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Prevent sunburn: healthy skin begins in infancy

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Babies are little rays of sunshine in the lives of their parents, yet some parents are unaware of how actual sunshine is unhealthy for their little one. Sunny days, cloudy days, beach days, and city street days – all these situations demand appropriate sun protection for babies in their first 6 months of life.

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Can being a preterm infant affect school performance?

Can being a preterm infant affect school performance?

Late preterm infants (born between 34-37 weeks gestation) are frequently overlooked for developmental delays. These babies, even though they are born only a few weeks early, may have more problems with reading and math in the preschool years (age 3-5) than babies whare born at term (38-40 weeks).

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Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Major pediatric health organizations recommend introducing solid foods to infants at 6 months. Prior to 6 months, breast milk or formula are sufficient for infant growth and development.

However, many parents desire to introduce solid foods earlier because they believe that their baby is interested in solid foods, hungry for more than breast milk or formula, or to help their baby sleep through the night sooner.

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Are you sure your baby is safe while sleeping?

Are you sure your baby is safe while sleeping?

Watching infants sleep is one of the most beautiful sights parents have of their children. The unique positions they take while sleeping, the tranquil expressions of their faces, and the peaceful rhythm of their breathing makes sleeping babies appear like angels in our midst.

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