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Your Baby Bath & Rash Questions Answered! Soft and sweet, your baby’s skin is truly amazing. Take care of that sensitive layer with parenting tips and tutorials in our Newborn Skin Care Zone at Health4Mom.org.How often should you bathe your baby? Can you diaper to prevent rash? What’s that breaking out all over my baby’s skin?Find articles on bathing, diapering, sun protection and everyday protection; test your

While you may bristle at the idea of getting into the dentist’s chair, twice-yearly checkups to prevent a cavity don’t have to get your child down in the mouth.Debra Glassman, DDS, of Glassman Dental Care in New York City says prevention is key. “Start early and instill good habits. When parents set good examples, it promotes oral health for the family. Start young on the path to be cavity free for life. Tooth Basics for Babies Dental health is important fo

The Great Plate Debate Pyramids aren’t always practical – that has never been truer than when it comes to your plate. ChooseMyPlate.gov is now being updated by the USDA with new recommendations to update your plate to a more plant-based diet, including veggies and fruit, paired with whole grains and a smaller portions of proteins, especially animal proteins. Healthy moms should wap out regular milk for low-fat or fat-free, and replace sugary beverages with water instead.Dietary

Pregnancy may mean fewer migraines, not more If you suffer from migraines, you may actually experience fewer of them after becoming pregnant, particularly in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters before birth. “This is likely due to a rise in estrogen levels,” says Dr. David W. Dodick, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.However, a recent study found women with migraines are also at risk for vascular complications, have more s

You teach your babies lots of things, including her first words. But moms don’t speak as clearly to their little ones as they do to adults. This is no surprise, but what researchers supported by the European Research Council have discovered is that in fact perhaps infants are even better than adults at parsing particular sounds even when they’re not as distinct as the real words. Perhaps it’s because you’re effusive with your emotions as you chatter away with baby, they say.

Take it from the dads of the 40 Weeks documentary, babies change everything! First comes love, then comes marriage… then come those two little blue lines. When you first realize you’re pregnant, there’s a range of emotions followed by body changes, a rounding belly, those unexpected flutters and kicks and fear of the impending unknown: Birth. But it’s a very different time for dad.When does it really sink in for the guy in your life

Too many pregnancy pounds can lead to chubby children, experts say, who observed that women who gained too much in pregnancy were more likely to have obese kids. Starting pregnancy overweight is even riskier: Excessive pre-pregnancy weight gain packs a whopping 300% risk of childhood obesity for your baby. Minimize weight-related risks:Get to a healthier weight before conceiving Gain only 15-25 pounds if you’re overweight; 11-20 if you’re obese Do

Considering a babymoon getaway? Plan ahead with safety in mind! The best time to travel during pregnancy is between 14 and 30 weeks, when complications are less likely to occur and you may feel your best. Take a look at these transportation tips from Baylor OB/GYN expert Dr. Kelly Hodges:Stretch frequently Wear support hose on long flights to avoid blood clots Protect your belly while moving about on a plane or boat Stay hydrated and avoid sodas, whi

From the moment you saw those two pink lines, your heart was filled with joy and anticipation. But then comes another big decision: How do you announce your pregnancy to the people you love? We’ve pored over Pinterest boards and navigated the ’net to find our favorites. Incorporate these ideas into a photo session or design a fun mailer to send out. Read: Exercising Tips

Morning sickness in pregnancy? There’s an app for that It’s no one’s favorite part of pregnancy. Rather, morning sickness is often seen as a rite of passage for the more than 3.4 million women who struggle with it. The Managing NVP (nausea and vomiting of pregnancy) app offers information, nutrition and lifestyle tips, and other tools designed to help manage morning sickness. Use the app to track symptoms and notes to discuss with your care providers, wh

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