Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive need more of certain vitamins and minerals than other people, especially folic acid. Some women with very healthy and varied diets may already get enough essential nutrients through their diet. But many women take prenatal supplements to ensure they are getting a full range of vitamins
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Love is a language that most people experience in their life; either with a partner, parent, sibling or child, most people know that a way to communicate physical love is often through a hug or a kiss. When it comes to babies, it’s not rocket science to know that they need a lot of attention
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This is a restrictive diet that requires a person to reduce their daily intake to 1,200 calories. For some people, 1,200 calories are too low and can lead to malnourishment. Most nutrition labels base their recommendations on a 2,000 calorie diet. So, consuming 1,200 calories a day may involve a significant reduction in daily calories
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Is your child fascinated by musical rhythms? Do they show a keen interest in music classes at school? Or have you noticed them maneuvering easily between those 88 keys at a kids’ party?Maybe it’s time to ignite their passion. Playing a keyboard can be therapeutic, entertaining, and provide a cool learning experience. So, if your
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Baby Heartbeat Monitors are handheld devices that allow parents to listen to their unborn baby’s heartbeat from the comfort of their own home. Using a monitor is great when it comes to needing peace of mind, but should only be done occasionally. Obviously listening to baby’s heartbeat on your own should never be done instead
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. As the summer heat cools down, many of us will be deciding to spend more of our time outdoors to enjoy the crisp Fall air and cooler months. With these garden decorations and outdoor patio must-haves, you will have a
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Sperm needs to come into contact with the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Fingering is very unlikely to introduce sperm to the vagina and cause pregnancy, but it can happen. Fingering can only cause pregnancy if a person’s fingers are covered in preejaculate or ejaculate when they insert them into the vagina. In this article,
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Many cough medicines are not safe or suitable for toddlers to use. Instead, caregivers can use gentle home remedies to help relieve cough symptoms. In toddlers (1–3 years old), having a cough from a common cold can cause sleepless nights and missed school or activities. On average, young children in the United States get around
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Breast milk leakage is a common issue in nursing mothers, who may find it a little embarrassing at times. While you cannot prevent the leakage at all times, you can surely manage it and prevent it from ruining your clothes when you are in company. One way to do it is to use nursing pads,
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Stuttering is a speech disorder. People who stutter may repeat sounds, syllables, or words, or they may prolong sounds. There may also be interruptions to the normal flow of speech, known as blocks, along with unusual expressions or movements. Stuttering affects more than 70 million people worldwide, including more than 3 million people in the
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Healthy and happy…That’s what every good parent wishes for their child. But what happens when your child is struggling? What if they are displaying behaviors and symptoms that indicate they are not one hundred percent happy or healthy; that something
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Have you ever needed your mom’s advice and wished you could run down the road to ask her in person? Does your child ask to play baseball with Grandpa every evening? Could you use an extra set of hands, or
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Swimming is an essential life skill. But before you enroll your child for swimming classes, you should get them the necessary safety gear. One such accessory is a pair of swimming goggles that serve a significant purpose. In this MomJunction post, we guide you on purchasing children’s swimming goggles and provide a list of the
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Many children need therapy whether it be for behavioral issues, social issues, anxiety, trauma, etc. Many parents feel when they hear their child needs “therapy” that something is wrong with their child. Plainly put, that is not the case. On
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Recently newborn loungers have come in to play to help aid parents in lulling their newborn to sleep. Are these sleeping tools safe? Here we will breakdown the ABC’s of Safe Sleep for Infants, to help put aside your worry
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Image: Shutterstock Romanian, the official language of Romania, is the most widely spoken of the group of languages called Eastern Romance languages. Most Romanian surnames are derived from the language although there is an influence of other European languages too.Romanian names contain a first name and the last name. Last names are often derived from
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Politeness is a positive and endearing social skill at any age. It enhances your personality and is a mark of good upbringing. Beyond showing good social skills, politeness can help secure jobs, make friends and advance your life moving forward. Parents who teach children to be polite can yield an impressionable impact that carries their
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. With nearly five billion pages on the internet, searching for fun and safe game websites for kids might seem like searching for a needle in a haystack.  The internet can be overwhelming and may cause some parents to shy away
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Group B streptococcus, or group B strep, is a common type of bacteria that lives in some adults and children. It is not usually dangerous, but infection with this bacteria may be more serious in babies. If a pregnant woman carries group B strep, the bacteria can sometimes pass to a baby during delivery, which
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. One of the primary responsibilities you have as a parent and one of the greatest gifts you can give your child, is to help them develop their gifts fully, so they can build their lives around whatever fulfills them. Being fully
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Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide… Wondering what or who they are? Ask any kid, and they will tell you that they are only some of the most popular Transformers! The successful Transformers movie franchise has a huge fan base among children. The popularity of the franchise, not so surprisingly, led to the introduction of Transformers
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As babies grow, they go from crawling to walking, running, jumping, and climbing anything that can be ascended.  But it is not safe for them to just climb up anything, is it? Enter climbing toys, which are designed to indulge the active personalities of toddlers but in a safe way. A climbing toy for toddlers
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Mental health and emotional well-being are tremendously important to pay attention to in children and young adults. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. These problems include depression, anxiety and conduct disorders. These issues have
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Image: Shutterstock Your girl wants to look and feel like a million bucks? You know that her smile and attitude are enough to make her feel like the princess that she is to you. But she may want a designer outfit that can add the extra charm! For girls, designer dresses are not just custom-made
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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, or MTHFR, is an enzyme that breaks down the amino acids homocysteine and folate. The MTHFR gene that codes for this enzyme has the potential to mutate, which can either interfere with the enzyme’s ability to function normally or completely inactivate it. People have two MTHFR genes, inheriting one from each of their
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