As you well know, your baby's skin is incredibly delicate, making it extra sensitive and likely to burn: “Babies should be in the sun as little as possible,” says Laura Calili, M.D., pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Plus, babies aren’t great at regulating their internal temperatures because their nervous systems aren’t fully developed yet, which means they can overheat easily, says Dr.
Parents who measure medication dosages in teaspoons or tablespoons are far more likely to make errors than those who use milliliters, says new research published in Pediatrics.
According to the study, about 40 percent of parents dole out incorrect dosages, and those who measure in teaspoons or tablespoons are twice as likely to make mistakes than those who measure in milliliters.
Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Janet Evans, has signed on to be an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation and their national “Make a Splash” water safety initiative. As the new “Make a Splash Mom” and a mother of two, Janet understands the importance of teaching children to swim and has dedicated her work to furthering the cause of promoting baby safety and battling childhood drowning.
We’re sure you’ve got the basic pregnancy no-nos covered—you forgo wine with dinner, you check with your doc before taking any medication, you've said sayonara to sushi—but when it comes to the ingredients in your skincare and makeup, you’re probably more than a little lost. We don’t blame you. Ingredient lists can be daunting, so we did the research and simplified it for you.
We get it: You'll do anything to help your baby sleep. (Who could blame you?) But white noise machines may have an unexpected downside. Here's how to reduce the risk.
A new review of data looks at the risks of having a fever during pregnancy. Here's what you should do if your temperature rises. Related: Colds During Pregnancy: Should You Worry?
The expert's take: Your puppy's germs are not your baby's best friend. Plus, here's how to introduce your dog to your newborn.
Colds are never fun—least of all when you’re already fatigued from growing a baby inside of you. And now, new research finds another downside to having the sniffles when you’re pregnant: Colds during pregnancy are linked to an increased risk of your baby developing asthma, says a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
You've read about the link between phthalates and preterm births, but toxins may also affect your baby's brain development after birth. Here are some ways to play it safe. Related: 6 Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget
While your newborn’s intermittently crossed eyes may be reminiscent of a Siamese cat, rest assured that this lack of muscle control is completely normal. "Newborns aren't able to see clearly much farther than about arm's length away, and their eyes will often cross as they try to focus on objects," explains heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan.
It’s a mother’s instinct to keep her baby safe and warm. Yet, despite frosty outside temperatures, resist the urge to overbundle your baby or to keep the nursery too warm: Several studies show that overdressing and overheating increases the chances of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). While it's natural to want to keep your baby cozy, being too warm is actually a risk for SIDS because your baby needs to be able to lose heat to regulate her system.