The tiny newborn you hold in your arms will grow an impressive amount her first year of life. According to Nemours Foundation, most babies triple their birth weight and grow in length by around 50 percent. Healthy babies enter the world in a variety of weights and sizes. Medical experts offer guidelines on how much weight your baby should gain.
Babies, like adults, get the hiccups. In fact, babies hiccup before they are even born. The causes of hiccups in infants and babies vary. While it may be frustrating to watch your baby go through a bout of hiccups — especially when she is trying to sleep — most of the causes are not serious. Some, however, can be uncomfortable or even life-threatening for your baby.
The appearance of toddler stools change in consistency due to diet and overall health. Loose stools don’t always constitute toddler diarrhea, which is also known as chronic nonspecific diarrhea. Childhood diarrhea is watery and usually causes your toddler to have bowel movements more frequently than normal. Diarrhea is often treated at home, but some cases of toddler diarrhea warrant a trip to the doctor.
Some babies teethe, and you’d never know it until you see te evidence of a brand-new tooth poking through. Not all babies — and parents — have it so easy. Many babies experience varying degrees of discomfort when they cut teeth, ddepending on your baby’s tolerance for pain and the density of his gums. Your baby may be fussy and irritable during this time. Be understanding. While you can’t stop the teething process, you can make your baby more comfortable.
For the first year of life, breast milk or formula provides the bulk of your baby’s nutrition, even after he begins eating solid foods. As a mother, you may worry whether your baby is drinking enough — or too much. Your baby’s appetite may vary from day to day and may be completely different from another baby’s appetite — all of this is normal.
How prepared are you to become a parent? Even if you think you’ve got it all figured out, be warned – those little bundles of joy are also messy, frustrating and stressful. Here’s a lighthearted little quiz to determine if you’re ready to have a baby: The Mess Test Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands inthe wet flower bed and rub on the walls. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.
Diabetes can affect individuals of any age, including infants and children. Knowing that your baby has diabetes can be really frightening. But by learning how to perform glucose testing and give insulin, you can help your child to grow up healthy. The first thing you need to do, though, is to keep your own stress level down. Your baby can sense if you feel anxious, so it is up to you to be as brave as your little one.
If your baby coughs and sneezes, he may have a cold. If your baby feels warm to touch, he could have a fever. Or does he? This article provides general guidelines about normal baby temperature ranges, potential causes of a fever, how to take a baby’s temperature and steps to take if your baby has a fever.
Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby, according to the National Woman’s Health Center. There are benefits for mom as well. If you’re an expectant mother who has had breast implants, you may be wondering if you will be able to nurse your baby. The short answer is that it all depends on the type of surgery you had when you received your implants.
There’s an old saying that if a pregnant woman has heartburn, her baby will be born with a full head of hair. Interestingly enough, there is a correlation between heartburn and hair on a baby, according to the New York Times. Still, a baby born with hair might not keep that hair. In fact, it is hard to predict just when your baby’s hair will grow, how fast it will grow or how much she will have.