Eating Nuts While Pregnant May Reduce Child's Food Allergy Risk

A woman can reduce her child's risk for allergies by eating peanuts during pregnancy, according to a new study. ... read more »

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Neurocognitive Development

The object of a recent study from authors at Tufts University School of Medicine was to ascertain a connection between CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia) survival and neurocognitive development. The study was published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. ... read more »

Shared Sleeping Infant Deaths: Texas Polar Vortex

The chilling antics of the polar vortex left Central Texas temperatures far below normal this winter. Texans bundled up to stay warm and cozy during a winter so cold it broke records. ... read more »

Personal Care Products Pose Risk to Babies

Shampoos, lotions, and other baby care products expose babies and toddlers to potentially harmful substances at a great rate, according to a new study. ... read more »

Breast Milk May Prevent Deadly Intestinal Problem in Preemies

Digestion issues are not uncommon for infants because they are very new to the whole eating process after all. However, there are some times when digestion and intestinal issues can become deadly serious. ... read more »

Preventing Infant Malarial Deaths

According to a team of researchers in the tropics, infant deaths associated with malaria may be preventable. When a pregnant woman contracts malaria, blood vessels to the placenta do not develop correctly and cannot provide adequate blood flow to the fetus. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Could be a Life Saver

According to a new report published by Save the Children, if all mothers chose to breastfeed immediately after birth more than 800,000 infant lives could be saved every year. ... read more »

Baby Wipes May Be Cause of Persistent Rash

Moms everywhere have come to rely on products like baby wipes for infants and wet wipes for older children as an easy, convenient way to add an extra layer of cleanliness to a messy situation. ... read more »

When is Bad Baby Breath a Bad Sign?

However, your baby’s bad breath might be a cause for concern if it is persistent and lasts more than just a day or so. It could be caused by a more serious problem. ... read more »

What to Do If Your Baby Eats Mold

Have you ever eaten half a sandwich only to realize the bread you’re munching on has mold on it? The feeling is gut wrenching. Usually, we can’t taste the mold enough to notice as we begin our meal, so we are caught totally off guard when we see the white spots. ... read more »

The Truth About Synthetic Baby Clothes

Have you ever been to a minimalist baby shower? Me neither. Every baby shower is attended by a slew of excited family and friends who spent far too long in the baby section at Target ooh-ing and aah-ing at the tiny shoes and micro hats. ... read more »

Reasons Not to Put Makeup on Baby

This is a touchy subject. If you’re like most moms, you read the title and were appalled at the thought of anyone putting makeup on their baby’s skin. All parents think their babies are perfect, so why should this post even exist? ... read more »

The Dangers of Introducing Solid Foods Too Soon

Whenever I babysat for my sisters when my nieces were still infants, I was always glad that the only feeding I had to do was through a bottle or with liquid food of some kind because I was terrified that they would choke and I wouldn’t know what to do. ... read more »

Intermittent Malaria Treatment Detrimental to Offspring

According to researchers from the Department of Pediatrics from the University of Washington School of Medicine, intermittent malaria treatments during pregnancy prove harmful to infants and offspring. The study was published in the journal PLoS One. ... read more »

Study Indicates Massage Therapy Could Benefit Preterm Infants

A study published in the journal Early Human Development and conducted by the University Of Louisville School Of Nursing showed that massage therapy may help reduce stress for preterm infants. ... read more »

Specific Bacteria Needed to Prevent Asthma in Babies

A recent study indicates asthma can be prevented if a baby’s gut bacteria (microbiome, microbiota) includes four specific types of bacteria during baby’s first three months of life. ... read more »

Baby Monitors: Selling Fear or True Protection?

Critics say baby monitors do little more than let you know if your baby is asleep or awake, in spite of the emotional marketing strategies that surround them. ... read more »

Lighting Up the Christmas Tree With Lead

One of the joys of Christmas is watching a child's face light up when Christmas tree lights are turned on. But is playing with them safe? ... read more »

Reducing HIV Mother-Child Transmission with Oral Zidovudine (ZDV)

Mother to children transmission (MTCT) rates for HIV can be greatly reduced with anti-retroviral medications. However, according to researchers, a clinical study has not established the effectiveness and safety of oral zidovudine (ZDV) in infants. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposure to Glucocorticoids: Risk of Mental Health Issues

Obstetricians commonly administer a certain steroid to pregnant women expected to give birth prematurely, but a new study shows this medication may increase the child's risk for behavioral and emotional problems later in life. ... read more »

Rescue of Infant Emphasizes Value of Infant CPR

Sebastian de la Cruz is one lucky little guy. His parents adore him, his aunt recently sprung into heroic action to save his life, and the five-month-old boy will soon be somebody's big brother. ... read more »

Should Pediatricians See Unvaccinated Kids?

