If I look around my house I could probably count 4 doctor’s kits in our collection. My boys love ‘fixing’ each other, their stuffed animals and us even daily. Their fascination for the medial profession was peaked recently after my youngest needed to be admitted to the hospital to have surgery.
Archive for April, 2012
To some, the recent Broadway presentation of “Mary Poppins” might have seemed a little odd – not the show itself, but its audience; yips, shouts, moans, fidgets and flaps filled the room. To those inside the theater, however, it was just another day with autism… oh, and a lovely Broadway experience.
Breastfeeding moms have long been told the avoid pacifiers until breastfeeding is well underway to avoid “nipple confusion.” A new study suggests, however, that by avoiding pacifiers immediately after birth may actually increase the infant’s need for formula.
If you’ve ever considered adding a pet to your family, but dismissed the idea, a recent study may cause you to reconsider. After performing a series of experiments on how young children react to animals versus toys, researchers believe that children are more fascinated by living things – spiders and snakes included – than toys, even if those toys were made to replicate real living creatures.
Congratulations to Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard on the safe arrival of their new baby – a girl!
Mom-to-be Reese Witherspoon looked beautiful while walking the red carpet at the Whitehouse Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington on Saturday night.
Despite the fact that prescription drug use is common during pregnancy, very little is known about potential adverse reactions of the most commonly used prescription drugs to the fetus. Published in the journal Obstetrician & Gynecologist, a review hopes to bring awareness and more research to the issue.
The “Back to Sleep” campaign – a campaign aimed at reducing the risk of SIDS by placing infants on their backs to sleep, rather than their tummies or sides- started back in 1994. Since that time, experts have noticed an increase in the number of U.S. infants with irregularly shaped heads.
With the evolution of digital technology comes unique opportunities to create new memories. In the last few years we have seen couples time lapse their pregnancies, do the one picture a day project and now, one dad chronicles his kid’s childhood in a 2:45 video.
Colic, classified by inconsolable and inexplicable crying in infants, affects about one in five infants. Onset most commonly occurs around six to eight weeks of age and infants may experience colic for several months. To date, no one really understands why colic occurs, although gastrointestinal pain has thought to be the source for quite some time.