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Which parent determines the gender of the baby?

Which parent determines the gender of the baby?

Father: Women have 2 x chromosomes, men have an x and a y. The child will get one x from the mother, and either an x or a y from the father. If it is an x, you have a baby daughter. If a y, a son. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

Some chance: There is robust evidence of the genetic heritability of adhd. Twin studies and family studies point to a genetic heritability of up to 60%. A sibling of a child with adhd has a 3x increase of risk for adhd. ...Read more

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What should we cover when discussing parenting before our baby arrives?

What should we cover when discussing parenting before our baby arrives?

Sharing of care: Many questions will come up! breast or bottle and how can your partner best help? Thoughts on future discipline, even issues of faith are assumed until friction arises.What does your partner believe about work and sharing of responsibilities both at home and about work. Sharing and listening will build the strongest relationship. ...Read more

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What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

Teen parenting: Highly challenging! first of all pregnancy itself is high risk with increased incidence of pregnancy induced hypertensiona etc. Then challenges of raising the baby with increased demands if new born---- needs adult help and supervision. ...Read more

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Should I be thinking about parenting skills when my baby is fifteen to eighteen months old?

Should I be thinking about parenting skills when my baby is fifteen to eighteen months old?

No, much earlier !: Parenting skills and style need to be thought out and formulated before the birth of the child because parenting skills help to shape the child's personality from the start. For ex., parenting skills include calmness, consistency in expectation, communication, follow through, rewarding, & loving correction--skills which help develop confident, well balanced children with a strong skill sets. ...Read more

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If one parent has anxiety and the other one doesn't will the baby have anxiety too?

If one parent has anxiety and the other one doesn't will the baby have anxiety too?

Not necessarily: Anxiety is such a common human experience that we all will feel it. The degree that is required to have a diagnosis of a disorder is not high in the genetic contribution - no more than 30% is inherited. Most anxiety is from life circumstances. It is always a mix of nature-nurture. Try not to expect it - it will just add to the possibility. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are common mistakes parents make when caring for their baby's skin?

What are common mistakes parents make when caring for their baby's skin?

Using chemicals: A piece of good advice i read is not to use anything on a baby's skin that you cannot eat! i think this covers it all and is really helpful when looking for baby products. ...Read more

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What are some common baby skincare mistakes parents make?

What are some common baby skincare mistakes parents make?

Overbathing!: One of the most common mistakes i see with babies is over bathing. Baby skin does better with an every other day bath. A luke-warm bath with unscented products is best. Too frequent a bath contributes to eczema, dry skin, and rashes in babies. Less is more. Use of commonly available scented products with dyes is the second most mistake i see in practice. ...Read more

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