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These tips will help your baby cut their chompers with as little pain as possible.There's not a mom out there who hasn't gazed down at their infant and wondered with a mix of curiosity and fear, "when will my baby get their first tooth?"Teething ranks right up there among the highest stressors infants face, experts know, because along with the new pearly whites come loads of fussiness as they cut through your little one's gums. do you know that your baby was born with their too

Maybe your baby has more gadgets than toys in their nursery, but what do experts say makes a healthy, smart environment for your little one?Prepping for a healthy pregnancy? Look for help no further than the phone in your fingertips.Designing a nursery with gadgets galore so even grandma and grandpa can interact with your little one from afar? It seems modern moms have tech to touch for every aspect of conceiving, pregnancy, birth, parenting and yes, even healthy vital signs.

A new survey suggests parents want to know the risks of prematurity affecting a current pregnancy, as well as information from their healthcare providers about the complications of baby being born early.Would you want to know if you’re at risk for birthing early? While most pregnant women eagerly await those first contractions, anxious to finish the marathon of pregnancy, when baby comes early many moms feel unprepared for the realities of prematurity.“My son Elijah was born after on

Babies born just 3 to 6 weeks early are at a greater risk for potentially serious health problems than babies born at term. In the last 6 weeks of pregnancy, baby usually gains about ½ pound a week, so babies born a few weeks early are typically somewhat smaller than full-term newborns. Although late preterm infants may look like full-term infants, they are still premature and have their own, unique health risks and needs. 5 Key Care Cues Parents of Late Preterm Infants Should Moni

If you’ve wondered about whether you may be at risk for diabetes, pregnancy can be a crystal ball, allowing you to see what may be in your future. Understanding Diabetes Type 2 diabetes—the most common form of diabetes—occurs when your body can’t properly manage blood sugar. Your body uses the hormone insulin to move sugars (glucose) from your bloodstream into your cells, where it’s used for energy. Insulin acts like a key, unlocking cellular walls to let sugar insi

Read the latest issue of Healthy Mom&Baby!From Our Editor: Stillbirth's Untold EffectsIf you’ve ever lost a wanted pregnancy, you know the physical and emotional pain that follows in the days and weeks after and the anxiety it brings to future attempts to conceive and carry a healthy baby to term and birth.Losing a pregnancy—a baby—isn’t like breaking an arm or leg. Just as your hormones had to escalat

Don’t be surprised if your nurse or primary care provider wants to take a look in your mouth at your next well-woman exam or prenatal checkup. Experts have known for quite some time that the health of your mouth can be a picture of your overall health.That’s why the Surgeon General is calling on all primary care providers including nurses to do a quick assessment of a person’s mouth and oral health during routine care. Poor oral health puts you at risk for problems and bad outcomes in

Muhh muhh muhh. Da da da. You anxiously await baby’s first words. Yet there’s no reason to wait. Start communicating with American Sign Language, adapted for babies and toddlers, before baby’s first birthday.Repeat after Me: What’s Your Sign?Language is taught through repetition; so are baby signs. As early as age 6 months, babies can understand simple signs including their desire for milk, food, sleep—even a pacifier, says Joseph Garcia, an Am

Adjust Your Diet to Combat Picky Eating Want to avoid parenting a picky eater? Start with your own diet, says nurse researcher Mildred Horodynski of Michigan State University’s College of Nursing.Your own eating habits—and whether you see your child as a picky eater has a huge impact on whether your toddler consumes enough fruits and veggies, according to her research in Public Health Nursing. The findings come out of the eating patterns of children up

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