Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It feels satisfying to see your baby fall asleep swiftly when you try to make them sleep. Not every baby is a swing-lover, yet most babies do fall asleep quickly in a swing. But a swing is not a safe place to sleep for babies. A safe sleeping place for
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced today that UH Cleveland Medical Center has been selected as a clinical trial site for the Phase 3 global study of an investigational vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, sponsored by AstraZeneca. The trial is funded by the National Institute of
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains. Twenty-six percent of the newborns in the study were found to have asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages, or bleeding in and around the brain. It was an unexpected finding
LIFT AND LOWER the sleeping baby from your lap to any other surface without waking her. Go slowly! Bend at the waist to keep your torso pressed against the baby so she doesn’t notice what’s happening. Almost there—oh no, here comes the toddler and she’s hopping like a frog while playing a xylophone. Try to
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers continue to grow by a few inches and a few pounds each year of toddlerhood (1). Some toddlers may have a sudden increase in growth and often appear hungry during growth spurts since their bodies need extra energy. All healthy toddlers grow at a normal pace to achieve the
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Infantile spasms (IS) or West Syndrome is a type of epilepsy in babies. This disorder is rare and is considered a severe brain disorder or epileptic encephalopathy, which means an epilepsy disorder that damages the brain. The onset of infantile spasms is usually around four to six months of age
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions–type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots, and a rare congenital
Researchers in the UK have conducted a study showing that families and school staff support the use of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mitigation measures in secondary schools as young people return to face-to-face education. The team’s study of attitudes towards mitigation measures among young people, parents, and school staff found that, although some participants expressed
Every month, Netflix Canada adds family-friendly shows and movies for your kids to stream. Here’s what’s coming up in November 2020. Netflix Canada has announced which new TV shows and movies it will be adding to its lineup next month, and of course that means more options for kids! There’s a handful of titles to
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Motor skills play a major role in a baby’s development as they allow the infant to move independently. Rolling, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, and climbing fall under this category. Among these, standing is considered an important achievement since it forms the foundation for other vital motor skills, such as
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 The use of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in adolescents, and the racial disparities in access to that treatment, were analyzed in a retrospective study published in Annals of Surgery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Nearly 19% of children
For some, the pumpkin spice latte is life. For us, the literal pumpkin is life—specifically, the first year of life as a parent. Have you seen this weird internet trend: Halloween pumpkins giving birth? Apparently it’s a thing. So, obviously we decided to illustrate the joys of parenthood through, well, pumpkins. Welcome to the strangest article ever written.
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Did the ‘rona crash your Disney vacation? Cancelled plans are one of the most difficult parts of parenting during the coronavirus pandemic. Especially when those plans involve planning a Disney vacation. For some, this is a cancelled once-in-childhood (or lifetime!)
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Women with epilepsy who take the antiseizure drug valproic acid while pregnant are at more than double the risk of having children with autism spectrum disorder and nearly double the risk of having children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study in the October 28,
DIY some festive Halloween treats using supplies you can find around the house or at the dollar store Presented by the companies who have been celebrating Halloween for generations. Craft along with us! Blogger Andrea Traynor—and her daughter, Miss Q—walks us through some quick, easy, family-friendly Halloween crafts to get you in the spooky spirit.
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When should you schedule your daughter’s first gynecology visit? What should you expect during this first appointment? In this video, pediatric gynecologist Holly Hoefgen, MD, answers these questions and more. Learn why the first visit is so important for teens. Also, find out why it will usually include a confidential talk between your daughter and
Image: Shutterstock Newborns cry right from the moment they take their first breath outside the mother’s womb. While the crying is both memorable and endearing for the parents, did you know they don’t shed a tear while crying? The lacrimal glands or the tear glands take time to produce adequate tears to shed while crying.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Handgun sales in California have risen to unprecedented levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts say first-time buyers are driving the trend. The FBI conducted 462,000 background checks related to handgun purchases in California from March through September, an increase of 209,000, or 83%, from the same period
You can’t stay inside all winter. With these very Canadian additions to your wardrobe, babywearing in colder temperatures is much more doable. If you’re expecting a baby this fall or winter, you might be wondering which gear to stock up on. Do you need a teeny-tiny puffy snowsuit for your infant? A giant down-filled stroller