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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Transgender Mississippi Student ‘Leah’ Supported by High School While Students Protest 
Students at a Batesville, Miss. high school are protesting because they believe that a transgender classmate is receiving “special treatment.” As WLOX 13 reports, over 30 students at South Panola High School have vocalized their opposition to a transgender girl identified only as Leah, who has been allowed to wear female clothing. (via Huffington Post)

Zero Degrees? Time for Baby’s Outdoor Nap
American parents may think they’ve got the naptime drill down, ensuring that their infant is on her back with no loose covers or pillows, possibly in a sleep sack if it’s chilly. But Nordic parents add one element to the mix: fresh air, even in winter. (via Fox News)

BPA Exposure Linked to Asthma in Kids
The list of adverse health effects from BPA exposure continues to grow. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is commonly used to line food and beverage cans, and helps to keep plastics flexible, but studies suggest the compound can leach into the foods we eat. (via TIME)

No Clear Benefits for Kids’ Blood Pressure Checks
There’s no evidence that checking kids’ and teens’ blood pressure – and treating them if it’s high – can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis. (via Reuters)

Eating Junk Food While Pregnant May Make Your Child a Junk Food Addict
Here’s another reason why a healthy diet during pregnancy is critical to the future health of your children: New research published in the March 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that pregnant mothers who consume junk food actually cause changes in the development of the opioid signaling pathway in the brains of their unborn children. (via Science Daily)

Action Video Games Boost Reading Skills of Children with Dyslexia Study Suggests
Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better. (via Science Daily)

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BPA-Free and Stylin’

Monday, November 30th, 2009

6a00d8341c30cf53ef0120a6b32806970c-250wiBy now we’ve all heard about the dangers BPA plastics pose to children. And while there are tons of BPA-free options out there for baby bottles and sippy cups, sensible feeding dishes are harder to spot. Last month, one of our editors started a quest to find the perfect BPA-free dishes for her children.

Chandra’s top picks were smart and affordable. But these plates from Fontaine Maury are just, well, fun. Choose from a number of colorful designs, then personalize a favorite with your child’s name. Even better, skip paper plates this year and order custom birthday dishes instead. (Personalize a set without baby’s age on it, and you’re birthday-ready for years to come. Talk about going green!) All of them are BPA-free and dishwasher safe—and most importantly, absolutely adorable.

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