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How soon after birth can you cut/trim your baby’s fingernails?

Baby Nails
A frequent question posed by most mothers is how soon you can cut the baby’s fingernails. It is common for the to scratch their faces, so many want to do this as soon as possible. The baby’s fingernails grow about 0.1mm per day on average. These nails are very delicate, so many will be...

Stork Bite – What is it?

A Stork Bite is a birthmark, usually temporary that occurs in about one third of newborns. It is is due to a stretching (dilation) of certain blood vessels. It may become darker when the child cries or the temperature changes. It may fade when pressure is put on it. A stork bite usually looks...

Cradle Cap – Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis

My baby’s scalp is peeling. Is it dandruff? If your baby's scalp has flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches, it's probably cradle cap. Doctors call it infantile seborrheic dermatitis, and it's very common. This is a harmless contition that is very common in the first...

Understanding Newborn Growth Spurts

Growth spurts Most babies go through several growth spurts during the first 12 months. Common times for growth spurts are during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). Each is different, so your individual experience may...

Breastfeeding – Signs of a Good Latch

Baby's mouth is open wide. Lips are relaxed outward. Baby is actively sucking. You will hear the baby swallow. Baby's body should be in a straight line facing you. Baby's chin should be able to move on breast. If you feel pain, unlatch and try again.