8 Aug · admin · No Comments

Can Parents Arguing in Front of Their Baby Alter Brain Development?

Let’s face it folks, parents do argue once in a while especially when both have had very little sleep for months BUT a new study by researchers at the University of Oregon finds that arguing in front of your baby might sensitize the infant’s brain to stress. They have found that babies react to angry, …

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17 Jul · admin · No Comments

Are Immunizations Necessary?

Are Immunizations Necessary? These are the vaccines that your child needs if you live in the United States. (Your doctor will determine the best vaccination and schedule for your child.) Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine                   Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP) Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)                         Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) Hib vaccine                                                     Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Influenza vaccine …

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27 Jun · admin · No Comments

To Tickle or Not To Tickle That Is the Question

For centuries, the deepest thinkers – Aristotle, Darwin, Shylock-have puzzled over this silliest of human acts. Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County says that tickling is not an inexplicable physical tie, it’s central to who we are-and how we because who we are. Tickle games are not unique …

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4 May · admin · No Comments

Benefits of Investing in a Franchise

In recent years, one of the fastest growing business segments in the United States has been franchising.   The benefits for a franchises include: a higher chance of success than in a sole proprietorship; shorter time to opening; initial training and ongoing support; assistance in finding an optimal site; the selling power of a known …

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5 Apr · admin · No Comments

Grandparents

Grandparents -Advice or no Advice? Are the grandparents being pushy or just trying to be helpful? Grandparents have a wealth of information under their belts and many love to share this information with you. Sometimes some grandparents can be a little over enthusiastic driving new parents nuts with their “helpful “suggestions. Are they being helpful …

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3 Dec · admin · No Comments

Language Development -4 to 7 months

  Your baby thrives on the interactions he/she has with you, so shower him/her with smiles and cuddles, and reply when she babbles to encourage her communication skills. Read together and name the objects in the book. You baby is never too young to talk to him. Keep talking to your baby. This is critical …

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8 Nov · admin · No Comments

Language Development

  “Mama” and “Dada” are music to your ears. While it will be many months before your child can master this milestone, it will not be our baby’s first when it comes to language development. Here are some significant stepping stones that will lead up to the day when your child will actually be able …

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19 Sep · admin · No Comments

Allergies

Does my child have an allergy? What is an allergy? When a baby has an allergic reaction, it’s the result of an inappropriate response by his immune system. Parents often do not realize that symptoms such as runny nose, rash, upset stomach, or crankiness can signal an allergy. The immune system is programmed to fight …

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30 Jul · admin · No Comments

Common Toddler Feeding Problems

1. Table Manners: It is never too early to instill good habits. Table manners can begin as soon as your child begins eating for instance teaching our child not to talk with food in his mouth is not only good manners but can prevent choking or gagging. How can you do this? Be patient because …

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18 May · admin · No Comments

Toddler Eating Habits

  Your toddler is more interested in discovering new things in his new world than he is in sitting down to eat. Sitting in his high chair is step one but now you have to get him to eat. Toddlers are a bit suspicious of new foods and may have one word for them “No” …

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