vaginal birth, new mom, mom and baby

Caring For My Baby’s Mouth and Teeth: Part II

 What are some ways I can keep my baby’s mouth and teeth healthy? Baby teeth and caring for them is very important. When baby teeth are infected with strep mutans infection, this infection can be transmitted to permanent teeth and cause damage.  It is essential to take care of primary baby teeth, even though they […]

Caring For My Baby’s Mouth and Teeth: Part I

 How do I care for my baby’s mouth and teeth? One of the most important things I emphasize when I do a newborn visit is baby mouth care, along with feeding, nutrition, development, sleep. etc. Dental caries (decay and cavities) and other oral health diseases cause not only oral diseases, but also systemic maladies. Children […]

Getting My Baby To Sleep

My baby is having sleep problems – what can I do? I say this as a pediatrician and mother: getting your baby to sleep can be wonderful at times, but can also be challenging and stressful. Some babies from the beginning go to sleep when you put them down to sleep and never have sleep […]

How Much Sleep for Baby?

How Much Does My Baby Need to Sleep? All babies need to sleep – and how much depends upon their age and development. Also, each baby is unique so some babies require more sleep than others too. However, in general, they do need lots of sleep. Sleep is an important part of baby’s growth and […]

Baby Acne: Causes and Treatment Part 2

Can you go into more depth about what causes baby acne & how I can treat it? It is common for babies, especially when they are first born, to have an “acne type” rash over their faces. Baby acne usually is on the cheeks, forehead and chin. The acne seems to worsen when baby is […]

How Long Should I Swaddle My Baby?

You asked and you shall now receive. It’s only fair for us to share all of this stored up knowledge about a baby and what happens once the baby is born until they are no longer called a baby, but a toddler! We will now answer, in a very public forum, all of those burning […]