Do Babies Have Gills in the Womb?

Do babies have gills

When I first found out how many people ask or wonder about this question, I was stunned:

Do babies have gills in the womb?

They can’t be serious, right?

But the more I thought about it, the more the question made sense. After all, babies need oxygen, and while in the womb they’re submerged in amniotic fluid.

So how do they breathe?

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4 Surefire Ways to Buy Pre Assembled Cribs & Nursery Furniture

Setting up the nursery before baby comes can be really exciting.

In theory.

When it comes down to actually painting the walls, shopping for furniture like swings and dressers, choosing a baby monitor, and assembling the crib, you might start to wonder what you got yourself into.

Like any home improvement project, designing and building a nursery can take a lot of time!

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3 Best Strollers for Short Moms & Dads (Joggers, umbrellas & more)

As a short parent myself, I feel your pain.

I’m about 5′ 5″, and I already know the frustration of cribs, strollers, and other baby gear that just aren’t built for me.

When it comes to strollers, there’s nothing worse than a model that’s too tall for your frame.

Pushing your baby around for long stretches should be comfortable, not torture! When the handlebars are too high, it definitely feels like the latter.

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Paternity leave laws by state (Details on all 50)

About to become a new father?

Congratulations!

You have so many things to plan for and be excited about. Building the nursery, learning to change diapers, and learning to survive on little to no sleep.

But right now you have to figure out what to do those first few weeks after baby comes home. Can you stay home with mom and the baby and get paid? How much unpaid leave can new dads take? What will happen to your salary and benefits when you go back to work?

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Best detangler for toddlers with curly hair (plus 5 crucial tips)

My daughter’s curly hair is a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, it is stunningly gorgeous and seems to naturally fall into these incredible locks that I know straight-haired people pay a lot of money to emulate!

On the other hand, her hair causes her (and us) a lot of anguish, pain, and tears when it gets knotted up and tangled.

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When to Stop Burping a Baby (3+ signs your baby is ready)

Burping a baby is truly an art.

There’s no one way to do it, no one technique that always work.

Every baby is different and has different needs. And every parent will have a slightly different touch.

(In your household there’s probably one parent who just seems to be awesome at it for whatever reason).

But regardless, burping your baby can sometimes be a time consuming and frustrating task. So it’s fair to ask when you can stop burping your baby, or around what age to stop burping your baby.

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6+ Reliable Ways to Warm Formula & Breastmilk On the Go

When it comes to food, baby’s earliest days are, quite frankly, a bit of a nightmare

Breastfeeding is an enormously difficult and tiring job for mom. And formula feeding has plenty of headaches as well.

(You haven’t lived until you’ve forgotten how many scoops of formula you added to an entire jug of the mixture and had to dump the whole thing and start over.)

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How to Change a Diaper Without Gagging (13 weird ways)

Poopy diapers are pretty gross. This isn’t exactly breaking news.

But for some parents, they’re REALLY, really gross, and especially hard to deal with.

It sounds like a dramatic excuse, but some people truly have intense nausea or severe gag reflexes and just can’t stomach a face full of baby stink for the time it takes to change a diaper.

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