Since the 1930’s Finland has provided a maternity package to all new parents. These government issued cardboard boxes contain only a handful of items, but each and every necessity item ensures that all children, no matter what their family background, receive everything they need to be safely and accurately cared for.
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As the mom of two picky kids, I am always looking for new ways to get them to eat more good foods. Last year we started juicing and I have been creating a lot of dishes that combine a variety of food groups together but I still don’t feel like my guys are getting enough fresh produce. Earlier this week a study was released that found offering a dip alongside vegetables encourages kids to eat veggies they might normally push aside.
Breast is almost always best, but not every mother has the desire or ability to breastfeed. Does that necessarily mean that their babies will automatically have a higher chance of obesity later on in life? Maybe. But maybe not, researchers from Brigham Young University said after analyzing the data of more than 8,000 families.
Bisphenol A (BPA) has received a lot of attention lately. Some researchers have linked BPA exposure to a higher risk of various cancers, while others say that the average person’s exposure isn’t enough to have an impact. Regardless of which side of the fence you stand on, you might be happy to know that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found infant foods to be BPA free.
According to the most recent results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 6.4 million American children have received an ADHD diagnosis in their lifetimes. This is an increase of 16% since 2007 and a 53% increase over the last decade. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that ADHD has been a hot topic among parents, health care professionals, researchers, experts and government officials.
If your children aren’t out of school yet, they will be very soon, and you know what that means! Trips to the beach, theme parks, nature trails, and even just your local city parks.
Economists, social scientists, pediatricians and policy experts all recently gathered to discuss an issue plaguing 22 percent of all children in the United States. The plenary session, titled “A National Agenda to End Childhood Poverty” took place at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington D.C., and it discussed a wide range of issues relating to childhood poverty in the United States.
Everyone from parents to physicians and government officials have been trying to find a way to decrease the prevalence of child obesity. School lunch programs have been altered, public announcements have been made, and for extreme cases, diets for children have been designed and administered. But a new study suggests we’re missing a very important piece of the puzzle.
Organic baby food has been around for a while, but it really took off around five years ago when squeezable pouches hit the market. Since that time, organic baby food has “exploded in popularity,”
Thought to affect more than 300 million people worldwide, asthma is a condition that experts have spent years trying to understand. Characterized by a narrowing of the airway, this condition can be extremely scary, especially for children.
Whooping cough, caused by the bacterium, Bordetella pertussis, is an infection of the respiratory system. This extremely contagious illness is characterized by severe coughing spells that sometimes resemble a “whooping” sound. It is recommended that children be vaccinated with five doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) prior to age six. A booster is then given at age 11.
Children are at highest risk for developing ear infections because their Eustachian tubes are narrower, which makes it more difficult for fluid to drain from them. In fact, three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by the time they reach the age of three, which makes ear infections the most common infection experienced by young children.
Monitoring of an infant’s growth is an important part of early development. But a new study says that parents shouldn’t be overly concerned if their child isn’t measuring up to other children their age