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How To Pick The Right Sunscreen For Your Baby?

How To Pick The Right Sunscreen For Your Baby?

We would all like to do as much as possible to protect the delicate skin[baby skin] of a new baby from harsh sun rays and skin damage or irritation that it can cause. It is best to let the baby bask in early morning sunlight rather than the bright, direct rays of the midday sun. […]

Sleep Positions For Your Baby: What Is Safe And What Is Not?

Sleep Positions For Your Baby: What Is Safe And What Is Not?

There is some confusion about the best position for a newborn baby to sleep in: on her back, on the side or on her stomach. We are talking of course only about the first few months of life, before baby has the ability to turn on to her side and on to her stomach when […]

What Is Glue Ear And How Do I Tell That My Newborn Has It?

What Is Glue Ear And How Do I Tell That My Newborn Has It?

Glue ear is one of the common problems that a lot of newborns are likely to develop in the first year of their life. It is a condition wherein the middle ear of the baby fills up with a sticky looking fluid with glue like appearance which can occur in one or both ears. The […]

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The Newborn Heel Prick – Is It Going To Be History?

The Newborn heel prick test that is routinely conducted on infants is now facing an ethics risk. Hitherto, this test is routinely administered and the blood sample is used for a number of genetic tests such as Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) to detect hypothyroidism and hence prevent cretinism, Trypsin to detect cystic fibrosis, for detection […]

Newborn Sneezing And Coughing - What Does It Mean?

Newborn Sneezing And Coughing – What Does It Mean?

When one is a new parent, it is scary to thrust the complete responsibility of a tiny, completely helpless new life, and in particular when it is a first child, parents struggle to make sense of every little thing that a baby does, or that happens to baby. If a baby cries you wonder what […]

Why Does My Baby Bite?

Why Does My Baby Bite?

A biting baby is no one’s idea of fun and in order for parents to be able to control bad behavior, it is necessary for them to first understand why their baby bites. The reasons are many: Teething pain is one of the primary reasons why babies bite. One may think it is too early […]

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Age Of Mother As Well As Father Linked To Autism Risk

According to a new study, it is not just the age of the mother, but also the age of the father than contributes to autism risk. As older mothers are more likely to have babies with autism, so also are older fathers likely to contribute to the risk, even in those cases where the mothers […]

Gastroschisis - A Congenital Abnormality Among Newborns

Gastroschisis – A Congenital Abnormality Among Newborns

Gastroschisis is a congenital defect seen among newborn babies who are born with their organs outside the body.  This can be as commonly occurring as 1 in 2000 births. This is a defect that occurs when the abdominal wall has not developed and closed fully over the digestive organs which then stay outside the body. […]