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Encourage Your Children to Love Reading, Setting Up Skills for The Rest of Their Lives

Added June 24, 2019, Under: Books, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents

I have always thought that one of the best things you can do for your children is to instil a love of reading from an early age. And now this is born out by the words of Dan Snow (the UK historian and TV presenter) who says that reading to children from a young age is one of the best ways to set them up for life.  He is one of several ambassadors for Coram Beanstalk which is an organization helping ...

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Why New Moms Want Healthy and Smooth Skin for their Babies

Added February 18, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, New Moms, Parents

Every mother wants her baby to have a lovely, smooth skin. And this has many health benefits too. Why it is important to create a healthy and protective skin Not everyone realizes that the skin is our largest organ but they probably know that it provides a protective barrier from the environment. If babies suffer from dry or broken skin, they become more vulnerable. They can be uncomfortable and itchy but unwanted allergens can enter through cracked skin (in the form of food particles in ...

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Boost Your Young Child’s Memory With a Daily Daytime Nap

Added August 30, 2018, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

We all love a good night's sleep and of course children benefit from one too. But apparently the combination of a good night's sleep and a daytime nap can hold the key to a better memory as well as improved emotional welfare in children. Researchers have found that one without the other are insufficient to boost memory but that the two together are a winning combination! More about the research Neuroscientist and Associate Professor, Rebecca Spencer, has been behind the research and she says: "Individually, ...

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How To Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy & At Other Times

Added December 10, 2017, Under: How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

The first rule to avoid those stretch marks is to stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized! Staying hydrated is good for your body all round, helping to prevent stretch marks by giving your skin enough moisture to stop them appearing when you gain weight or build muscles. The normal advice is to drink 8 glasses of water every day but the amount you need can vary from person to person - this is because it depends on the food you eat, ...

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When Postpartum Psychosis is Closer to Home

Added April 12, 2017, Under: Babies, Diseases, Drugs, New Moms, Pregnancy

A couple I have known for several years are sharing their story in honor of World Maternal Mental Health Day which takes place on 3rd May. The birth of their daughter Sofia marked the start of an incredible journey, but it was also one of the most shocking and saddest times of their lives because ten days after the birth, Benedicte was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. This is Benedicte's story... Ten days after giving birth, I was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis and admitted ...

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Natural Remedies for Young Babies Who Cry from Colic

Added January 25, 2017, Under: Babies, Children's Health, How To, New Moms, Parents

Moms and dads find it really hard and frustrating when their young baby is constantly fussing and crying. They wonder if they are doing something wrong when all the time it could be something as simple (or as complicated) as colic. Acupuncture for babies Although met with scepticism, research from Sweden has claimed that babies with colic may cry less if they are treated with acupuncture.   The recent study has been published in the British Medical Journal Acupuncture in Medicine. The study ...

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Pregnancy & A Newly Discovered Benefit That Comes With Breastfeeding

Added November 7, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

Recent research has highlighted a wonderful component of breast milk which perhaps no one suspected in the past. A mother's milk can change its make-up to suit the baby's requirements at a specific time of need. How does this work? When the baby drinks from the breast, a vacuum is created through which the baby's saliva can make its way into the mother's nipple.  It is believed that the mammary gland receptors interpret the saliva for signs of  bacteria and viruses and, if ...

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Vitamin B3 & the Link to Eczema in Young Children

Added September 26, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

Eczema in young children has become more common in recent years and various theories have been put forward as to why this is. However, we do know that a combination of genes and environmental triggers may increase your child’s risk of developing the skin disorder. Babies from families with a history of eczema, hay fever, asthma or allergies are more likely to develop eczema while the skin condition can be triggered by allergens or irritants in the environment. Skin cells fast forward when something ...

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The Mattress For Your Baby & How Safe Is It?

Added June 8, 2016, Under: Babies, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents

A couple of decades ago, new parents rarely gave much thought to the mattresses they provided for their babies and often these were passed down from older siblings, friends and other family members. But today, it is very different and the advice and choices parents are faced with can be overwhelming. But before we talk about the mattresses themselves, what about the purpose for those mattresses? Sleeping… How many hours do or should babies sleep? Newborns sleep for about 16 to 17 hours a ...

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How To Help & Heal Your Child When They Have Eczema

Added February 8, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Inflammation, New Moms, Parents

Unfortunately, many conditions including eczema have become more common in children and, one of the reasons for this growth, could be due to an imbalance in the gut bacteria. This chronic itchy skin condition usually starts within the first five years of life, most often in the first six months, typically lasting into childhood and even adolescence. There are times when the skin appears only mildly affected while, during other periods, it is moderately to severely affected. Gut health and the link ...

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