Month: January 2019

Movies are an excellent source of entertainment for people of all ages. Toddlers particularly love watching movies, since it gives them visual stimulation. Animated films with bright colors and vivid graphics tend to bring a lot of giggles and fascinate the little ones. Movies are also a good way to introduce storytelling to the baby.
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Harmful chemicals have found their way into every aspect of our lives. Clothing is no exception. But when it comes to baby clothing, it is best to avoid harmful compounds. And you can do that by choosing organic baby clothes. But what makes some baby clothes ‘organic’? We explain this to you in this MomJunction
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Women often have excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. This article discusses the causes of gas in the different phases of pregnancy. We also cover treatments and home remedies for gas, and how to tell when abdominal pain is a cause
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When you’re coping with depression as a mother, whether it’s situational depression (meaning a friend or loved one has died, or maybe you’re getting divorced) it can be exhausting. Inevitably your children will notice your mood shift. You’ll be able to articulate your feelings to them in a concrete age-appropriate way if you take the
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A convulsion is a general term that people use to describe uncontrollable muscle contractions. Some people may use it interchangeably with the word “seizure,” although a seizure refers to an electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures may cause a person to have convulsions, but this is not always the case. In this article, learn more
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When a baby begins crying in their sleep, caregivers may worry that something is wrong. However, in most cases, for babies, crying while asleep is a phase rather than a sign of a serious problem. For many caregivers, sleep-related issues are among the biggest challenges during the baby and toddler years. Sleep problems are common,
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Real contractions follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions vary in duration and frequency. Braxton-Hicks contractions also tend to be less painful and usually only cause discomfort in the front of the abdomen. Braxton-Hicks contractions simulate real contractions to prepare the body for labor. However, they do not lead to labor. Real contractions only occur
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There are many different causes of swollen ankles. In most cases, swelling is due to injury or edema. The term edema means swelling due to the accumulation of excess fluid. It is particularly common in the lower leg, ankles, and feet. In this article, we look at 11 causes of swollen ankles and cover some
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Breast changes are a normal part of pregnancy and occur as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Changes to the breasts can occur as early as 1 week after conception, and they can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond. In this article, we discuss the breast changes that are most common
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Image: Shutterstock The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular human-made structures on the planet. The old wall tells several tales of its glorious past and is probably among the most visited tourist destinations in the world. In this MomJunction article, we present 45 interesting facts about the Great Wall of China,
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It is almost Valentine’s Day! Babies and toddlers can be some of the hardest people on your holiday list to shop for. You don’t want to leave them out on this special day, but what do they really need? We’ve compiled our top Valentine’s Ideas for Babies and Toddlers under $50, helping you to keep
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Image: Shutterstock The Red panda is a cuddly little creature that resembles a teddy bear. Gentle in nature, red pandas live high on trees, eat bamboo, and go about their lives without bothering anyone. Sadly, in recent times, the adorable animal is facing the threat of extinction due to a gradual encroachment of its habitat
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Managing anxiety as a mom is challenging. From the time that your children are babies to the time they turn 18, you’re continually worried about them. Children cause us as mothers to worry, no matter what. When you first have a baby, as a new mom, you’re concerned about your baby surviving the night. You
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The Super Bowl is just a few weeks away, and that means its time to prepare for one of America’s favorite pastimes: The Super Bowl. Even if you don’t watch football or even know the names of the teams playing, everyone loves to get together to enjoy delicious food, great commercials, and entertaining company. These
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An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain In this
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Managing anxiety as a mother is challenging. From the time that your children are babies to the time they turn 18, you’re continually worried about them. Children cause us as mothers to worry, no matter what. When you first have a baby, as a new mother, you’re concerned about your baby surviving the night. You
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Mastoiditis is a serious infection in the mastoid process, which is the hard, prominent bone just behind and under the ear. Ear infections that people fail to treat cause most cases of mastoiditis. The condition is rare but can become life-threatening without treatment. Symptoms of mastoiditis include swelling behind the ear, pus coming out of
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Image: Shutterstock Biliary atresia in babies interferes with healthy liver functions. Problems of the liver can lead to several other complications including failure to grow and thrive. But what causes biliary atresia among infants? Can parents prevent the condition from happening? Continue reading this MomJunction post about biliary atresia in babies, the physiology of the
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