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Preparing Your Toddler for a New Baby

Preparing for the newest member of your family is an exciting time, but for your first child, these changes can be hard to understand and a little scary.

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Categories: pregnancy, parenting,


Cradle Cap

Nothing feels better than a baby's newborn skin, but for some babies, they may have rough or oily patches of skin, usually around their head area.

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Categories: pregnancy, development,


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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Categories: pregnancy, development,


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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How to Diaper Your Baby

Most children are not potty trained until 2 or 3 years old. Until then, they use about 6 to 10 diapers a day, which adds up to 2,000 to 3,000 diapers a year.

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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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How to Swaddle Your Baby

Swaddling is wrapping a blanket tightly around your baby's body to replicate the snug feeling of a mother's womb. One study suggested that swaddled babies 2 months or younger startled less often, slept more deeply and fell back asleep more quickly than babies who weren't swaddled.

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Categories: pregnancy, health-notes,


Preparing Your Home for Your Newborn

Welcoming the newest member of your family can feel like daunting task, especially if this is your first child. But it doesn’t need to be!

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Categories: pregnancy, health-notes,


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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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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Categories: pregnancy, development,


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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Categories: pregnancy, development,


A Chubby Baby Is Not A Sign Of Obesity

With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?

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