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Your Phone Could Save Your Baby

Your Phone Could Save Your Baby

Researchers from Yale and other tops schools are seeing positive results from a new video educational program for new parents. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at two forms of educational intervention to teach parents about sleep safety with newborns. The first program was a free program where trained nurses taught the new parents about safe…
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Father/Child Relationship Can Prevent Obesity

Father/Child Relationship Can Prevent Obesity

The way you parent obviously has a correlation with the type of child and young adult you will raise.  A new study has found that fathers, especially, have a very vital role when it comes to developing healthy behaviors in their kids and preventing obesity. Interestingly enough, predicting if a child will become overweight actually depends more on the relationship of…
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Older Dads Are Likely To Have “Geekier” Sons

Older Dads Are Likely To Have “Geekier” Sons

A new study done by the New King’s College of London has found sons born to older men tend to be more intelligent, focused, and less concerned with fitting in.  Traits that can be considered “geeky.”  For the record, the study used the word geeky – I am not calling anyone’s kid a geek…even though “geeky” isn’t being used negatively in…
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Disney Gets Sued Over Inside Out Movie

Disney Gets Sued Over Inside Out Movie

Denise Daniels, A child development specialist, is suing Disney and Pixar for stealing her idea for the very popular movie, Inside Out.  Daniels is claiming that she pitched a very similar idea to Disney in 2005 and every year after until 2009.  The version that Daniels pitched was called The Moodsters and it has the same basis, where human emotions…
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Are You Feeding Your Kids Junk? Research Says YES.

Are You Feeding Your Kids Junk? Research Says YES.

Did you know that your child’s preferred tastes and some of their favorite flavors are established during the first months of life?  Naturally, these preferences will change over time and as they try new things, but there are a few factors – like breastfeeding, what foods you offer first, and when you give them solid foods – that can help determine healthy…
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Bro, Your Kid Juicing?

Bro, Your Kid Juicing?

A common question for a pediatrician is, “how much fruit juice can my child have?”  We are now seeing that question might actually have a different answer than previously advised by doctors. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics: An AAP policy statement published in 2001 and reaffirmed in 2006 recommended no juice for children younger than 6 months of age, 4-6…
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Graco Car Seat Recall

Graco Car Seat Recall

Pretty sure this is the brand that we use. Crap.  Guess I need to check the model number when I get home. Graco Children’s Products Inc. has 8 different car seat models that they are recalling, from their My Ride 65 Convertible Child Restraint line. This recall will affect over 25,000 Graco units. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration,…
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Portland Dad of 6 Tells It How It Is

Portland Dad of 6 Tells It How It Is

Jeremy Martin-Weber, of Portland, OR, has stirred up the internet with his recent social media post about parenting roles. From Martin-Weber’s Facebook Post: Jessica, the mother of our 6 children, is boarding an airplane as I type, headed out of town, out of state, for work for the next several days. Now to figure out who: – will cook and…
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More Dad Time Leads To Smarter Babies

More Dad Time Leads To Smarter Babies

A recent study, published in the Infant Mental Health Journal, took a look at a father’s interactions with their babies in the first 3 months of life and compared that with their cognitive development more than a year later. The researchers from Imperial College London, King’s College London and Oxford University found that the children who had very active and engaging…
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