Good Night, Sleep Tight
Your older baby or toddler resists going to sleep or wakes up during the night and needs help getting back to sleep. Sound familiar? http://bit.ly/goodtight
Knocked Up and Knocked Down - Why America's... →
With growing poverty rates and political attacks on already inadequate family-planning funding threatening to drive the number of unintended pregnancies among poor women even higher, and little effort being made to address the pressures driving other women away from having kids, it’s easy to imagine how these forces could push professionals and poor women further apart. Still, in their own ways,...
Top 5 Tips for Working and Breastfeeding
While the U.S. still has a long way to go to make employment breastfeeding-friendly for all babes, there has been some great progress recently, and more women are getting into the working and pumping groove. http://bit.ly/top5forwork
gfzambrano: #ACTOS has been linked to #bladder cancer. The #FDA is evaluating data and alleged link to long term use. In this story ABCNews reports on the potential for 1 in 3 Americans suffering from diabetes and why the numbers continue to rise. ACTOS is used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. A growing body of scientific evidence has linked ACTOS use to bladder cancer and heart problems. ACTOS has...
Jacob And Joshua Spates, Conjoined At The Pelvis,...
”Conjoined twins make up one of every 33,000 to 165,000 births in the United States, and one of every 200,000 live births.” http://huff.to/jointwins
The Immediate Impact of Different Types of... →
The goal of this research was to study whether a fast-paced television show immediately influences preschool-aged children’s executive function (eg, self-regulation, working memory).
mamanoe: My tiny baby Eli, who just became 7 months old a few days ago, pulled himself up to a standing position today!!! And he stood there holding on for awhile too. AND his 2nd tooth popped through in the past 2 days or so. : ) AND he started juice today for the first time in his big boy sippy cup. (since he won’t drink my milk for anyone anymore , or anything out of a bottle)
Parenting 104: Week 30: Family Dinner
My questions are two-fold: What well-balanced meals can provide essential nutrients and be quickly served? How can I protect dinnertime—the end-of-the-day coming together time we all enjoy—from the mad dash such evenings seem to entail? http://bit.ly/famdindin
Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids
Experts say diet is likely the most common route of exposure for chemicals contributing to ADHD. http://on.msnbc.com/adhdpest
Parenting 104: Week 29: Max Sits Up
Max is reaching his milestones, but in a way this is different from his siblings. After all, Max isn’t Ben or Katie or Sam-he’s Max. Perhaps he’ll model after my friend’s daughter who didn’t crawl until she was 18 months old, then a week later, started walking. http://bit.ly/maxwalks
bluebeard: Child abuse-related head trauma up... →
dirtyrain: From The Toronto Star Eryn BrownLos Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Rates of abusive head trauma in children under age 5 rose during the last recession, suggesting that economic woes may have led parents to lash out against their kids, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Dolls Recalled by Pottery Barn Kids Due To...
The hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck. These loops can pose a strangulation hazard. http://1.usa.gov/dollhazard
Breastfeeding During Pregnancy – Common Concerns...
Pregnant mothers who continue to breastfeed often have questions about whether it is safe to nurse throughout pregnancy as well as what effects it will have on the health of their nurslings, their unborn babies, and themselves. http://bit.ly/bfpreggers
Vegan Babies: A New Trend?
The AP reported that estimates put vegans in America at around 1% of the population. But while the diet may be more mainstream than it once was, some still wonder how women manage to make it through pregnancy and breastfeeding without any animal products. http://huff.to/veganbabies
Kids miss more school when people smoke in the...
Smoking doesn’t just harm kids’ health — it also may lower their performance in school and cost their families money. http://lat.ms/badsmoke
Evenflo breastfeeding ad irks mommy bloggers
via Best for Babes Foundation, “The offensive videos are now marked as “private” and unviewable; still no apology from Evenflo Baby. You moms are powerful, you are getting attention of the media! Check it out …” http://bit.ly/evenflobf
mrs183: even feel a need for the perfect pick me up? Meet Amaylie.. 3 years old, feisty, loud, highly opinionated, full of energy, and the best big sister! She has a serious listening problem, and loves to push buttons, but when I am down and need some sort of sign to take a step back and relax, she is here with the perfect response. I love her more every day, and I know she is going to be...
aubiefan12: How a mix of female empowerment and steamy soap operas helped to bring down Brazil’s fertility rate and stoke its vibrant economy. -National Geographic “That new Brazilian fertility rate is below the level at which a population replaces itself. It is lower than the two-children-per-woman fertility rate in the United States. In the largest nation in Latin America—a...
Homeschooling & Unschooling
When Can I Introduce Solids?
Around 6 months of age, most babies will show an interest in starting solid foods. Learn what to introduce when and how to do it. http://bit.ly/eatsolids
In Manhattan, Children Still Battle 9/11-Related...
The day the Twin Towers crumbled, more than 25,000 kids inhaled toxic substances. Ten years later, many of them are suffering from health problems that still haven’t gone away. http://bit.ly/sept9nine11elev
Badu wants to be a midwife
Soul icon Erykah Badu is working towards a certification in midwifery after becoming a birth doula and helping to deliver babies in her spare time. http://bit.ly/badumidwife
Common Illnesses: Ear Infections
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fewer doctors are relying on antibiotics since most ear infections are caused by a virus. http://bit.ly/earinfect
Parenting 104: Week 28: In This Together
”For better or worse, we’re all in this together.” http://bit.ly/parentalfun
Texas Hospitals and Physicians Must Limit Elective...
Texas has just passed House Bill 1983 which requires hospitals and physicians to limit elective deliveries (including both inductions and cesarean sections) prior to 39 weeks gestation unless medically indicated. http://bit.ly/texaslimit
Alyssa Milano Welcomes a Son
The actress and husband David Bugliari are new parents to son Milo Thomas Bugliari. He was born at 9:27 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 inches long. Milano, 38, married Hollywood agent Bugliari in August 2009. Milo is the first child them both. http://bit.ly/milanobaby
California Senate Approves BPA Ban for Baby...
The California State Senate voted today to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act (AB 1319) heads back to the Assembly for a final vote. http://bit.ly/CAbabybottles