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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Play is an essential activity for your newborn since it allows them to explore their environment and exercise their skills. Playtime also provides an excellent opportunity to bond with your baby and even learn more about their personalities. You may use toys and other baby-safe props at home to have
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding is the ideal source of nourishment for all babies. However, some babies may be unable to feed from the breast for some reasons. In such cases, alternative feeding methods could be useful in providing expressed breast milk. Finger feeding is one of the methods to feed the baby when
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The word ‘aesthetic’ is becoming a trendy buzzword in social media and the online community. Aesthetic means something that looks chic, trendy, classy, and, most of all, stunningly beautiful. There is a wide range of baby names that fall into this category, and we have gathered the best names that
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that causes characteristic signs such as small stature, small hands and feet, abnormal growth, very low lean body mass, early-onset childhood obesity, and insatiable hunger. This syndrome affects one in every 15,000 babies. It affects all races and ethnicities, with equal occurrence in
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Image: Shutterstock Giving your baby girl a feminine or girly name might seem passe, but can we ignore these beautiful names that might suit her perfectly? These names and their meanings represent the beauty and elegance of womanhood. Giving your daughter a delicate name would set her apart in the crowd. Here is a list
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Hair-pulling is a common yet inappropriate habit, which may also occur in babies. Most cases may occur due to benign reasons and out of habit. However, there could be instances where it may indicate an underlying condition. Long-term hair-pulling behavior may lead to excess hair loss, which in some cases
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image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Parents will meticulously take care of their little ones, from their food and milestones to their poop. A newborn’s poop first poop is usually black and is known as meconium. For babies, black stools typically appear in the first few days after birth (1). The color of your baby’s stool
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image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Vaccination helps protect your baby from various preventable illnesses and infectious diseases, including measles, polio, and whooping cough. All vaccines are clinically tested and approved by regulatory authorities before use in the public. Vaccines usually contain a dead or a weakened form of the disease-causing pathogen — a virus or
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image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Parents need to be aware of the steps involved in giving CPR as a first-aid measure when infants or babies suffer from breathing difficulty or cardiac arrest. The procedure involves chest compressions and rescue breaths. Since an infant’s bone density, strength, muscle arrangement, and physiology are different from that of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Hydrops fetalis is a life-threatening condition characterized by the accumulation of abnormal amounts of fluid in two or more areas of a fetus or newborn’s body, leading to edema (excessive swelling). The fluid may accumulate in the abdominal cavity, around the lungs, around the heart, or in the skin or
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cantaloupe (also known as spanspek, rockmelon, and sweet melon) is a melon from the Cucurbitaceae family that includes honeydews and watermelons. People across ages love this summer fruit for its sweet and soft pulp. Its easy digestibility and nutrient richness are added benefits for which you may consider adding cantaloupe
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE ‘What’s in a name?’ is an expression in popular parlance, but we know well enough the effect one’s name has on people. When someone has an exotic or foreign-sounding name, which is also difficult to pronounce, it piques the curiosity. It can also be a conversation starter in many situations,
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Image: Shutterstock Lord Venkateshwara is the presiding deity of Tirumala Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The name is the combination of two different words, “Venkata” (refers to a hill name in Andhra Pradesh), and “Isvara” (refers to Lord). The name Venkata is derived from the Sanskrit words vem (sins) and kata (immune power). Lord
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Shea butter is an off-white-to-ivory color fat that comes from the shea nuts. The mild, nutty smelling fat has effective emollient and anti-inflammatory properties (1). Therefore, it is widely used in skincare, haircare, and the cosmetic industry. However, as shea butter comes from a tree nut, the possibility of an
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sugar water is a solution made with sucrose or glucose and water. It is used in medical care as an effective remedy for pain relief in babies. Besides, in some cultures, it is used as a traditional supplemental feeding along with breast milk. However, the use of sugar water in
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