Posted by: Krista Winner, AuD, CCC-A on Nov 21, 2023

Baby sign language is a way to communicate with your baby effectively and you can begin introducing signs as early as infancy. The following are suggestions to make signing and communicating with your baby successful.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Health Literacy and Partnering in Your Child's Care

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We know there’s an overwhelming amount of complicated information about your child’s health, and we’re working to communicate more clearly. While we do that, here are some health literacy tips you can use before your next pediatrician’s visit. Read More

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Breastfeeding: Changing the Plan Does Not Mean Failure

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Some new mothers experience their birth plan exactly as expected and nursing comes naturally. Everything is perfect. But, then she goes home and things change. Read More

Should Parents with Diabetes Breastfeed?

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Parents who have diabetes of any kind are similar to other new parents in many ways. But according to a study here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, they are less likely to breastfeed their newborn baby in the hospital and continue breastfeeding for at least two months. Read More

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding: The Struggles Are Real

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive human milk for the first 6 months of life. Hear from our experts on the benefits and common problems that parents may encounter while breastfeeding/chestfeeding. Read More

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Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome: What Is It?

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Receiving a Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome diagnosis can be overwhelming, but with Nationwide Children's Hospital's expertise and support, families can navigate this difficult situation with confidence and care. Read More

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Revised Developmental Milestones for Infants and Toddlers

Mar 30, 2022

From smiles to steps, those eagerly awaited “firsts” mean more than entries in a baby book. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated timelines for these “firsts” in infants and toddlers. Read More

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The ABC's of Safe Sleep

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There are so many things for parents to research and learn before welcoming a new baby into the family. One of the most important things is safe sleep. Babies sleep a lot and there are a few steps to follow to make their sleep space a safe place. Read More

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Newborn Poop: Meconium and Beyond

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While babies are still in the womb, their bodies are making a special kind of poop that is called meconium. It is typically dark brown or green, and very sticky. Read More