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Can a baby hear sounds in the womb?

January 20, 2020 11:30:27 am

Thus, it is still unclear whether the baby understands what we speak, even though the recognition of the sound is possible.

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Should you eat feta or mozzarella cheese during pregnancy?

January 17, 2020 9:19:46 am

Cheese is available in a lot of varieties. Find out which ones are safe to eat during pregnancy.

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How babies see: Fuzzy vision and getting to recognise colour

January 16, 2020 12:24:07 pm

Most new parents intently wait to check the colour of their newborn's eyes upon birth, but are often left confused and worried when they notice their little ones to be a little crossed and not well-coordinated.

baby blink rate

Do you need to worry if your baby is not blinking enough?

January 15, 2020 7:33:14 pm

A 2010 study titled Optometry and Vision Science by Leigh F Bacher states that spontaneous eye-blinking rate is less than four times per minute in human babies. The rates gradually increase to 15-30 per minute in adulthood.

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Baby’s sleeping position can increase risk of a flat head. Here’s how to prevent it

January 13, 2020 7:03:41 pm

To avoid getting a flat head, parents should give the baby enough tummy time, after one month of age.

ivf mothers, breastfeeding

Why IVF mothers have trouble breastfeeding their baby

January 13, 2020 4:10:38 pm

IVF mothers need to be counselled. They can consult the gynaecologist who will sensitise the patient about how milk production works and the overall benefits of breastfeeding. It is only when the baby suckles that the milk production increases.

baby winter care tips

7 winter care tips for babies

January 10, 2020 12:06:06 pm

In general, babies need one more layer of clothing than adults. Stick your hand inside your baby's clothing to see if he seems hot. Too much? Take one layer off.

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Can you have a vaginal birth after C-section? Here’s what moms should know about caesarean delivery

January 9, 2020 1:41:11 pm

A doctor would recommend C-section only if normal delivery is not possible, due to maternal or foetal reasons like the mother's high blood pressure.

foetal movement

Baby not kicking in the womb? All you need to know about foetal movement

January 5, 2020 10:30:55 am

Foetal movements: The baby starts moving after about 10 weeks of pregnancy. This is can be seen on an ultrasound very clearly in the first trimester itself.

baby constipation

How to deal with constipation in breastfed babies

January 4, 2020 11:04:39 am

Once solid foods are introduced to a breastfed baby around six months, there will be many changes in his elimination patterns. The stools will have a stronger odour and different colour and consistency.

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How to treat skin conditions during pregnancy, according to a doctor

January 2, 2020 12:11:56 pm

Skin problems during pregnancy: If you're using medicated skin care products, make sure you book an appointment with your dermatologist when you find out you're pregnant.

diarrhoea in kids

Diarrhoea in children: Tips for treatment, from a doctor

January 1, 2020 5:13:02 pm

If the child passes a lot of stool and the liquid intake is not replaced, it can lead to dehydration. A child should be given the correct re-hydrating solution, one that has water, some glucose and electrolytes.

bed wetting

How to tackle bed-wetting in kids, according to a doctor

December 31, 2019 12:45:47 pm

By the age of five, they usually have good control on their bladder at night too. But about 14 per cent of children above five still wet the bed. One to five per cent continue to do it till the age of 10 years.

headache in kids

Types of headaches in kids and why you should not ignore symptoms

December 30, 2019 12:12:18 pm

About 58.4 per cent of school-going children are the victims of the different forms of primary headache disorder. Common reasons for headache include peer pressure, performance pressure or poor performances and decreased extracurricular activities.

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How to nurture good mental health in children

December 30, 2019 8:42:16 am

Young children need realistic goals that match their ambitions with their abilities. With your help, older children can choose activities that test their abilities and increase their self-confidence.


Watch: One mother’s truth about making babies late: 6 years, 7 pregnancies, 5 miscarriages and IVF

December 28, 2019 1:21:19 pm

The minute Reisa Pollard held her baby, she wanted another. That's when the struggle truly began, at age 42. She tells other women, "We need to start sharing our stories. There's nothing to be ashamed of. It's a journey and you're not alone."

study abroad, parenting tips

Imagine: Watch out for the ‘study abroad’ industry that is luring our kids

December 28, 2019 6:05:39 am

When we do something because everybody else is doing it then it is problematic. It is like getting into a treadmill which is not going to get us anywhere.

obesity during pregnancy, child development

Obesity during pregnancy can affect IQ of sons, not daughters

December 27, 2019 6:19:02 pm

The study found that obesity in pregnant mothers was linked to lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for sons.

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The Early Years: Welcoming your baby after neonatal intensive care unit

December 27, 2019 2:40:23 pm

Approximately one in eight children are born preterm. Preterm children are at a greater risk for excess hospitalisation and developmental difficulties after Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) discharge.

arenting tips, cold and cough in kids

How to prevent infectious diseases among children this winter

December 26, 2019 5:34:25 pm

It is important to take these measures at the early stage of the symptoms to prevent a full-fledged ailment. Visit your doctor to check whether medical intervention is necessary.