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When it comes to avoiding picky eating and mealtime tantrums, parents are usually ready to try any method that promises their child will become a better and less fussy eater. This is in part why methods of giving solid food to infants have received a lot of attention in...
baby-crawling-movement
Babies are always on the move, from wriggling on the changing mat to rolling, crawling and eventually walking. A moving baby is a happy and developing baby. Parents need to do all they can to ensure that their little ones are as comfortable as possible to explore and experience...
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Birth is a beautiful thing. A new life is beginning. A family is growing. But being born isn’t an easy ride down the birth canal. It’s back-breaking work! And this is why. At the end of pregnancy, when mom can’t get comfortable and is more than ready to “get this...
Research has shown that 20% of toddlers under the age of four do in fact suffer from vision problems. Much like children need to learn to walk and talk, they need to develop their visual acuity before they can make sense of their surroundings. But by the time a...
egg-freezing-fertility-on-ice
When people think of women freezing their eggs, it’s often seen as something to do if you want to get ahead in your career – a way of delaying motherhood. Some companies have even offered funding for the procedure for their female staff. Egg freezing allows women not yet ready...
parenting-books-for-parents-baby-holding-book
New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming. How can we know which guide will give us...
mother-injecting-drugs-opioid-addicted
The number of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers in the US more than quadrupled during 1999-2014, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health impact on these children is huge and lifelong. The US is in the midst of an opioid epidemic with...
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Stillbirth is a devastating complication of pregnancy that affects millions of women globally each year. It is defined as a baby born showing no signs of life where delivery occurred at or after six months (24 weeks) of pregnancy. And in the UK, 90-95% of stillbirths happen before the...
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Most adults wear sunglasses to protect our eyes against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But what about your children? “Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eye,” says Inge Loubser, optometrist at Mellins i.Style. Try to avoid the peak times of sunlight when the...
woman-with-pre-eclampsia
Every year around 10,000 women in Australia – or one in 30 pregnancies – are diagnosed with preeclampsia. This puts them at a much greater risk of developing life-threatening complications during pregnancy, including kidney failure, liver impairment, and seizures. Despite the high standards of pregnancy care in Australia, preeclampsia remains...
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