As your baby gets her new set of chompers, she might pick up a new annoying habit. Teeth grinding -- or bruxism -- is common in babies, especially those who are currently teething. Though this behavior might be grinding on your nerves, there's usually no reason to be concerned. This too shall pass. Why Babies Grind If you've ever found yourself unconsciously running your … [Read more...] about Why Babies Grind Their Teeth
Your toddler's urination problem could be a minor condition or a sign of something more serious. Unfortunately, her limited communication skills can make it difficult to tell what's really going on. Take all problems seriously -- you may be able to solve the problem with slight modifications to your child's routine or your child may need a visit to her pediatrician. Signs of … [Read more...] about Toddler Urination Problems
Forty weeks is long enough, but sometimes it seems like your little one would be happy to stay warm in your tummy forever. If you've been experiencing some of the signs of labor -- occasional contractions, or your cervix starting to dilate, for example -- you may want to do what you can to speed up labor. Though these methods won't work unless you're body is ready to give … [Read more...] about How to Speed Up Pregnancy Labor
New parents are notoriously over-tired, as it's common for their baby to wake them up throughout the night. Wishing for nothing more than a good night's sleep, you may start to wonder when your baby is going to sleep through the night. The short answer is that he'll do it when he's good and ready to, but there are things you can do to help the process along. Why Babies Wake … [Read more...] about When Do Babies Usually Start Sleeping Through the Night?
Skin rashes in toddlers, such as red bumps on the skin, are common and could be a result of many different conditions. In most cases, there's nothing that you need to do -- the problem will resolve itself in a few days. Still, it's helpful to try to determine the cause of the bumps so that you can treat them more effectively. Common Causes Some toddlers experience … [Read more...] about My Toddler Has Red Bumps on the Skin