Do you ever worry that your child is being exposed to too much ionizing radiation at the hospital during his or her x-ray? Here’s a recent Consumer Update from the FDA about what you need to know about protecting your child from too much x-ray exposure.
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It's not just BB guns and your child shooting his (or a sibling’s) eye out this Christmas that you need to worry about. According to the FDA, laser toys can be just as dangerous to your child’s vision.
Connecting in a warm, loving way to your children when they act out takes tremendous patience. But research shows that parents who have high levels of warmth and connection along with high expectations are the most likely to end up with happy, well-adjusted children.
Undescended testicles in male children is a disease called Cryptorchidism. According to ‘My Virtual Medical Centre,’ it affects one in twenty term males, and one in three pre-term males. The procedure undertaken to treat this condition, if it has not resolved by 6 months, is to administer the patient with hormones or perform a surgical repair. But, there are certain natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles. These include using foods and other natural remedies that will help regulate hormones.
To many parents, natural remedies are a safe first defense against the scrapes, bruises, viruses and bacterial infections of childhood, instead of over-the-counter products and pharmaceuticals with their sometimes, risky side effects. These natural remedies for wounds that won't heal as well as effective natural preventatives for viral and bacterial infections are useful in helping to treat your children at home.
Looking for the best food for toddlers brain development and beyond? Put the cereal box away, and discover the six natural foods that will properly fuel your children’s developing brain, muscles and nervous system.
There’s a new baby gadget hitting the market soon. This one claims that it can help colicky, cranky, crying babies fall asleep—and go back to sleep on their own—so that new moms and dads can get more rest. But the reaction from the public is mixed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidelines on car seat safety and usage. These new guidelines attempt to provide concise, clear-cut information about the best practices for car seat usage.
Roblox is a multiplayer online social gaming platform published in 2006, as of 2016 Roblox has more than 30 million active monthly players and though it was designed to be family friendly, players can add other people in the game to their friends list, and this is where the problem lies. Because, according to recent reports, Roblox is being used to sexualise children.
Watching your child eat is sometimes an exercise in frustration and patience, since children don't usually eat everything that's on their plate. Preferring to eat only one food from their plate at meal time needn't worry you. Surprisingly, eating this way is natural for you child and has some welcome health benefits.
Oatmeal benefits have been marketed as a cholesterol-free health food for decades. They have also been marketed as a quick and popular breakfast food. Oatmeal warms you in the morning and keeps your child feeling full for hours, but did you know eating oatmeal incorrectly can have some unintentional side effects for you child’s digestion?
The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have issued a statement today, saying that they will end all legal proceedings in the battle for their son’s life. “We’re about to do the hardest thing that we’ll ever have to do,” Charlie Gard’s parents said before spending their last moments with their son.
"If you hold that baby all the time, you’re going to spoil her!" New moms and dads have all had that annoying friend, relative, or neighbor who insists that they are holding the baby too much, and issues the dire warning that they are on the fast track to spoiling the baby. These comments are definitely upsetting, especially in the first days and weeks of parenting, when stress, sleep deprivation, and hormones make a new mom second guess everything she is doing.
US Lawmakers Vote to Grant Charlie Gard and Family Permanent Residency “to Fly to America for Treatment”
Charlie Gard has had a busy week. In the latest development in his ongoing legal battle, US lawmakers have voted to grant Lawful Permanent Resident status to Charlie and his family to allow him “to fly to America for treatment”.
Could the non-caloric sweetener you use to replace the sugar in your coffee each morning actually be making you fatter? According to a new study from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the answer may be yes.
New developments in the Charlie Gard case. A US doctor has agreed to travel to London to examine the baby, deemed too sick to live by his doctors in the UK.
Everyone knows babies don’t come with instructions and sometimes this can make it difficult to figure out exactly what their needs are. Many a new mother, as well as an experienced mother, has had problems deciphering exactly what a baby needs and often figures this out by trial and error. That being said, babies have relatively basic needs that some new parents tend to complicate or attach their own experiences to. While this is only natural, pacing and pouncing a baby to sooth them, for example, might not be the best remedy to calm an ailing child. While you may feel better doing "something" to calm your child during an uncomfortable episode, little is being done to address the root cause. Instead this is a time to deal with the underlying problem, so that you can fix it.
A six year-old boy in Italy is the latest to die of measles in the European outbreak. His death marks the 35th victim of this highly contagious viral disease on the continent this year. Once nearly eradicated in all developed nations, measles has been making a steady return, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.
Probiotic supplementation is a popular trend among new parents, but feeding your children more cranberries is how to improve gut health naturally. Surprisingly, this "off the radar" superfood can be extremely beneficial for boosting your child's gut health and more.
The incredible edible egg has a dark secret -- it harbors bacteria, not just salmonella bacteria, but if that's any indication of the egg's harboring abilities, you won't be surprised to find out that eggs can actually boost bacterial strep infections in your child's body. Removing eggs from the diet and strengthening the immune system is an effective and natural strep throat home remedy that helps stop its progression and end bothersome symptoms for good.
Today, as I was checking my Twitter, I saw a picture of two parents standing with their young son and holding posters that read "I love my gender creative son," and "My son wears dresses and makeup... get over it." It's sickening to see parents forcing their children to be gay and lesbian when they are not.
By now, most of us have heard about the case of Charlie Gard, the 11month-old baby boy in London, who courts ruled should be removed from life support against his parents’ wishes.
Can you give a baby probiotics? Sure, but it's likely they won't work. Probiotics are not necessary for babies in daycare, according to new research, especially for those who have the protective immunity of breast milk, despite other studies claiming the contrary.
"Mom, my tummy is sick." Every mom knows how those words can strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran parents. If your child has diarrhea or a stomach virus, your physician may recommend the BRAT diet until symptoms pass. Keep reading to learn more about this diet, why it works, what risks can be associated with its use, and other food alternatives that may also be beneficial in helping get your child's health back on track.
Charlie Gard, an 11-month old infant, has captured the attention of the world. He was born with an extremely rare degenerative genetic disease, and is currently unable to see, breathe, or move on his own. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital—arguably one of the best pediatric centers in the world—have treated Charlie since his diagnosis with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome when he was just one month old. But now, his doctors say that his disease has progressed to the point that there is no hope for future survival with any quality of life. The medical team brought in doctors from Barcelona, Spain, who came to the same conclusion.
However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Constance Yates, disagree with the doctor’s assessment. In December, desperate to help their child, they found a pediatric neurologist and hospital in the United States who were willing to allow Charlie to undergo an experimental treatment, called nucleoside bypass therapy, which they believe could slow the progression of the disease. His parents created a GoFundMe page to raise the money needed for transportation and medical costs, and as of this writing, have raised £1,322,320 ($1,715,000) for his care. All appeared to be going as planned, until the court denied Charlie’s parents the right to remove him from the hospital and transport him to the U.S. for care.
Moms recognize the best feeding for babies is breastfeeding, when it is possible to do so. But when it comes to breastfeeding, how long is too long? A recent study offers some insight.
This morning in one of the ADHD groups I read this message from a mother of an ADHD child, which was very emotional and she is looking for help on how to handle difficult mornings. For the respect of her privacy I will not disclose her name, but here is the message and it's so common with many parents who raise children with ADHD. What would you advise her?
Science has finally admitted that eggs are not the only best source of lutein and that in fact, leafy greens hold more of the antioxidant, which improves eyesight and brain health in children.