Tips on Baby Strollers Beckermet
Tips on Baby Strollers
Family facts and health tips on baby strollers, chemical-free bottles, childhood sleeping habits and more
Should kids in strollers face forward or toward you?
A recent study from the University of Dundee, Scotland, says parents using away-facing strollers spoke with their children 50 percent less than those whose strollers faced them. Those forward-facing children were also twice as likely to fall asleep and had a lower heart rate, which are signs of decreased stress.
C-section-born kids and asthma
Cesarean section babies are 80 percent more likely to get asthma by the time they turn 8 than those who were delivered vaginally, according to a new study in Thorax. The researchers believe that’s because microorganisms in the birth canal help develop the immune system.
Sleep like a baby? Not necessarily
You’re not the only one with sleeping issues. Apparently, children as young as 18 months can suffer from night terrors, according to a study in Pediatrics. The study suggests these terrors could be triggered by sleep deprivation, fever and some medications. The good news: Most grow out of the night terrors by 30 months.
Quick-thaw for breast milk
Getting breast milk ready has just got easier. Skip the formula even when your milk is frozen and your baby is screaming, because you can thaw a three-ounce portion by running the milk under warm water for three minutes.
How much TV is too much?
There’s new evidence suggesting that spending too much time watching TV and movies, and playing video games in harmful to your child’s health. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, suggests that your child watch no more than two hours of day of media time to prevent obesity.
That toothless smile won’t last too long. Most babies will get their first tooth at about 6 months, but they can appear as early as 3 months or as late as 14.
A plan for picky eaters
Your child isn’t alone. Nearly 40 percent of children under the age of 6 are picky eaters – it’s totally normal. Help your child along by continuing to introduce the same foods over and over again until they accept them.
Limit juice for youngsters
Apple juice and children seem to go hand in hand. But the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests limiting the amount of juice your younger-than-6 child drinks to three-quarters of a cup per day. Most children tend to like juice more than milk, and they may fill up on the sweet, sugary substance instead of getting the important nutrients they need from milk.
Bottles without bisephenol
The top six makers of baby bottles in the United States have agreed to stop using bisphenol A (BPA) in their bottles, after a request from attorney generals throughout the country asking the companies to stop using the harmful chemical.
Beware of repeat elective cesarean sections before 39 weeks gestation: According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, you may double the risk of serious complications this way. Try to get as close to 40 weeks gestation as possible.
Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by sleeping in the same room as your infant for the first 6 months of life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. But don’t share a bed with the baby – especially if you’ve been drinking or smoking.
Up to 3 percent of children up to the age of 12 are affected by lice – and there’s a new way to tell if your child is a victim. Comb through your child’s hair while it’s wet – not dry – and you’ll find it much easier to inspect the strands, according to a new study.