Big kids will soon be heading back to school, but they're not the only ones who will benefit from hitting the books. Babies and toddlers can start developing a love of reading from the moment their eyes can focus on a page.
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Vitamin D deficiency affects a large chunk of the world population. According to Harvard School of Public Health, it is estimated that roughly one billion people worldwide suffer from inadequate amounts of vitamin D. One of the most prevalent natural sources of vitamin D is sunshine. This is great news for people who live in sunny places and get outside regularly without wearing sunblock.
Cluster feeding can be an intimidating expression for new parents. It is the term used for when a baby's feeding times are bunched together. Cluster feeding is very common in newborns and young babies. Some mothers also report cluster feeding with older babies who are approaching a growth spurt.
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To swaddle, or not to swaddle? There is mixed advice out there among parents and childcare experts. Some say swaddling can contribute to SIDS or other issues. Others say, when done properly, swaddling is not only safe- it's highly beneficial for baby and parent. Here in lies the Great Swaddling Debate.
It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by the minute. When your baby is screaming with no end in sight, it can be very distressing.
You're radiant with joy, expecting a baby-and anticipation grows along with your pregnancy bump!
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Necrotizing enterorcolitis is a gastrointestinal illness that mostly affects premature babies. Enterocolitis refers to the small and large intestines and necrotizing means tissue death. Because NEC results in the death of gastrointestinal tissue, it is a very serious concern for a premature baby. It is more common in preemies that weigh 3 lbs 5 oz (1,500 grams) or less, but it
Communities across the globe have been co-sleeping with their kids for centuries. In Western culture, however, the practice can be considered something dangerous to do. With unknown causes to things like S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), or the risk of a parent rolling onto a child by accident in their sleep, some health professionals say co-sleeping is an unnecessary risk.