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Bright Babyhood’s Heat Safety Campaign – Safety Tips

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It is an understatement to say that the UAE, and the Middle East in general, have brutal summers. Average temperatures in July and August, in the UAE, are typically around 40°Celsius (104°Fahrenheit), and in fact some summers have seen temperatures to soar up to 49° Celsius (120°Fahrenheit).
These high temperatures combined with the …

Step Up: The Daddy Revolution

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Step Up: The Daddy Revolution

Historically the work-life juggling act has focused on women and mothers; articles abound that focus on whether women can make a successful career while still being able to bake cookies with the kids. Another flavor of this is the recent focus on whether extended maternity leave impacts a woman’s progress …

Bringing Birth Choices to the GCC: An Arab Midwife’s Perspective

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Pregnancy and birth are two of the most life changing experiences in a woman’s life.
Being trained as an Arab nurse midwife in the United States, and coming to practice in the Arab Gulf States, has given me the rare opportunity to experience both the traditional Eastern and modern Western perspectives. …

Science of Sleep

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Science of Sleep

Do you have red, watery eyes? Are you feeling like a zombie lately? Does your baby not sleep more than 2-3 hours at a stretch, night or day? If any of these symptoms sound familiar, read on.
For most new parents, sleep deprivation is almost a rite of passage. A few …

Breastfeeding Beginnings – 7 Tips For Getting Breastfeeding Off To A Good Start

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Breastfeeding Beginnings – 7 Tips For Getting Breastfeeding Off To A Good Start

Breastfeeding is normal. It is not special, and it is not scary. It is the natural, biologically normal way to feed our children. That said, it does not always come naturally – particularly since many of us have grown up in a culture which has normalized formula feeding and in …

Top 5 Music Albums for Kids (That Adults Will Not Hate)

Top 5 Music Albums for Kids (That Adults Will Not Hate)

 
Many studies have shown that exposure to music and musical training boosts a child’s cognitive development with life-long impacts. In addition, music keeps children endlessly entertained and opens up opportunities for parents to interact with their little ones.
Exposing children to music should be an open-and-shut case, a no-brainer. However, let’s …

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