Baby

Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies announce their entry into the world by crying. It is the first sound they produce. Well, it’s no less than a sound of music for new parents. Besides crying, cooing is the first language or communication milestone that a baby achieves and one of the baby’s most important developmental
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Finger foods are bite-sized, easy-to-swallow, graspable solids that babies can eat with their hands. Several experts suggest introducing finger foods as soon as the baby starts solid foods. However, the right age to do so varies from one baby to another. Eating finger foods helps babies develop fine motor skills
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Image: istock Training babies to use the potty seat for peeing and pooping is easier said than done. Engaged in exploring the world around them, they usually relieve themselves without even realizing it. Potty training might seem like a daunting task, as the transition from nappies to pants can be quite challenging. However, potty training
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Pear is a delicious fruit consumed both cooked and raw. The fruit is a popular ingredient in juices, jams, jellies, and cider. Nutritionally, pear offers vital nutrients, fiber, and active phytonutrients. Besides, it has several medicinal properties that may benefit ailments, such as constipation (1). Experts suggest that pear for babies
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Reflex is an involuntary muscle response to a particular stimulus. Primitive reflexes are responses that originate from the central nervous system of healthy infants. These reflexes disappear as the frontal lobe of the brain develops. The lack of primitive reflexes in infants can be a cause of concern. However, the
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Baby lip quivering refers to a condition in which the baby’s lips, primarily the lower lip, tremble rapidly. It would look like something a cartoon character would display when it’s cold. Sometimes, the trembling of the lips might be associated with other actions, such as crying. A baby’s lips may
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Broccoli has different varieties and comes in several colors, such as white, red, green, and purplish-green. Nutritionally, broccoli is rich in many micronutrients and phytochemicals that can benefit health over time. The vegetable’s mild taste and crunchy texture make it a common ingredient in several healthy dishes, such as soups,
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Does your toddler hit themselves and bang their heads often? Such actions are known as self-injurious behavior (SIB). Although this behavior could worry you, it is usually just a developmental phase or your toddler’s way of expressing emotions. If you observe closely, your toddler might be resorting to self-injury when
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Helmet therapy, also known as cranial orthosis, helmet orthosis, or helmet molding therapy, is a treatment method to mold the shape of a baby’s head. As cranial sutures are not fused in infants, helmets can help modify the skull’s shape. Molding helmets are useful around the age of four months
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