Category: Kids Health

Differences in intent of pediatric injuries underscore importance of safe firearm storage

Firearm-related injuries are a leading cause of injury and death in children and adolescents. Knowing more about the differences in the intent of pediatric firearm-related injury, for instance, unintentional injuries compared with injuries related to assault, can guide injury-prevention efforts. The study abstract, “Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injury: By Intent of Injury,” will

Injury to a parent can lead to sleep issues in children and teens

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep plays an important role in children’s growth and development, both physically and emotionally. When children face an unsettling experience, such as the injury of a parent, it can alter their sleep habits, according to new research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National

7 types of prejudice children face at home

Children who are subjected to prejudice, ridicule and emotional trauma develop negative coping strategies. By Dr Vihan Sanyal Discrimination means the unjust treatment of children on the grounds of appearance, gender, aptitude, skills and family expectations. It means treating children adversely without any appropriate justification. A negative outlook or prejudice can lead to discrimination. This

In California, some doctors sell ‘medical exemptions’ for kids’ vaccinations

(HealthDay)—A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood vaccinations, a new study claims. In 2015, California passed a law eliminating personal belief exemptions for vaccinations that kids must receive before they can attend public school. In the years since, there’s been

Olivia Wilde Is Dead Set on Teaching Her Toddlers This Life Lesson ASAP

Olivia Wilde’s children — her 4-year-old Otis and 1-year-old Daisy — are adorable. As children (and well-behaved children, no less), you wouldn’t necessarily think to call them "self-involved," but Wilde has described them that way herself. She’s not just being harsh, however. She has good reason for being brutally honest. The actor told InStyle just how

What's the 2018 Version of Your Name?

We’re nearing the end of 2018 (can you believe it?), and baby names just keep getting wilder. No, really, like, wild-animals wild. Zooey Deschanel named her kids Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf. Busy Philipps’ menagerie? Birdie and Cricket. And that’s not all. We’ve also got celebs naming their kids Cosimo (Beck), Audio Science Clayton (Shannyn

10 rules for a perfect bedtime routine for your baby

Setting up a bedtime routine is necessary to allow a pleasant sleep for the baby. It is the most intimate time which helps the baby to relax, build a bond with parents, grow and learn. An interrupted sleep might make the baby irritable and cranky. During the early period, up to three to four months,

4 Things Your Toddler Should be Learning at Daycare

Access to quality early childcare is without a doubt essential. Unfortunately, parents are facing a fairly significant care gap. According to a survey released by NPR along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for every three families seeking early childcare nationwide, only one spot is available. 

Food hacks for lactating mothers in the festive season

Breastfeeding mothers must continue to follow dietary rules during the festive season, such as staying off aerated drinks and alcohol. By Dr Seema Khanna Food plays an important role in any festival. But, eating right during the festive season is key to staying healthy and celebrating it happily. Nursing mothers, to be specific, have to

For preterm infants, skin-to-skin contact affects

For premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with parents influences levels of hormones related to mother-infant attachment (oxytocin) and stress (cortisol) – and may increase parents’ level of engagement with their infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Promoting

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki investigated the amount and quality of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in breast milk and gut of mother-infant pairs. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers report three findings. First, infants who were breastfed for at least six months had a smaller number of

DIY Craft: Make a Ravana this Dussehra

Dussehra 2018: On each head of demon king Ravana, you can write one negative quality and talk to children about keeping away from them or bringing an end to these. By Vaishali Khandwala Crafting is a great way to teach virtues and good habits. Here’s a step-wise tutorial for making Ravana, on occasion of Dussehra, also

Rassundari Devi: The secret student who defied society

She would take a letter from the text, match it to one on son’s scribblings, remember her secret study of the alphabet and remember the sound of that letter. By Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia It was 1822. An age where Indian girls were married off young and hoped and prayed they wouldn’t get

Is it safe for pregnant women to fast during Navratri?

Navratri 2018: Pregnant women with diabetes, anaemia or high blood pressure should avoid fasting as it may lead to complications. By Dr Rinku Sengupta With Navratri upon us, some pregnant women may wish to fast because of their religious or personal beliefs. We usually discourage fasting during pregnancy but if you’re keen on keeping fasts,