You know to cover the electrical outlets, but other hazards in your home are less obvious. Here’s how to recognize the trouble spots and make them safe for your little daredevil. 1. Pet Food Dry kibble is a choking hazard. Keep the dish in an enclosed area that Speedy can get to but your baby can’t. Otherwise, stand guard as your pet chows down, and take the dish away as soon as he’s done.
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I felt a strange wave of nostalgia mingled with pity for kids today as I read Beverly Cleary books with my child the other night. Cleary’s characters Henry Huggins, Beezus, and Ramona play “brick factory” and smash bricks into dust. They tie a jump rope between two trees to make a tightrope. They put on plays and build boats out of scrap lumber. Compare that to our kids’ carefully structured and supervised playtime.
As miserable as a cough can make your kid — and you — it does serve an important purpose: “That forceful exhalation of air propels mucus, bacteria, and other irritants out of the airways,” explains Thomas Ferkol, M.D., director of pediatric allergy and pulmonary medicine at Washington University, in St. Louis. While that’s all well and good, relief is all anyone really wants. The key to finding it? Knowing what’s causing the hack to
You already know it’s a dirty job and that you’ll be doing a lot of it. Still, you can make diapering your baby a lot easier if you follow some easy tips: Cloth diapers…. Some parents choose cloth diapers because they say they’re softer against baby’s skin, are less expensive than disposables, and are less harmful to the environment.
To help your baby become a confident toddler, you need to supply your baby with toys and games that address specific needs according to their development. In fact, play is the way a baby learns cause and affect, shapes and sizes, even how to socialize with others, and it’s best to get the earliest start possible. With so many different toys available, you can’t help but be confused about which toys go with which stage of your baby’s development. Thankfully, most toys are clearly marked for different age groups right[...]
Because of vitamin D deficiences in the diet of breastfeeding mothers, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is doubling the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants from 200 IU per day to 400 IU per day beginning in the first two months of life. And the recommendation also extends to all other babies, children and adolescents.
Pregnancy and motherhood may make us all go a little gooey, but it’s not turning mums’ brains into mush according to mental health researchers at The Australian National University. The study – conducted by the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at ANU – suggests that despite fears mothers may have that pregnancy affects their cognitive functions, there is no evidence to suggest that is true. The findings have been released as part of Mental Health Week, which runs until tomorrow (Saturday).