Archive for 'Health'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Babies Should Eat Meat and Tofu As First Solids

Babies Should Eat Meat and Tofu As First Solids

It is now recommended that babies should be fed meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives such as legumes and tofu beginning at 6 months of age. Commonly babies have been fed infant cereals, vegetables and fruit [...]

How to Cope with Baby’s Colic and Crying

How to Cope with Baby’s Colic and Crying

Does your baby regularly fuss near day’s end? Does she cry as though in pain, pulling her legs up to the chest? Then your baby may have colic.  Colic is a condition which continues to leave [...]

Swaddling Babies Incorrectly Can Harm Their Development

Swaddling Babies Incorrectly Can Harm Their Development

Swaddling babies by wrapping them in a thin blanket is a common and ancient practice known to soothe infants and help them sleep better. But now there is concern that if swaddling is done incorrectly, the [...]

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Parts of the United States and Canada are dealing with severe outbreaks of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. It is a particularly serious disease in infants and at one time was the cause of more [...]

The Link Between Asthma and Sunshine

The Link Between Asthma and Sunshine

A new study of more than 45,000 children and teenagers from nine Spanish cities shows that children who live in colder, wetter climates are at greater risk of suffering from asthma. This is because vitamin D, [...]

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The foods you feed your children can help them avoid the negative affects of pesticides. Organic Foods Most of us are well aware that pesticides were designed to be toxic. Over 90% of people are routinely [...]

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Some food safety tips for the long hot days of summer. Summer Food Safety During the summer there are more opportunities for food to become spoiled and lead to food poisoning. It why we need to [...]