In this article, Dr. Harvey Karp explores baby constipation, and to do about it. Your baby may be constipated if they have hard or pellet-like poops and grunt/cry when it’s time to poop. Typically, babies poop two to three times per day, or even four to five times per day for some infants. If your baby has not pooped in two to three days, then it’s a good idea to call the doctor. Dr. Karp also provides tips to try at home.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and USDA now recommend introducing common allergens at around 4 to 6 months of age. By feeding these foods early in life, before an allergy has ever developed, parents have the opportunity to change the risk for their children and protect them.
For many parents, sunscreen wasn’t a staple in our beach bag. Back then, we weren’t taught much about the dangers of overexposure to the sun. Today, parents are more informed about risks such as cancer or damaged skin, and most adults practice safe sunscreen habits with their kids. But as summer approaches, it’s always a good idea to buff up on healthy sun tips for babies.
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Editor’s Note: Mommybites talked with pediatrician and mom Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson about her reaction to the recent report on baby food and how to best feed babies to keep them healthy. Mommybites: A congressional report this month shared that four leading baby food companies were aware that their products included dangerous levels of toxic […]
Elevated levels of toxic heavy metals have been found in popular baby food products. These heavy metals—including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury—are chemical elements. They are found in soil that is used to grow food. Some areas have higher amounts of the toxins than others as a result of pesticide use and pollution. Exposure to […]
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.
For parents interested in herbal remedies for their children, slippery elm is a product you should have on your radar. It can be used to treat tummy aches, coughs, bronchitis, urinary infections, baby rashes, and more. What is Slippery Elm? Slippery Elm is native to North America, and was widely used by Native Americans as […]