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Parenting for Baby

Taking care of a newborn is a new, mysterious and somewhat tiring but very special job. The first few days after the birth are very important for the baby as well as the parent. If you are looking for some science-based parent to parent advice, then this section is just the right place for you. This section contains a comprehensive baby care guide for new parents divided into sections. In this section, you are likely to find positive parenting solutions in line with latest scientific research and based on personal experience. The advice contained in these sections contains tips as well as relevant research on the following aspects: feeding the baby, soothing it, keeping it clean, preventing possible health issues and dealing with them holistically, gauging its growth and development, training it to sleep properly, helping the baby learn through playing with it, and giving it the required nourishment.

Does Rapid Weight Gain Have Negative Consequences for My Baby? Promotion of Faster Weight Gain in Infants Born Small for Gestational Age. Is There an Adverse Effect on Later Blood Pressure?

in Newborn Care/Research Findings
Fast Weight Gaining have Negative Consequences on My Baby

Some studies have shown that babies who are small for their gestational age have higher cardiovascular health risks than those born with adequate weight and height. Some experts encourage measures that promote postnatal growth in an effort to reduce these effects. However, there is evidence that increasing postnatal nutrition in premature infants actually raises rather…

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How Do Hats Made of Cotton or Wool Affect Infants’ Body Temperature? The Effect of Wool vs. Cotton Head Covering and Length of Stay with the Mother Following Delivery on Infant Temperature.

in Newborn Care/Research Findings
Hats Made of Cotton or Wool Affect Infants’ Body Temperature

The materials from which baby’s clothes are made is not a minor concern, particularly concerning head coverings. Why? The brain of a baby represents 12 percent of its body weight, and the head is a major source of heat during infancy. It is, therefore, important to keep the baby’s head protected from the cold, especially when…

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A New Way to Predict Neurodevelopment in Infants Serum Copeptin and Neuron-Specific Enolase Are Markers of Neonatal Distress and Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome

in Growth and Development/Research Findings
Neurodevelopment in Infants

Three out of every two thousand infants born in developed countries suffer from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is brain damage that occurs due to a lack of oxygen. Hypothermia therapy (also known as cooling therapy) has proven to be a reliable method for preventing neurological damage in infants. Several methods are available to evaluate HIE…

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Urinary Tract Infections in Mothers and Possible Heart Defects in Newborns Maternal Urinary Tract Infections and Selected Cardiovascular Malformations.

in Health Issues - Baby/Research Findings
Urinary Tract Infections in Mother and Possible Heart Defects in Newborn
Urinary Tract Infections in Mother and Possible Heart Defects in Newborn

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are, unfortunately, frequent and serious birth defects that occur in 10 out of every 1,000 live births. Multiple investigations have been done to determine the possible causes of these malformations. Some research assessed if maternal infections could be related to these birth defects. These research trials had some striking results. There was…

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When Do I Start Weaning My Baby?: Parenting from the Inside Out

in Parenting FAQs/Weaning
Weaning - Time to Start the Solids

Breastmilk is the most comprehensive and beneficial source of nutrition for a baby in the initial period of life. But eventually, the baby needs to transition from breastmilk or formula to solid foods. This is a very important stage in parenting from the inside out. During this time, babies learn to chew food, use their fingers…

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The Benefits of Reading to Your Unborn Baby through Godly Parenting

in Learning and Play - Baby/Maternity
Benefits of Reading to Your Unborn Baby through Godly Parenting

Reading books to children supposedly makes them smarter. However, did you realize that you can read to a child even when the baby is still in the womb? One research study related to early language acquisition processes specifies that “prior to and at birth, the infant processes some minimal predispositions that make him pay particular…

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Recognizing and Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Babies

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Recognizing and Treating GERD in Babies
A baby suffering from GERD is found to be crying inconsolably, clenching its fingers, vomiting, arching its back, etc.

It is normal for babies to spit out milk during and after feeding. However, there is a severe digestive issue that can occur in infants called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can strike at any time of the day, usually after the baby has been fed. GERD, also known as acid reflux, causes food and…

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Costly Diapering Mistakes and Positive Parenting Solutions

in Diapers
Diapering Mistakes and Positive Parenting Solutions
Putting diapers on a newborn seems like a straight-laced and easy task; however, not all parents can get it right in the initial attempts.

Positive parenting solutions are needed for various parenting challenges. Putting diapers on a newborn seems like a straightforward and easy task; however, not all parents get it right in their initial attempts. Disposable diapers can be too loose, too tight, or even put on backward. This causes inevitable leaks, poop explosions, and huge messes to…

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