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Foreign Bodies and Young Children

What are foreign bodies?

Pediatricians, surgeons, and other medical practitioners refer to objects that don't belong inside you as foreign bodies. For young children, foreign bodies most frequently enter the human body through openings like the throat, nose, and ears.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Newborn's Body

When babies are first born they can have a variety of physical characteristics which may be surprising to parents who are not expecting them. Typically, babies are not born with clear skin and perfectly shaped heads. Instead, it takes time for their bodies to adjust being outside the womb. It helps to remember that the physical appearance of newborns will change over time and there are many changes you won’t need to worry about.

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How To Evaluate Your Teen's Sleep Schedule

At an important time in their lives for growth and maturity, teenagers require at least 8 ½ hours of sleep every night. However, studies show that only 15% of teens are getting the necessary amount of sleep they need to function. This is shocking because it is an indication that sleep is a widespread problem for adolescents. It also means that many parents are not making sleep a priority in the lives of their teens.

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Growth and Development: 1 to 3 Months

During the early months of his or her life, your baby will transform from a sleepy newborn into a more interactive 3 month old.

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Growth and Development: 4 to 6 months

Between 4 and 6 months, your baby will continue to grow at a fast rate and you will begin to see more of your baby’s unique personality.

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Growth and Development: 7 to 9 Months

Between 7 and 9 months, your baby will become more mobile and will develop an even greater response to their environment.

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Growth and Development: 10 to 12 Months

As your baby approaches their first birthday, their growth will begin to slow.

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Moving Your Toddler from a Crib to a Bed

One of the biggest changes to your child’s daily routine will involve the move from a crib to an actual bed. By age two, most children are ready and big enough to sleep in a bed rather than their old crib. 

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Calming a Crying Baby

The first time a baby cries is a joyous moment for parents and a sign of precious new life. However, during the early months, those cries can become confusing and difficult as parents struggle with soothing their fussy baby.

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Guide to Infant Formula

Feeding infants can be tricky as they are unable to eat like adults. In their first six months of their life, they require special nutrition in the form of liquids. The best option is their mother’s breast milk. However, it does not always work out for everyone. If that is the case for you, rest assured that formula still provides adequate nutrition for your baby.

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Feeding Guide: Infants

Your baby grows more quickly in the first year of life than any other time, which makes healthy eating so important during this time. Early healthy eating habits also set the stage for healthy eating patterns throughout their entire lives.

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Feeding Guide: 6 to 8 Months

When a baby is 6 to 8 months old, their feeding habits begin to change as they start solid food. During this time, most babies are adventurous with new foods, so it is a wonderful chance to encourage healthy eating habits.

This overview will help you keep track of how much, what and when to feed your baby.

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Feeding Guide: 9 to 12 Months

As your child approaches his or her first birthday, their appetite will begin to vary. Your baby’s growth rate slows around this time, and he or she may not be as hungry as they once were.

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Feeding Guide: Transitioning to Table Food

There are many changes to a baby’s diet in the first year. While all these changes can be stressful, staying sensitive to your baby’s needs will help make the transition to table food safe and enjoyable.

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Growth and Development: Newborns

Your newborn will grow very quickly during his or her first few months of life. He or she may have lost about 10% of their birth weight in the first few days after birth, but worry not as they should gain it back by 2 weeks.

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