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Symptoms of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

By JustMommies staff

What is Autism? Autism is one of the disorders in a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism (also known as classical autism) causes social and developmental impairment in affected children. There are several different disorders in the Autism Spectrum Disorders including classical
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

By Inhabitots

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 possible risks, and parents should equip themselves with information on both the potential
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10 Simple Food Substitutions to Get Bikini Ready

By Chef Susan Irby

Bikini season is just around the corner! There's still time to get in top bikini shape and what tastier way than with these easy, simple, and delicious substitutions. Great tasting food doesn't have to be bland, boring, and flavorless. As the Bikini Chef, my food philosophy is fresh, fresh, fresh.
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Speech & Language Development: The Second Year

By JustMommies staff

As your baby begins her second year of life, she may have a handful of words or she may not have spoken her first word yet. There is a wide rage of normal in children's speech and language development, but knowing how to distinguish a "late bloomer" from a truly delayed child can be a difficult task
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Early Warning Signs of Autism

By JustMommies staff

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest reports for incidence of autism in children are 1 out of every 150. Autism is a severe developmental disorder. Most autistic children look ‘normal’ in appearance but they exhibit behaviors that are puzzling in comparison to children
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Apnea in Children

By JustMommies staff

Apnea occurs when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer or if she has a pause in breathing accompanied by a drop in heart rate or appears blue in color. It is normal to have pauses in breathing but when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer it can be a life-threatening situation.
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Bedwetting Basics

By JustMommies staff

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. Enuresis,
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Failure to Thrive

By JustMommies staff

Many parents look forward to going to their child's well baby checks and finding out how big their child is getting. One of the biggest things a mom wants to see is where their child is on the growth chart. But when a child is having growth issues, doctor's visits can be filled with worry and anxiety.
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Common Rashes in Children

By JustMommies staff

A rash is a visual reaction on the skin. There can be various factors that contribute to a rash. Some of the causes can include: an allergy, medications, an infection or virus. A rash is your skin’s way of letting you know that something is irritating it. Most rashes that children develop are harmless
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RSV - respiratory syncytial virus

By JustMommies staff

RSV or respiratory syncytial virus can be a frightening word to the parent of a young child. You may know someone whose child was hospitalized for RSV or maybe you've heard of RSV and are just not quite sure what is and what it can do to your child. Although, RSV is the leading cause of bronchiolitis
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