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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Archive for the ‘Babies’ Category

Birth to 5 Q&A: I need rest! How can I get my baby to sleep?

Q: My 5-month-old is not a good sleeper, and I’m getting so little sleep I’m barely functioning at work. My friends are urging me to do “cry it out” or some form of sleep training, but I’m confused, because the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies sleep in the same room as their parents for […]

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The real problem with screen time? Speech delays

Ever hand off your phone to your baby to keep her quiet? Or watched an infant stare at an iPad? A new study may have parents thinking twice when it comes to babies and screen time. New research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting this year found that the more time children between the […]

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Newborn Intensive Care cameras offer families peace of mind

Vianey Arreola spent a week this year living at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Goodyear mom only left her newborn, Sophia, to race home for a quick shower and to check on her 7-year-old son, Eduardo, for a few hours each day. But while she was at home, she was still able to keep an eye […]

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Parenting hack: One local mom’s potty-training triumph

This is the article I wish I had read before I underwent the herculean journey that is potty training. There are at least 1,427 ways to do it, and yet there was only way that worked for me and many of my friends: The naked method. Yep. Maybe you’re thinking, “That’s not for me,” or, […]

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No laughing matter: Hospitals offering nitrous oxide for use during childbirth

Commonly called “laughing gas” for its euphoric effects, nitrous oxide has long been used as a pain-management tool at the dentist’s office. Now, a few local hospitals are offering it in lieu of an epidural during childbirth. “It doesn’t make them laugh, it helps patients relax,” says Betty Hart, obstetrics director at Tempe St. Luke’s […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Babies should sleep in the same room as their parents

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation, and it’s likely to change the way millions of parents with babies go to sleep. Parents are being told it’s best to have their babies sleeping in the same room with them for at least the first six months — and preferably the first year. […]

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Talking to babies, toddlers builds critical early language skills

Parents spend a lot of time thinking about the importance of nutrition, sleep and exercise in helping children grow strong and healthy. But what about their language growth? Early language skills are just as important to a strong start in life as proper nutrition and exercise. Parents can take purposeful steps to nurture the development […]

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Why I’m going to March for Babies

March for Babies, March of Dimes, Phoenix, Arizona

In 2003, I found out I was pregnant. My baby was due in early September 2004. My husband and I were ecstatic! The first few weeks of pregnancy went well. I didn’t experience much morning sickness and I felt so blessed to be growing our little peanut. At 20 weeks we found out our baby […]

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Kangaroo care gives low-birth-weight babies an edge

Increasing the skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant improves survival rates for low-birth-weight babies, according to research published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kangaroo care involves early, continuous and prolonged skin-to-skin contact between newborn and mother, which is believed to help regulate the infant’s temperature and breathing rate. Kangaroo care also increased the […]

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Second thoughts about second-baby showers

Is there anything more exciting than the sweet anticipation of a baby on the way? Whether it’s your first or your fifth, there’s something magical about the planning, daydreaming, shopping and washing and folding of tiny newborn clothes. But what if this isn’t your first time around? If it’s your second, third or fourth child, […]

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