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Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an irritation or skin breakdown on your baby’s bottom.   When your baby has a diaper rash you might notice redness or small bumps around the diaper area.  Sometimes the rash is only seen on your baby’s bottom, but you may also see a diaper rash on the lower abdomen close to where the diaper fastens, on or around the genitals, or in any creases or » Read more

Umbilical Hernias and Granulomas

Sometime after your baby is born, usually around two to three weeks of age, your baby’s umbilical cord stump will fall off. Keep the cord clean until it falls off. Talk to your pediatrician if you notice any signs of infection or if it has not fallen off on its own. » Read more

The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

You wouldn’t think there was that much interest in baby poo, but it seems new moms and experienced moms alike want to know more about baby poop. Your baby’s first bowel movement will be black or greenish black and look like tar. It will be really sticky too. This is called meconium. » Read more

Dealing with Teething

Many times when a baby is fussy or cranky, his discomfort is chalked up to “teething.” But the truth is, we don’t know that much about what teething really feels like for a baby because they can’t tell us and because they may cry for any number of reasons. » Read more

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is a seborrheic dermatitis similar to dandruff.  It is the result of the skin cells on a baby’s scalp growing at a faster rate than they are flaking off.  Normally old skin cells flake off and are replaced with new healthy skin cells, but when a baby has cradle cap her new skin cells grow before the old cells have a chance to shed, leaving crusty scaly looking patches
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Baby Soft Spots - When Will My Baby’s Soft Spots Close?

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 your baby’s head can fit through birth canal.
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Baby Acne

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.
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Does My Baby Need Vitamin D Supplements?

By Elizabeth Seward

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. » Read more

Co-Sleeping Safety

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. » Read more

Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

By Elizabeth Seward

Humans have managed to utilize science to outsmart illnesses that used to wipe out entire populations at a time. We've done this through medical advances, most particularly, through vaccines and immunizations. A sick baby is the last thing you need, so be sure to keep your little one immunized with the latest vaccines in accordance with the latest credible research available. » Read more