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[9 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]
Baby Bottles: When to Wean

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning a child from the bottle at 15 months.  That doesn’t seem too unreasonable considering most babies are ready to eat solid foods at 4 to 6 months and most doctors recommend transitioning from a bottle to a cup at 12 months. In fact, the AAP states that kids […]

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[8 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Sucking on your kid’s pacifier is Good

Toddlers are less likely to have asthma and itchy rashes if their parents “cleaned” their pacifiers by sucking on them when the kids were infants, a small new study suggests. The findings don’t prove that technique protects kids against asthma, eczema or other allergies. But researchers said it’s possible the transfer of mouth microbes from […]

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[21 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
Essential clothing for baby

Clothing is generally the first thing that mums-to-be buy when they’re pregnant. Who can resist those cute miniature-sized items of clothing! Here’s a summary of the essential items of clothing for baby. Even if you don’t know your baby’s sexyet, you can still start to fill his or her wardrobe with body suits, pyjamas, trousers, romper suits […]

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[17 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Air pollution linked to low birth weight

For pregnant women, breathing in air pollution from vehicles, heating and coal power plants increases the risk of having a low birth weight baby. The research, the most extensive of its kind on the link between air pollution and fetal development, found that the higher the pollution, the greater the rate of children born with a low […]

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[16 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Baby Shower Etiquettes

Whether you’ve hosted baby showers before or not, chances are you’ve got some questions regarding the right baby shower etiquette. You want to create a truly special time for the guest of honor without any unintended faux pas. This guide was specially created to help you get there. The real basics Take the wishes of […]

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[3 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
How to encourage Good Study Habits in a Child

As with any habit (good or bad), the sooner good study habits are developed, the better they will stick. It’s never too early to introduce your child to positive study habits, which will reward his or her efforts throughout school and life. 1. Be a good role model. If you sometimes bring work home with […]

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[21 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Post-pregnancy diet plan

If you aren’t breastfeeding or have stopped doing so, you can start to diet fairly soon after giving birth, if you wish to, but take note of our advice. Losing weight after pregnancy Start off slow: During the weeks after the birth you won’t necessarily be firing on all cylinders, so don’t eat under 1500-1800 calories per day. Aim to […]

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[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Extra folic acid during pregnancy lowers autism risk

Women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before and just after becoming pregnant were less likely to have a child with autism, in a new study from Norway. Because lack of folic acid has been tied to brain and spinal cord birth defects, groups including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) already call for […]

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[18 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Diet during pregnancy

There’s so much to think about when you’re pregnant and getting ready for your little one. But there’s one thing that really is worth thinking about and that’s your diet during pregnancy. You’ll want to do everything to can to protect your baby and make sure that they are born healthy. Making sure you eat well while you are […]

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[28 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
How to stop kids from thumb sucking

Thumb sucking is a habit that many kids resort to because it offers them a safe zone to cuddle up in — it’s soothing, offers warmth, comfort and security. For infants, it is almost reflexive when they start becoming aware of the world around them, especially during the teething stage when they want to suck […]