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Just 12 Of The Cutest Baby Costumes On The Internet

Just 12 Of The Cutest Baby Costumes On The Internet

As much as I love dressing up for Halloween, nothing beats the adorable baby costumes you can see little ones rocking when October 31 rolls around.
It’s especially precious when the whole family gets together to coordinate their Halloween costumes!
And there’s still plenty of time to snag one of the super-cute items below from Amazon. Even if you aren’t planning on dressing up with your little monster, you have to admit they’d look precious in any one of these awesome baby costumes.
Do you know someone who’s still looking for something their youngster can wear this Halloween?
Do you know someone with a little one who needs help finding a costume? Do you know someone with a little one who needs help finding a costume?

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When Can You Feel Your Baby Move? Get Ready, Soon-To-Be Moms

When Can You Feel Your Baby Move? Get Ready, Soon-To-Be Moms

You continue to worry and wonder, until you start feeling those flutter and kicks across your uterus each day.
According to experts at BabyCenter, when you feel the first flutters or kicks of you baby moving depends entirely on you and your body, with most moms-to-be feeling their babies move sometime between 16 and 22 weeks gestation. Because every body and pregnancy is be different, the American Pregnancy Association (APA) warns moms-to-be to not compare their experience to others’ or to their previous pregnancies, and to remember that as in most things related to pregnancy, the “normal” time to start feeling baby kicks is a pretty wide range — anywhere from 13 to 25 weeks gestation. Your baby, like you, is unique.
The site notes that because they know what they are feeling, women who have been pregnant previously tend to report feeling movement earlier than first-time moms.
According to BabyCenter, you may not feel regular baby kicks or punches from until the third trimester, when your fetus will bump against you every time they turn and shift positions. That’s when you can expect your baby to develop their own pattern of regular movement as your pregnancy progresses. Some doctors recommend that you “count baby kicks” each day and let them know if you don’t feel at least 10 movements in a two hour period, as it may indicate a problem.

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Preemie Stories: Baby girl born prematurely defies the odds to celebrate her 10th birthday

'She was so tiny, her dad could fit his wedding ring over her leg': Baby girl born prematurely weighing just 669 grams defies the odds to celebrate her 10th birthday

A baby girl who was born prematurely at 24 weeks weighing just 669 grams has defied the odds to celebrate her 10th birthday.
Little Rachel was born almost 16 weeks early after her mother suffered a placental abruption, which occurs when the placenta separates from the uterus.
But after Rachel was welcomed into the world on October 14, 2007, the family were told to expect the worst. ‘The doctors told us to take lots of photos because there was a good chance that’s all we’ll take home…
We just told ourselves we would take each day as it comes.’ ‘I finally had the chance to bond with my baby, and she felt like a real baby.
The first time I got to breastfeed her, I was just amazed she could do it. ‘She was still so tiny and I remember thinking “this is how it’s supposed to be” – this was running through my head. ‘The Ronald McDonald House has always been a special place in our heart,’ Mrs Crowther said.
For parents who have given birth to premature babies, Mrs Crowther advises: ‘Ask lots of questions, and keep asking questions until you get the answer’.

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Baby’s premature birth inspires mother’s life-changing career move

Baby's premature birth inspires mother's life-changing career move

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Ashley Schlossberg had preeclampsia and a liver disorder called HELLP Syndrome.
The way she puts it, her body was shutting down and trying to reject the baby inside her. “We had to be separated for both of us to survive,” Ashley said.
Ashley’s daughter Lauren spent six months in the NICU at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was so small, the caregivers had to improvise. “When I was younger and I was in high school, my mom always said ‘I think you’d be a great nurse, I think you need to think about being a nurse when you go to college.
Today, after five years of juggling school and motherhood, Ashley is a registered nurse at Sacred Heart. “I was given unbelievably wonderful care, I watched how they cared for me, I watched how these nurses cared for my daughter, I could do that too,” she recalled.
She works on a medical-surgical floor and isn’t sure if she’ll ever be ready to work in the NICU. But she knows she has the power to touch lives.

