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Monday, August 6th, 2012
Diapering your newborn can be a daunting, stressful task. New parents may be completely clueless on how to change a diaper, what to expect inside of the diaper after a few hours of wear, and how to pack a diaper bag for on-the-go use.
Luckily, Weston, Conn. mom Jennifer Roh recently launched Diaper Bag Dailies to help make diapering duty as seamless as possible for all parents.
Roh drew from her own experience with children–she has two young boys ages 3 and 15 months–to design pre-packaged themed diaper kits filled with daily diaper bag essentials like diapers (of course), hand sanitizer wipes, and diaper cream. All kits are also accompanied with reusable inserts such as baby bodysuits, pacifiers, and nail files.
The eight themes on sale include: crib sheets, sick kid, airplane, sun & swim, green & organic, potty training, and snack. The kits retail between $26 and $32 and include special items appropriate to each theme. The sick kid kit includes extra diapers, the airplane kit throws in a ready-made formula in a 2 oz. bottle (TSA-approved!), while the sun & swim kit includes swim diapers and sunscreen. An additional twins kit retails for $40 and includes double the basic items.
Parents can select their preferred diaper brand (Huggies or Pampers), formula brand if it applies to the kit (Enfamil Premium or Similac Advance), and diaper size. Diaper Bag Dailies provides alleviation to the stress associated with diaper duty that can be well worth the price. And if you really love it, a subscription to Diaper Bag Dailies ensures automatic refills–so that you’ll never have to worry about last-minute diaper purchases again.
Visit www.diaperbagdailies.com for more information.
Image: Baby with nappy on white via Shutterstock
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Fudge Factor: Americans in Denial About Weight Gain
Researchers from the University of Washington found people — especially men — often think they are losing weight when they really aren’t, a new study shows. (via NBC News)
Study: Shaky Mental Health Linked to Higher Death Risk
Among disease-free, healthy adults included within a new U.K. study, the more signs of psychological distress people had, the higher the death rates they experienced — even at low levels of distress and even after accounting for a large number of health conditions and health behaviors that might explain the link. (via TIME)
23andMe Seeks FDA Approval for Personal DNA Test
Genetic test maker 23andMe is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve its personalized DNA test. The company’s saliva-based kits have attracted scrutiny for claiming to help users detect whether they are likely to develop illnesses like breast cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. (via Associated Press)
Why Lack of Sleep Weakens Vaccine Effectiveness
A new study shows people getting less than six hours of sleep per night on average were far less likely than longer sleepers to show adequate antibody responses to the vaccine and so they were far more likely — 11.5 times more likely — to be unprotected by the immunization. (via TIME)
Mindfulness Training May Improve Health and Well-Being of Pregnant Women and Newborns
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First-time mothers who pay attention to their emotional and physical changes during their pregnancy may feel better and have healthier newborns than new mothers who don’t, research suggests. (via Science Daily)
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Why a Nightlight Could Cause Mild Depression
Constant exposure to light at night can cause depression, a new study on animals suggests. The findings suggest exposure to artificial light at night may have contributed to the rising rates of depression over the last 50 years. (via NBC News)
Parents, Docs May Clash on Quality of Kids’ Lives
About one in four parents of children with a serious and often fatal genetic condition say they feel judged by doctors when they want life-sustaining treatment for newborns, in a new study. (via Fox News)
Consumer Safety Panel Sues Magnetic Toy Maker
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is suing the maker of popular high-powered magnet “desk toys” to get them to stop selling their products. The magnets can pierce holes in the intestines, and some children have needed multiple surgeries and length hospitalizations. (via CNN)
To Boost Memory, Shut Your Eyes and Relax
New research suggests taking a brief break, relaxing, and closing your eyes for 10 minutes can help boost memory. The researchers ask participants to recall as many details as possible from two stories they were told. Those with some quick shuteye recalled more than those who were distracted with a new task. (via TIME)
Babies Born in Autumn May Live Longer
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In a recent study, researchers looked at data from more than 1,500 people who lived to be 100 or older. The majority of people who lived an extra-long life were born between September and November. (via Fox News)
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Nearly Half of Newborns At Tennessee Hospital Need Prescription Drug Withdrawal Treatment
Out of the 58 babies in East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s NICU, 23 of them are going through withdrawal from prescription pills, including OxyContin, Vicodin, and methadone. (via ABC News)
Rare Genetic Mutation Protects Against Alzheimer’s
The mutation appears to slow the production of the beta-amyloid protein, long considered to be the cause of Alzheimer’s. Researchers say a genetic test for the mutation is unlikely because it’s so rare and the mutation could be exclusive to the Icelandic population. (via CNN)
Growing IVF Loan Business Helps Families Finance Their Fertility
Many families are turning to fertility finance companies to help fund their IVF cycles when they’re faced with limited funding and their insurance company won’t cover the costs. (via MSNBC)
485,000 High Chairs Recalled After Injury Reports
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More than 485,000 Chico Polly high chairs are being recalled after a design flaw led to children getting cuts and bruises. Importer Artsana USA Inc. knows of 21 children getting injured from falling against pegs on the back legs of the chairs, which are meant to store the tray. (via Associated Press)
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Monday, December 12th, 2011
Parents Keep Watch on Newborns with Hospital Webcams
St. Jude Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the country to implement a webcam system in their NICU, allowing parents to bond from afar.
