of it? Is brushing it bad also?