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Infant Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Cycles

Babies have different sleep needs, alert patterns, and sleep cycles than adults. These sleep needs and patterns change as a baby matures.

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Gastrointestinal Issues in Infants

As babies continue to develop, they will produce many different sounds and reactions, such as hiccups, burping and spitting up. It's important to know that these are usually normal for most babies and not signs of distress. However, the symptoms listed below may be a cue that your baby is having gastrointestinal problems.

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How to Avoid Diaper Rash

Babies’ bottoms are in frequent contact with moisture and bacteria, which means most babies will get a diaper rash at some point.

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How to Take Your Child's Temperature

Today, doctors recommend that parents always use a digital thermometer to take their child's temperature. Mercury thermometers are no longer used since mercury is a toxic metal. If you have a mercury thermometer, contact your local health department to learn how to safely remove it from your home.

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When Can My Child Start Skateboarding?

Encouraging your child to find ways to stay active can be a challenge, but what happens when your child becomes attached to a sport or activity that is dangerous?

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How to Give Your Baby a Bath

As a new parent, it’s normal to feel both excited and a little overwhelmed when giving your baby his or her first bath.

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All About Sinus Infections

Sinusitis, more commonly known as a sinus infection, can be a painful and annoying illness for your child.

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Dealing with Bullies

What is Bullying?

The word bullying is a general term that commonly refers to any actual or threatened acts of physical violence. However, the term bullying can also include:

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Baby Skin Care

Newborn babies have delicate skin. Excessive washing, chemicals, detergents, fragrances, dyes in clothing and even baby products can cause newborn skin dryness, irritation, rashes and chafing. However, there’s much you can do to protect and care for your baby’s delicate skin.

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Safety for Sleeping Babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regularly releases updated reports based on new evidence concerning safety and infant sleep.

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Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

As you progress in your third trimester of pregnancy, you are closing in on the finish line!

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Why Do Children Bite?

For infants and early toddlers, biting is almost impulsive.

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Fetal Development in the Second Trimester

As you enter the second trimester of pregnancy, you are beginning one of the most exciting times of being an expecting mother!

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Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep

Many parents are surprised by how difficult it can be to help their babies sleep. Many newborns struggle going back to sleep if they awake in the middle of the night.

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Pros and Cons of Circumcision

Circumcision is a surgical procedure which removes the skin (foreskin) from tip of the penis. Typically, circumcision is performed by a doctor in the first few days of a baby boy’s life if the baby is in a stable condition.

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