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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: September 18th, 2017
Your Baby’s Appearance at Sixth Month of Life You probably know that birth color of your baby's eyes may change. If your baby still has blue eyes when she's six months old, they are more likely to stay that way. But remember that light-colored eyes may go through several color changes. Your Baby’s Growth at Sixth Month of Life During the first few months of her life, your baby was growing quickly. By now, she's probably doubled her birth weight.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: September 15th, 2017
Your Baby’s Appearance at Fifth Month of Life As she's getting older, your baby is also getting bigger. She no longer has curled up appearance as a newborn, and it's possible that she'll need a new car seat (look for a convertible seat that can be positioned both backward and forward, depending on your child's age). By this month your baby should double her birth weight. If she isn't gaining enough, you should talk to her pediatrician.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: September 13th, 2017
Your Baby’s Appearance at Fourth Month of Life. Your baby is probably drooling for a month or two, but now is the time when you can actually expect for a first tooth to appear (it's usually a bottom front one). It's still early, but don't be surprised if you see a white cap in your baby's gums. You may also notice that your baby’s eyes are starting to change color.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: September 11th, 2017
During the first few months, newborns often lose their hair and start to grow a new hair that can be completely different than the hair they're born with. There's nothing you can do about your newborn's hair loss if it's related to hormone levels, but if bald spots appear because your baby spends too much time in the same position, you should try alternating the way she sleeps and make sure she has some tummy-time during each day.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: September 9th, 2017
Your baby's head is proportionally larger compared to her body, but that's nothing to worry about - the body will soon catch up. Soft spots on her head should still be open and flat. To prevent a flat spot from forming, it's important that you alternate the direction your baby's head is facing each time you put her to sleep. You may also notice that your baby started drooling, although the first teeth probably won't show up yet.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: September 5th, 2017
Your newborn baby might not look as you expected. Newborns have soft, fuzzy hair everywhere - on their ears, shoulders, back… This hair is called lanugo, and it’s nothing you should worry about since it’ll eventually fall off. Also, their skin is full of acne - but not all blemishes on your baby’s skin are acne. Tiny white bumps are called milia and you don’t have to do anything about them - they’ll go away in first few weeks. Newborns might also have swollen breasts and genitals, due to the additional estrogen and fluid that your baby retains, but soon everything will return to normal.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 17th, 2017
Once a woman gets pregnant, it's inevitable that her body will change to make room for the baby. Some of these changes are visible (weight gain and stretch marks), while others are not (morning sickness and leg cramps). And some of these changes will only occur after the delivery. One of these changes, which often takes women by surprise is diastasis recti. Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is a gap between the right and left abdominal wall muscles (Rectus Abdominis).
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 7th, 2017
If you think you finally know everything about the babies, that you've heard and read it all, and that nothing could surprise you - read carefully. Those little beings are full of surprises, but don't worry - most of the weird things that newborns do are totally normal. They sneeze often - Although most parents will first think about it, this doesn't mean that the baby is sick. Most often, she just hasn't yet got used to the world outside the womb - babies might be extra-sensitive to lots of things we're already immune to.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 5th, 2017
When a newborn arrives in the home, most parents are frightened. They worry about whether they'll know what to do and how to do it. They worry that somehow, they'll hurt that tiny little being. To make sure that the baby is healthy and safe, they carefully study everything the baby does, and how she looks. However, not every unusual thing should be a cause of panic. Some weird things that newborns do are totally normal. It's perfectly normal for a newborn to lose some weight in the first 24 hours of life, due to lots of pooping and shedding of the extra fluid
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 28th, 2017
If you have a baby, you’ve probably seen (or heard) a number that's given to her right after she's born. A number that looks like 8/10, or maybe 9/9. Or some other combination of two numbers from 0 to 10 separated by a slash. But have you ever wondered what that number is? And what does it mean? That number is the Apgar score, and it represents your baby’s physical condition at one and five minutes after she’s born. The Apgar test is the first test performed after the baby's born, to check her overall health and to determine whether the baby needs any additional medical help.
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