Month: December 2019

Most people have heard pregnancy-related advice or information, which often focuses on what different symptoms mean, how to tell the sex of the baby, and what a woman can and cannot do during pregnancy. Although some pieces of information, particularly those from healthcare professionals, can be accurate and helpful, lots of myths circulate pregnancy. Here,
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Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle. While melatonin is safe in the short term for most adults, many wonder whether they can give melatonin to babies and children who are having trouble sleeping. Although the body produces its own melatonin, taking melatonin supplements can help provide short-term treatment of insomnia
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. The holiday break is quickly approaching, and parents everywhere are so busy gearing up for Christmas, Hannukah, and other celebrations that they often forget that the kids will be home all day, every day for a few weeks. So what
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Photo: iStockPhoto This is an all-time favourite performed by children’s singing legend Raffi. You can make up your own giggle-worthy rhymes and encourage your kiddos to do the same. Here are the “Down by the Bay” lyrics: Down by the bayWhere the watermelons growBack to my homeI dare not goFor if I doMy mother will
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Photo: iStockPhoto This song is a classic for the whole family. Enjoy playfully berating your own mischievous little monkeys and acting out the scolding mother. Here are the “Five Little Monkeys” lyrics: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,One fell down and bumped his head,Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,No more monkeys jumping
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Photo: iStockPhoto A classic nursery rhyme with finger play, The “Itsy Bitsy Spider” is also known as the “Incy Wincy Spider” in some countries. It’s hard not to be endeared by this song—even if you are a tiny bit creeped out by real-life spiders. Here are the lyrics to the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”: The itsy
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Newborn babies breathe faster than older children and adults. A newborn may breathe more slowly when they sleep, but their respiratory rate should always fall within a healthy range. Very fast or slow breathing may signal an infection or another condition. Labored breathing, or respiratory distress, is a serious issue that affects around 7% of
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