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Baby "wipes" and scented skin lotions can lead to diaper rash in infants, but new parents can soothe their baby's irritated skin and prevent a recurrence, says an expert from the Loyola University Health System. Since loose stools are the...
The sounds emitted by mobile phones carried by pregnant women may rattle the sleep-and-wake cycles of their fetuses, new research suggests. The finding is based on a small study that tracked fetal reactions to repetitive use of mobile phones during...
Everyone thinks that breastfeeding comes naturally. But for infants born prematurely or who are ill at birth, that often isn't the case. Some babies, even healthy ones, just plain struggle with the mechanics of suckling, becoming more frantic by...
Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of more than...
How do I know if my baby has a cold? A cold is just the common name for an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus. In other words, if your baby is sniffling, stuffed up, or sneezing...
A report from the government has made it official: Babies are expensive. According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)and updated to today's dollars using the Consumer Price Index, the typical middle-income couple will spend at...
Flying with a toddler can be a trying experience, especially during a long trip. Even the world's most patient, most obedient child will at some point wonder why he has to spend so much time stuck in a little...
It's a tough call, but no one would dispute that back pain ranks in the Top 10 list of a pregnant woman's gripes. According to the North American Spine Society, at least half of all women experience back pain...
Today, we acknowledge a new day of autism awareness, although, as the father of an autistic child, I have to say that I think that every day should be autism awareness day. But, more than any previous year, I am...
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