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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - Don't Risk Your Unborn Child
The dangers of consuming alcohol whilst pregnant have only really become fully understood in recent years. When the pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it enters the bloodstream and reduces the ability of the blood in the placenta to provide adequate oxygen ...more


Fighting Child Obesity
Fitness and nutrition expert, Tracey Redford of Curves International says, “The inactivity among young people can not be blamed solely on the evolution of Internet technology and television in itself. Child obesity has lead to a number of other health related issues ...more


What You Need To Know About Mumps
Mumps is a fairly contagious viral disease (although not as contagious as chickenpox) and is caused by the myxo virus; it is something that has plagued the human race for centuries. Generally speaking, most cases of mumps are in children aged from 5 to 14 years ...more


Some Reasons That A Baby May Cry
Crying is normal in the lives of babies. When a baby is born, the first thing they do is cry. With the first cry, he will experience air in his lungs for the first time. If the baby doesn’t cry after delivery then crying should be initiated by slightly pinching or gently stroking ...more


The Causes of Thrush on Children
Infants are cute especially during the first few months. The baby will giggle when happy and cry when hungry. During this time, the mother has to watch carefully to make sure that everything is going well. Though this doesn't happen often, the mother might ...more


Remedies for Colic
Any parent will tell you that colic is one of the most excruciating experiences of early parenthood. The baby cries as if in dire pain, and there just seems to be nothing for a parent to do. A baby is suspected to have colic if, around the age of three weeks, the baby starts crying inconsolably for hours at a time ...more


Solving Baby Sleep Problems - The Ferber Method
Nothing can prepare new parents for the mind numbing weariness that comes with lack of sleep. A new baby may be tiny but the havoc they wreak to your sleep is huge. It can take work to establish good sleeping habits. One of the hardest things for your baby is to learn to fall asleep on his own ...more


Baby's First Foods - A Straightforward Guide To Starting Solids
Introducing your baby to solid foods is exciting and rewarding -- but it can be difficult to know exactly how and when to get started. Your baby should be four months of age at the very least - before this, his immature digestive system will find it difficult to cope with solid food. Most medical professionals, however, will advise ...more


Breastfeeding - How Important Is It?
Years ago, perhaps when you were a child, breastfeeding was not very popular. Breastfeeding was not encouraged as it is in today's society. Doctors didn't fully grasp how important and beneficial it is for a newborn baby. Because of this, and a few other reasons, there were many new mothers that went directly to feeding with the bottle ...more


Premature Babies - Is Too Early Too Late?
If every expectant mother were to know that their baby had made plans to arrive earlier than expected then word has it that all pregnant women would be prepared and ready for the arrival of the premature baby. Unfortunately the word premature means just that ...more


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