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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fish & Pregnancy: What is safe to eat?

Including fish in your diet is a good way to get protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids without ingesting too many saturated fats. However, nearly all fish contain some traces…

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Baby – Ages & Stages

Your baby will give you the most important information—how he or she likes to be treated, talked to, held, and comforted. This section address the most common questions and concerns…

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Getting rid of germs in the house

Believe it or not, the average carpet contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch. That’s nearly 4,000 times more than your toilet seat! But that’s not all. “If you don’t vacuum, heavy…

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Fascinating Facts about Twins

Seeing double? This year American women will give birth to more than 140,000 sets of twins. Here’s what you need to know about these compelling carbon copies. …belly buttons! Navels…

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What to eat during pregnancy and what to avoid

Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of any nutritious diet, and they are especially important during pregnancy. Pregnant women need to ensure that their diet provides enough nutrients and energy…

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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…

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Be safe in the Sun

Summertime can bring lots of fun but it also brings dangers from the sun. Children are not immune from skin cancer and it is best to get in the habit…

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