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Photo: iStockphoto In October 2019, Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF), a partnership of nonprofit environmental organizations, released a widely publicized report about heavy metals in baby food. It analyzed cereals, purees and juices and found that most of the products contained heavy metals, including lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, which can affect developing brains. Of course,
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Photo: iStockphoto Some parents enjoy the steaming, mashing and stockpiling of tiny little jars. Others would rather bypass the whole baby-food-making production—not to mention buying the pricey premade stuff. Think you and your baby would prefer to skip the purées altogether? If so, baby-led weaning might be right for you. What is baby-led weaning? Don’t
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Growing babies love to play and explore.At six months, your baby is inquisitive. He is ready to play with toys, taste them and protest if the playthings are taken away from him. Therefore, this is the best time to introduce him to constructive skills, through toys (1). Pick toys that
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Photo: iStockphoto Morgan Nish really wanted to breastfeed her first baby, Isaac, but supply issues meant she had to switch to formula when her son was two weeks old. That’s when the projectile puke problems started—and the amount of spit-up dribbling down Nish’s shoulder after a feed was much more than what she thought was normal.
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Image: Shutterstock The earth is a source of immense power. The energy that we can derive from deep within the layers of the earth is called geothermal energy. Humans have known about and used geothermal energy for ages now. Some communities in the world heavily rely on it even today. Read this MomJunction article to
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IStock Opossums are adorable wild creatures found in North and South America. The opportunistic critter can eat anything and hisses to defend itself from an attacker. But what’s more interesting is that it often ‘plays dead,’ sometimes for hours, to thwart off an attack (remember Crash and Eddie from the movie Ice Age?). Here, MomJunction
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iStock The New York colony was among the oldest inhabited places in pre-independent America. Although it was under the control of the Britishers for a significant time, it did not always have a British occupation. So how did the New York colony come into existence and who were its original inhabitants? Here is a MomJunction
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iStock Nicknamed ‘the land of the rising sun’, Japan is a small country in Asia with a crimson sun at the center of its flag. The civilizations and culture of the country have been among the oldest in the world. Japan has influenced the world and continues to do so even today, thanks to its
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The koala is a furry, tree-clinging marsupial that thrives on a herbivorous diet. A native of Australia, the koala is not a bear although it’s often referred to as the ‘koala bear’. Cuddly, with claws as sharp as a cat’s, the koalas are cute and fascinating. Find out more about
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Image: Shutterstock Romanian, the official language of Romania, is the most widely spoken of the group of languages called Eastern Romance languages. Most Romanian surnames are derived from the language although there is an influence of other European languages too.Romanian names contain a first name and the last name. Last names are often derived from
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Photo: iStockPhoto Shopping for a bra is tough, but shopping for a nursing bra can be downright excruciating. After all, the breasts you’re used to buying for are changing. They’re growing, leaking, sensitive and unpredictable. “I have to say, even as a bra lady, buying a bra during all of these changes even stumped me,” says
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Machu Picchu is one of the ancient wonders of the world and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Inca civilization. Nestled in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was almost a secret and not known to the western world until the beginning of the 20th century. So,
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IN THIS ARTICLE A clean and dry mattress is essential for your baby to sleep well. But if your little one wets the mattress too often, then maintaining it becomes difficult. Also, you may not want to keep your baby in a diaper for long hours. So, how do you ensure that your infant sleeps
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IN THIS ARTICLE How do you make a toddler sleep comfortably while traveling? A toddler travel bed can be the answer. Toddler beds are exclusively designed to create a comfortable space for a toddler to sleep while traveling. There are different types of toddler travel beds to choose from, depending on your requirements. MomJunction tells
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As babies grow, they go from crawling to walking, running, jumping, and climbing anything that can be ascended.  But it is not safe for them to just climb up anything, is it? Enter climbing toys, which are designed to indulge the active personalities of toddlers but in a safe way. A climbing toy for toddlers
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Image: Shutterstock Wales lies to the west of Great Britain Island and is the part of the United Kingdom. The Welsh, people from Wales, are often identified by a given name and their connection to a family. Most Welsh surnames are patronymic and mainly derived from paternal lineage. During the Middle Ages, they used to
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