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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is a normal part of development. Infants from around four to six months of age are able to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar situations. They are also beginning to learn “object permanence”, meaning that they know things exist in their environment even when they are not observed. This period of development […]

Reflux

Many parents worry that a spitty infant has a serious medical condition. Most spitty babies grow just fine and spit up much less after 6 months of age. Newly published research suggests that some medicines used for reflux may increase risk for fractures and should be used infrequently. This article reviews the causes and solutions […]

Cradle Cap

Itchy rashes of the face and head, fussiness, poor sleep and ear pulling are common ways for cradle cap to come to our attention. This link details this condition and how you can treat it at home. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Cradle-Cap.aspx</a

Amber Teething Necklaces: A Do or Don’t?

Amber Teething Necklaces: A Do or Don’t? As a parent, it’s only natural to want to relieve pain related to teething in your child. Amber teething necklaces are marketed to do just that and they are quite popular. However, this practice is not supported by scientific evidence and they are considered unsafe for your child. […]

Iron Supplementation and Your Baby

Iron Supplementation and Your Baby Results of recent basic research support the concerns that iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency without anemia during infancy and childhood can have long lasting detrimental effects on neurodevelopment. Full-term healthy babies receive enough iron from their mothers in the third trimester of pregnancy to last for the first four months […]

Binky Baby

Binky Baby What do I need to know before offering a pacifier? If your baby wants to suck beyond what nursing or bottle-feeding provides, a pacifier may satisfy that need. Before offering a pacifier, keep the following tips in mind: Offer a pacifier at nap time and bedtime. This helps to reduce the risk of sudden infant death […]

Tummy to Play

Why does my baby need Tummy Time? Tummy time is an important factor in the motor development of infants. Starting from birth it is recommended to incorporate tummy time in the daily routine. Tummy time is an important factor in mastering basic milestones such as head lifting, turning over, sitting up and crawling. Tummy time […]