Image: iStock The mildly sticky substance that lines up the canal of your ear is not dirt, but it is called ear wax or cerumen. It is a mixture of the secretions produced by the inner lining of your ear canal, the dead skin cells of your ear and the fine hair that lines up
Image: Shutterstock When you want to relax and enjoy the evening or have trouble sleeping at night, a warm cup of chamomile tea is all you need. Thanks to its soothing and relaxing properties, chamomile tea is a popular beverage around the world. But did you know that chamomile tea can also help soothe babies?
Image: iStock Diarrhea is common in toddlers but it doesn’t make it any easier for parents to handle. It vexes the parents, and puts the toddler under severe physical stress. There are many reasons for a toddler getting diarrhea. But how does one deal with and manage the condition? Also, are there any home remedies
Image: Shutterstock Polio is perhaps the last pediatric illnesses you will think of when you have a baby since it is almost non-existent except in a few pockets of the world. Polio is capable of causing life-long complications, but it is also one of the easiest diseases to prevent. Polio vaccines have become more pervasive
Image: iStock Nursery rhymes, or the Mother Goose rhymes as called in North America, have been in usage since the 19th century. However, one of the earliest poems, in French, dates back to the 13th century. Rhymes were recorded in English plays from around mid-16th century. Tommy Thumb’s Song Book, printed around 1744, was the
Image: Shutterstock It seemed like the coolest thing to do at the time. But you have a baby now and may be regretting that nipple piercing you got. Breastfeeding with a nipple piercing can be a problem. The piercing could interfere with the flow of milk through the nipple. Or it could hurt the feeding
Image: iStock Jump to: Imagine this. A live band is playing your child’s favorite song. Just as he starts to enjoy it, they start to go off-rhythm! The beats are irregular – some are playing it too fast and some too slow. Doesn’t sound good, right? So is the case with his heartbeat. There is
Image: Shutterstock When your baby doesn’t pass stool for days, you might try various remedies at home to relieve constipation. But sometimes, your baby may need medical intervention, and the doctor may prescribe a laxative such as MiraLAX. But is MiraLAX safe for babies? Does it have any side effects? In this article, MomJunction tells
Image: Shutterstock Winters are dangerous for children. They often fall sick with a cold, cough or indigestion. They want to go out and play but you may be apprehensive about their health. This could easily lead to boredom and disappointment; they may even throw tantrums during mealtimes. This situation is easily avoidable if you help
Image: Shutterstock You love eating pasta, pizzas, and olive oil. You fantasize about going to Rome, riding gondolas, and eating in bistros. You are into binge-watching movies on Italian mafia wars. Chances are, you would be into Italian names and surnames as well. Popularized by the vast expanse of literature, TV shows, and films, Italian
Image: Shutterstock My two-year-old son’s mealtime is a nightmare for me! It is almost impossible to make him open his mouth to eat. Every time he refuses a morsel with a shake of his head, I get impatient and feel helpless. And why not! Seeing her child practically starve themselves simply kills a mother. Yes,
Shutterstock The Amish people are famous in the US and the world over for their old-world lifestyle, speaking Pennsylvania Dutch, and their keen sense of community. They are devout, and their religion plays a vital role in their way of life and naming of their children. Amish names mostly reflect ideologies dear to them or
Image: iStock Jump to: Minor skin scrapes, sore arm, and fever are common in children. But when swelling, stiffness, and pain happen without any apparent cause, it may be alarming. Juvenile arthritis is a condition that leads to such issues. And it is not easy to address the problem unless you are strong and make
Image: iStock Do you know what keeps diseases and infections away from your child? The immune system, of course! The stronger your child’s immunity, the healthier he or she will be. And for that, you need to give the kid the right kind of foods, those that support and improve immunity levels in the body.
Image: Shutterstock Breastfeeding is the ideal way to provide nourishment to your baby. But there are times when you are unable to breastfeed and have to rely on the bottle. Unlike breastfeeding, which depends on the baby’s sucking reflex, bottle feeding relies on gravity to get the milk flowing through the nipple. Gravity makes bottle