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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines are popularly called painless vaccines.However, there are other painless variants too. For instance, mucosal vaccines are also considered a painless vaccination since they do not require an injection to deliver it to the child. The pain and other reactions associated with injections can be a
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Your toddler is ready to transition out of the crib into a regular or an adult-size bed. However, the thought of your child rolling over and tumbling out onto the hard floor seems scary. As a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. So let’s help put your mind at ease
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IN THIS ARTICLE Massaging your baby with oil has many benefits. It helps them grow, reduces gastric problems, strengthens the primary systems, and regulates sleep (1). However, it is essential to use the right baby massage oils that are free of harmful substances as babies have delicate and sensitive skin. Keep reading this MomJunction post
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A fetus gets its nourishment through a specialized tissue called the placenta. The baby’s digestive system takes over the process immediately after birth. The digestive system of a newborn baby is continuously developing so that it can digest human milk properly. Besides, it is also getting ready for the digestion
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Image: Shutterstock Baby powders have been in use for years. Parents use them for keeping the baby dry from sweat, moisture, and even to keep the baby smelling good all day. However, in the past few years, there have been increasing concerns regarding the safety of baby powders. In this MomJunction post, we tell you
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Calamine lotion is a popular skin ointment used across all age groups. The topical lotion has been available as an over-the-counter medicine for decades. The anti-itch and cooling properties make it a widely used skincare product (1). But is it safe to use calamine lotion for babies? In this MomJunction
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Kanya Rashi is the sixth astrological sign in Vedic astrology. The sign is represented by a maiden and corresponds to the Virgo zodiac sign of western astrology. According to astrology, individuals born under Kanya Rashi are recommended to have names beginning with the sounds of”Pa,” “Tha,” “To,” and “Sha.” In
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sticking the tongue out, also known as tongue thrusting, is when the tongue pushes itself against or between the front rows of teethwhile the baby is at rest or swallowing (1). It is more than just a cute tactic. Babies might use it as a sign to convey their needs,
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Image: Shutterstock Most Chinese surnames are “pinyin” romanization of common and popular Chinese surnames. A few of the surnames have a toponymic origin, while others may have their origin from clan names, dynasty names, or even occupation. In this MomJunction post, we present 100 common Chinese surnames or last names, along with their meanings. List
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Parents want their children to be successful and financially independent. You might love to add to that wish by choosing a billionaire name, or the one inspired by wealthy and successful people. Who knows, the name may serve as a motivation for your future Richie Rich. In this MomJunction post,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Mushrooms are edible fungi with a unique nutritional profile. They have been a part of the human diet for centuries and are used actively for medicinal purposes too. However, not all species of mushrooms are safe to consume. Some of them like Amanita phalloides (Death cap) are poisonous, whereas Amanita
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Image: Shutterstock Punjabi surnames originate from occupation, location, and often from the names of ancestral clans within a community. There are three basic communities in Punjab, namely the Khatri (mostly warriors and merchants), the Arora (mostly merchants), and the Jatt (mostly landlords). The majority of Punjabi surnames trace their roots to these three communities. In
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Image: Shutterstock Bengali surnames often have interesting legends behind their origin. For instance, some popular surnames are considered a title given by a king, while some others indicate a lineage to an ancient clan. There are surnames that suggest an occupation or are indicative of a location, thus toponymic. The surnames from Bengal have been
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IN THIS ARTICLE Shopping for baby bathrobes and towels is fun, especially when there are such varied and cool options available. However, design is not the only deciding factor in this case. The towel or robe you buy has to be soft, comfortable, and safe for your baby. MomJunction has prepared a list of 13
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cinnamon is a multifaceted medicinal plant with several health-protecting compounds. Almost all its parts, such as flower, leaf, bark, and root, have some culinary and medicinal use. However, its bark is used extensively and is often associated with major health benefits. Does this mean that cinnamon can be considered good
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The Vrishabha rashi or Vrish is the second zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. It is represented by a bull and corresponds with the Taurus zodiac sign of western astrology. Astrology recommends Vrishabha rashi people to have their names beginning with the sounds “B,” “V,” and “U.”  In this MomJunction post,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Meen Rashi is the last or the 12th zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. It is represented by two fish, sometimes connected by a cord. The Meen Rashi corresponds to the Pisces zodiac sign of western astrology. According to astrology, babies born under Meen Rashi may have names beginning with the
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Image: Shutterstock Makar Rashi is the tenth zodiac sign in the Vedic astrology and is represented by a horned goat. This rashi or zodiac sign corresponds to the Capricorn zodiac sign of western astrology. It is believed that Makar Rashi babies preferably have their names starting with the sounds “Kh” or “Ja.” This MomJunction post
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The Kumbh Rashi is the eleventh zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. It is represented by the symbol of a water-bearer, and corresponds to the Aquarius zodiac sign of western astrology. As per Vedic astrology, babies under Kumbh Rashi ideally have their names starting with the sounds “G,” “S,” or “Sh.”
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE In 2008, the 6th Meeting of the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) defined “dietary prebiotics” as “a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon host health” (1). Prebiotics are thus consumed for the
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Image: Shutterstock The culturally rich Western Indian state of Gujarat has given the world some lip-smacking delicacies, dance moves, and popular surnames.  Gujarati surnames and last names come with varying backgrounds— occupational, toponymic, and ethnic. If Gujarati surnames fascinate you, then read on as MomJunction brings you a list of 50 most common and popular
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