The mold inside the bath or teething toy looks yucky and might frighten parents. But does this mold pose a real health danger to babies and children?
Every baby is unique, but new parents often have the same questions about their firstborn. Find out what’s “normal” when it comes to spitting up, pooping and more.
There she is, your beautiful baby. Her eyes are finally closing as her chest begins to rise and fall. And then what seems like split second later, she’s up, and she’s crying. Again. Should you use the cry it out method? Experts say there is something more moderate you could try: graduated extinction. Watch to learn more.
Learn a simple way to remember how to keep your child safe and warm at night and during naptime.
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Worried about having enough milk for your new baby? Get off to a good start with these tips from Cleveland Clinic lactation consultant Suzanne Forsgren, RN, BSN, IBCLC.
Krista Afumbom came home from the hospital ready to devote herself to first-time motherhood and care of her new baby daughter. With her husband at work during the day and family far away, though, the Lakewood, Ohio mother felt alone and exhausted. “In the beginning when you bring home a new baby, it’s very isolating,” … Read More
The debate continues on whether homemade baby food is better than commercially produced food. Most moms have been in on the conversation at some point, whether or not they still have a 6- to 9-month-old. “Both types of food have pros and cons,” says Mona Rifka, MD, pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital. Baby food … Read More
This isn’t your grandmother’s full-term pregnancy. Doctors used to define 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, a U.S. OB/GYN group is dividing that range into different classifications after learning about critical differences in the final weeks of gestation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the … Read More
Tooth decay, without teeth? It can happen. That’s because (even though you can’t see them) your baby’s 20 primary teeth are present at birth. Todd Coy, DMD, Section Head of Dentistry at Cleveland Clinic, recommends four healthy habits to avoid what he calls “baby bottle tooth decay”: 1. Wipe off baby’s gums While a baby’s … Read More
Tired parents, you might be tempted to put a little cereal in their your baby’s bottle, just to help everyone get some sleep. But experts say, think again. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms that many parents are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food before the age of … Read More