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Baby Milestones: When To Worry And When Not To

Baby Milestones: When To Worry And When Not To

If you are a first time parent, chances are you have read all the available material about baby milestones and are watching with a hawk eye to see that your little bundle of joy smiles, crawls, babbles and performs a myriad other miracles according to the set timetable called Milestones. If you are a second […]

Anemia And Your Newborn

Anemia And Your Newborn

In adults, red blood cells are broken down and replaced at pretty much the same rate. In a newborn however, this isn’t the case. Newborns are not able to manufacture their own blood cells until they are about 6 to 8 weeks old. Because the baby begins to lose red blood cells naturally after birth, […]

Starting Solids For Your Infant, What Is The Ideal Age?

Starting Solids For Your Infant, What Is The Ideal Age?

While earlier it was understood that infants needed solids at an age as young as 2 and 3 months, it is now established that breast milk is really all that a baby needs at least for the first 6 months of life. While there is no hard and fast rule, the general indicator to be […]

Eating Right For Breastfeeding

Eating Right For Breastfeeding

When you are breastfeeding, your baby depends on you to eat well so that you can provide him with the nutrients he needs to grow. You also need to eat well for your own health. When you are breastfeeding, you should eat a healthy balanced diet of about 3000 calories each day (more if you […]

Cultural History Of Co Sleeping And Its Possible Benefits

Cultural History Of Co Sleeping And Its Possible Benefits

Co-sleeping is a controversial childrearing subject, particularly in western cultures which generally advocate sleeping areas for babies that are separate from their parents. Culturally there is a lot of disapproval for the practice of co sleeping or bed sharing among western or industrialized societies, to the extent that there is a significant proportion of parents […]

Caring For A Baby With Colic

Caring For A Baby With Colic

Babies cry. It is a simple fact of life. But some babies cry more than others. When a baby cries more than 3 hours a day, 3 days or more a week, for 3 weeks or more, that baby has met the “Rule of 3s” and is said to have colic. This criterion for diagnosing […]

Baby Shower Gifts: What Not To Give

Baby Shower Gifts: What Not To Give

There are some things that a new mommy will really be able to use, but some things have limited use or no use so that it does not make any sense to gift them at a baby shower. The Tiny Baby Socks Yes babies are tiny when they are born, but they remain that size […]

What To Do About Your Infant's Cradle Cap?

What To Do About Your Infant’s Cradle Cap?

Cradle cap is a form of dermatitis that affects infants. Most parents will notice white or yellowish crusty, scaly patches on their child’s head which does not seem to easily wash away when bathing the child as normal. Some people call it ‘baby dandruff’. Cradle cap is not contagious and not harmful. It is basically […]