popular topics in health and safety

  • Circumcision
    The Circumcision Debate: To Snip or Not to Snip?
    The Circumcision Debate: To Snip or Not to Snip? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which previously had more of a neutral policy on circumcision, revised its policy statement in August 2012 in greater favor of the procedure. "New scientif...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Childproofing Steps
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed
    Outlets, stairs and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child and tips to keep your ba...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • girl getting shot
    Vaccine Schedule
    Are Extra Doses of Vaccines Harmful?
    Learn whether it is harmful to give extra doses of the routine childhood vaccines, and how you can prevent that from happening. Dr. Shari Nethersole, a physician at the Boston Children's Hospital weighs in. ...
  • Socket,ElectricalOutlet,Outlet
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home
    Let's face it - babies and toddlers have the uncanny ability to get into everything. Those curious hands and climbing legs may be cute, but they can also have dangerous consequences. Be aware of the most common household hazards, and follow these...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • BabyinParent
    Diapers
    Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers
    From health to convenience, comfort to cost, the great diaper debate has been raging on for decades. Read on to find the pros and cons for each, and make your decision based on what works best for you and your family. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    RotaTeq Vaccine Prevents Diarrhea in Children
    The RotaTeq vaccine is recommended as part of routine childhood immunization in the U.S. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Bathing Babies and Toddlers
    Circumcision and Penile Adhesions in Infant
    If a small amount of foreskin remains, it is appropriate to gently pull it back each day during a bath or diaper change. Sometimes the surfaces of skin do stick to each other, resulting in adhesions. These adhesions can be pulled apart with gentl...
  • WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
    Baby Products
    Staff Favorites: 20 Essential Products for Baby's 1st Year
    The FamilyEducation staff is made up of moms and dads like you, always on the lookout for the best products for our kids. We've come up with a list of the must-have baby products that have been essential to our young families — everything fr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Strollers
    Stroller Basics
    Stroller Basics Strollers are the ultimate way to get your baby out and about. This item makes taking your baby out with you easy on you both. From getting exercise to simply strolling through the mall, a stroller can help you get out of the ho...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Budgeting for Baby
    Budgeting for Baby
    Budgeting for Baby You may have heard people say that if you waited to have a baby until you could afford it, you'd never have children at all. While there is truth to this statement, there is also something to be said for being fiscally respons...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Rashes
    Baby Acne
    There are three common rashes that babies can have in the first few months of life. Find out when you should have a rash checked. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Budgeting for Baby
    First-Year Expenses
    First-Year Expenses According to the USDA Expenditures on Children by Families, 2002 Annual Report, the average cost of raising an only child in a two-parent family is about $215,000. That considers most expenses that you will have for your chi...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Baby and Toddler Health Issues
    Common Health Problems in Infants
    Common Health Problems in Infants There are many health problems that affect children and require treatment, such as eczema, urinary tract infections, and asthma. In addition, there are other conditions that often go away without treatment. T...
  • Baby Products
    Pink, Blue... and Green: Keeping Your New Baby Earth-Friendly
    You want your baby to grow up in an environmentally secure world. Here are some of the steps you can take to help raise your kids in a green environment. ...
  • child swallowing small object
    Health and Safety
    What To Do If Your Child Swallowed a Penny, Battery, or Plastic
    In a newly-released study for the American Academy of Pediatrics, (AAP) pediatrician/Motility Fellow Dr. Danielle Orsagh-Yentis explains that kids six and younger are ingesting foreign-body objects (such as coins, toys, jewelry and batteries) mor...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Vaccine
    HPV Vaccine
    Should My Young Daughter Get the HPV Vaccination?
    Should My Young Daughter Get the HPV Vaccination? As the parent of a teenage or preteen girl, you may well be aware of the controversy surrounding the relatively recent release of the vaccine Gardasil. Gardasil helps to protect girls against the...
    Liz Casler
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Brush the Tooth
    Brush the Tooth Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: 1 sheet yellow construction paper Scissors White tempera paint An old toothbrush It is never too early to teach your child about...
  • Infant bottle feeding
    Baby Bottles
    What You Need to Know About Plastic Baby Bottles
    It's the controversy that just won't die: How safe is your baby's bottle? Read on to cut through the hype. ...