Safe-Driving Rules For Moms|
descriptionYou've been driving for years, but you may be making mistakes that put you and your precious cargo at risk. We'll show you the smart moves moms should make before they get behind the wheel, when they're on the road and once they arrive to stay safe.
How To Install A Car Seat
A car seat that is correctly installed is key to keeping your baby safe in the car, but many seats are in wrong. Learn the steps to getting your seat in right.Installing and using your infant's car seat correctly is critical. Yet, 3 out of 4 car seats aren't used properly. Install the infant seat a few weeks before your baby is due. You'll need it to bring baby home from the hospital. Have your installation checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician. You can find one near you as safekids.org. Now, Sue Larkin, a Car Seat Safety Technician at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York, and spokesperson for Safe Kids Worldwide, will take you through the installation process. First, read both the instruction manual for your car and the instructions that came with the car seat . They have to jibe in order for the seat to work correctly. Now, pick where in the back seat to install the car seat . Check your vehicle manual. If you can't put the seat in the middle, pick whichever side will allow you to use the seat correctly every time. Place the base of the car seat in the rear-facing position and make sure it works with your car. Some seats just don't work with certain types of cars.
The Vaccine Schedule
Should parents follow a strict vaccine schedule or is there room for flexibility?even though the total number of shots has gone up, a child's immune system actually has less work to do to mount a protective response because of the way newer vaccines are made. Today's vaccines are smarter and safer and our children are getting better protection than we ever got as kids. Vaccines are researched for an average of 15 years before being approved for use, and new vaccines are always given with other existing vaccines as part of the testing process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then recommends a vaccination schedule working with top doctors and infectious disease researchers to make that decision. In short, the schedule is thoroughly tested and studied. A child receives a vaccine as early as it will be safe and effective such as the Hepatitis B vaccine shortly after birth, the Whooping Cough vaccine at 2 months of age, and the Measles vaccine at a year of age. The diseases the vaccines protect against are often the most severe in infants and young children. That's why the timing is so important and why a staggered or delayed vaccine schedule is a dangerous idea. Giving several shots at once does not damage, weaken, or overload the immune system . Vaccines boost the immune system . There is no research that shows that delaying certain shots is safer. In fact, a 2010 study showed that there is no
Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids
I'm Dr. Ari Brown and I'm here to talk about vaccines. What shots do your kids need and why are they important? Vaccines provide protection or immunity to certain viral and bacterial infections that can cause serious illness and death. Vaccines work by revving up the body's immune system to makething. Even though the number of shots has gone up, a child's immune system actually has less work to do to mount a protection response. That's because today's vaccines are smarter and safer. A vaccine like any other medication has a small chance of causing an adverse reaction. Most side effects are minor like a slight fever, fussiness, or temporary redness of the skin. The risk of having a serious event like an
Product Recalls: What to Do
Follow these tips on how to keep your child safe when a product has been recalled.safe. Some safety standards are mandatory and others are voluntary. For example, car seats have mandatory regulations to ensure that they meet crash safety standards. Other products like infant recliners have no regulations. And when it comes to over-the-counter medications that are already on the market, the Food and Drug Administration does periodic assessments to ensure safety. But more often, a company identifies a problem or consumer complaints prompt an investigation. Recalls happen when one of three government agencies receives complaints. The concerned prompts a recall and safety testing. Some
It's so much fun watching your baby explore around the house, but there are all sorts of hidden dangers she may encounter. Here are some tips to help you get started with childproofing your home.safe -That's it. Pretty. -For starter, she put this bumper around her coffee table so Macine won't fall and hurt herself on a sharp corner. The bumper stretches to fit standard-sized tables and has the perfect
Development Milestones: What to Expect at 3 months
Learn what to expect from your baby at 3 months. See the physical, intellectual and emotional milestones your little one may be reaching and learn how to encourage your baby's development.seen here lying on his stomach. He can lift his shoulders and head , but he's not yet strong enough to lift his chest. Matthew is trying to keep his head still to better focus on the
How to Protect Baby's Skin in Winter
-Indoor heat and cold chapping weather outdoors makes dry skin a common problem in winter. To avoid making dryness worse, bathe you baby no more 2 to 4 times per week using mild baby cleanser. Replenish some of the skins oil lost due to bathing by massaging your little guy with a gentle and blandor older, it's important to apply and SPF of 30. Look for broad spectrum sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVV rays that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide Using sunscreen before 6 months is not recommended because an infant screen is extra sensitive. When going out, put baby in several
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How to Manage Breastfeeding
Learn key tips and best positions for breastfeeding, including how to get baby to latch and advice on burping.