Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE For any mother, seeing her baby sleep peacefully brings a sense of calm and relief. It is during this naptime that mothers usually examine their child’s physical health. While examining your child, if you ever notice them sleeping with their mouth open, it means they are breathing through their mouth,
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE “Kashmiriyat” refers to “Kashmiriness,” which is the medley of social and ethnonational consciousness and cultural values. It reflects in the beautiful Kashmiri names, too. In the “Paradise on Earth,” the names of girls and boys are generally coined to encapsulate the region’s rich heritage. Kashmiris come up with sweet and
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Growing up, did you ever imagine yourself as your favorite fictional character and repeat their popular dialogues? If you ever indulged in such pretend-play, then you will know it is quite a fun way to play. Children often imitate what they see around them and learn a lot from it.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It feels satisfying to see your baby fall asleep swiftly when you try to make them sleep. Not every baby is a swing-lover, yet most babies do fall asleep quickly in a swing. But a swing is not a safe place to sleep for babies. A safe sleeping place for
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers continue to grow by a few inches and a few pounds each year of toddlerhood (1). Some toddlers may have a sudden increase in growth and often appear hungry during growth spurts since their bodies need extra energy. All healthy toddlers grow at a normal pace to achieve the
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Infantile spasms (IS) or West Syndrome is a type of epilepsy in babies. This disorder is rare and is considered a severe brain disorder or epileptic encephalopathy, which means an epilepsy disorder that damages the brain. The onset of infantile spasms is usually around four to six months of age
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Motor skills play a major role in a baby’s development as they allow the infant to move independently. Rolling, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, and climbing fall under this category. Among these, standing is considered an important achievement since it forms the foundation for other vital motor skills, such as
Image: Shutterstock Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), also called dietary protein enterocolitis, is a rare type of food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms may take a few hours to occur after the consumption of triggering food. Babies and young children are more likely to develop FPIES, and the triggering food may vary
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies with chubby cheeks, round tummy, and prominent skin folds look adorable. Besides, they are generally considered healthier than their lean peers. But many parents might be curious if that baby fat indicates overweight or obesity. Are the so-called “fat babies” really healthy? It is normal for most babies to
Image: Shutterstock Newborns cry right from the moment they take their first breath outside the mother’s womb. While the crying is both memorable and endearing for the parents, did you know they don’t shed a tear while crying? The lacrimal glands or the tear glands take time to produce adequate tears to shed while crying.
For some, the pumpkin spice latte is life. For us, the literal pumpkin is life—specifically, the first year of life as a parent. Have you seen this weird internet trend: Halloween pumpkins giving birth? Apparently it’s a thing. So, obviously we decided to illustrate the joys of parenthood through, well, pumpkins. Welcome to the strangest article ever written.
You can’t stay inside all winter. With these very Canadian additions to your wardrobe, babywearing in colder temperatures is much more doable. If you’re expecting a baby this fall or winter, you might be wondering which gear to stock up on. Do you need a teeny-tiny puffy snowsuit for your infant? A giant down-filled stroller
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Banana is a carbohydrate-rich, all-season fruit with several varieties available in different sizes and colors (1). It is common for parents to feed ripe bananas to babies due to the fruit’s sweet taste, soft texture, and easy digestibility. Besides, they offer essential nutrients and bioactive compounds that could provide health
Turns out, a little poop goes a long way. We get to the bottom of this gross study. According to a new study published in the journal Cell this month, researchers are suggesting that it’s actually fecal-oral transmission during a vaginal birth that improves gut health for babies born vaginally, versus those born by C-section. Yep,
Image: Shutterstock A newborn with a cone-shaped or pointy head after vaginal birth is called aconehead baby. In many babies, conehead may become normal in 48 hours following birth. In some, it may resolve within a few days or weeks without any interventions. You may seek medical advice if your baby has severe abnormalities of
What the end of daylight saving time means for your infant’s sleep schedule, and how to adjust your baby to the time change. Before having kids, the annual fall time change meant an extra, delicious hour of sleep on the weekend. (Remember those days?) But when you’re a parent, setting the clocks back doesn’t necessarily
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies may show sleep regression at the age of 18 months due to their growth and brain development. The temporary condition often resolves within a few weeks. However, sleep regression in an 18-month-old baby can be challenging for the parents since the baby can escape from the crib, walk around,
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE It can be confusing for many parents or caregivers when their baby cries in their sleep. You may scoop them up and soothe them back to sleep. But in some situations, the baby may go back to sleep without soothing. It can be normal for babies to cry during sleep
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies do have kneecaps, but these are not bony yet and are made of a rubbery material called cartilage. According to a post by Dr. Edward Gotlied, a pediatric specialist in the Stone Mountain area, Georgia, newborns have kneecaps, also known as the patella. They usually form at about the
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A baby requires head support in the initial months of life since their neck muscles are not strong enough to hold their head. They can control their head by three months if they are sitting with support (1). By six months, their neck muscles become stronger, and they can turn