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Baby Soft Spots - When Will My Baby’s Soft Spots Close?

By JustMommies staff

Your baby was born with two noticeable soft spots, called fontanels, on the top and back of his head. Your baby’s skull is made up of bones that connect at the soft spots. The soft spots are made of a tough membrane which allows your baby’s head to be flexible. This flexibility is necessary so that
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Baby Acne

By JustMommies staff

Baby acne is a very common problem for newborns and young infants. While baby acne doesn’t really cause any issues for your baby, it can be unattractive. The good news is that baby acne usually will clear up on it’s own in a matter of weeks. Your baby may have episodes of baby acne off and on until
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Plagiocephaly: Preventing Flat Heads in Babies

By JustMommies staff

Over the last ten years there has been an increase in the number of babies with flat spots on their heads (plagiocephaly). In 1992 the AAP recommended placing babies on their backs to sleep. The Back to Sleep campaign was introduced to prevent SIDS deaths. Since the program was launched the SIDS rate
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Blocked Tear Ducts

By JustMommies staff

Blocked tear ducts are a very common problem for infants. If your baby's eyes are watery most of the time, this is a good reason to suspect a blocked tear duct. What is a blocked tear duct? The medical term for blocked tear duct is dacryostenosis. Dacryon meaning tear and stenosis meaning narrowing of
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How to Treat Infant Constipation

By Maria T. Pepin

Do you think your baby might be constipated? Parents tend to get worried when they observe changes in their baby’s bowel habits. This usually occurs between 2-6 weeks of age. Around this time, the frequency of a baby’s bowel movements will usually decrease (especially with breastfed babies). A decrease
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Write a Family Bestseller – My Sleep Book

By Elizabeth Pantley

Once your baby is over a year old, she begins to understand more about life. She is probably able to follow simple instructions, such as, “Please put this on the shelf.” Most babies at this age enjoy reading books — especially books with pictures of real babies. You can use this love of books to
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Tips for Baby's Health

By JustMommies staff

By Dr. Erika Schwartz, Medical Director of Cinergy Health Unlike older children, babies have fewer resources to deal with illness. When a baby gets sick, you want to be on the alert and careful. While you don’t want to call the doctor all the time, most doctors prefer you call them earlier rather than
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Babies born in the Summer Taller and Stronger?

By JustMommies staff

Researchers from Bristol University in England have discovered that babies born in the late summer or early in the fall often grow to be taller and stronger than babies born in spring or winter. A team of researchers looked at 7000 children and concluded that the reason for the difference in height and
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Baby Food: Worse than a Big Mac?

By JustMommies staff

A new report out of Britain has released information regarding popular baby foods and their high sugar and saturated fat contents. Reuters reports that the CFC (Children’s Food Campaign) cited certain baby foods – such as Farley’s Original Rusks and Toddler’s Own Mini Cheese Biscuits (both made
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Cleft Palate

By JustMommies staff

In the early stages of fetal development, the tissues on the left and right sides of the lip and palate fuse together. The two lines below the nose and above the lip are from normal fusion. These lines are also referred to as ‘cupids bow.’ In a child born with cleft lip or palate-the normal fusion
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