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    1. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Individual Care Providers

      Types of individual providers Babysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal 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. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - 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 ...

    3. Colic - Topic Overview

      Newborn senses Your newborn is equipped with all five senses,although some are more developed than others. Touch. Your newborn's sense of touch is highly developed,particularly around the mouth,where he or she is sensitive to temperature,pressure,and pain. Newborns like gentle handling and to feel soft textures against their skin. Hearing. At birth,fluid in the ear canal and middle ear ...

    4. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring for Your Baby - Topic Overview

      What is necrotizing enterocolitis? Necrotizing enterocolitis is infection and inflammation of the intestine. It is most common in babies who are born early (premature). Many newborns who have it go on to live healthy lives. But if the infection becomes severe,it can cause severe damage to the intestine,which can be deadly. Some children may have ongoing problems with digestion,growth,or ...

    5. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring for Your Baby - What to Expect

      Expect your baby to develop in five key areas:Physical development. Your newborn gains about per day, or about to per week in the first month. He or she grows about to in length by age 1 month.2Cognitive development. Newborn thinking begins with simple inborn responses to needs.Emotional and social development. Your newborn immediately initiates interaction with you-for example, by moving his or .

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

      Try the following comfort measures if your baby is hospitalized: Stay with your child,or visit often. Hold or touch your child. Talk to your child,and be involved in his or her care. This will help your child get well,and it will make you feel better. It will also help you be more comfortable caring for your child when he or she returns home. Take some of your child's familiar or ...

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

      Speech and language development milestones relate to receptive language (the ability to understand words and sounds) and expressive language (the ability to use speech and gestures to communicate meaning). Receptive language skills are the first communication skills learned. Expressive language also begins soon after birth. Speech progresses from isolated sounds to possibly making a simple ...

    8. Group B Streptococcal Infections in Newborns - Topic Overview

      What is jaundice in newborns?Jaundice is a yellow tint to a newborn's skin and the white part of the eyes. It is a sign that there's too much bilirubin in the baby's blood. The word for having too much bilirubin in the blood is hyperbilirubinemia (say hy-per-bil-ih-roo-bih-NEE-mee-uh). Jaundice usually appears in the first 5 days of life. Many babies have left the hospital by the time jaundice starts. So your doctor may want to do a follow-up exam when your baby is 3 to 5 days old.Most babies have mild jaundice. It usually gets better or goes away on its own within a week or two without causing problems. But jaundice should be taken seriously. In rare cases, if the bilirubin level stays high and isn't treated, it can cause brain damage called kernicterus. This can lead to serious lifelong problems.What causes jaundice in newborns?Jaundice occurs because your baby's body has more bilirubin than it can get rid of. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that's made when the body breaks down old

    9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - 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 ...

    10. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring for Your Baby - The Premature Newborn

      A premature infant's health at birth is influenced by numerous factors, including: Gestational age at birth.Weight at birth. Maternal illness and medical treatment during pregnancy, which can have an effect on the fetus.Congenital birth defects.Most infants born at 36 and 37 weeks' gestation are mature enough to be discharged from the hospital with the mother. Many premature infants, however, are

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