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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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Newborn Physical Exams

When your baby is born, they will go through a series of assessments that will check their health and measure any potential problems. These assessments include Apgar scoring, physical measurements and physical exams. All of these exams have been designed so that nurses and physicians can keep a close eye on your baby’s well being during those important first few hours after birth.

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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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