Baby

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 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: 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 IN THIS ARTICLE The side-lying breastfeeding position, also called the reclining position or lying down position, is safe and comfortable for many mothers and babies. You may try this position if you find it difficult to position or latch your baby in other nursing positions. Mothers and babies can have good eye contact
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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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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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Onion is one of the most commonly cultivated vegetables worldwide. It is available in different varieties and is classified based on its skin color (red, white, brown, or yellow), taste (sweet or pungent), or shape (round, flat, or globe) (1). The vegetable adds flavor and texture to food preparations, while its phytochemical profile benefits health
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE By the time children reach three years of age, they become more active and independent. A three-year-old child’s concentration span increases, but their constant search to explore new things and games makes them restless. No matter how many new toys and games you get them, they lose interest in them
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Custard is a common dessert prepared using milk or cream cooked with a thickening agent, such as egg yolk, flavoring, or sugar. You can make different custard types with varying consistencies and textures by blending different ingredients or changing the preparation method (1). You could use over-the-counter custard powders to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Essential oils (EOs) are plant-based, concentrated oils with peculiar aroma and several therapeutic properties. They are extracted from any part of a plant, such as barks, leaves, flowers, seeds, or fruits. In recent years, the use of essential oils for babies has increased for aromatherapy and general purposes. However, in
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE One of the most important and exciting milestones for parents is when their baby starts walking. Usually, before babies take the first step, they sit, crawl, rollover, and start pulling up to stand with support. Parents often look for such signs to know when their baby will take their first
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Biscuits are ready-to-eat, baked snacks commonly made with leavened or unleavened flour, fat, sugar, and salts. They can also have other ingredients, such as milk, egg, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Based on these ingredients and shapes or sizes, commercial biscuits have a wide product range. Parents often consider commercial
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