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Tips for Healthy Baby Skin

By JustMommies member

From that growing patch of hair to those tiny round toes, your little one’s skin needs a ton of TLC. Whether it’s a skin problem or common irritation and dryness, baby skin requires a lot of attention – and that’s where you come in. Read on for skincare tips that’ll keep your little one’s
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Six Myths About Twins

By JustMommies staff

Twins capture the curiosity of the world. From the Spearmint gum twins to Mary Kate and Ashley, seeing double brings amusement and assumptions. Just like anything else, the idea of twins carry a lot of fable with the facts. Parents of multiples need to field a lot of questions and misconceptions. Here
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Does My Baby Need Vitamin D Supplements?

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
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Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

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
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Baby Growth Spurts

By JustMommies staff

"Is this normal? Is this a growth spurt?" The first few weeks to first year of motherhood can be nerve wrecking, even with the "What to Expect" books piled around your rocking chair. When your baby gets extra fussy, or can't sleep, it can just be a sign of a common growth spurt. All babies grow and develop
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Obamacare: How Health Reform Affects Your Kids' Coverage

By JustMommies staff

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on October 1, 2013. On March 31, 2014, open enrollment ends and all Americans must be registered with an ACA-compliant health insurance plan (those who truly cannot afford coverage can apply for an exemption; changes to coverage can be made at major life
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Probiotics for Babies

By JustMommies staff

What are probiotics and why would you want to give them to your baby? Probiotics are microorganisms (good bacteria) that provide health benefits to your baby including, improving colic and tummy problems, boosting immunity, treating diarrhea and diaper rash, as well as boosting immunity. Probiotics are
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Coping When Your Newborn Fails to Thrive

By JustMommies staff

You're radiant with joy, expecting a baby-and anticipation grows along with your pregnancy bump! As the delivery date draws near, your excitement swells… Yet for some parents, this glorious bubble bursts when their baby is born with a health issue that is often termed as "failure to thrive." Imagine
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Teething Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

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? Know the Timing for Teething You’ve probably heard that primary teeth can start developing as early
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Grunting Baby Syndrome

By JustMommies staff

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
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