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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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Google Didn’t Go To Medical School – Your Doctor Did

Google Didn’t Go To Medical School – Your Doctor Did

Alexa, what should my baby’s temperature be?  This is starting to become the norm in parenting – relying on Google to give you medical advice.  While this example is pretty innocent, studies have shown that parents tend to turn to Google for answers on their children’s symptoms, before asking a medical professional.  This can be harmful in a couple ways. First,…
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Dads Are Stepping Up More Than Ever

Dads Are Stepping Up More Than Ever

A recent global survey has proven that men today are more involved in childcare than ever before. In an article on Brainerd Dispatch, it was stated: Nearly 70 percent of people thought men had a “greater responsibility for the home and childcare” than they had ever had, according to a survey of 18,180 adults across 22 countries including India, United…
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Routine Hygiene Product Sending Kids To The E.R.

Routine Hygiene Product Sending Kids To The E.R.

The touch, the feel of….cotton being removed from your infant’s ear canal because you used a cotton swab to clean them.  Don’t do that. You have probably been told by your pediatrician, friends with kids, or family members that you should not use cotton swabs to clean out your children’s ears.  There is just too much risk of possibly perforating the ear…
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How Your Smartphone Addiction Affects Your Kid

How Your Smartphone Addiction Affects Your Kid

New research done by a professor at Illinois State University shows that parents who struggle to limit their time on smartphones and tablets have kids who tend to show more behavioral problems. Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune: “We need to critically examine our device use,” said Brandon McDaniel, family and consumer sciences assistant professor and author of a study scheduled…
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