All posts tagged "Babies and Pregnancy"

  • Is it possible to predict if your baby will be left-handed or right-handed in the womb? “Yes,” say Italian researchers.

    Many famous people are born lefties such as ex US presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, musician Paul McCartney, artist Leonardo de Vinci and international boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. Social science claims lefties are more intelligent than...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Top 20 popular baby names in Japan

    Akachan Honpo, Japan’s purveyor of baby goods and supplies has announced yesterday 2017’s Top 20 Most Popular Names for baby boys and girls. Data from  42,416 boys, 40,501 girls have been collected from 108 Akachan Honpo stores...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • Here comes a kiddie gourmet that babies love

    Babies need a balanced solid food from 4 months until two years. Parents who have tried making baby food at home and have given up because they can’t keep up with daily routine, cite time and storage...

    • Posted November 13, 2017
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  • Pregnant in Tokyo

      Congratulations! Your personal journey with parenthood has begun. It’s a long and complex path that you will walk for the rest of your days. Surely you have some very immediate concerns and could benefit from a...

    • Posted October 29, 2017
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  • Snoove

    If you haven’t checked out Aprica’s new premium class 3-wheeler SNOOVE stroller yet, you may be in for a surprise. While it is packed with new safety and comfort features to suit a Tokyo lifestyle such as...

    • Posted July 27, 2017
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  • When is toe walking bad?

    We all know babies toe walk in the early stages of their development. Toe walking is an attempt to move with the ball of the foot instead of  having the heel and bottom of the foot touch...

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Facebookers awed by science experiment proving breast milk fights bacteria

    A facebook posting by Vicky Greene, a microbiology student at South Devon College in Paignton, England has evoked immediate reaction among facebookers.  The posting got over 4,300 comments, 30,000 likes and was shared 27,000 times in just...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • Taking too much time to put baby to sleep?

    Sleep training a baby can be the most demanding of all parenting jobs. If you’ve done your homework but still can’t get your child to sleep when he needs to, Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., psychology professor and author...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Babies with big heads are intelligent, study reveals

    For a long time, you might wonder why people  called someone as a form of insult, a ‘bird brain’.  Well, science has the answer. A study by Edinburgh University (headed by Professor Ian Deary), on the link...

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Q. Should you be worried if sedation on your baby is required for MRI to diagnose a Venusian dimple?

              Dr. Joe Kurosu of Primary Care Tokyo gives his medical opinion on the matter. In general, what are referred to as “Venusian dimples”,  located on the sides of the lower back, are...

    • Posted December 22, 2016
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  • 10 surprising facts about babies

    Did you know that your little bundle of joy is quite unique?  Here are some really awesome facts about babies. 1.  The chances of giving birth to twins are high in certain West African countries. In Nigeria,...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Solution to a gassy tummy

    We’ve all experienced gas pain at some point. It’s that uncomfortable feeling when bubbles are trying to mess up our digestive system. Although gas pain is very common in babies during the first 3 months, it rarely...

    • Posted August 14, 2016
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  • Educational video shows what goes on inside a baby’s brain

    Did you know that when a kid turns 6, new neuro connections are formed in the brains every second? A recent CNN video shows that there indeed is a lot going on in the brains of a...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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  • Top 10 baby names in Japan and the USA

    One of the largest life insurance companies Meiji Yasuda Seimei released the official results of its research on the most common names of Japan-born babies in 2012.For the first time in eight years since 2004, the name...

    • Posted February 3, 2013
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  • Should I stay with my baby or go back to work?

    Having a baby is exciting, exhausting, and expensive. At some point between midnight feedings and mountains of diaper changes, you will need to decide when or whether to return to work. This choice is often fraught with...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • Yoga for pregnant women

    SHTA, an acryonym for “Integrated Science of Hatha Tantra and Ayurveda”, was created in South Africa during the late 1960s by Yoga entrepreneur Alan Finger and his father Kavi Yogi Mani , and is now very popular...

    • Posted March 29, 2010
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  • Meet Abigail Terrien

    Where is your family originally from and what brought you to Japan? We are a very international family. My husband is French, I am half Swiss, half English, so my kids have three nationalities and languages plus...

    • Posted April 29, 2009
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