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Does TV Viewing Hinder Language Development In Children?

Can TV harm a child's development? more

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Reducing The Risk Of Preterm Birth

Each year, in the United States (U.S.), nearly 450,000 babies are born prematurely. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) preterm birth—birth before 37 weeks of gestation—is the second leading cause of infant death before a child’s... more

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Does My Baby Need A Vitamin K Shot?

Will the hospital require a nurse to administer a vitamin K shot to my baby immediately after birth? more

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When Can My Baby Understand Language?

When will my baby be able to understand words and their meanings? more

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Is Dirt Bad For Babies?

Is it okay to let my baby dig in the dirt? I don’t worry about her messing up her clothes but I do worry about her health. more

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What Is RIE Parenting?

Is RIE-style parenting a healthy way to parent a child? more

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Is Baby Talk Good For Babies?

Should I talk "baby talk" with my newborn? more

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10 Ways To Do Skin-To-Skin Care

All humans need touch, but babies need it most. The remarkable health and emotional benefits of skin-to-skin contact have been discussed elsewhere on baby gooroo and amount to one undeniable fact: it is every baby’s desire to be held in... more

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How Does Kangaroo Mother Care Benefit Preemies?

Is skin-so-skin care beneficial to premature babies' growth and development? more

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10 Benefits Of Skin-To-Skin Contact

During pregnancy, babies are as close to their moms as they can be—getting warmth, food, protection, and oxygen from their mother’s body. Then, labor occurs and babies suddenly find themselves without immediate access to those essential needs. It is not... more