It’s normal for a newborn’s eyes to wander or cross occasionally during the first few months of life. But by the time a baby is 4 to 6…

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Car seat research has shown that children up to 23 months old are about 75 percent less likely to die or sustain serious injury in a rear-facing car…

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Rectal thermometers are the most accurate for infants, according to the AAP. Many parents find axillary thermometers or ear and forehead thermometers easier to use on their children,…

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Babies are born with a strong sucking reflex and instinct for feeding. Part of this reflex is the tongue-thrust reflex, in which babies stick their tongues out to…

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But pat dry gently — don’t rub. Better yet — let your little one air dry when you can — especially if she gets rashes regularly. Put her…

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Babies readily eat cereal, cooked noodles, soft breads, and rice. It’s just as easy to give them enough dairy, since babies this age still drink breast milk or…

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Since teething typically starts between 4 and 6 months, you can give teething babies Tylenol safely. What can I give my 4 month old for teething? Soothe a…

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Which formula milk is best for weight gain? Pass it on: Feeding a baby protein-hydrolysate based formula may help him to gain weight at the same rate as…

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When do real tears appear? Around 2 weeks old, your baby’s lacrimal glands will begin increasing their production of tears, though you still may not notice much change….

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When should I give my baby colic drops? Give this product by mouth as needed, usually after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by the doctor. Follow…

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