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temp Four Things You May Not Know About the Nutrients Your Newborn Needs

  Your baby goes through many periods of growth and change in their first year of life. To support brain health, strong bones, and a healthy immune system, they’ll need plenty of nutrients. While you may know vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, and vitamin …

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temp Baby Groups: 5 of the Best Reasons to Join One

Whether it’s you’re first pregnancy or your third, it’s nice to have the support of people who are experienced. That where baby groups come in. Baby groups are meetings that mom and baby can attend and socialize with other moms who are going through or …

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temp Why Rainbow Babies Are So Special

  After a storm, a rainbow may appear – a symbol of hope. When we are fortunate enough to see a rainbow, we’re awed by the breathtaking colors. You might be less familiar with the term rainbow babies. A rainbow baby is an infant born …

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temp 5 Tips and Methods for Newborn Bathing

If you’ve never bathed a newborn baby, you might worry that you’ll do something wrong. Don’t worry! Newborn bathing is not as complicated as you think and once you do it a few times, you’ll be an old pro. Pretty soon you and your baby will …

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temp What to Expect at the Hospital Before Birth

Welcoming a new baby into the world is exciting, but a little scary, especially the part about going to the hospital. Hospitals are a bit intimidating, even if you aren’t there because you’re sick. The good news is once you know what to expect at …

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temp What to Expect from Pregnancy, Week by Week

What to Expect from Pregnancy, Week by Week Every stage of pregnancy comes with its delights and challenges! While each woman will have a unique experience, it can help to know what you can roughly expect to change as you go through your journey.   …

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temp Amazing Facts About Baby Development, Week by Week

Amazing Facts About Baby Development, Week by Week Baby development from conception to labor is a fascinating process–your little one is changing all the time, and learning more about this can help you visualize your child more effectively.   Week 1-2 You ovulate around this …

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temp The First 48 Hours After Birth

The First 48 Hours after Birth     Your new baby is about to enter the world! You’re past the the morning sickness and the other discomforts that go with being pregnant and are eagerly waiting for the newest family member to arrive. Of course, …

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temp 6 Types of Essentials to Buy Before Baby

6 Types of Essentials to Buy Before Baby Welcoming a new member into the family takes lots of prep work. Do you feel a little overwhelmed by all the things you need to buy? Word of advice – don’t try to buy EVERYTHING you need …

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temp Clammy Baby: Should I Be Concerned if My Baby Feels Sweaty or Clammy?

    Clammy Baby: Should I Be Concerned if My Baby Feels Sweaty or Clammy? Once you give birth, your greatest wish is for your baby to be healthy and happy. It’s normal to be nervous when your baby has signs or symptoms you don’t …

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temp Umbilical Cord Falling Off: What to Expect

    Umbilical Cord Falling Off: What to Expect The umbilical cord is your baby’s lifeline. It’s a temporary connection between you and your baby while your baby is still in the womb. It’s through this cord-like connection that the baby growing inside you gets …

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temp 6 Ways to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

6 Ways to Reduce the Risk of SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is a condition every parent should know about. SIDS is sometimes referred to as “crib death,” because a seemingly healthy baby dies suddenly in their crib. Sudden infant death syndrome affects …

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temp Five Important Things You Might Not Know About Your Baby’s Fever

Five Important Things You Might Not Know About Your Baby’s Fever   When your baby has a fever, it’s natural to feel stressed and worried. After all, sometimes these fevers are easy to control, and at other times they may come with a risk of …

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temp Baby Fever: What Does It Mean When Your Baby Has a Temperature?

Baby Fever: What Does It Mean When Your Baby Has a Temperature?   If you’re like most moms, you worry about your baby, especially when they have a fever. As pediatricians will tell you, fevers are common in babies. Yet, it’s important to know when …

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temp 2 Month Vaccinations and Why They’re Important for Your Baby

2 Month Vaccinations and Why They’re Important for Your Baby   It’s easy to forget that at one time, babies and children died or were permanently disabled by diseases such as diphtheria and polio. That’s no longer the case. Thanks to vaccinations, your baby will …

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temp Is Ambesol Safe for Babies with Teething Pain?

Is Ambesol Safe for Babies with Teething Pain?   A baby’s first teeth appear between 3 months and 12 months of age, on average, around 6 months. It’s exciting to see those first teeth show up. Your baby is maturing and can now explore the …

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temp When to Stop Swaddling: What Parents Need to Know

When to Stop Swaddling: What Parents Need to Know   Are you a new parent? Congratulations? Chances are you have lots of questions too but that’s only natural. You want the very best for the new being you brought into the world. One question many …

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Stuck on a Baby Name? A Baby Name Finder Can Help

Stuck on a Baby Name? A Baby Name Finder Can Help   You have a new baby on the way. Congratulations! Chances are your life is a whirlwind of anticipation and excitement. So much shopping and planning for baby clothes, furniture, toys, and more. Then …

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5 Things You Need to Know about Baby Acne

5 Things You Need to Know about Baby Acne   You probably think acne is a skin problem that only adolescents and teens face, but babies get it too. Baby acne is a common skin condition that affects up to 40% of babies right after …

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Baby Growth Spurts: What a Busy Mom Needs to Know

Baby Growth Spurts: What a Busy Mom Needs to Know   You’ve probably heard parents say, “They grow up so quickly!” They may have been talking about baby growth spurts. As you might have guessed, a growth spurt is a period of rapid growth. Your baby …

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Baby Dehydration

When it comes to a newborn baby, dehydration may mean something more serious than it does in adults, as their yet-to-mature systems may find it difficult to deal with the lack of fluids [1]. Infants may be prone to dehydration as their little bodies are …

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Baby Vomiting

Your baby suddenly starting to throw up whatever he ate can be pretty scary, both for you and your baby. It is normal for him to cry as it is a new and rather unpleasant experience, but your baby vomiting does not necessarily mean that you need …

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When to Start Tummy Time for Babies

What is tummy time Tummy time refers to the process of putting a baby on his stomach when he is awake, to help enhance his flexibility and enable him to meet his motor milestones with ease [1, 3]. When to start tummy time The American …

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Baby Weight Gain

A baby’s weight after birth plays a pivotal role in his physical and mental development. Factors determining his birth weight include his gender, race of origin, the nutrition he received in his mother’s womb, his health at the time of birth and maternal health during pregnancy [1]. …

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When Can Babies Drink Water

Water plays an important role in the human body, helping in distributing minerals, glucose, vitamins as well as other important nutrients to the cells. However, the proportion of water a baby needs is different from that of adults. Since the time of their birth babies …

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temp Cradle Cap

What is cradle cap Cradle cap, medically known as infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis [1], is a common skin problem often seen in newborn infants, generally within 2 to 4 weeks of age. As the name suggests, the scaly skin patches characteristic to the condition first appear on …

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Neonatal Sepsis

What is neonatal sepsis? Neonatal sepsis, also known as sepsis neonatorum and neonatal septicemia, is a bacterial blood infection found in newborn infants younger than 3 months [1]. It can be a life threatening condition unless treated at an early stage.

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