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Epstein Pearls in a Baby’s Mouth

If you’ve come across small, white bumps in your baby’s mouth, you may be wondering what they are. Although there can be many causes of mysterious bumps when it comes to babies, they may be Epstein Pearls.  Fortunately, Epstein Pearls are nothing to worry about, but here’s what you should know about those little white…

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Safe, Gentle Ways to Hold a Baby

Holding a baby is such a delightful “job.” Many people say that they could hold a baby for hours. While this is true, there are many different ways to do it. There are also times when you need to be doing other things at the same time. You need options for different situations. Learn different…

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Drop-side Cribs Can No Longer Be Made or Sold

Drop-side baby cribs were designed so that one of the sides slides down so that the caretaker could easily access the baby. Although the sliding side was intended to help with reaching and picking up the baby, this popular crib design turned from convenient to safety issue for parents. Crib recalls called for stronger crib safety regulations that…

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Normal Newborn Breathing Patterns

If you’ve noticed your newborn breathing a bit irregularly, you may wonder if everything is normal with your child. Newborns have distinct breathing patterns, so what may seem unusual or alarming to you could actually be perfectly normal for your newborn. The Noisy Breathing Pattern LM Photo/Digital Vision/Getty Images Don’t be at all surprised if…

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Is Your Antique Crib Safe?

Many new parents treasure the idea of using an antique crib for their newborn that has been passed down a generation or more. Others search for a beautiful antique crib or a super thrift store find. Old cribs can be dangerous for babies, though, if they don’t meet modern crib safety standards.​ The Consumer Product…

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What Is Microcephaly?

Microcephaly is a congenital condition, which means it is present at birth, in which a baby’s head is significantly smaller than expected for an infant of the same age and gender. Illustration by JR Bee, Tips For Healthy Living​ During a typical pregnancy, the head of the fetus grows as the brain grows. In microcephaly, often…

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An Overview of Clinodactyly

Clinodactyly is the clinical term for an abnormally bent or curved finger, usually caused by abnormal development of the small bones of that finger. It could also stem from the growth plate of the hand having an atypical shape, or the bones might be growing in an atypical direction. Diagnosis involves imaging tests and treatment,…

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What to Know About Amber Teething Necklaces

If you’ve spent any time around babies or toddlers recently, you may have seen a handful of them (if not more) wearing amber necklaces. These necklaces aren’t just for accessorizing—many people believe that Baltic amber necklaces can help with teething pain. They’re not meant to be chewed or used as toys, just simply worn. Of…

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Are Eating Placenta Pills Harmful to Your Baby?

The practice of a mother eating her placenta is nothing new; many mammals eat their own placenta after giving birth, usually as a way to ward off any potential predators who may endanger her offspring. The practice of human mothers eating their own placentas (known as placentophagy), however, is a relatively newer practice that is…

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