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Mother’s Milk May Help Premature Babies to Get Metabolic Boost: Study

Mother’s Milk May Help Premature Babies to Get Metabolic Boost: Study

Mother’s Milk May Help Premature Babies to Get Metabolic Boost: Study.
Breastmilk plays a vital role in the lives of babies.
It not only fulfils their hunger pangs, but also promotes healthy growth of the toddler.
Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA compared breast milk of mothers with babies born prematurely, that is between 28 and 37 weeks gestation and at term, that is after 38 weeks.
The team of researchers examined whether there were differences in the composition of the breastmilk’s microRNAs, snippets of RNA that affect gene expression and can be passed to the baby.
Babies born prematurely are at a major risk of developing host of problems, including failure to thrive and neurodevelopmental delays.
Researchers collected 36 samples of breastmilk from mothers with infants born at term and 31 samples from mothers with babies born prematurely.
Then they processed the samples in the lab, extracting microRNAs and comparing them to the human genome to pinpoint the differences between premature and term breast milk.
They found that these microRNAs target metabolic processes and may help regulate gastrointestinal function and energy use in premature babies.
With Inputs from PTI

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25 Presents To Make Any Baby Go Ga-Ga

25 Presents To Make Any Baby Go Ga-Ga

25 Presents To Make Any Baby Go Ga-Ga.
Ages: 9 months and up Buy it: Fisher-Price Press ‘N Go Monster Truck, $8, Amazon.com Scoot-Around First Rider As baby Christmas gifts go, this is among our top picks for the wow factor under the tree.
Ages: 12 to 36 months Buy it: Lakeshore Scoot-Around First Rider, $80, Lakeshorelearning.com Owl Baby Rattle Looking for quality wooden toy among your baby Christmas gifts list?
Ages: 3 to 18 months Buy it: Emily & Meritt Gem Blocks, $39, Potterybarnkids.com Clatter Frog Clutching Toy Baby Christmas toys (the best ones, at least) are magical in their ability to charm an infant with their simplicity.
Ages: Newborn to 6 months Buy it: Pom Pom Knit Hat and Booties, $59, Landofnod.com The 60 squeezable balls are easy to grasp (and push through the holes or toss, so gross motor skills are getting a workout).
Ages: 9 months and up Buy it: Playskool Poppin Park Busy Ball Popper, $33, Hasbro.com Hedgehog Accordion Toy It’s so easy to push, pull, and make music, even for little hands.
Handmade of sustainably-harvested birch and beech, this wooden toy will be among your child’s favorite baby Christmas toys for months to come.
Ages: 6 months and up Buy it: Mirari Juballees, $15, PlayMonster.com Rock and Ball Activity Toy Baby Christmas gifts that offer three-in-one fun—this activity ball starts out as a fascinating tummy-time toy, then converts to a tambourine, and finally becomes a ball that baby can crawl after.
Ages: 3 months and up Buy it: Tiny Love Rock and Ball Activity Toy, $14, Target.com Sophie La Girafe So’Pure Bath Toy Looking for baby Christmas toys that literally make a splash?
Ages: 3 to 9 months Buy it: Mamas & Papas Tummy Time Activity Toy, $30, BuyBuyBaby.com 4-In-1 Stroll and Grow Tek Trike Searching for cool baby Christmas toys that will be used for years to come?

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Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here’s What Scientists Can Now Confirm

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel?
For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — might seem alluring .
Thankfully, scientists can now assuage your fears with new research that the method is not only effective but that it doesn’t cause stress or lasting problems for babies.
Researchers broke the families into three groups.
This form of controlled crying, often referred to as the cry-it-out method, specifically had parents leave the room within a minute of putting their child to bed and slowly extend the amount of time they waited — two minutes before the initial check-in, then four minutes, then six — before going back in to comfort them.
Three months later, researchers found babies in the cry-it-out group fell asleep almost 15 minutes faster than the control group, and babies in the “bedtime fading” group nodded off 12 minutes faster than the control group.
While the study proved that both methods were effective, the cry-it-out group came out on top in terms of total sleep time and instances of a baby awakening during the night.
According to Michael Gradisar, who authored the study, both sleep-training techniques appear safe in the long-term.
One year after the study, babies did not show signs of being more attached to their parents, nor did parents report more behavioral problems compared with those in the control group.
He acknowledges that bedtime fading “is the more preferred technique parents choose when provided both options” — and that, at the end of the day, it’s about families finding what’s best for them among equally safe options.

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Why Babies Vomit—and What You Can Do About It

