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When it comes to all the things babies put in their mouth, parents are often faced with a tough choice: should they try to kill or neutralize every single germ or just wash the item with hot water? Is it better to play safe by sterilizing everything, or let the kiddo get used to the environment and...
Postpartum depression (PPD) has been in existence since the dawn of civilization. Hippocrates and other doctors documented symptoms akin to modern-day postpartum depression. But it was only until recently PPD has been acknowledged widely as a real illness deserving of treatment. Learn more here: https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-manage-postpartum-depression-2759426 Still, postpartum depression isn’t separately recognized by DSM-IV. DSM-IV stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...
Over the years, many celebrities have come out and opened up about suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). Brooke Shields, Courtney Cox, Marie Osmond, and Bryce Dallas Howard come to mind. In the case of Marie Osmond, she detailed her experience in her memoir from 2001, Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression. It was particularly revealing that her...
“How could you be depressed when you have such a cute baby? Postpartum depression isn’t real; it’s all in your head, just like PMS.” If someone said this to you, you might be tempted to hurl something in his/her way, even if you don’t have postpartum depression. You don’t even have to have a baby to be infuriated by such...
Nappy Rash
A baby’s skin is liable to become red, sore, puffy and tender around the hips, thighs and genitals where they put on the nappy. This can also lead to mood swings in your infant as he is may become fussy and feel discomfort particularly during nappy changes. A baby may even start crying when you wash his or her...
emotional development in infancy
There is plenty of stuff that we are not familiar with as parents. The effort that we have to put in in order to ensure that our baby goes to sleep and then stays asleep without us physically holding him or her or being in close proximity to the infant. Similarly, the amount of time that a kid can take...
Toddler tooth care and dentistry for children is as important for your growing kid as taking care of baby teeth and gums. The general notion among parents regarding baby teeth is that they are going to fall anyway so why all the fuss of taking care of them? Keep in mind that despite the fact that baby teeth fall out, healthy...
Long story short, we very much recommend Carol Cline's 3 Day Potty Training - don't jump the gun though, read on to find out why... Raising a child is the single most significant undertaking in many of our lives. After all, our whole point of existence as a species is reproduction (like every other organism). No one ever said that...
The Physical
Potty training is a necessary evil. It can be especially intimidating to a new young parent. Potty training is not to be taken lightly, and a child that is not properly potty trained can face a lot of problems later on in childhood. Like anything else, with potty training there’s room for error. It’s no secret that people aren’t perfect...
The Routine Trip Review
It's true that every child is different, but by their nature, boys are more rambunctious. Boys can be a lot more stubborn and hardheaded than girls, leading to increased difficulty when potty training. Potty training is a big step for a toddler and should be approached with caution. It's essential that your child feels comfortable when potty training. Potty training has...

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