Babies are obligate nose-breathers for the first few months of life. That, along with having small airways, will make for noisy breathing. Your baby may sound like he has a stuffy nose or allergies or a cold. As long as your baby is feeding and sleeping well then it should not be concerning. It can take up to 6 months to reside.
Sneezing is common in the first couple months of life. It helps your baby clear her nasal passages from dust and mucous. It is not a sign of allergies or illness.
Most babies have hiccups periodically. They usually do not bother the baby and often disappear within 15 minutes. If not, giving an ounce of Pedialyte or water may help.
Both breast milk and formula are > 95% water. No extra water is necessary until your baby starts eating solid foods. For any vomiting that may occur during your baby’s first couple years only Pedialyte, rather than water, should be used.
Rectal temps are the most accurate way of taking your baby’s temperature. If it is taken in another manner and you obtain an abnormal reading, it should be verified with a rectal temperature. Fevers in the first 3 months of life is a medical urgency and require evaluation by a medical professional immediately. A temperature of 98.6 is the average body temperature. However, a normal body temp can range from 98 to 100. A fever is a core body temperature (rectal temp) > 100.4.