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Baby toddler learning to crawl outside
If you think crawling is just for babies, think again. Crawling can be used as a rehabilitative and restorative movement in adults to achieve better communication between the brain’s hemispheres, and to improve brain function. In today’s technological society where computers rule and we’re required to think more linearly,...
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Singing and playing music to your baby or young child may seem to be a no-brainer. We all have strong associations with nursery rhymes or childhood ditties sung to us by our parents and grandparents. We associate these with feelings of comfort and security, and it seems like the...
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With a chuckle, an old school friend of mine confessed that when he was a teenager he would try to destroy his best mate’s chances with the chicks by casually slipping this statement into conversation as soon as his friend was out of earshot. "Um … you know he was...
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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...
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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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