Parenting Glossary

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Parenting can come with a steep learning curve, and all the terms associated with it are just one reason why that is. So, we’ve created this handy parenting glossary to support you in your journey and make sure you have the answers you need.

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Bottle Feeding

The process of feeding an infant or young child milk or other liquids from a bottle. Bottle feeding is often done with breast milk, formula, or water. Bottle feeding is often used in combination with breastfeeding, but it can also be used as a sole method of feeding.

Burping

The act of expelling gas from the stomach through the nose and mouth.

Childproofing

The act of making a home safe for children by removing or securing potential hazards.

Colic

A condition that causes an infant to cry for long periods of time, often for no apparent reason.

Colostrum

A clearer breast milk produced in the first few weeks post-birth. It is rich in immune boosting nutrients.

Co-Sleeping

The practice of sleeping in close proximity to your child.

Jaundice

A yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes that is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice typically occurs in newborns, but it can also occur in adults. Symptoms of jaundice include yellowing of the skin and eyes, dark urine, and pale stools.

Meconium

Baby poop! The first few diapers the baby fills, usually black or green.