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Apgar Test

By JustMommies staff

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  The Apgar test, named after Virginia Apgar, is a test given to babies at one minute and five minutes after birth. Dr. Apgar developed the Apgar test in 1952 after working in the obstetrical field as an anesthesiologist. Her system was developed to help doctors evaluate how baby was transitioning to
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Apps Every New Mom Needs

By JustMommies staff

You have been through pregnancy and delivery, and are now home with your new baby! You have read books and magazines, and talked to friends and relatives. You have your favorite websites and a pediatrician picked out. Maybe your own mom is even nearby to help you out with the day to day of having an
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Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

By JustMommies staff

Caring for a newborn has its ups and downs, and everyone who has done it before you seems to have an "expert" opinion on how you should do things. Some general advice may be helpful, but in many cases people don't take into account the fact that every baby (and every mother) is different. What works
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Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

By JustMommies staff

Caring for a newborn has its ups and downs, and everyone who has done it before you seems to have an "expert" opinion on how you should do things. Some general advice may be helpful, but in many cases people don't take into account the fact that every baby (and every mother) is different. What works
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Bathing Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

An adult giving a baby a bath. Babies don't need to be bathed as often as you may think. Here's how to gently bathe them two to three times a week.
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Bringing Your Baby Home from the Hospital

By JustMommies staff

Your hospital bag is packed; your nursery is all set up. Everything that you have control over may be ready, but what do you do when you bring your baby home? Newborns are truly interesting creatures. They are cute, fragile and unpredictable. With crying being the only way they have to communicate, the
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Burping Your Baby

By Nancy Da Silva

In theory, burping your baby probably seems like a pretty straightforward task. You feed your baby then you burp him. While that is the gist of it, there are things you can do to make the task go smoothly. There are also things you may want to watch out for just in case you find that things are going
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Caring for Your Baby’s Uncircumcised Penis

By JustMommies staff

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You’ve thought your decision through carefully and decided not to circumcise your little boy’s penis; now the rest is pretty straightforward, right? Well, not exactly. You may read many different variations on how to care for your son’s uncircumcised penis. And many moms (who are frequently the
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Choosing a Pediatrician

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Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the early part of your baby’s life. Your pediatrician will guide you through the major transitions in babyhood and beyond. He or she will be your sounding board and your advocate as you learn how to be the best possible
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Choosing Whether Or Not To Circumcise Your Child

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By Nancy Da Silva For many parents, the decision whether or not to circumcise their newborn sons can be an emotional, not to mention confusing one. There are pro’s and con’s on both ends and each is side is only too eager to debate the issue. For clarity’s sake, let’s explain exactly what circumcision
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