Babies have soft spots or fontanels on their skulls heads to facilitate birth by pressing through the narrow birth canal. That is why, newborn baby’s head looks weirdly pointed right after her birth. A premature baby may get more misshaped head while struggling for birth because of lesser-developed bones than a full term baby. Twins … Read moreIs your baby’s head out of shape? Causes and treatments
Babies have amazing curiosity and energy levels. It is of utmost importance to make their surroundings safe. Little ones are prone to get serious injuries when they are active and eager enough to try everything new. Keeping an active baby isolated in one room for safety purposes is simply out of the question. As parents, … Read moreImportant tips to make your home safe, once your baby is on all fours
Raunak looks healthy as a one-year-old toddler. But his mother is still worried as he rarely gives any response to her loving gestures. Most of the time he looks dull and aloof of the people around him. His elder sister was totally different at this age. She played peek-a-boo with her father, started babbling and … Read moreDo you think your toddler is not social at all? Must watch for Autism red flags
I know when your child has a real bad cold, it seems quite comforting to give that magic dose of antibiotic and wave a goodbye to sick days as soon as possible. But wait and ponder!! Think hard before giving antibiotics to your child. Read about some important concerns before starting the antibiotics for kids. … Read moreThink hard before giving antibiotics to your child. It might cause more harm than good
Full term babies should be ready for solid food by the time they reach their half birthday. Clinical reports suggest that the majority of normal babies and obviously premature babies are not developmentally ready for the graduation from milk suckling to manage semi-solids swallowing until between 6-8 months of age. Here, is a quiz to … Read moreIs your baby ready for solid food?
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for infants till the age of 6 months as it provided better immunity. Breast milk provides all the essential nutrients till the age of 6 months. However, 6 months and above age baby has increased requirement of iron and zinc in his body, which can’t be met by Breast milk alone. … Read moreStep by step guide to introduce solids to babies
It is quite an unnerving experience to watch your little baby having a hard time to suck milk and even breathe while suffering from cold. Babies are so fragile. So, obviously self-medication should not be tried on them. Cold take its own sweet time (about 1-2 weeks) to go away. There are some tried and … Read moreHome remedies to soothe newborn’s cold
Babies begin to smile much early, even in their mother’s womb. The newborn smiles are not real; they are not in response to anything. Early smiles are reflex smiles, which are brief and occur unintentionally. If you see a baby smiling in her deep sleep, it may be after passing a small bout of gas. … Read moreIs that smile real?
Baby’s first laugh is one of the best moments in parenthood to enjoy. If your baby hasn’t started laughing yet, no need to worry about it. Series of joyful noises like squealing, chirping, cooing and gurgling will one day lead to giggling. This milestone is expected to be achieved around 3-4 months. She might laugh … Read moreSmile turns to giggles
Crawling is a very important milestone, as it gives the actual unaided mobility to the baby for the first time. A baby is ready to crawl once he becomes independent in coming to sitting position on his own. Strong back, shoulders, arms and knees are prerequisites to support the baby’s weight and help maintain his … Read moreIs your baby ready to crawl?