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    1. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Beginning Your Search

      Individual child careBabysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal, periodic, in - home care for your child, such as when you need to run errands or have planned an evening out. They are usually paid hourly and maintain general household order, but they are not expected to do housekeeping chores. A mother's helper is similar to a babysitter but is someone who watches your child ..

    2. Circumcision: Mogen Clamp - When to Call a Doctor

      Your son's penis will be examined during routine well - baby visits. However, it is important to call your health professional if problems develop after circumcision.Call your doctor immediately if your circumcised baby: Is younger than 3 months of age and has a fever.Develops signs of infection of the penis or around the circumcision site. Signs may include severe swelling, redness, a red streak

    3. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

      Although you risk harming your fetus if you drink any alcohol while you are pregnant,the effects range from mild to severe. It is important to have or find a doctor with whom you can talk openly about your alcohol drinking habits during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about any concerns you have about your child being affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Consider having your ...

    4. Spitting Up - 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. Spitting Up - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about DDH:What is developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)?Getting treatment:What should I know about a Pavlik harness?Living with DDH:How do I care for my child in a spica cast?

    6. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about spina bifida:What is spina bifida?What is a neural tube defect?How much daily folic acid do I need before and during pregnancy?Testing for spina bifida:What should I know about birth defects testing?Should I have the maternal serum triple or quadruple test?Should I have amniocentesis?Getting treatment:What is physical therapy?What is occupational therapy?What is a urinary catheter?Living with spina bifida:How can I help build my child's self-esteem?What are the educational rights of children with disabilities?What should I know about latex allergy?How can I take care of myself as well as my child?

    7. Cognitive Growth in Newborns - Topic Overview

      Cognition is the ability to think,learn,and remember. Your baby is born with 100 billion brain cells ( neurons ). To function at their full potential,these cells must form connections (synapses) with each other. These connections carry messages between the cells in the brain and from the brain to the body. During a baby’s first month,the body makes more connections and improves how the ...

    8. Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      What is spina bifida?Spina bifida is a type of birth defect called a neural tube defect. It occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) don't form properly around part of the baby's spinal cord. Spina bifida can be mild or severe. The mild form is the most common. It usually doesn't cause problems or need treatment. You can't see the defect, but some people may have a dimple, birthmark, or hairy patch on their back. Most people with this form don't know they have it until they get a back X-ray for another reason.A rare and more severe form is meningocele (say muh-NIN-juh-seel). In this form, fluid leaks out of the spine and pushes against the skin. You may see a bulge in the skin. In many cases, there are no other symptoms.The most rare and severe form is myelomeningocele (say my-uh-loh-muh-NIN-juh-seel). It's what most people mean when they say spina bifida. Part of the spinal nerves push out of the spinal canal, and the nerves are often damaged. You may see a bulge in the skin.

    9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Group Child Care Providers

      Narrowing your searchWhen you start looking for child care, narrow down your selection by considering practical issues as well as your child's needs.Do you need part - time or full - time child care?What days of the week do you need child care? Are the days always the same, or do they change?During what hours do you need child care (include your travel time if appropriate)?What are you willing to

    10. Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies - Topic Overview

      Kangaroo care is the skin-to-skin holding of an infant on your chest,under a hospital gown or loose shirt. After a premature or sick infant is medically stable,parents can practice kangaroo care,which is known to have positive effects on an infant's heart rate and breathing,as well as on parent–infant bonding. Many neonatal intensive care units encourage kangaroo care of premature infants. ...

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