Month: March 2019

Paying kids for chores has long been a debate in family households. Some caretakers prefer demonstrating that hard work means earning money. Others are in the camp of making sure kids know chores mean being an active member of the family, not a pay day. HuffPost reached out to parents to see how different families
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Image: Shutterstock Parents start telling bedtime stories to their children right from their toddlerhood. Reading is definitely a good habit, but one more good habit to follow before sleeping is to say a prayer. If you and your spouse are religious and do a prayer yourself, then you might want to introduce bedtime prayers for
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Image: Shutterstock If you think decorating a baby boy’s room is tough and there is less scope for experimenting, then think again. Gone are the days when pink was for girls and blue was for boys as modern nurseries have no boundaries, and you have every freedom to bring your ideas to reality. If you
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Sciatica is one cause of back pain during pregnancy. People can relieve the symptoms using stretches, gentle massage, and other remedies. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of women. Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main symptom is shooting pain
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Potty training lets you say goodbye to diapers gradually. But between being fully potty-trained and totally dependent on diapers, your toddler is in an in-between phase. During this phase, they involuntarily answer nature’s call in the underwear, with no diaper on. That can be one messy situation that any parent would want to avoid. This
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Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. The dust in your house may contain harmful chemicals. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a class of substances that
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Image: Shutterstock The little gestures and sounds that your newborn makes can be fascinating and adorable. Among the many sounds that you hear a baby make, grunting is one. This low, guttural sound from an infant may make you wonder if they are in distress or pain. Occasional grunting by babies is common, but in
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Boiling the feeding bottle is the most common way of sterilizing it. But a better way to do it is with a baby bottle sterilizer, which is specifically made for that purpose. The sterilizer makes the process simpler, quicker, and safer. In this article, MomJunction presents a complete guide to baby bottle sterilizers and the
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Image: Shutterstock When the sun is bright, it is good to use sun-protective gear for the baby. You may think of sunscreen lotion or a hat to protect the delicate skin of the baby. But what about the eyes? The glaring UV rays of the sun can cause discomfort to the baby’s eyes. Sunglasses can
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Image: Shutterstock The Aztecs were the founders of a Mesoamerican civilization called the Aztec empire, which covered parts of modern Mexico. It was an indomitable empire in North America that flourished for over two centuries, before the Spanish brought it down. During their time, the Aztecs developed a rich and influential culture that left a
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Image: iStock Nail clipping is an essential part of personal hygiene for everyone, including babies and toddlers. But clipping a baby’s nails can be more of a challenge than a chore. You will need good quality baby nail clippers that are specially designed to safely clip the excess nail growth from the tiny fingernails of
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Image: Shutterstock Wearing the right nursing bra is essential for breastfeeding the baby comfortably. The ideal nursing bra supports the breasts and makes them easily accessible for feeding. Picking a nursing bra of the right size and type is vital. And for that, you need to know the options you have. Here is a MomJunction
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The college admissions scandal highlights some very important truths about privilege, mental health and, of course, parenting. While the vast majority of parents are not in the position to bribe their children into elite schools, this extreme case illustrates the temptation many feel to take control of their kids’ lives. But an ultra-hands-on approach can
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Meningitis causes a characteristic rash on the skin. Learning to spot the signs and distinguish a meningitis rash from similar rashes can help a person receive treatment quickly. Meningitis is an infectious disease caused by certain viruses, bacteria, or fungi. It causes swelling of the meninges, which are the coverings on the brain and spinal
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Image: Shutterstock Is your kid a Nate Seltzer fan? Whether your child wants to explore or is just curious to learn more about the world, geography quiz is an interesting way to improve their topographical knowledge. This will not only help in expanding their knowledge horizons but also boost their academic performance. In this post,
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Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and
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In our evolving world of modern luxuries, an increasing number of people have personalized tastes in art, design, and technology. Good taste even extends to how we furnish our cars, and this requires a certain degree of creativity. From millennials to older generations, the wants and needs of consumers are now streamlined towards designing a
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Most newborn babies follow a predictable level of growth during their first year. People can track the length of their baby using average growth charts. The average length of a full-term newborn baby is 19–20 inches (in), or 49–50 centimeters (cm). However, a length of around 18.5–20.9 in, or 47–53 cm, is also normal. Male
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Image: Shutterstock Machu Picchu is one of the ancient wonders of the world and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Inca civilization. Nestled in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was almost a secret and not known to the western world until the beginning of the 20th century. So, who discovered this
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Image: Shutterstock In this millennial age, it is fairly simple to keep children occupied with gadgets. But family gatherings and picnics provide an opportunity to shut down the gadgets and spend time together. Thus, to engage your squad of little ones, keep a list of picnic games for kidshandy. Grab a pen to schedule your
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