Image: iStock In mammals and humans, the ear naturally produces a waxy substance called the cerumen, which we commonly refer to as earwax. Cleaning or clearing earwax in adults and kids is easier compared to cleaning earwax in infants, as their ear canal is delicate and must be handled with care. That said, excessive ear
Image: Shutterstock Campfires, under the open sky and shining stars, are thrilling for kids. It’s the occasion for them to spend time talking and taking turns to tell stories. If you are organizing a campfire or your child is going to have one with their friends, then you surely need some captivating stories to tell.
The air is crisp, the trees are losing those last few leaves and sweater weather is in full swing. Closets are now displaying cozy knits, leggings and boots to stay warm and comfy during the chilly season. If you’re looking for some fall and winter fashion inspiration, read on to see our top outfit ideas
Image: Shutterstock One of the things that makes breastfeeding challenging is a blister on the nipples. A nipple blister may emerge spontaneously and is unproblematic in most cases. But sometimes, it may interfere with breastfeeding. Read this MomJunction article to know what causes nipple blisters, if it can interfere with breastfeeding and how to manage
Let’s face it—when you’re a busy mom, some days you don’t even have time to worry about how little time you have. And when the house is a mess, the kids are hungry again, and due dates are quickly approaching, your to-do list might feel like its piling higher than the dirty laundry basket. Here
More than likely when someone says “adoption,” you picture a family adopting a newborn baby. That’s probably because when adoption is portrayed in movies and on television, it is generally portrayed as parents adopting an infant. More often than not, those parents are adopting because they are unable to have a baby of their own.
Image: Shutterstock Brain development is a lifelong process. But its development in the childhood years is important because that forms the foundation for the growth later in life (1). Therefore, parents have to focus not only on the physical growth but also on brain development of the child. And just like the body needs exercise
Some research suggests that melatonin can help treat children with sleeping difficulties. However, it is best to try lifestyle changes or speak to a doctor before giving melatonin to a child. Sleep plays an essential role in overall health and well-being. Sleep is especially important for children as their bodies and brains are still growing
By Caroline Knorr Google Home and Amazon Echo ― the sleek, voice-activated home assistants that do everything from turn off your lights to read your kids a story ― are being touted as the smartest things since sliced bread. With their kid-targeted games, activities, books, and even homework help, what parent wouldn’t want one of
Micropenis refers to an abnormally small penis. Micropenis is rare and hormonal or genetic issues are most often the cause. Doctors will usually diagnose and treat the condition at birth. In this article, we look at the definition of micropenis, the symptoms and causes, and the ways a smaller-than-average penis may or may not affect
Although all pregnancies are different, certain symptoms tend to occur in each trimester. For some women, the second trimester means the end of morning sickness and fatigue, but it also means the onset of specific types of pain. Pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The second trimester lasts from weeks 13 to 28. In this article,
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome is when food allergies affect the gastrointestinal tract of babies and young children. It is rare but may be more prevalent than doctors previously understood. The main symptoms of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, or FPIES, are recurring, severe diarrhea and vomiting. An infant may experience these symptoms from time to time,
Getting ready for a new baby is an exciting time — and also an overwhelming time. There’s a long list of supplies to purchase and preparations to make before the baby comes, and this can feel financially (and emotionally) overwhelming. You want everything to be perfect from the nursery to the maternity photos, and every
When gift shopping for new moms on your holiday list this year, your instinct might be to go straight to the baby aisle. (We feel you — tiny baby clothes are almost too cute to resist!) But we urge you: Don’t forget about mom herself! Adjusting to life with a new baby is no doubt
The statistics are staggering. Only one out of every three children in the U.S. spends time being physically active each day. Less than fifty percent of the time that kids spend in P.E. class or sports practice involves enough activity to be considered exercise. And, children and teens spend an average of seven or more
One of the hardest parts of being a parent or caregiver can be letting go. It can be both exciting and scary to see your kids grow up, make their own decisions and build friendships. And if a bully enters the picture, it’s difficult to know exactly what to do. HuffPost spoke to experts with
Our personality traits may affect many of the choices we make and alter different aspects of our lives. A new study now suggests that an individual’s personality traits in adolescence may help predict their longevity. Researchers looked at personality traits in adolescence to see if they could predict a person’s longevity. Recently, various studies have
5 Power Tools Every Woman Needs for Their Yard – Daily Mom Winter is slowing creeping up on us but every green thumber knows that your yard is actually a year-round project. If you live in warmer climates, you still have yard maintenance to work into your busy schedule. And with the upcoming holidays now
There’s no shortage of serious conversations parents should have with their children. And in the age of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, one fundamental lesson is the importance of our bodies and bodily autonomy. “Body awareness talks are the earliest conversations parents can have with young children to support their health and safety,”
The typical pregnancy has three trimesters and lasts around 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last period. In each trimester, the fetus will meet specific developmental milestones. While 40 weeks is the usual time frame, a full-term baby can be born as early as 37 weeks and as late as 42 weeks.
Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection that commonly affects children. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer their children to build up immunity to the virus by attending chickenpox parties, or “pox parties.” Before the chickenpox vaccine, many people used pox parties as a way to infect their children with the virus to
The use of tech to harass a person, or what’s commonly known as cyberbullying, is on the rise. Fifteen percent of students admit to being cyberbullied, and the victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to contemplate suicide, according to Tulane University. Worse, most of the bullies are not unknown strangers that are thousands
Image: iStock Science introduces your child to the fascinating world of plants, animals, and the environment around them. Understanding science becomes easier when it is intriguing. So how can you make it intriguing? Through a science quiz for kids to trigger their curiosity. Use MomJunction’s science question and answers for kids to make the subject
By Caroline Knorr For a lot of families, technology is the glue that holds everything together. There’s your kid’s Instagram feed you follow to see what they’re up to. There’s your school’s online network you check for homework and grades. There’s the mapping app that gets you to your kids’ playdates. And then there are
Image: Shutterstock Pneumonia is a common infectious disease that can strike infants of any age. The condition affects lungs, impairing breathing and eventually causing a decline in the baby’s healthy growth. Pneumonia is thus a fatal infection with a potential to cause lasting damage. But how do babies catch pneumonia? Is there a vaccine against
Half the fun of Thanksgiving dinner is enjoying all of the side dishes that accompany the turkey. Thanksgiving is the one time of year when 6 side dishes or more are completely appropriate for a family meal. We’ve selected a few of spins on classic favorites that you might want to try out on your
Rob Scheer entered the foster system at 12 years old after a childhood filled with abuse. Decades later, he works to educate people about the system and let them know what it’s really like to be a child simply looking for a home to call their own. In his book A Forever Family: Fostering Change
Death and grief are natural parts of the human experience, but mourning a loss is also an incredibly complex process. When a young child loses a loved one, parents often grapple with the challenge of explaining the concept of death and helping their little one through the grieving process (all while grieving themselves). To help
There’s nothing like the peace of mind knowing that your child is safe, buckled, and done growing out of their car seat! We all can appreciate a one-stop shop when you need to hit the grocery store. You not only can pick up groceries, but you can grab your toiletries, paper items, and some cleaning supplies
People tend to associate acne with puberty and a person’s teenage years, but it is relatively common for a baby to get acne. The causes and treatments of baby acne, also called neonatal acne, are different from those of adult acne. This article will take a look at the prevalence and symptoms of baby acne.