Why does a baby make so much noise when they sleep?
Oct09

Why does a baby make so much noise when they sleep?

Babies move a lot during sleep, and they even grunt and cry while their brains are sleeping. In fact, they are so active that all babies would be sleepwalkers…if they could walk. The reason behind all their activity is that muscle paralysis doesn’t become part of the REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep stage until around 6 months of age. REM sleep is a period of muscle paralysis in adults, but not so in babies. When an adult doesn’t have...

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Is your newborn constipated? The real reason your little one can’t poop.
Sep07

Is your newborn constipated? The real reason your little one can’t poop.

She turns red in the face, grunts, pushes…and nothing comes out. I know what you’re thinking. Poor baby, she hasn’t pooped in days. You’ve called your doctor, or consulted a baby book; you may have tried all the poop-producing tricks like the “thermometer in the bottom” and massaging her belly. Still no results. So what’s going on? The truth is that pooping is way more difficult to accomplish than you would guess. Not only does your...

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