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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The first three to five years of a child’s life are said to be the most crucial in their mental development. The rate of growth in a child’s brain will never be duplicated like it is in these tender, formative years. A parent’s job of nurturing their child’s growth starts at birth.
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.
They share the store shelf with other baby essentials and transitional gear, but do sippy cups potentially cause more difficulties than advantages? Invented in the 1980’s, the sippy cup quickly became the next “how did we live without it” item for parents of babies and toddlers.
When you're the parent of a brand new baby, everything changes. The first time around everything was new, but with subsequent kids, life seems to settle into a groove just a little bit quicker-at least for you. Your toddler, however, may not be as enthralled with the new arrival as you are and adjusting may be a bumpy road.
Remember how excited you were when you found out you were having a baby? What about that moment when you found out you were having two babies? At first, you may have been shocked, but as you started adjusting to the idea of caring for two babies, you shifted into planning mode...hopefully.
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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.