Baby Health

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 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Yeast Infection Diaper Rash

A yeast infection is a fungal infection that occurs due to an overgrowth of the yeast cells such as Candida albicans. These fungi exist in a low concentration in the gastrointestinal tract among other, good bacteria, and when the number of yeast cells starts to grow rapidly, the yeast cells from the feces may get in contact with the skin and cause an infection.
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Heat Rash in Babies

Heat rash is very common in babies, especially those who live in hot, humid weather. It usually appears on the parts of the body that are prone to sweating, like the neck, shoulders, chest, diaper area, armpits, and elbow creases.
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Dairy Elimination Diet for Breastfeeding Moms

Allergies to dairy products are among the most prevalent food allergies in babies. Between 2 and 3 percent of babies develop dairy sensitivity, but the sensitivity typically disappears with aging. Babies may develop rashes and loose stools or diarrhea as a consequence of food allergies.
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Green Frothy Stools in Breastfed Babies

Typically, breastfed babies have frequent bowel movements.  They may need a diaper change after every feeding.
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Summertime Fun For Babies

It’s summertime.  Why should big kids get to have all the fun? Babies love the chance to get fresh air; and, there’s no better time to do it than in the summertime, when there’s plenty to see and do outdoors.
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