Tag: Baby

Preventing Hip Dysplasia in Infants

What is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)?

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a hip problem resulting from hips being forced into a stretched-out position too early and the thighbone doesn’t securely fit into the shaped socket. A baby is born with this or happens during the first year of life. It is not painful and may be undetected until the child is on the walking stage.

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Top 5 Baby Registry Websites

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Congratulations on your journey to motherhood! Before giving birth, family and friends usually hold a baby shower for the mother. And so to help them, you need to set up a baby registry. In this way, they will know what you want and need for your baby. Continue reading “Top 5 Baby Registry Websites”

Why hearing screening for newborns matters

Babies starts hearing sounds before they are born. They communicate through sounds. That is why the universal hearing screening is very importantย  and is usually done on every infant before they leave the hospital. It is done so they could catch any hearing problems as early as possible and so it can be treated or managed sooner. This allows for the best possible outcome for the baby. Continue reading “Why hearing screening for newborns matters”

Is your baby colicky?

When your baby is crying uncontrollably for more than 3 hours, nonstop at regular times of the day, your little one may have colic. They cry because they feel abdominal pain or cramping. This often occurs to infants younger than 5 months old. It tends to resolve on its own. Some associated causes are excessive swallowing of air, maybe the size of the nipple opening and the shape you are using is a little wide for your baby. Continue reading “Is your baby colicky?”