Archive for 'Health'

Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby Food

How to save money while feeding your baby nutritious food. Homemade Baby Food When the time comes for your baby to begin solid foods, you may think that the best food is available on the supermarket [...]

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Mary Poppins sang that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, and it seems that this may be true.  A recent study found that infants, who on average receive more than a dozen vaccines [...]

The Prevention of S.I.D.S. in Babies

The Prevention of S.I.D.S. in Babies

Just the words ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome’ evokes fear in parents. Fortunately more and more is being learned about prevention of this terrible tragedy. SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is, as the name implies, the [...]

Breastfeeding & Immunity

Breastfeeding & Immunity

Why you’ll want to opt for mother’s milk when feeding baby. Breastfeeding & Immunity There’s no doubt that one of the best ways of helping your baby get a good start in life is with breastfeeding. [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Infants who eat a diet that includes fish at the age of six to twelve months have a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms than babies who did not consume fish before six months or after [...]

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

That bedtime bottle may soothe your baby tonight, but the milk or juice inside it could lead to major dental problems tomorrow. Sucking is a normal, natural reflex for infants. Besides the fact that without this [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

When a Child’s Fever Must Be Seen by a Doctor

When a Child’s Fever Must Be Seen by a Doctor

Does your child have a fever? While fever may be a sign of illness, it may also be a part of the cure. If your child has a fever, do you automatically reach for the medicine [...]

The Dangers of Cold Medications for Young Children

The Dangers of Cold Medications for Young Children

Now that cold medications aren’t recommended for young children, how should parents treat a child’s cold? The common cold is called common for a good reason. In fact, it turns out that cold viruses are so [...]