Category: Baby

What causes clefts and facial birth defects?

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. A cleft lip is a birth defect in which a baby's upper lip doesn’t form complet ...

Getting the Tdap vaccine

My husband and I were watching the news last night and we saw a story about pertussis (whooping cough) and how cases could reach their highest level i ...
When do preemies meet milestones?

When do preemies meet milestones?

Premature babies often face extra challenges in their first years of life. So, how are we supposed to know where they might fit with their development ...

What is eczema?

Eczema is a long-term skin condition that involves red, scaly, itchy patches and sometimes blisters. Eczema isn’t really one thing – it’s actually a n ...
Virginia Apgar and prematurity

Virginia Apgar and prematurity

The Apgar Score is well-known, even to those with only passing familiarity of hospital delivery rooms and birthing centers. Yet to summarize Virginia ...
Summer treats

Summer treats

This summer my kids and I have been really into popsicles.  It has been so hot that we seem to be craving something that is a little lighter than ice ...

Should my son be circumcised?

As a parent of a baby boy, one of the things you have to decide is whether or not your son gets circumcised. Circumcision is a surgical procedure t ...
Peanut allergies

Peanut allergies

About 1 percent of children and adults in the United States are allergic to peanuts and peanut products, including peanut butter and any food containi ...