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Why do newborn babies grunt?

Why do newborn babies grunt?

Usually, newborns grunt when they learn how to pass stool. However, this grunting can occasionally indicate a health issue, such as trapped mucus, gastroesophageal reflux or irregular breathing. In this article, we explore the reasons that newborns grunt. We also discuss accompanying symptoms, home remedies, and when to see a doctor. Is newborn grunting normal? […]

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What to do after a baby falls

What to do after a baby falls

Babies are generally very fidgety, and it is quite common for them to fall off a bed while napping or sleeping. If this happens, it is essential to assess the situation calmly and to look carefully for signs of injury. Even though it can be frightening, a fall from a bed does not usually cause […]

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Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms

Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms

Toxic synovitis, also called transient synovitis or irritable hip, is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the hip. It primarily affects children. A child with toxic synovitis may limp, complain of hip and leg pain, or otherwise be reluctant to walk. The condition is not contagious and usually clears up within 2 weeks. […]

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Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk?

Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk?

Almond milk is a common alternative to cow’s milk for adults, but developing babies have different nutritional needs. Most doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies less than 1-year-old drink breast milk or, if breast milk is not available, dairy- or soy-based infant formula unless otherwise advised. Experts advise only introducing other […]

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What is blue baby syndrome?

What is blue baby syndrome?

Blue baby syndrome, also known as infant methemoglobinemia, is a condition where a baby’s skin turns blue. This occurs due to a decreased amount of hemoglobin in the baby’s blood. Hemoglobin is a blood protein that is responsible for carrying oxygen around the body and delivering it to the different cells and tissues. When the […]

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How to stop hiccups in newborns

How to stop hiccups in newborns

There are several ways to stop or prevent hiccups in newborns. Taking breaks from feeding to burp and using pacifiers can help, for example. It is important to remember that most babies get hiccups in their first year, and they are not usually a cause for concern. The hiccups happen when the baby’s diaphragm contracts. […]

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How is ADHD rated?

How is ADHD rated?

The ADHD rating scale uses questions about a person’s behavior to evaluate their likelihood of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Rating scales are a crucial part of the diagnostic process and are particularly necessary when it comes to diagnosing a child. When responding to the rating scale questions, most people will only be able to […]