Predicted Top Baby Names for 2020

  Below, find Nameberry’s list of hot baby name predictions for 2020 and Redmond’s explanations for each pick. The names here offer baby namers a heads up on trends and…

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*MUST READ* Kids II inclined sleepers are being recalled

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/kids-ii-recalls-inclined-sleepers-linked-baby-deaths/story?id=62657181 Georgia-based Kids II inclined sleepers are being recalled, after at least five infant deathswere reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Friday. Interested in Recalls? Add…

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Quotes about Twins

Here are some fun quotes about twins to put a smile on your face and share with your twins one day when they get older. “There are two things in…

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How team sports change a child’s brain

Team sports associated with less depression in boys as young as 9 Date: March 21, 2019 Source: Washington University in St. Louis Summary: Adult depression has long been associated with…

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Can Screen Time Cause Speech Delays

Is there any relationship between Screen Time and Speech Delays? Is screen time affecting your little one's language development? Screen Time can be anything like a movie theater screen, tablet,…

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Challenges with having Twins

  Challenges with having twins Difficult Pregnancy Pregnancy can be a little daunting when you are having twins and it can add anxiety, fear and an uncomfortable physical state. Having…

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Keeping your Twins Busy

Keeping your Twins busy As a stay at home mother of twin boys one of my biggest challenges is how to keep my twins busy and out of trouble all…

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HELLP Syndrome

HELLP Syndrome In my last post I talked about "Preeclampsia" and the signs and symptoms that you should look for. I also touched on HELLP Syndrome as I had both…

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Fascinating Facts about Twins

Times Two Identical twins can often be hard to tell apart and sometimes they may use this to their advantage, tricking everyone from parents to teachers or dates and pulling…

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Preparing Twins For Preschool

Preparing Twins For PreschoolThe transition to preschool for your twins can be a little daunting and a big change for everyone involved. If your children have spent time in a day…

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Benefits of Swaddling

Swaddling your baby can be a real sanity saver. The first few months after your twins are born the days and nights will all look the same and your life…

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Signs your child is ready for Potty Training

Some children will develop the necessary physical and cognitive skills between 18 and 24 months of age to start Potty training, however many parents don't start potty training until their children…

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Potty Training

  Potty training your twins can be challenging so here are some helpful tips on how to work with your twins. Always remember that positive reinforcement will eventually sink in…

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Oral Health: It is never too early to start

As the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other children's organizations report, tooth decay (also called early childhood caries, or ECC) is the most common chronic children's disease in the country. As…

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Best Diapers for your Twins

Newborns typically spoil their diapers approximately 10 times a day so with twins you are going to become an expert at changing diapers with as many as 20 changes a…

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How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

The first four to six weeks of breastfeeding is the time when you're establishing a strong and healthy supply of breast milk. Maintaining and Increasing Breast Milk After the First Few Weeks…

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How to hand express breastmilk

  Wash your hands. Wash your hands with warm. Put a cloth moistened with warm water over your breast for 2 minutes. This can help with the expression of milk. Give your…

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Tips on caring for Twins

Being the mother of twins can seem very overwhelming but with patience and time you will be a great mother to your twins and also maintain your sanity. Here are…

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Twins live longer than singletons

Twins not only have a bestie from birth -- they also live longer than singletons. And those two factors may be related, according to new University of Washington research. While…

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About Skin-to-Skin Care

You may be able to hold your babies in the NICU as soon as they are stable and before they are ready to begin feedings. If so, you may be…

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How important is play time with your children?

Pediatricians, parents, and teachers should prioritize play for children under their care because of its significant benefits, such as encouraging learning, building social bonds, and regulating stress, according to a…

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Do twins run in the family?

Having identical twins is not genetic. On the other hand, fraternal twins can run in families. Genetics can definitely play a role in having fraternal twins. For example, a woman that has a sibling…

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What is Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist?

A Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist is an ObGyn physician who has completed an additional two to three years of education and training. MFM specialists are high-risk pregnancy experts. For pregnant women with chronic health problems, MFM specialists…

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Twins Books Recommendations

While no one story defines the twin experience, there is some great children's book that features twins. Here are some suggestions   What to Expect When you are Expecting A completely revised and updated edition of…

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Travelling with Twins

Seating on the Airplane If you can book far enough ahead of time choose Bulkhead Seating. Your children will have much more room to move around and play with toys.…

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How can Twins have two different fathers?

