Month: January 2019

Image: Shutterstock Fever can make an infant feel extremely uncomfortable and also increase the risk of dehydration due to excess body heat. If you do not have fever-reducing medicines handy or your baby is too young to have medicines, then home remedies are probably are the ideal solutions to control the fever. Here is a
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The crib is the best place for your baby to sleep. It is accessible to the parent yet gives the infant their own space to sleep in. If you use the crib regularly for your baby’s naps, ensure that you choose the ideal crib mattress to make nap or sleep time relaxing and soothing. In
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Real contractions follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions vary in duration and frequency. Braxton-Hicks contractions also tend to be less painful and usually only cause discomfort in the front of the abdomen. Braxton-Hicks contractions simulate real contractions to prepare the body for labor. However, they do not lead to labor. Real contractions only occur
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When a baby begins crying in their sleep, caregivers may worry that something is wrong. However, in most cases, for babies, crying while asleep is a phase rather than a sign of a serious problem. For many caregivers, sleep-related issues are among the biggest challenges during the baby and toddler years. Sleep problems are common,
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Managing anxiety as a mom is challenging. From the time that your children are babies to the time they turn 18, you’re continually worried about them. Children cause us as mothers to worry, no matter what. When you first have a baby, as a new mom, you’re concerned about your baby surviving the night. You
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Image: Shutterstock Biliary atresia in babies interferes with healthy liver functions. Problems of the liver can lead to several other complications including failure to grow and thrive. But what causes biliary atresia among infants? Can parents prevent the condition from happening? Continue reading this MomJunction post about biliary atresia in babies, the physiology of the
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An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain In this
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Managing anxiety as a mother is challenging. From the time that your children are babies to the time they turn 18, you’re continually worried about them. Children cause us as mothers to worry, no matter what. When you first have a baby, as a new mother, you’re concerned about your baby surviving the night. You
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Mastoiditis is a serious infection in the mastoid process, which is the hard, prominent bone just behind and under the ear. Ear infections that people fail to treat cause most cases of mastoiditis. The condition is rare but can become life-threatening without treatment. Symptoms of mastoiditis include swelling behind the ear, pus coming out of
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Congratulations! Your bundle of joy is finally here and now it’s onto breastfeeding and bonding. There’s no doubt that breastfeeding is best when possible, however, when reality hits, there are some breastfeeding challenges you may encounter. For example, when those little fingers start exploring more body parts during feeding and discover…the other nipple! Mom’s life-giving
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Lotus is a beautiful aquatic plant. It comes in lovely colors such as pink, white, yellow, red and sometimes in blue or purple as well. The lotus blooms to open in the morning and closes after the sunset. The blooming lotus flower is very easy to draw. Are you searching for an easy illustration on
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Image: Shutterstock Dolphins are adorable water creatures that are known for their smartness and intelligence. Several species of dolphins exist throughout the world, and just like most other animals, dolphins also face several challenges due to human conflict. Learning more about dolphins is an excellent way to appreciate the importance of this animal in the
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Babies are prone to rashes and other skin problems. Baby acne and eczema are two skin conditions that are common in babies. Both cause rash-like patches on the skin, and it can be tricky to tell the difference between them. Both baby acne and eczema are treatable, and the symptoms are usually temporary. In this
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Babies can’t keep themselves clean and tend to mess up their clothes more often than not. If you have a baby at home, you are probably going to do more laundry than other mothers. You also have to take extra care when picking up a detergent to wash the baby’s clothes, since babies have delicate
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Peanut butter is an American Classic.  Kids of all ages love that salty, spreadable, goodness.  For vegans and vegetarians, it serves as an excellent source of protein and is loaded with essential nutrients. But did you know there is a dark side to conventional peanut butter? Is there a healthy peanut butter out there? The
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