Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Self-feeding refers to an infant’s ability to eat or drink independently, using fingers, a spoon, or a cup (1). Most babies between six and 12 months learn and practice this essential skill. Experts advise parents to encourage their babies to self-feed as soon as they start receiving complementary foods (2).
There has been continual progress in expanding immunization programs over time, but even before the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of millions of children worldwide were not receiving basic doses of vaccines. New research finds that there continue to be significant disparities in childhood vaccination, and poorer children from under-represented and minority groups in most countries are
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Baby-led weaning is an alternative feeding method first introduced in the UK more than a decade ago. In this feeding technique, a baby begins complementary feeding by self-feeding instead of spoon-feeding.It means that the baby skips commercial baby foods and purees and directly begins eating bite-sized, solid food items independently
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Mongolian blue spots, also known as congenital dermal melanocytosis, lumbosacral dermal melanocytosis, slate gray nevus, or dermal melanocytosis, are a type of birthmark that is flat and blue or blue-gray in appearance. It usually appears at the base of the spine, buttocks, upper back, or shoulders. Some babies may have
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Image: iStock Babies try to get their hands on everything they can, and many of the objects even go into their mouths. They even use their senses for activities such as grasping, listening, touching, and sucking. This is what babies and toddlers are supposed to do and is part of their sensorimotor stage of development.
Through small, neighborhood classes, researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Promundo-US significantly reduced sexual violence among teenage boys living in areas of concentrated disadvantage. The study, published today in JAMA, is the culmination of a large Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical trial spanning 20 racially segregated neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh area
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE There are several actions of babies that may come across as amusing to the parents. Tongue chewing is one such activity that seems unusual. You may have seen your baby nibble on their tongue many times and wondered what lead to it. Chewing on the tongue is quite common among
Image: Shutterstock Children are curious to learn new things about their surroundings. They keep asking questions about the world around them. Of all things, perhaps, they are most fascinated by animals. These creatures cohabit the world with us and are an integral part of the ecosystem. Every animal has a unique trait and is responsible
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is an opening between two major blood vessels of the heart after birth. The opening is normal before birth and is known as ductus arteriosus, which plays a vital role in fetal circulation. However, if the opening persists after birth, it could cause health problems. Doctors
There are many different causes of fainting and many reasons why a child might faint. Not all of them are signs of serious health concerns. But when your child passes out, it can be one of the scariest experiences as a parent. In this video, Dr. Jennifer Silva, Pediatric Cardiologist, goes over what to do
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Sleep training a baby is probably one of the most crucial yet challenging steps for a new parent. It is necessary to train your baby to self-soothe as it ensures uninterrupted sleep for the baby and you. Some babies are natural self-soothers, and you need not put much effort into
Pregnant women may be especially vulnerable to developing more severe cases of COVID-19 following SARS-CoV-2 infection, but little is known about their anti-SARS-CoV-2 immune response or how it may affect their offspring. In a study published in JAMA Network Open, a group led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) provides new insights that could
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Chewing is the first step in the digestion process since compounds in the saliva break starches in our food inside our mouths. The chewing process, also called mastication, is a skill that infants need to master to eat solid food. Besides helping break food into smaller pieces, chewing helps exercise
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE If you often find your baby sleeping on the floor, or if your baby likes to spend time on the floor, you might be wondering if sleeping on the floor is safe for them and if there are any possible benefits. Sleeping on the floor is an age-old practice that
About one in 100 children has a common brain disorder called Chiari 1 malformation, but most of the time such children grow up normally and no one suspects a problem. But in about one in 10 of those children, the condition causes headaches, neck pain, hearing, vision and balance disturbances, or other neurological symptoms. In
One of the most recognizable characteristics of autism is an amazing diversity of associated behavioral symptoms. Clinicians view autism as a broad spectrum of related disorders, and the origin of the disease’s heterogeneity has puzzled scientists, doctors, and affected families for decades. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and
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Has your child ever complained about an irregular heartbeat? This is a complaint that many children have. Often, children use the phrase “irregular heartbeat” for many different reasons. They may feel like their heart is beating too fast, or they may feel like their heart is skipping beats. In this video, Dr. Jennifer Silva, Pediatric
Black children are removed from their families at much greater rates than any other race or ethnicity in this country. At the same time the sheer number of all child abuse investigations in the US is staggering: experts estimate that by age 18 one out of three children has been the subject of a child