Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination Pregnancy and Baby

DTap stands for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. ... read more »

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination

MMR, or measles, mumps and rubella, is a vaccination against three diseases once common in children. Despite the vaccination programs in place, all three diseases still exist in the United States. ... read more »

Best Infant Car Seats - Consumer Reports

Which infant car seats are best? ... read more »

X-rays and Pregnancy Safety

X-rays done to check for certain conditions. Diagnostic x-rays are generally safe in pregnancy while therapeutic x-rays may not be safe. ... read more »

Moving Furniture During Pregnancy

If you are thinking about moving furniture while you are pregnant, you need to be aware of certain strains that moving furniture can place on your body during this time. ... read more »

Baby Gear Tips: Baby Walkers

Between the years of 2003 and 2006, more than 250 children were treated for injuries associated with baby walkers in one hospital in Columbus, Ohio. ... read more »

Baby Gear Tips: Choosing the Best Baby Swing

There are times when baby just will not calm down. These are the times when parents take comfort knowing there is a baby swing in the house. ... read more »

Baby Gear Tips: Bassinets and Baby Safety

The bassinet is one of those purchases that many parents never make. Instead, a family heirloom bassinet is handed down from generation to generation, leading to an increased chance of safety concerns, wear and tear. ... read more »

Baby Gear Tips: Changing Table Purchase and Safety

The changing table is an invaluable piece of equipment that will help mom and dad protect those back muscles while making a baby change here and there. ... read more »

Breastfeeding And Alcohol

The effects of alcohol on a pregnant woman's body are well-known by the majority of the population. However, not the same thing can be said about the effects on alcohol on women who are breastfeeding. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Hyperactive Letdown

New mothers are often confused when they are clearly producing enough milk, but baby just does not want to feed or appears fussing or squirmy during feedings. Hyperactive letdown can cause a myriad of symptoms for baby. ... read more »

Fertility Drugs and Breastfeeding

Fertility drugs are not commonly used by breastfeeding women so there is very little information on safety and efficacy. It is not known if drugs like Clomid, HCG, FSH and other fertility drugs pass to baby in breast milk. ... read more »

Going Chemical Free and Green During Pregnancy

While you're pregnant, you're likely to spend time thinking about how you can protect your unborn child from environmental dangers. One way you can support your child's health even before he or she is born is to choose products made without toxic materials. ... read more »

Breast Milk Sold on Internet May be Tainted

Breast milk purchased over the internet could make babies sick, according to a new study. Researchers found high amounts of bacteria in most of the samples they purchased through two internet companies. ... read more »

Newborns May Get Sick So Beneficial Microbes Can Flourish

Within the first few months of a baby's life, many parents come to the realization that their new little bundle of joy is sometimes more bundle, less joy. This realization often occurs during long sleepless nights while trying to soothe a fussy or sick baby. ... read more »

New Warnings About Bed Sharing with Infants

The number of babies who share a parents' bed has more than doubledsince the early 1990s, according to the recent National Infant SleepStudy, despite a number of public service ads warning of the increasedrisk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »

Pacifier Do's and Don'ts

While the faithful pacifier can be a miracle for parents, there are some tricks to using it that maximize its benefits while minimizing its drawbacks. If you're considering using a pacifier with your infant, here are a few things you need to know. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Safety

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is a huge responsibility. There are certain things you need to take into account while breastfeeding. You must pay close attention to what you ingest and what activities you do that may affect your baby while nursing them. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Infant Thrush (Yeast Infection)

Yeast is part of the human digestive system. Infants often come in contact with yeast for the first time during vaginal labor. They can also come in contact with yeast while breastfeeding. ... read more »

Aries Baby Horoscope

Aries babies are born from March 21st to April 19th. This baby is ruled by the planet Mars and the fire element. ... read more »

Beware Baby Safety Gates

Baby safety gates work as ideal ways to define baby's realm of exploration but the extent of their safety depends on how safely they are used. ... read more »

Baby May Never Outgrow Atopic Dermatitis

Approximately 10% to 15% of kids in the United States will be diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD), usually before they turn two. ... read more »

Foam Crib Mattresses Emit Toxic Fumes; Ventilation Important

A recent study of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) suggests it might be a healthy idea to let foam mattresses air out for about six months before putting a baby to sleep on it. ... read more »

Fewer Baby Boys Getting Circumcised in US: Good Idea?

