Why Parents Should Stop Using Crib Bumpers Now

Earlier this year, I wrote about the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to re-examine the safety record of crib bumpers in light of 52 infant deaths in 20 years. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics …

Why Do SIDS Deaths Spike on New Year’s Day?

Not to be a downer before New Year’s Eve, but here’s an important fact to consider before your end-of-year festivities begin. The number of babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rises by 33% on New Year’s Day, …

Is My Baby Too Fat? Parents Put Infants on Diets

There’s nothing cuter than a chubby baby. But for some parents, their child’s pudgy cheeks, tubby tummy and roly-poly thunder thighs are cause for concern — so much so that they’re putting their wee ones on extreme diets,

Born Lucky? 10 Babies to Watch

Being born on Oct. 10, 2010 — 10/10/10 — is allegedly very lucky. And being born at 10:10 on 10/10/10 is supposedly so lucky that women in many countries scheduled their Cesarean sections for that moment. But is it really?

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