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Falls Are the Top Cause of Head Injuries in Babies

Falls are the number one cause of head injuries in children, according to new research published in the New England Journal of MedicineFor babies and toddlers under the age of two, falls account for 77 percent of head

Alert! Huge Stroller Recall

Graco recalled 11 different stroller models today due to the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller, which can pinch a child's finger, posing the risk of a cut or worse—an amputation. About 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. are affected under the Graco and Century-brand names, according to CPSC.gov.

Sofa Sleeping Ups SIDS Risk for Babies

The most dangerous place for your baby to sleep is the sofa, according to a new study. Of over 9,000 sleep-related infant deaths between 2004 and 2012, nearly 13 percent occurred on a sofa—most in babies under three months old, according to new research published in Pediatrics.

The New-Mom Guide to Protecting Baby From the Sun

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 HealthPlus, 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.

The Wrong Way to Give Your Child Medicine

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.

Janet Evans Shares Her Safe-Swimming Tips for the Whole Family

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.

12 Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid During Pregnancy

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.

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