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FDA Warns of risks associated with baby sleep positioners

2018-07-09T13:26:55+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

Warning on infant sleep positioners Parents and caregivers are being warned not to put infants in sleep positioners because they can cause a baby to struggle to breathe and lead to death. The Food and Drug Administration issued the warning in response to reports of babies who have died from suffocation associated with the [...]

FDA Warning – Infant Sleep Positioners carry risk of suffocation

2017-12-04T15:16:23+00:00October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. To reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including accidental suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends [...]

Little Laura to the rescue!

2017-10-07T05:45:37+00:00September 6th, 2017|Tags: , |

HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66​,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It is a parenting resource that is backed by the AAP. This excellent website also features a set of short animated videos that [...]

Baby toys and how to choose them

2017-09-07T15:47:04+00:00April 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Just because they're toys, it doesn't mean they are all safe! Well duh! Of course not. That's just stating the obvious. We all know this. With the millions and millions of toys and games inundating the marketplace, it is inevitable that a lot of nasties are lurking there. But how often do we [...]

Everyday and popular baby products linked to thousands of injuries every year

2017-09-06T15:45:28+00:00March 16th, 2017|Tags: , |

Recently, CNN carried an article about a study that linked baby carriers, cribs and strollers to thousands of injuries every year. Tens of thousands of these products have been recalled. Most injuries are the result of falls from the product in use. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System were retrospectively analyzed for children aged [...]

SIDS Advise from Dr. Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP

2017-09-06T15:53:52+00:00March 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. Diagnosis requires that the death remains unexplained even after a thorough autopsy and detailed death scene investigation. SIDS usually occurs during sleep.

Very special little boxes…

2017-09-06T17:26:02+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

A newly launched Kiwi charity that gifts very special boxes to babies in need is this week celebrating giving away more than 80 boxes. BabyStart is based on a concept first introduced in Finland in 1938, which gives expectant parents a cardboard box full of useful items to make their early months easier and [...]

Playmat vs Playpen

2018-07-09T16:27:39+00:00February 19th, 2017|

Not very long ago, a friend, who is a first time mom, wanted to know if she should get a playmat or a playpen or both. That got me thinking - is one necessarily better than the other? Or do both have their specific uses and benefits? Well, in the end, Anne, of course, [...]