- Daily Nutrient Needs for Infants and Toddlers (Health World - Haas)
- -02-19-09 What Pediatricians Get Wrong (U.S. News)
"So Adesman started looking into common beliefs about baby and child care and found that he and his fellow doctors get more than a few things wrong themselves." 02-09
- -08-17-07 FDA Warns Nursing Moms on Painkiller Use (MSNBC News)
"Nursing mothers who take codeine should watch their infants for increased sleepiness or other signs of overdose, federal health officials warned Friday." 08-07
- Parent's Guide to Vaccinations (U.S. News)
"The vaccine schedule that most pediatricians follow, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, takes a one-size-fits-all approach since that's what's best for protecting the population at large. Many parents, though, are searching for a schedule that allays their safety concerns, says pediatrician Robert Sears, author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child." 02-09
- Study: Don't Let Babies Sleep in Car Seats (ABC News)
"Newborn babies should not sleep in car seats and be left alone, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. The consequences could be fatal." 12-06
- -12-05-09 Face Recognition in Babies May Help Diagnose Autism (ABC News)
"Nelson's work has shown that infants are capable of distinguishing happiness, fear, anger, sadness and disgust even before they can speak. Humans are especially good at recognizing fear." 12-09
- Babies (Geoparent.com)
Provides suggestions for parents who have babies. 7-02
- Babies Learn Sign Language First (ABC News)
"At 18 months old, Aiden now knows how to sign more than 150 words, allowing him to manually communicate what he can't say, Briant said."
" 'Really, a baby's brain is capable. They're capable of communicating by signing long before they can talk,' said Briant." 02-06
- Baby Einsteins Not So Smart (Time.com)
"Led by Frederick Zimmerman and Dr. Dimitri Christakis, both at the University of Washington, the research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos. These products had the strongest detrimental effect on babies 8 to 16 months old, the age at which language skills are starting to form. 'The more videos they watched, the fewer words they knew,' says Christakis. 'These babies scored about 10% lower on language skills than infants who had not watched these videos.' " 09-09
- Breast-Feeding Ad Controversy (ABC News)
"Do you cringe when you see a woman breast-feeding in public? Or do you pass judgment when you see a woman buy milk formula for her newborn? Americans have mixed visceral reactions to breast-feeding, and a recent breast-feeding ad campaign has brought those reactions to a roiling boil." 07-06
- Can a Mother's Affection Reduce Anxiety in Adulthood? (CNN News)
"Babies whose mothers are attentive and caring tend to grow into happy, well-adjusted children. But the psychological benefits of having a doting mother may extend well beyond childhood, a new study suggests." 08-10
- Essay - Babies Need Diapers (Slate.MSN.com)
"Unlike their predecessors in the long-running debates on toileting, the latest proponents of early potty training mercifully refrain from remonstrating that you'll turn your child into a mess of an adult if you wait too long to introduce her to the toilet (or make her anal if you start too soon). Still, however gently, the diaper-free gurus are preaching a dogma." 10-05
- Eye Cancer Suspected from Web Photo (MSNBC News)
"It wasn’t easy for Madeleine Robb to send an e-mail to another mom warning that her baby might have a deadly form of eye cancer. But she’s glad she did it — and so is the mother of 1-year-old Rowan Santos."
"Just hours after reading the e-mail, Megan Santos of Riverview, Fla., learned from a doctor that Rowan has a potentially deadly form of childhood cancer called retinoblastoma." 08-08
- Five Uncommon Tips for Expecting Parents (MSNBC News)
"According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies under six months should NEVER be under direct sun. To shield that virgin skin without blocking the breeze, dress baby in thin, loose, light colored clothing, and cover as much skin as possible." 07-07
- Folic Acid and Spina Bifida (Spina Bifida Association of America)
Provides basic facts about folic acid, which research has shown prevents spina bifida and other neural tube defects. 8-02
- Immunization Guide (CDC)
Provides a guide to immunizations, including a guide to different shots and a schedule for immunizations.
- Immunization Recommendations for Babies (Immunization Action Coalition)
Provides recommendations for vaccinations.
- Immunizations Recommended for Babies (Immunization Action Coalition)
Provides a chart of recommended vaccinations by age. 5-00.
- Infants and Childrens Health (CDC) 2-00
- Out-Sourcing Breast Milk (Time Magazine)
"Studies show that children who nurse may be healthier and happier and, if they breast-feed for longer than seven months, have a higher IQ. Equally important, many believe, is the intense bond that develops between mother and child."
"Which is one reason most American moms don't want to share the experience with anyone else. Yet wet-nursing (hiring a woman to breast-feed your baby), which most of the Western world abandoned in the 19th century, is making a minor comeback among young moms." 07-06
- Pacifiers Greatly Reduce Risk Of SIDS (Scientific American)
"Pacifiers aren't just for soothing colicky babies anymore. A new study has found that use of a pacifier during sleep reduced the chances of a baby suffering from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 90 percent. Furthermore, pacifiers eliminated the increased risk associated with babies who slept on their stomach or in soft bedding--factors that have been shown to increase the risk of SIDS as much as 10-fold."
"Myths persist that the use of pacifiers (or thumb sucking) will affect tooth development or the infant's ability to take to breast-feeding, but by simply waiting a few weeks to start using a pacifier and stopping when the baby becomes a toddler such impacts can be avoided, Li notes." 12-05.
- Pediatricians: New Guidelines for Detection and Treatment of Autism (US News)
"In an effort to make it easier for pediatricians to spot and begin early treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released two new reports with recommendations for identifying and managing these conditions." 10-07
- Potty Training Tips (ParentingScience.com)
"Welcome to your one-stop source for potty training tips based on the latest scientific research." 04-08
- Scientists: BPA Chemical May Be a Problem for Humans (PBS.org)
"The chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, is used to make many common plastic products used in U.S. homes, including baby bottles. Scientists and expert panels have been tasked with determining whether BPA has adverse effects on human health."
"HEIDI PARSONT: Some of the studies are so scary, and some of them are inconclusive, and some of them just say, you know, they don't really know. And so it's hard to decide how to proceed in a day and age when everything is made of this." 10-07
- Secrets of Supermoms (MSNBC News)
"Should you return to work or stay at home with your new baby? We explore both sides of the stay-at-home vs. work-outside-of-home debate." 11-06
- Sleep Tips for Babies (ParentingScience.com)
"Welcome to your source for baby sleep tips and articles based on the latest scientific research in sleep, pediatrics, and anthropology." 04-08
- Sleeping Guidelines (CNN)
Provides pediatric guidelines to help with sleep. 1-00
- Strep - Group B (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Provides a fact sheet for the public on streptococal infection, group B, "the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns." 5-00
- Baby Development Resources (BabyClassroom.com)
Provides books, puppets, and more. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples. 01-07