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  1. Language Development in Newborns - Topic Overview

    Speech and language lessons start in the uterus,where your unborn baby hears and responds to familiar voices. Indeed,soon after birth,your baby prefers and responds more to the mother's voice than to any other. Also,your newborn can recognize whether sounds are part of his or her native language. Your newborn continues to learn language by listening to the basic and distinct sounds ...

  2. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): What is SIDS? Who is affected by SIDS? When SIDS occurs: How do I cope with my grief after the loss of a baby to SIDS? What kind of investigation is done when a baby may have died of SIDS? Preventing SIDS: What's the safest sleeping position for my baby? How can I make my baby's crib as safe as possible? Is it safe for me and my baby to sleep in ...

  3. Colic: Harmful Treatments - Topic Overview

    Do not use unapproved,unproven,or potentially dangerous substances or methods as treatment for your baby who has colic. Potentially dangerous treatments include: Gripe water. Varying ingredients are used in blends labeled as gripe water. In some batches,alcohol is a main ingredient. Gripe water is an herbal home remedy that is not considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

  4. Cleft Palate - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about cleft palate: What is cleft palate? How common is it? Can it be prevented during pregnancy? How are cleft lip and cleft palate related? Being diagnosed: What kind of physical exam is given? What are the different classifications of cleft palate? What are some common concerns parents have? Getting treatment: Besides surgery,what other treatment will my child need? Which health ...

  5. Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    How does my baby grow and develop in the first year?The first 12 months may be the most dynamic period of life. Dramatic changes are taking place in all areas of growth and development, which include:Physical development. Most babies double their birth weight by gaining an average of to every day for the first 6 months of life. Birth weight usually triples somewhere between 9 and 12 months of ...

  6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Grief: Coping with grief ...

  7. Congenital Hydrocele - Topic Overview

    What is a hydrocele? A hydrocele (say "HY-druh-seel") is a buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles. It causes the scrotum or groin area to swell. A congenital hydrocele is one that a baby is born with. Hydroceles can also occur later in life for a number of reasons. This topic is about congenital hydroceles,which are common in male newborns. The swelling from a hydrocele may ...

  8. Tongue-Tie - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about tongue-tie: What is tongue-tie? Who is affected? How can you deal with breast-feeding problems? Getting treatment: What is a frenotomy? What is frenuloplasty? ...

  9. Premature Infant - Looking Ahead to the Childhood Years

    Your infant's "age"Age is both a measure of time and a marker of development. Unlike with a full - term infant, a premature infant's age and development can be defined in different ways. This can be confusing to any parent. When following your premature infant's growth and development, it can be helpful to know the difference between the following "ages": Gestational age is the fetus's age, as ...

  10. Congenital Hydrocephalus - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about congenital hydrocephalus: What is congenital hydrocephalus? What are the different types of congenital hydrocephalus? What is the difference between communicating and noncommunicating hydrocephalus? How does this condition affect the soft spots on a baby's head? Living with congenital hydrocephalus: How can I take better care of myself while also taking care of my child? ...

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