Baby

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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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