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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

How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition.  A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies.  When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.  But, it may be difficult to gauge the portion sizes and calories that » Read more

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  » Read more

Study Finds Autistic Children Have Wider Eyes and Distinct Facial Features

By JustMommies

According to a report from MSNBC, a new study by the University of Missouri suggests that children with autism may have wider eyes and distinct facial features.  » Read more

What is Nursemaid's Elbow?

Nursemaid's elbow or annular ligament displacement/radial head subluxation is an injury to the ligament that keeps the radius and ulna (bones of the forearm) in position.  Nursemaid's  elbow is a common injury that occurs in children under 3 but can occur at any age.  It occurs when a strong force is applied to the forearm. » Read more

10 Simple Food Substitutions to Get Bikini Ready

By Chef Susan Irby, Author of Substitute Yourself Skinny

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. » Read more

Turning Off and Tuning Out: Practicing "Good Sleep Hygiene"

By Dana Wood, Author of Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Back Together (even if you never had it in the first place!)

It's a weird phrase, but the basic habits of setting the stage for slumber are known together as "good sleep hygiene." Here's the Dana version of all the steps you should take (and stuff you should avoid) if you want to sleep like, well, a baby:  » Read more

How to Turn Your Child's Sick Day into a Fun Day

 Being stuck at home when you are sick is not a lot of fun for a child that is used to filling his or her day with dozens of activities. Not only do they feel lousy, they can also get pretty bored. In this situation it can be a good idea to come up with some activities that can help pass the time and keep their minds off of how they are feeling.
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Ovarian Cysts

An ovarian cyst is typically a fluid filled sac located either on an ovary or within an ovary. While most ovarian cysts are harmless and cause no issues, some types of ovarian cysts can be quite painful and cause complications. » Read more

Soy Milk: A Great Solution for Lactose Intolerant Kids

By JustMommies for our Sponsor, 8th Continent

Children with lactose intolerance are not able to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in cow’s milk.  The small intestines produce a digestive enzyme known as lactase.  Lactase breaks down lactose into smaller sugars known as glucose and galactose which your body can then absorb and turn into energy.  Children with lactose intolerance do not produce enough lactase so when » Read more