Baby Tips

Image: Shutterstock The last names of royalty and noble families are easily recognizable. Many royal families have their history and lineages well-documented. They are often held in admiration and veneration by the general public. Members of the royal families often hold celebrity-like status in the region or even globally. We all know about the Windsors,
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Image: iStock From a brief episode of a stomachache to constipation or diarrhea, babies often encounter a range of gastrointestinal problems. Several remedies aim at easing these problems, but one that stands out from the rest is probiotics. Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that rectify a malfunctioning digestive system. Probiotics are popular among adults, but
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE You may have come across the word ‘druid’ while watching a fantasy show or reading a novel. According to the book, The Druids, by Nora K. Chadwick, the Druids were Celtic religious leaders who delved into magic, mysticism, and meditation (1). Some people follow druidism as a spiritual way, while
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Brussels sprouts are small, round, cabbage-like cruciferous vegetables belonging to the cabbage family. One can add raw Brussels sprouts in salads or make tasty dishes by roasting, toasting, or baking them (1). The vegetable is rich in vital nutrients and phyto chemicals that confer long-term health benefits (2). But since
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Image: Shutterstock When it comes to sending your child to preschool, you would naturally want the best for him. His academic career must begin on the right track, shouldn’t it? And, for parents living in the Houston Area, the task is a tad less tough because Houston is home to many highly rated and renowned
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Age-appropriate naps during the daytime are essential for a baby to get the required hours of sleep since they won’t sleep for longer stretches at nighttime. Babies require fewer naps as they grow older, but it is essential to supplement their nighttime sleep with naps for optimal development. Although it
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tomato is botanically a fruit and a versatile food used in several culinary preparations worldwide (1). Besides adding color and flavor, tomatoes offer vital micronutrients and bioactive compounds, such as vitamin C and lycopene, which promote health. Thus, you may consider adding tomatoes to your baby’s weaning diet (2). But
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast milk doesn’t require heating. One can feed room temperature or cold breast milk to their baby (1). Yet, several parents prefer warming refrigerated or frozen breast milk mainly for two common reasons. Firstly, warming stored breast milk helps to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Timely vaccination for babies is essential as it ensures adequate immunity against potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are developed and issued for widespread use after extensive research on their safety and efficacy (1). There are different types of vaccines, and most contain an inactive or weakened form of the pathogen or
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The phrase “eating for two” during breastfeeding is “partially” true. Although a lactating woman doesn’t need to consume food twice her requirement, she must consume an additional 500 calories a day to compensate for the approximately 500 calories burnt due to breastfeeding (1) (2). Most breastfeeding moms are preoccupied with
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