When is it the right time to give solid foods to a baby? According to a recent study, set to be published in the April issue of Pediatrics, that’s the golden question for more than a quarter of all U.S. moms. And not knowing the answer to that question, study authors say, can place babies at risk for a slew of health immediate and long-term health problems.
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Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children over the age of three, and more than 140,000 children visit the emergency room each year for injuries related to automobile accidents. With a statistic like that, car safety should be a priority for parents. Yet a recent study found that only a small percentage of parents in the U.S. actually have their children properly secured while riding in a vehicle.
Several months ago we shared the Chicago ban on crib bumper sales in stores. Thanks to a news story investigation by Today, the dangers of placing other items in the crib with an infant is receiving national attention.
In a nationwide study, researchers estimated that a total of 45,398 emergency room visits among children three and under were due to injuries from sippy cups, bottles or pacifiers between the years 1991 and 2010.
Authorities all across the globe – the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Canada – have stood behind a recommendation that babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life. But an organization in the UK took notice that many women [...]
Are you trying to decide whether or not to use a pacifier for your baby? It’s not an easy choice for any parent to make, and the right decision is different for every family. But if the disadvantages of using one are one of the reasons that you are shying away from pacifiers, experts say you don’t have to. They say that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is speaking out again against children under the age of two watching TV. In their new policy statement the organization says that free play is a much better activity to help brain development in infant and toddlers than television or videos.
Like many parents I grab for the Motrin when my little one gets a fever thinking it will help make him feel better quicker. Parents have been told for years that a high fever can be dangerous to kids and that you could run the risk of frying brain cells if it last too long.
There was a time when finding head lice meant you had to stay home from school until you were completely cleared. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics however, say bugs are no reason to miss class.
Psychologists at Iowa State University claim that children who watch more than 2 hours of TV per day are more likely to have attention and concentration problems. The researchers say this also involves playing video games on the computer and TV.
More than 100 children, under age 14, die from choking every year in the United States. Thousands more are treated at the emergency room. To lower these numbers, The American Academy of Pediatrics, the largest paediatricians group in the U.S., is calling for Congress to make changes to the labelling and design requirements of foods that pose a choking risk.
A new study of working mothers in the U.S. have shown that the breastfeeding numbers are still very low.