When will my baby crawl? The average age that an untreated baby with Down Syndrome starts creeping (crawling on hands and knees) is 17 months. Jett, who is treated, started army crawling (later referred to as “stomach crawling”) at 10 months even though he had heart surgery at 6 months. He was creeping (on hands

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Proper nutrition is vital to the welfare of our children. HFCS needs to be eliminated from our diets. Did you know that it’s a major cause of dementia? Read on… – Andi by Mark Hyman, MD IF YOU CAN’T CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM. —Harry Truman The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of

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An early step to help your child who is depending on you is to begin a medical notebook. I didn’t do this at first, and I greatly regret it. Begin now and build a comprehensive, dedicated place for everything related your child’s health. It makes doctors visits so much easier because you can have all

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Notes… The BDNF Response to Health and Trauma BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) is one of the most potent healing compounds in your brain. Adequate BDNF is needed for brain plasticity, cognitive intelligence, optimal learning, positive mood, etc. In other words BDNF is your brain rejuvenation compound. BDNF can prevent and treat Alzheime… ♥ Hi friend!

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At 28 months old, Jett recognizes and can name numbers 0 to 100. (He says “ten-ten” for one hundred, for some reason.) He does count with me, but I have no idea if he has a concept of numbers yet. (Maybe he understands one, two and three? He seems to get those right…) He does

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Teach Your Baby Math

Very important and easy to do! Jett started this at 13 months and he loved it (at first)! Make sure you only do a couple a day because Jett got really sick of them quickly. Read How to teach your child through the dot method from childandme.com. Also, there’s a free e-book about it on

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How Much Vitamin D3?

Why supplement babies with Vitamin D3? Mother’s milk is the ultimate super-food, containing just about everything a typical baby needs –- except Vitamin D. This is because humans used to walk out in the sunshine along the equator giving babies all the Vitamin D they needed. But, now this just doesn’t happen. According to a

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Because of nitrates in the soil that is absorbed by these vegetables: beets, carrots, cabbage, broccoli and spinach, it’s best to make your baby food using a hydroponic source or purchase those bottled when your baby is first introduced to solid food. Jarred baby food, in this instance, may be the safest way to go.

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STOCKHOLM-Infant formulas and foods may be posing a risk to developing babies, according to Swedish researchers who warned of the potentially adverse effects of elevated toxic and essential metal concentrations in infant formulas and foods in a new study published in the journal of Food Chemistry (J Food Chem. 2011 Aug 1;127(3):943- 951 DOI:10…. ♥

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding was our first hurdle. I recommend reading lots of books about it first. My favorite is So that’s what they’re for: Breastfeeding Basics. I always wondered why a book would be 300 pages about the importance of breastfeeding. Now I understand that it’s necessary because breastfeeding is not always easy and you need as

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