Baby

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE “Mama-dada”! Are these the words you are eagerly waiting to hear from your baby? Babies learn sounds before they begin to speak and utter their first words,usually around the age of one year (1). Language skills develop gradually with age-wise development from infancy to toddlerhood (2). There are many activities
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cup-feeding is an alternative feeding method to provide breast milk or formula to a baby (1). This technique is considered safe for even premature babies. You can cup-feed a baby in cases when they are unwilling or unable to breastfeed or bottle-feed. You can safely practice cup-feeding under the guidance
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Baby refusing the bottle isn’t an uncommon phenomenon. While several babies don’t accept bottles at all, some suddenly start rejecting them after being bottle-fed for some time. Bottle-feeding, in some cases, is crucial to ensure continuous feeding. Thus, if a baby refuses to be bottle-fed, identifying the reason for the
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A guest comes home, and your infant stares at him till he leaves. Does this sound familiar? Almost every new parent goes through such an episode at least once. You might have also felt concerned at one point. However, it is nothing to worry about. The habit of staring at
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding has several benefits for the baby and the nursing mother. It can lower the risk of infections in babies while reducing the risk of certain illnesses, such as type-2 diabetes, for nursing mothers (1). Exclusive breastfeeding may also help a mother lose weight. But how does breastfeeding burn calories,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The Apgar score or newborn scoring is a method to summarize the baby’s health status soon after birth. Vital parameters, such as heart rate and respiratory rate, are included in the Apgar scoring system. This test also helps determine the requirement of resuscitation in newborns with respiratory or cardiac troubles.
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE For any mother, seeing her baby sleep peacefully brings a sense of calm and relief. It is during this naptime that mothers usually examine their child’s physical health. While examining your child, if you ever notice them sleeping with their mouth open, it means they are breathing through their mouth,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE “Kashmiriyat” refers to “Kashmiriness,” which is the medley of social and ethnonational consciousness and cultural values. It reflects in the beautiful Kashmiri names, too. In the “Paradise on Earth,” the names of girls and boys are generally coined to encapsulate the region’s rich heritage. Kashmiris come up with sweet and
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers continue to grow by a few inches and a few pounds each year of toddlerhood (1). Some toddlers may have a sudden increase in growth and often appear hungry during growth spurts since their bodies need extra energy. All healthy toddlers grow at a normal pace to achieve the
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