Archive for June, 2013
With the eco movement in full swing, more and more parents are doing everything they can to protect their babies from harmful toxins. Unfortunately, a new report from the environmental group, Environmental Defense, has found that it may be impossible to give our children the toxin-free lifestyle we’re hoping for.
June is the month of dads. As many are celebrating the incredible men in their life, I would like to honor my dad because he’s awesome. Growing up he taught me how to play sports, how to ride my bike and was my roller coaster companion.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easy Aces, have announced a voluntary recall of about 56,000 “Buff Baby” baby rattles because the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Today, more than a quarter of all toddlers in the U.S. are considered obese. Combatting this epidemic starts with a healthy diet and more exercise. But researchers from Duke Medicine are saying there’s something more they can do to improve the health of their children: parents can adopt healthy lifestyles themselves!
In the autism diagnosis criteria, there is a great deal of emphasis placed on the social abilities of a child. However, most parents of children with autism know there is so much more to their child’s symptoms than just social impairments. Their child may wince or even scream when they hear certain sounds. They may become hyperactive, afraid or even combative after being in a crowded place with lots of movements or lights and sounds.
Though the morning-after pill will soon be available over-the-counter to all women, researchers say that better access isn’t going to solve the issue of unwanted pregnancies in America. And while the reason for this is still unknown, they do have a few ideas.
Back in the 1960’s, only 4 or 5 out of 10,000 children received an autism diagnosis. Today, approximately 1 in 88 U.S. children are diagnosed. Part of the drastic increases in cases has to do with the fact that a child had to be severely delayed to be diagnosed in the 1960’s. The improved diagnosis process is also a contributing factor.
Elizabeth Whitehead did not know she was pregnant and therefore it was a shock for her when on Tuesday she delivered her baby boy on her home front lawn. What made matters worse was the baby was not breathing and had to be resuscitated by the emergency personnel who arrived right on time.