Many couple trying to get pregnant have questions which are answered by the BabyMed FAQs.
Getting pregnant when a woman is HIV positive can be a tough decision to make if the woman already knows her status. If she doesn’t, or it is an unplanned pregnancy, there are still ways that the baby can be protected from contracting HIV from the mother.
Read here more about what is safe and what is not in pregnancy and while trying to conceive. Which activities and sports, which foods, which exposures can
potentially harm your developing baby?
The language-learning capability of babies is truly astonishing. In the
earliest moments of life, babies are able to differentiate between the
phonetics of different languages and will respond most to phonetics
heard in utero.
Baby showers are a time of celebration, but not all cultures celebrate
babies in the same way. From Latin America to the United States, baby
shower rituals come with unique sets of rules, etiquette and tons of
Last night my husband and I were discussing our different experiences
with separation anxiety as children. We assumed it must
have been a gender difference, but I looked into it and found that
gender actually has nothing to do with it.
As an adult, it’s difficult to understand a food refusal problem in
infants. My nephew recently started clenching his mouth shut when his
mom tries to feed him, and she’s concerned that he isn’t getting enough
There’s nothing wrong with encouraging your baby to develop at a fast
pace, but there is one specific milestone you shouldn’t push upon your
child. Studies show that potty training your child too early can lead to
serious and permanent problems.
Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are typically born premature.
If the fetus remained in utero for the duration of pregnancy, weight
gain would have increased during the last few weeks.
Everything you have read about watching your baby for symptoms of an
illness urge you to pay attention to your baby’s energy levels. If your
baby seems lethargic, something might be wrong and you should see a
While it’s cute, the smiles are actually an instinctive reflex for the
four-month-old. When he sees the whole family smiling and looking into
his eyes, he automatically does the same.
I’ve had the pleasure of raising four children and my life is so much
richer because of it, but I didn’t become that uber dad overnight. It’s
taken years with hundreds of fights, raised voices and the not so
occasional tear to learn some basic facts.
Your baby is going to be vocal. Many parents assume that their baby will
go straight from crying to talking, but there is a huge period in
between those two stages that includes a lot of sounds.
The gag reflex shows up around six months, and it is meant to help
prevent babies from choking on their food by causing an upward motion of
When a baby is teething, that pain is all over his or her mouth. Every
tooth is poking its way up through the gums slowly, which is why your
baby will be cranky and irritated through the teething process.
My nephew is growing rapidly. Every week, my sister-in-law sends videos
that are not only adorable, but also indicative of how shockingly fast
her little one is learning. This week, she sent a video of him making
his way around the living room by holding on to objects.
As adults, we are constantly operating on schedules. We rarely break out of
these routines, and we follow them because they actually make our lives
easier. When you bring home your newborn, you’ll be tempted to get into a
routine, especially with feeding.
Today my sister-in-law sent a video of her four-month-old son eating a
pickle as a snack. The video was absolutely adorable. He is just on the
verge of short words (he’s a very fast learner), so he was cooing as he
nibbled on the pickle proudly.
Since only children were never forced to share their toys with a sister,
split the joy of Christmas morning with a brother or suffer the bruises
of a sibling’s beating, they are frequently spoiled.
There’s a chance your baby might come out looking like a cone head. It’s
every expectant parent’s worst fear – after nine months of imagining
this perfect, glimmering baby that is growing inside the womb, the baby
comes out with a few noticeable imperfections.
It can take time for you to learn how to properly position your baby
while feeding him. Especially if you’re breastfeeding, you’ll need to
find a position where both you and your baby are comfortable.
Your baby’s body will surprise you. When you see a perfect baby in
movies, it is usually older, and many of the natural imperfections that
come along with childbirth are cleaned up or edited out.
Even though all of your baby’s teeth will fall out eventually, they are
still extremely important. Many new parents fail to realize just how
important these temporary pearly whites are because they realize that
they’ll only be around for a few years.
Though my mom was thrilled to have so many photos of me in different outfits, she did admit recently that she used to worry about my eyesight. I was exposed to the bright, powerful flash very early.
You’ve probably read that it’s important to teach your baby that alone
time is okay. You’re supposed to put him down every so often and ignore
his screams for you. This will be extremely difficult. Luckily, its
importance is debatable.
I’m all for fashion, but he obviously wasn’t in dire need of protection
from the elements considering he wasn’t walking yet. I researched the
question and found that a baby who wears shoes for too long each day
might actually develop foot problems.
There are certainly benefits to being the picture perfect mom, but you
shouldn’t feel like you’re behind the curve if you can’t live up to the
expectations of your peers.
I was a notorious tooth-grinder as a child. Since I was a toddler, I was
constantly mashing my teeth together both during sleep and during the
daytime. Technically, this problem is called bruxism, and it does
deserve some attention.
In high school, a close friend of mine had reconstructive surgery on her
nose. The surgery was done because since birth, she had a crooked nasal
passage that made breathing more difficult.
A friend of mine recently complained that her baby seemed to have
circulation problems. Whenever she grabbed her four-month-old’s hands
and feet, they were very cold compared to the rest of his body.