Category: Kids Health

10 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Order on Amazon Prime

Did Father’s Day completely sneak up on you this year? We’ve been there before. Of course, it’s not like you didn’t want to get your dad or partner something great; it’s just that you’ve been suuuuper-busy, right? And anyway, we’re pretty sure it’s safe to say dads (and dudes in general) are notoriously hard to

Get ready to squeal

Khloé Kardashian is raining baby True videos on our blessed heads, and we’re loving every second of it. On Tuesday, Kardashian shared brand-new video of her 7-week-old baby daughter — even capturing the cutest sneeze on record (yes, someone contact the Guinness Book of World Records, please — this is legit). The two new clips

Preschool program preps kids for academic success through elementary school

A program that helps low-income parents prepare their children for school has benefits that extend beyond kindergarten and into into third grade, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers found that the preschoolers of parents who participated in the program performed better academically, acquired better social emotional skills and needed fewer additional school services when

Asthma and flu: a double whammy

Asthma and respiratory viruses don’t go well together. Weakened by the common cold or the flu, a person suffering an asthma attack often responds poorly to emergency treatment; some must be hospitalized. This is especially true for preschoolers. But what if there were a simple solution to help ward off the double whammy of an

Luna's got this sister thing down

Our total BFF and mom crush Chrissy Teigen shared a photo with us a few days ago of brand-new baby boy Miles Theodore with his sister Luna Simone. We’re pretty sure she and husband John Legend won’t mind if we let you peek. OK, fiiine, so she posted it on Instagram for everybody to see:

Growth of Greenlandic children is no longer stunted

For centuries, Inuit children in Greenland, Canada and Alaska have been observed as small. But recently, growth has increased. “During the last couple of years, people have noticed that Greenlandic boys and girls are getting taller compared to older generations. These common observations have now been scientifically proved,” says Marius Kløvgaard, MD and one of

Kidstrology: Your Parenting Horoscope for June

June has finally arrived, and after a long, gloomy winter, the first day of summer is in sight. (And you thought this day would never come!) This month puts Gemini front and center, and whether or not you’re the sign of the twins, June has a double-sided energy to it. This month, we spoke to

Oral propranolol seems safe for infantile hemangioma

(HealthDay)—The safety profile of oral propranolol seems to be good for children with infantile hemangioma, according to a study published online May 29 in Pediatrics. Catherine Droitcourt, M.D., from the University of Rennes in France, and colleagues used the French National Health Insurance system to perform a survey of a nationwide cohort of children aged

Parents have concerns over food allergy precautions at schools

(HealthDay)—A substantial portion of parents whose children have food allergies have concerns over the safety of their child at school, according to a study published online May 12 in BMC Pediatrics. S. Shahzad Mustafa, M.D., from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York, and colleagues conducted an electronic survey of

When it comes to kids and creativity, less is more

Too often, society and the educational system overlook creativity in favor of academic achievement. But a creative child can change the world — and creating is so much more than just “making stuff.” “The root word ‘create’ actually means ‘to grow,'” educator and curriculum developer Allison Wilson told SheKnows. “The act of being creative naturally

With a classic (& Disney-approved) baby name to boot

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams are now the proud parents of a little boy — adorably named Sebastian, Ferrera announced on Instagram. No word yet on the origins of the adorable baby name, although we’re betting/hoping it’s because of a deep-rooted affinity for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. When 2 become 3… Welcome Sebastian

No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

Tripling the dose of vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published Tuesday. Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. It is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but as many as 40 percent

When my dad died, my kids saved me

I remember the day my parents told me about my father’s diagnosis very clearly. He had fought cancer on and off for 11 years, and it had gotten to the point that there wasn’t much more the doctors could do. I’d always known that losing a parent would be tough, but I hadn’t expected it

Yes, you can convince your toddler to eat this

Providing toddlers with healthy sustenance can be quite a challenge for many parents. One day, they love something, the next day, they toss it to the dog. They want to snack all the time, but they won’t sit down for a meal. They put everything their mouths… except actual food. And if you’ve got a