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A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar. This is a major concern because it could potentially give children an early preference for foods that may contribute to obesity and high blood pressure. Researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed package information and labels for more than 1,000 foods marketed for infants and toddlers in 2012. They did not mention any brands, but toddler dinners like toddler...

In some culture’s it is normal to pierce a baby’s ear when he or she is new born. But others can choose to do so after a couple of months or even several years down the line. Here are some factors that can help you in piercing your baby’s ear. Age-The right age to pierce ears is a personal decision. But most doctors agree that a baby should be at least 6 months to don a pair of earrings. Procedure-You can opt to pierce your baby’s ear at a hospital, at the trained hands of a pediatrician or dermatologist. The advantage of getting...

  What is SIDS? Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexpected and unexplained sudden death of an infant between the age of one month and one year. The actual reason for this unexpected is not yet discovered. The rate of infant death is highest in between the age of 2 months and 4 months. The cause of this death is still now unknown and it is also a wide research area for the medical practitioners. This death is mostly caused during sleep and the infant shows no sign of pain or struggle. Causes of SIDS The actual cause of this disease...

A child, no doubt, is a great matter of joy but he is also a greater responsibility. Parenting is not just about providing a child with his requirements but it is more about introducing the child to the world or better, bringing the worldly matters before him in his or her way or rather the way he understands it. Parents face a dilemma when it comes to discussing some matters before the child. It can be matters regarding sex, divorce, war or even abuse. One of the issues, that many parents often express difficult in conversing with their...

Next time you are scolding your child for being messy, think again, maybe he is a lot smarter than his peers. Latest research conducted in the University of Iowa indicates that kids who smash, swoosh and throw their food may actually be in a learning mode while having their meals. As per results of this study, messy kids are faster and better learners in comparison to kids who are relatively less messy. Study at Iowa University The study was published in Developmental Science, a popular journal wherein 72 toddlers were observed. How these...

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