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mouthwash

Give a Healthy Start in Life to Your New Born – Use Mouthwash While Pregnant

An unlikely seeming link has come to light – between use of mouthwash and lowering risk of preterm births. The study, led by Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, a professor of periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania has found. Preterm birth can predispose a new born baby to complications and a stay in the neonatal intensive care […]

giant baby

‘Giant Babies’ and Factors that Influence Them

Every now and again we hear news stories such as the recent one about a baby boy being born in the Russian town of Khabarovsk – the boy born last week to a 33 year old woman weighed 7.2 kg, which classifies him as a ‘Giant Baby’. The average weight of a baby at birth […]

potty training

Potty Training –2 Frequently Asked Questions

Potty training at times can be a daunting task. Here are some frequently asked questions about potty training a child – 1. No matter how hard I try, baby won’t use the potty. A. Stop trying. Children can sense our desperation when we keep telling them to ‘go’. So put away the potty for a […]

elective early delivery

Too Many Babies Being Born Early for No Good Reason

Elective early deliveries that involve induction of labor or scheduled C sections that are performed for no medical reason constitute some 40% of deliveries in the United States. The WSJ article speaks of a report put out by Leapfrog, a health benefit coalition that indentified the problem of unnecessary early deliveries. Unless there is a […]

smoking parents

Smoker Parents Endanger Kids’ Heart Health

Austrian researchers claim that smokers not only endanger their own lives but also that of their kids. The risk of oxidative injury among children and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease is seen to be higher among children who have smoker parents. Inflammation results from oxidative stress and this in turn increases the chances of […]

thinkbaby stainless steel set

8 Eco-Friendly Serving Dishes & Utensils For Kids And Babies (Healthier, Too!)

Guard your baby’s health with these 8 practical, nontoxic baby dishes and utensils.