Your kid's health and safety is important, and we have important tips on healthy eating, vaccines, and recalls. Get a close look at common child health issues (coughs, rashes), mental health issues (autism), and development milestones.
Allergic Reactions to Moistened Wipes on the Rise
More children than ever are getting serious rashes after using pre-moistened toiletry wipes. Watch this video courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to learn more.
Baby Gate Safety: How to Prevent Injuries
Baby gate injuries have quadrupled in a 10-year period, according to a new study by Nationwide Children's Hospital. Keep your little one safe with these tips on how to properly install gates in your home.and tumbled down 14 steps. And a newly published study at Nationwide Children's Hospital shows, injuries like those are becoming more common. Despite the voluntary standards and the recalls that we've seen for gates, we're stillscans, she was totally fine but I was very lucky. At Nationwide Children's Hospital this is Clark Howell reporting. It's early, Oh mommy feel.
How to Treat Baby's Fever
If you suspect your baby has a fever, learn how to take his temperature and when you should call your pediatrician. This video will also show you how to care for your sick infant and what medicine he can take.appetite, a new rash or a decrease in activity. Even if his body temperature is only slightly above normal. Until your baby's temp comes down, focus on making him. Comfortable. Let him rest and watch him
Life With Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome can bring a lot of happiness to a family. Living with the motto ‘She can do anything you can do,’ one dad of four describes how his youngest enriches their everyday life.clothes. We have a very tight family and her siblings do a fabulous job of not only just relating to her, but then enjoying what it is that they're doing with her. As Shivaughn got older,
Life with A Cochlear Implant
One family talks about raising a deaf daughter and how she explains her hearing device to other children. "Some people need glasses to see while some people need cochlear implants to hear," she tells them.-My name is John Carney . -I'm Nicole Carney and our daughter is Rose Carney and she's 4 years old. She was born deaf, but hears now with bilateral cochlear implants . We started out finding out in the hospital actually that two days after she was born that she didn't pass the newborn screening test and then we went to NYU to have an ABR test and it determined that she had profound hearing loss in both
How to Treat a Fever
Break a fever with these tips. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.child is less than 6 months of age and if they appear severely dehydrated . Tylenol does come as a rectal suppository and can be given in this way. This is a good technique to use at
How to Brush Baby's Teeth
Even if she's still all gums, you can take steps to keeping her heart-melting smile healthy. Use these tips when brushing baby's teeth.brushing. You'll need a clean washcloth and a soft finger toothbrush, a rubber sheet with little bristles worn over your index finger . Moisten the cloth with water and put a pea-sized dab of fluoride-free training toothpaste on the finger brush. Sit on a chair
How to Eat Healthy: Raising Nutrition-Smart Kids
Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy life. Here is how you can raise nutrition-smart kids.We all know childhood obesity is a national health issue. Seventeen percent of kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control . But when the problem strikes in your own home, you realize just how delicate and complex it can be. Pediatricians say small changes to your family's routine can help you raise a healthier eater. First, try not to call food a treat or reward. It gives food too much importance. Ice cream is just ice cream. It should be enjoyed because it tastes good-- in moderation, of course. And by the same token, experts say withholding food should not be used as a punishment, either. Make healthy eating a family affair. You need to get viand from all the stakeholders in your child's life, including your child care provider. And if you're divorced, talk to your ex about reinforcing good habits in both households. Turning off the television at mealtimes
Adopting a Child with Spina Bifida
Adopting a special needs child can bring challenges to a family but also plenty of joy. One mother describes the emotional journey of adopting her daughter with Spina Bifida from China.a volunteer assignment in Shiyan, China. And I was assigned to a foster home that rescues children with disabilities and/or medically challenged. Shishi was abandoned at birth and she had a very large encephalocele on the back of her skull as well as spina bifida and hydrocephalus. We met her when she was 6 weeks old and felt completely in love with her and we both said, look, you know, what can we do to help this child? And the woman who ran the foster home said you need to get her operated on or, you know, she's going to pass away. So, we were able to take
How to Bottle Feed Your Baby
First, sit in a comfortable chair with armrest. Cradle your baby in a semi-upright position while supporting his head in the crook of your arm. Holding his back and head with your forearm will make it easier for him to swallow. Before you start the feeding, make sure that the formula is at theFirst, sit in a comfortable chair with armrest. Cradle your baby in a semi-upright position while supporting his head in the crook of your arm. Holding his back