Why Babies Vomit—and What You Can Do About It

When to be concerned about baby throwing up What to give baby after vomiting How to stop baby from throwing up Baby Vomit vs Spit-Up It can be tough to tell the difference between baby vomit vs spit-up at first—especially if baby is on a milk-only diet, since infant vomit and spit-up look pretty much the same at that point.
Once baby starts solid foods, the difference will be more clear: Vomit will often contain regurgitated food and therefore have a thicker consistency.
In these cases, you’ll notice baby coughing and throwing up immediately after swallowing.
The onset of this condition is typically between 2 to 3 weeks of age and often begins as a typical episode of baby throwing up clear liquid after a feeding—but it quickly escalates in both force and number of episodes.
But if you’re seeing traces of blood in baby’s vomit, it could simply be a sign of a small tear in baby’s esophagus as a result of forceful vomiting or coughing.
Regardless of how much red you see when baby is throwing up blood, let your pediatrician know.
If baby keeps throwing up milk and the vomit contains traces of blood, it could be a sign of a milk allergy, which you’ll want to resolve as soon as possible.
If you notice baby producing a small amount of frothy yellow vomit at the tail end of a nasty stomach bug with repeated vomiting, give the pediatrician a call.
However, if you see baby throwing up green vomit, head to the nearest emergency room, since that’s a sign of a surgical emergency and calls for immediate medical care.
If baby is formula-fed, it’s okay to offer formula: Start with a tablespoon or two at first and offer more if baby’s able to keep it down.

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50 Baby Names Inspired by the World’s Royal Families

50 Baby Names Inspired by the World's Royal Families

50 Baby Names Inspired by the World’s Royal Families.
Just because your baby wasn’t born at Buckingham Palace doesn’t mean they can’t be royalty in your eyes.
However, you can’t really go wrong by going a step further and giving them a strong name tied to one of the world’s royal families.
Whether you’re obsessed with anything having to do with royals or just appreciate a strong name rooted in history, there’s a name here for your baby.
Scroll through for 50 names that are fit for your little prince or princess.
Boys Abdullah (King of Jordan) Alastair (Prince of Connaught) Albert (Prince of Wales, Duke of York) Andrew (Prince, Duke of York) Arthur (Prince of Connaught) Augustus (Prince, Duke of Sussex) Charles (Prince, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Prince of Wales) Christian (Prince of Denmark) Constantijn (Prince of the Netherlands) Edward (King of England) Felipe (King of Spain) George (Prince of Cambridge) Harry (Prince of Wales) Henry (Prince, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn) Jacques (Prince of Monaco) John (King of England) Leopold (Prince, Duke of Albany) Michael (Prince of Kent) Philip (Prince, Duke of Edinburgh) Rainier (Prince of Monaco) Richard (King of England) Victor (Prince of Wales) Willem (-Alexander, King of the Netherlands) William (Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge) Girls Alexandra (Princess of Hanover) Alice (Princess of Albany) Amelia (Princess of Hanover) Ariane (Princess of the Netherlands) Augusta (Princess of Saxe-Gotha) Beatrice (Princess of York) Beatrix ([former] Queen of the Netherlands) Catherine (Duchess of Cambridge) Charlene (Princess of Monaco) Charlotte (Princess of Cambridge) Diana (Princess of Wales) Elizabeth (Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) Eugenie (Princess of York) Frederica (Princess of Hanover) Gabriella (Princess, Countess of Carladès) Leonor (Princess of Asturias) Letizia (Queen of Spain) Margaret (Princess of York) Mathilde (Princess Caroline of Albany) Maud (Princess of Wales and Queen of Norway) Máxima (Queen of the Netherlands) Rania (Queen Consort of Jordan) Sibylla (Princess of Albany) Sofía (Infanta of Spain) Stéphanie (Princess of Monaco) Victoria (Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India) Image Source: Getty / Handout

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Why Babies Vomit—and What You Can Do About It

Why Babies Vomit—and What You Can Do About It

When to be concerned about baby throwing up What to give baby after vomiting How to stop baby from throwing up Baby Vomit vs Spit-Up It can be tough to tell the difference between baby vomit vs spit-up at first—especially if baby is on a milk-only diet, since infant vomit and spit-up look pretty much the same at that point.
Once baby starts solid foods, the difference will be more clear: Vomit will often contain regurgitated food and therefore have a thicker consistency.
In these cases, you’ll notice baby coughing and throwing up immediately after swallowing.
The onset of this condition is typically between 2 to 3 weeks of age and often begins as a typical episode of baby throwing up clear liquid after a feeding—but it quickly escalates in both force and number of episodes.
But if you’re seeing traces of blood in baby’s vomit, it could simply be a sign of a small tear in baby’s esophagus as a result of forceful vomiting or coughing.
Regardless of how much red you see when baby is throwing up blood, let your pediatrician know.
If baby keeps throwing up milk and the vomit contains traces of blood, it could be a sign of a milk allergy, which you’ll want to resolve as soon as possible.
If you notice baby producing a small amount of frothy yellow vomit at the tail end of a nasty stomach bug with repeated vomiting, give the pediatrician a call.
However, if you see baby throwing up green vomit, head to the nearest emergency room, since that’s a sign of a surgical emergency and calls for immediate medical care.
If baby is formula-fed, it’s okay to offer formula: Start with a tablespoon or two at first and offer more if baby’s able to keep it down.

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