A study of the lifelong effects of circumcision indicates fewer baby boys today are getting circumcised in the United States than in previous decades. ... read more »

10 Secrets of the Baby Product Industry

The baby-product industry generates $23 billion in sales each year but do we really need all that cute stuff? Industry insiders say we don't but they're glad we buy it anyway. ... read more »

Consumer Reports’ Top 5 Infant Car Seats

To keep your littlest passengers safe, Consumer Reports have devised a new series of rigorous tests for car seats for children of all ages. ... read more »

Safe Placement in Sling is Vital to Baby’s Health

Babies can be injured or worse when slings don't fit properly or when the baby is poorly positioned within them. ... read more »

Pacifiers Recalled Over Choking Risk

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of three models of infant pacifiers due to the risk of choking. ... read more »

Infant Surgery: Regional Better Than General Anesthesia

The currently preferred method to dull pain in infant surgery is general anesthesia (GA) but a recent study indicates less invasive anesthesia — regional anesthesia (RA) — may produce safer outcomes. ... read more »

Pediatrician Offers 7 Tips for Traveling with Baby

Traveling with a baby can be tricky so Dr. Pia Fenimore recently offered her 7 favorite tips for traveling with a baby and responds to “ask the expert” questions from the local newspaper. ... read more »

Infant Car Seats Great for Travel, Risky as Cribs

Car seats are made for travel and a recent study highlights the dangers of using them as cribs. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 4

You've settled into parenthood by now and with the help of a feeding and sleeping schedule, you have mastered motherhood. As baby sleeps longerstretches, you are finally catching up on sleep so fatigue is less of aproblem. ... read more »

Safety First: Design Ideas for Your Baby Room

It's time to take a step back and evaluate the safety of your plan nursery. Here are some safety tips you need to pay attention to while designing the perfect sanctuary for your little one. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 8

By the eighth month, baby is mobile and active and all those lost hours of sleep have been replaced with busy days chasing him around trying to keep him safe and out of trouble. ... read more »

10 Survival Tips for Breastfeeding Parents

Breastfeeding is very beneficial to the baby and should be considered if you are able to do so. Here are ten pieces of advice every mother should consider when breastfeeding. ... read more »

How to Create a Sleep-Conducive Environment for Your Baby

You have read about all of the things you can do to make your baby sleep better (less night feedings, bedtime routines, noise machine, etc.), but what about your nursery? Is it conducive to the kind of sleep your baby needs? ... read more »

Sucrose and Infant Pain Management

Sucrose is used in a medical setting as an alternative means of pain relief or prevention infants. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto recently reviewed various clinical databases for studies on sucrose use. ... read more »

Will Your Cell Phone Hurt Your Baby?

Mice exposed to simulated cell phone exposure while in the womb developed behaviors that resemble attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in human kids. ... read more »

Extra Pregnancy Care Training Needed to Improve Safety

According to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, additional education can reduce the risk and occurrence of adverse outcomes during and after pregnancy. ... read more »

Phthalate Exposure And Children's Health

Numerous studies have been conducted on the possible health side effects associated with phthalate exposure and pregnancy. ... read more »

Early Onset Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Sepsis

Group B strep can pass from mother to child during labor. In some cases, medical personnel are aware of the maternal infection and protective steps are taken to lower the risk of neonatal infection, but such steps were not always available. ... read more »

Outcomes of Infant Exposure to H1N1 Medications

A report published in the AJOG (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology) claims no short-term side effects occurred in infants treated with oseltamivir or zanamivir during the 2009 flu pandemic in Japan. ... read more »

Setting Makes Home Deliveries More Risky, Not Midwives

Dr. Grunebaum advises patients invite a midwife into the hospital delivery room so a woman can have both the comfort of a familiar birthing companion and the necessary medical staff and equipment. ... read more »

Just Say No to Raw Milk for Expecting Moms and Babies

There's a growing trend among advocates of a natural food diet toshun pasteurized milk and products made from pasteurized milk such ascheeses, butter, yogurt, sour cream, and ice cream. ... read more »

Effect of HAART During Pregnancy

HAART or highly active antiretroviral treatment can be used in pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. ... read more »

Flu (Influenza) Vaccination

While everyone is susceptible to flu infection, young children, the aging population and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk of infection and death. ... read more »

Maternal Epilepsy is Common Marker for Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers from the Kuopio University Hospital in Finland recently published a study in the journal PLoS One, discussing the possibility of predicting epilepsy risk in newborns based on umbilical cord length. ... read more »

Sight-Saving Eye Drops Trigger Preemie Heart Attack

The Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus carries the story of a premature baby undergoing a preventive treatment that saves the eyesight of many preemies. ... read more »

TLR8 Agonist as a Newborn Vaccine Adjuvant

Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard MedicalSchool recently published a study showing positive adjuvant response innewborns treated with a TLR8 agonist. The study was published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

The PCV, or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, protects children against the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Pneumococcal infections are known to cause meningitis, blood infections and pneumonia, mostly in children. ... read more »

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