Month: February 2019

Eye discharge is common in newborns and is commonly due to a blocked tear duct. A person can often treat an infant with a blocked tear duct at home. However, discharge that occurs alongside other symptoms in the eye area, such as redness, swelling, or tenderness, may be a sign of an infection or another
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Image: Shutterstock The state of Pennsylvania was originally a private land that was later transformed into a bustling colony. The colony saw an inflow of people from several parts of the world, which brought diversity in the economy too. If you want to know the complete story of the Pennsylvania colony, read this MomJunction article.
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We cannot keep rescuing our children from their own consequences. Your time spent with your child and the collaboration with their teachers is paramount to ease the stress both at school and at home. According to Dana Gerendasi, principal of the Waterside Elementary School in Queens, New York, she suggests that parents take an active role
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Doctors start calculating pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period. For this reason, women are not actually pregnant in the first week of pregnancy, and they may not be pregnant during the second week either. Instead, in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, the body is preparing for possible conception. Often,
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Image: Shutterstock Double strollers make it convenient for parents to conveniently take two infants or toddlers outdoors at the same time. It also saves a single parent from the hassle of pushing two strollers at the same time. If you are planning to pick a double stroller, here is a MomJunction post that helps. Read
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This one may seem non-negotiable, and many will debate that couples should not skimp on their wedding photos. We agree, you must document the day and you have to have professional pictures to showcase such a special occasion. However, many couples will tell you, out of the thousands of pictures their wedding photographer produced, they
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Along with nausea, fatigue, and swollen feet, most women experience back pain at some points during pregnancy. Pregnancy-related back pain typically affects the lower back. According to one review that looked into the complaint, low-back pain affects more than two-thirds of women during pregnancy. Back pain can also arise near the center of the back
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Nosebleeds are common in children but are usually short-lived and rarely a cause for concern. Persistent, recurring, or very heavy bleeding may, however, require medical attention. Doctors refer to nosebleeds as epistaxis. Approximately 60 percent of people will experience a nosebleed at some point during their life. However, nosebleeds occur most commonly in children aged
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Transitioning into motherhood is not always easy but it can be super rewarding. When you have the right tools, gadgets, and support system, you will wonder why you were even sweating the small stuff. Now that the growing belly is about to reveal a new life, we have complied the best pregnancy gifts for a
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Wheezing, coughing, and breathing fast are some of the signs that a baby with asthma may display. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airway inflammation and sensitivity to irritants that most people can inhale without any issues. Doctors can treat asthma in babies with medications that help open up the airways, which are already
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Enlarged adenoids are common in children. The adenoids can become enlarged due to an infection or may be enlarged from birth. The adenoids are glands that sit behind the nose above the roof of the mouth. When they grow large, they can cause snoring and breathing problems. This article will describe the function of the
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Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious condition. This infection is most common in infants, but people of all ages can contract it. Whooping cough symptoms tend to be less severe in adults than in children. Unvaccinated infants have the highest risk of developing severe symptoms and complications from whooping cough. In this article,
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Once your baby outgrows the crib, it is time for them to sleep in a toddler bed. Toddler beds are like standard adult beds, but with a size and design that are appropriate for kids. A toddler bed is also identical to a crib but has a few unique features to meet the requirements of
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One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy for many women is feeling the baby move for the first time. Often, it can be difficult for a woman to distinguish these first movements from other sensations, such as indigestion or gas. However, when a woman is certain that she is feeling the fetus move, she
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New research finds that children living in homes with vinyl flooring or sofas that contain flame retardants have traces of potentially harmful toxins in their urine or blood. New research suggests that sofas and vinyl floors, in particular, contain substances that may harm children’s health. An increasing number of studies are shedding light on the
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A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with medications and proper wound care. An estimated 3–15 percent of woman develop an infection in their cesarean incision wounds. This article looks at the causes and types of wound infections after a cesarean, risk factors,
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Television has always been the best source of entertainment for kids. We all have memories of eagerly looking at the clock waiting for our favorite childhood TV show to start. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc., now kids can watch their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want to. There are some fantastic shows
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The crib is the best place for your baby to sleep. It is accessible to the parent yet gives the infant their own space to sleep in. If you use the crib regularly for your baby’s naps, ensure that you choose the ideal crib mattress to make nap or sleep time relaxing and soothing. In
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Is your kid stocking up on crayons and color pencils? Then you must encourage them to get creative and artistic. Kids can learn very quickly, and if they have already learned drawing fruits, vegetables, and simple objects, it is time for them to learn how to draw a monkey and other animals. The drawing of
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We all know that parenting pets is a very different experience from parenting children. For example you can’t put children in a kennel when you have a trip to the store, even as much as we’d all sometimes like to. With kids and pets running around the house, efficiency is key to creating a smooth,
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