A study estimates heteropaternal superfecundation could occur in one in 400 twins births in the US This extremely rare occurrence in humans is known as heteropaternal superfecundation The recent report from…

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Bathing your Newborn/s

Whether you choose to bathe your baby in an infant tub, bathtub, shower, or sink, here are some practical principles common to all. Create a twins-bath assembly line. Keep one…

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What Is Caffeine?

Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and other food and drinks. How Does Caffeine Affect People? Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the…

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What Are Multiple Births?

A multiple birth is when a mother is pregnant with more than one baby. This may mean a twin pregnancy, triplet pregnancy, or more. What Are the Types of Multiple…

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Foods That Can Affect Fertility

Infertility affects about 10 percent of the population, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. While couples can't control all of the causes of infertility, they can control their eating habits.…

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Herbed Garden Pizza

Makes: 4 Servings Total Cost: Prep time: 30 minutes Dive into mounds of luscious vegetables smothered over a whole wheat crust, artfully seasoned with olive oil-herb blend, including basil and garlic. Serve with…

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Losing Weight While Breastfeeding

Breast-feeding requires extra nutrition, making healthy eating just as important post-pregnancy. Women who are exclusively breast-feeding use about 650 calories daily to make the full amount of milk most babies…

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What is the NICU?

If your baby is sent to the NICU, your first question probably will be: What is this place? With equipment designed for infants and medical staff specially trained in newborn…

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Heatstroke

Sometimes babies are so peaceful and quiet in the backseat that we can forget they are even there, and it can be tempting to leave a sleeping baby in the…

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Twin Fetal Weight Chart

The below weights are published on a twin study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. A total of 642 twin fetuses – with a total of 3078…

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Banana Bread Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Yield: Makes one loaf No need for a mixer for this recipe! Clean-up is easy too, if you want, you can mix everything…

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Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Ingedients Ready in: 40 m 8 servings 383 cals 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1…

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Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients Ready in: 1 h 15 m 6 servings 146 calories 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoons white sugar 1 egg…

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Diaper Rash: How to Treat

Everyone wants a happy, healthy baby, however, babies often experience discomfort from diaper rash – a condition that causes skin underneath the diaper to become red and tender. Help your…

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When your baby has a fever

The first fever a baby or infant has is often scary for parents. Most fevers are harmless and are caused by mild infections. Overdressing a child may even cause a…

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What Are Antioxidants?

They’re chemicals that fight a process in your cells called oxidation. The main source is plant-based foods, but your body makes some, too. You’re probably familiar with vitamins C and…

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10 Common Baby Symptoms

1.Nausea and Vomiting It’s common -- and harmless! -- for babies to spit up a bit after eating. Little kids can get upset tummies, too. Keep yours hydrated. Call the…

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Caesarean

A caesarean section is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby through a cut in the mother’s abdomen (tummy) and uterus (womb). There are several medical reasons why you might…

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Maternity Clothes Tips

Many pregnant women have trouble coming to terms with the fact that their clothes no longer fit as their pregnancy progresses. If you’re someone who likes to look their best…

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Are Hot Summer Days Risky for Pregnancy

Hot, sticky weather can be uncomfortable for anyone. But for pregnant women, the summer heat may be particularly risky. That's because getting too hot or dehydrated can pose a risk…

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Ultrasound with Twins

Who Gets the Test? Ultrasounds -- or sonograms -- are a common part of prenatal care. If you're having twins, you'll get ultrasounds more often than mothers of single babies.…

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Cravings During Pregnancy

Cravings are real Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you cease to be a normal human who has regular food cravings, and at times that can be due to anything…

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How to Soothe a Teething Baby

It can be difficult to watch your baby suffer through that uncomfortable teething stage. Although some babies may experience very few or even no teething symptoms or discomfort, if your…

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Baby Formula Buying Guide

Getting Started If you don't breastfeed, need to supplement breastfeeding, or decide to wean your baby before age 1, you'll need to give him/her formula. Usually derived from cow's milk,…

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The difference between Fraternal and Identical Twins

Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic ("identical"), meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic ("fraternal"), meaning that each twin…

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