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tongue tie

Who has experience with it?? I had my DD on the 8th. I notice the next day some pain & a white line...

Cloth Diapering

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I have a friend who is offering her cloth diapers to me. They are pocket diapers. She used them with...

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Childproofing when there's older sibling?

I have a six year old and a 3 month old. How do I childproof the house when the baby starts crawling...

Moms of Infants

What is it like to have multiple children?

Hi, I am a college student doing a project on what it islike to be a parent with multiple small chil...

Attachment Parenting

OT: Refferred to Cancer Center for Anemia?

Has anyone's child been referred to a cancer center over anemic lab results for blood work? I assume...

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Teething Symptoms

How will you recognize the signs that your baby is cutting his or her primary teeth (the first 20 teeth)? And, how will you ease the discomforts that come with teething – for your little one and you? » Read more

Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your baby strains, grunts, or cries when trying to have a bowel movement, it may look like constipation, but it could be something altogether different.  When babies are first born they sometimes do not quite know how their bodies work, and they may have difficulty coordinating the muscles needed to have a bowel movement.  This can cause them to cry and grunt a lot when having » Read more

5 Tips for Dealing with Nasal Congestion in Babies

If your baby has a stuffy nose, it can be awful listening to her struggle to breathe. On top of that, you may feel a bit helpless because your baby doesn’t know how to blow her nose yet! What can you do to offer relief? » Read more

Febrile Seizures in Babies: What You Should Know

Sometimes a baby's brain will have an extreme reaction to a fever, which triggers a seizure. These are known as febrile seizures. This is not epilepsy, and having a febrile seizure is not an indicator that a child will develop epilepsy later in life (more on this below). These seizures typically manifest between the ages of six months and three years, and a child usually outgrows them. » Read more

Blood in Baby's Stool

Babies can sometimes have blood in their stool that is caused by food allergies, a small anal tear or fissure, or even a temporary case of lactose intolerance. It might even be a drop of blood that came from a cracked nipple, which the baby then passed through his system. Many times the cause of blood in a baby's stool is unknown or undiagnosed. » Read more

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis is a condition in which a newborn's head tilts to one side. It is sometimes referred to as "wryneck." A baby with this condition will have his chin pointed toward one shoulder, and the top of his head pointed in the direction of the opposite shoulder. Torticollis is painless, but it can be upsetting for a parent to see their newborn with the condition.
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

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As a new parent, sifting through all of the various research and opinions on childhood immunizations is daunting and confusing at best. Vaccines have been making headline news during the past year, mostly due to their  » Read more

Baby Eczema

Eczema is a red and blistery rash that affects up to 15 percent of all babies. It usually shows up within the first few months of the baby's life. The cause is unknown, but baby eczema is generally not a serious condition, and most children outgrow it before they reach school age. » Read more

Diarrhea in the Breastfed Baby

Diarrhea, a condition manifested through frequent loose stools, may affect babies, children of all ages and adults. The condition may be caused by food allergies, infections, parasites, diet, or in rare cases, poisoning. In a breastfed baby, it can be trickier to determine if a baby has diarrhea since most breastfed babies have frequent liquid stools to begin with. » Read more

Infant Drooling - Is This Teething?

Drooling is a normal stage in a baby’s development, and in some cases, it may announce that the baby is teething. The first tooth typically appears when the baby is 6 months old; however, it is not uncommon for it to appear when the baby is 3 or 14 months old. The time when the teeth start to appear depends on when the parents started sprouting teeth. » Read more