The measles outbreak has left pediatricians facing a dilemma: should they see unvaccinated kids or turn them away so contagious diseases don't infect other patients too young to be fully vaccinated? ... read more »

Dental Care for Breastfeeding Babies Prevents Tooth Decay

The findings of a recent study on breastfeeding and childhood dental health indicate a connection between long-term breastfeeding ' two years or longer ' and the child's increased risk of tooth decay. ... read more »

Breastfeeding A Sick Baby

The antibodies that are present in a mother's breast milk are very beneficial to the baby's immune system. It will be easily digested and it will speed up the baby's recovery time. ... read more »

Your Child's Car Seat May Be Facing the Wrong Direction

For optimum safety, car seats for the smallest children must face the rear of the vehicle, but an alarming number of parents ignore this recommendation. ... read more »

Baby Monitors Recalled Over Defective Batteries

Baby monitors sold under the Summer Infant brand name are being voluntarily recalled because the rechargeable batteries in them are known to overheat and some have ruptured. ... read more »

Dramatic Rise in E-Cig Calls to Poison Control Centers

Electronic cigarettes "represent an emerging public health concern, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read more »

1 in 6 Kids Suffers Neurodevelopmental Disorder

One in six American children suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder, including but not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders ASD), or delays in speech and language. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 2

Those first few weeks of motherhood fly by and you were expecting to be happy about your newly arrived bundle of joy, but instead, you feel sad and down. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Antidepressants

Many women stop taking antidepressants when they become pregnant or when they begin breastfeeding, with the understanding that it's better for the baby to go without these drugs. But is this true? ... read more »

Infants Should Have Breast Milk for First Six Months

“You have to give your baby a bottle of water every day or he will die!” I will never forget hearing the woman in the subway wailing that sentiment to a young mother trying to subtly breastfeed her tiny newborn. ... read more »

Sharing a Bed With Newborn and SIDS Risk

It’s understandable that new parents are enraptured by their infants and want to be near them, but research indicates that parents who share a bed with their newborn may actually be putting them at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »

Preventing Emergency Care Visits for Infants

Some new moms are even more prone to visit the emergency room for any and every little thing, which can get expensive fast. Another option is to have a nurse on call for home visits, but this is also expensive. ... read more »

Disfigurement in Infancy is Often Temporary

There is one story my mom always tells when the subject of childhood safety scares comes up during family discussions. She was very careful to make sure nothing bad happened to me as, but one slip-up gave her a story she will never forget. ... read more »

Preventing SIDS: What Latest Research Shows

While the condition is still not well understood, much research has been conducted in recent years in an effort to understand the causes and possible prevention of this heartbreaking illness. Below is a discussion of some of the latest findings. ... read more »

Baby Proofing Your Home

Watching your baby takes her first steps can be the thrill of a lifetime. Baby proofing the house is important as those first steps are the harbinger of big changes in both of your lives. ... read more »

Graco Recall of Infant Car Seats

Safety concerns for children have led the agency to issue a recall request to the manufacturer of approximately 3.8 million car safety seats designed for children. ... read more »

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe During Pregnancy?

Electronic e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is a health danger for pregnant women and developing babies and can damage a developing baby’s brain and lungs. In addition, some of the flavorings used in e-cigarettes may be harmful to a developing fetus. ... read more »

How Safe Is Beer for Breastfeeding?

After nine months of abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy, it may come as a shock to new moms when an alcoholic beverage is actually recommended during breastfeeding. ... read more »

How to Decorate the Baby Room During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Getting the baby's room ready is a time-honored tradition and can be done safely if you read our 12-step program. ... read more »

Safety Tips For 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July is a time of fireworks, family fun, and cookouts. When you’re pregnant or you have a small child, you need to follow some safety precautions. ... read more »

Polio Vaccine (IPV)

Prior to the invention of the Polio vaccine, IPV, thousands of people died from the polio virus each year and tens of thousands more were left paralyzed. Today, the number of people diagnosed with polio each year hovers near zero in the United States. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 5

With all of the emotional changes and fatigue after having a baby, you may have left behind your healthy diet and exercise routine. Now is the time to get your body back in action, but you may be surprised by the lingering effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 3

You are getting the hang of this parenting thing, but you can't forget your partner along the way. You have more than enough love for your partner and your baby, but you need to focus on what's best for you sometimes to be the best mom and partner you can be. ... read more »

Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4)

MCV4 is a new vaccine against meningococcal disease. The disease is caused by bacteria that can cause meningitis and death. More than 1,000 people contract meningococcal disease every year. ... read more »

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Vaccination

Hib is a bacterial disease most prominent in children under the age of five, though an infection can occur in older, unvaccinated people. ... read more »

Reducing Newborn Infection Rates with Maternal Immunization

Recently, suggested changes to maternal immunization guidelines suggest all women be vaccinated with Tdap in every pregnancy, but Tdap is not the only immunization currently being investigated. ... read more »

What Not to Do When Your Baby Swallows Something Harmful

You may have heard that it’s a good idea to keep ipecac in your medicine cabinet in case your baby swallows anything he shouldn’t. Ipecac is a medication that induces vomiting, so it seems to make sense as a treatment in that case. ... read more »

Do Not Trust Mr. Yuk

Before a toddler knows what’s poisonous and what’s not, there needs to be a way to warn them easily. That’s when Mr. Yuk was designed. ... read more »

Summer Safety Tips for New Parents

Here is a list of things new parents can do to ensure that their baby is safe and healthy while enjoying the warmer months. ... read more »

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