The Effects of Child Care on Infants

Working parents often place their infants in child care centers or have a caretaker watch them. Hara Estroff Marano, a Psychology Today writer, reports that researchers have found an array of effects on babies who are in non-parental care for at least 10 hours per week.

Barb Nefer
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Development of a 16-Month-Old Baby

Children develop motor, language, cognitive and sensory skills at their own pace, but there are typical developmental milestones you can look for at different ages to see how your child is doing in each of these areas. At 16 months, your child is leaving infancy behind and becoming a toddler.

Molly McAdams
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Neck Development in Babies

The development of the neck in babies is an important step in reaching all of the developmental milestones of infancy. A newborn starts out with very little control over his neck, leading him to resemble a rag doll at times and requiring parents to support his fragile head and neck until he begins to develop control.

Bridget Coila
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Developmental Activities for a 6-Month-Old

As a new parent, watching your baby grow and change on a daily basis fills you with anticipation and pride. You may notice that your 6-month-old is acquiring exciting new skills — learning to roll over and sit up by himself and hold, chew and handle objects.

Melinda Kedro
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Twin Development in Pregnancy at 24 Weeks

Carrying twins means you’ll have double the joy, but you’ll also have almost double the belly of a woman carrying one baby, since twins grow at nearly the same rate as single babies.

Kathryn Walsh
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When Should Babies Start Crawling, Walking & Talking?

Babies, like adults, vary considerably in their abilities. No two babies begin crawling, walking or talking at the same age, even if they're in the same family. Each child develops at an individual pace, although most children fall into a certain range for meeting developmental milestones.

Sharon Perkins
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Severe Chapped Hands in Children

The skin on the hands is constantly exposed to the elements, making it especially sensitive to dryness and chapping. Children frequently develop severe chapped hands in the winter months, when dry air and artificial heat can both dry out the skin.

Brenna Davis
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What Does It Mean When My 16-Month-Old Baby Is Pooping Green?

Much about a baby's health is reflected in the contents of his diapers, and most parents monitor their child's poop for abnormalities. Though green poop may seem gross or surprising, most babies produce green poop sometimes. Most of the time when a 16-month-old poops green, it is not a cause for concern.

Brenna Davis
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How Much Should Babies Be Eating at 10 Weeks?

Many parents worry about whether their baby is eating enough. Your 10-week-old baby makes a sucking motion both when he is hungry and when he wants comfort, so the presence of sucking is not always a reliable hunger cue. Even a baby who is full may not be getting all the nutrition he needs to grow and develop.

Brenda Scottsdale
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What to Expect from a 3-Week-Old Baby

Although the behavior of a 3-week-old can seem confusing, it is actually highly organized and complex. Newborns engage in a complex array of behaviors designed to keep them safe, bond with their caregivers, and ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met.

Brenna Davis
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How Often Should I Be Feeling My Baby Move at 28 Weeks?

Fetuses have different levels of activity; some move more than others. Fetal movements occur in periods of activity and rest throughout the day (and night.) According to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, women feel at least 75 percent of fetal movements.

Alissa Pond Mentzer
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Seven Months Pregnant With Random Contractions

Random contractions in pregnancy can be worrying when you first experience them. When you are seven months pregnant, these contractions are usually just a slight, brief tightening. You might find them uncomfortable, or you may not feel them at all.

Lisa Baker
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