Newark School District in Debate Over State Control
The state took over Newark schools in 1995, but with an influx of money, some parents and officials have begun to seek more local control.
Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too
A drug called hydroxyurea that’s approved for use in adults with severe sickle cell anemia can also help young children with the disease, new research suggests.
‘Love Hormone’ May Buffer Kids From Mom’s Depression
Children born to mothers with postpartum depression are at increased risk for mental health problems, but a hormone called oxytocin may reduce the risk, according to a new study.
D.C. Schools Have Largest Black-White Achievement Gap in Federal Study
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D.C. public schools have the largest achievement gap between black and white students among the nation’s major urban school systems, a distinction laid bare in a federal study released Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Happy Meal gets a makeover
McDonald’s Happy Meals are getting their fat and calories trimmed, the fast food giant announced Tuesday.
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually
Young children born after unplanned pregnancies tend to have a smaller vocabulary and poorer non-verbal and spatial abilities than other children, but these problems are actually due to socioeconomic factors, a new study suggests.
Among Twists in Budget Woes, Tensions Over Teaching the Deaf
At the root of the tension is a debate that stretches well beyond Indiana: Will sign language and the nation’s separate schools for the deaf be abandoned as more of the deaf turn to communicating, with help from fast-evolving technology, through amplified sounds and speech?
Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School
Many ‘special needs’ kids who struggle with medical, emotional or behavioral issues often face tough social and academic troubles in school, a new study suggests.
No jail for mom whose son died jaywalking with her
Raquel Nelson will not be going to jail — at least not anytime soon. The single mother from Marietta, Ga., who potentially faced more prison time for jaywalking than the man convicted for the hit-and-run accident that killed her 4-year-old son, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 12 months probation in Cobb County State Court, but then also given the option of a new trial in an unusual decision.
New Tests for Newborns, And Dilemmas for Parents
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The familiar heel prick that newborns receive is revealing more about a baby’s health than ever before. But, as technology opens the possibility of screening newborns for hundreds of diseases, there is controversy over how much parents need to know.
Friday, June 24th, 2011
New dads, now you can learn how to prepare for fatherhood with “Show Dad How” by Shawn Bean. Bean, the Executive Editor of Parenting magazine (often confused with Parents magazine) and his staff put together this 156-page, illustrated guide to help dads through the toughest, most puzzling challenges of baby’s first year and beyond.
Divided into three sections (Prep, Deal, Play), the book offers a mix of practical and tongue-in-cheek advice for every situation: how to pack a diaper bag, decipher the color of baby poo, and serve green eggs and ham as a meal.
For new moms, there’s even a “Show Mom How” illustrated guide.
Read more about new fathers on Parents.com
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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Congratulations to the parents whose babies were born on January 1, 2011! The Executive Editor of Parents.com, Michael Kress, welcomed his own newborn daughter on an unforgettable date of the year. Read his recent post on anticipating his second child.
Our readers also took to Facebook (facebook/parentsmagazine) to share stories about welcoming bundles of joy (their own and their friends). Read the stories below:
My son is the first one to be born at the Northeast Baptism Hospital in San Antonio. He was born at 2:50 pm. – Brenda Ortegon de Oblitas
My son, Tyson Kruz, at 5:42pm! – Samantha Cox-Filtingberger
Victor was born at 6:27 am. He was the first baby born in Lawton, OK. – Allison Dirks Derrick
A friend had her son at exactly 12 am! So amazing and a great blessing! – Brandy Yantorn-Moore
My friends had their little boy Liam at 12:35 am. First baby of the area. They were on three different news stations! – Mica Ruhl Borden
A good friend of mine welcomed her third little boy! Asa Matthew was born at 12:30pm! – Karri Hodge Hollingsworth
My friend had twin boys at 4:11am and 4:12am in New Jersey! – Amanda Tiseo
My friend’s baby, Andrew Scott Jr., was born at 8:45 pm. – Elizabeth Northcutt
My best friend Drea had a baby girl named Brooklyn, and she was the first one born in 2011 at the hospital. – Rachel Braasch
My husband’s coworker and his wife welcomed their first child, Ryland Jack, into the world. They had such a hard time carrying to term that this New Year’s Day blessing was even more special for us. Congrats, Candi and Milton! – Kim Howell
Did you welcome any babies of your own on January 1? Did you hear other miraculous birth stories? Share them in the comments section below.
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