Where does your child fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum? (And where do you?) Answer True or False to the following statements (True if it generally applies, False if it generally doesn't), then add up your True answers to find out.
The most prevalent health problem facing children today is obesity. If childhood obesity continues to increases, it could cut 2 to 5 years from the average lifespan. Our current generation of children could become the first in American history to live shorter lives then their parents.
There is a silent epidemic spreading throughout America. It is insidious and ravaging, and its victims are our children. What is it? Obesity in children has emerged as a serious threat to our nation's health.
There is a silent epidemic spreading throughout America. It is insidious and ravaging, and its victims are our children. What is it? Overweight and obesity in children has emerged as a serious threat to our nation's health.
Over the last ten years, since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was introduced to reduce SIDS, there has been an increase in the number of babies with flat spots on the heads (plagiocephaly). There are many things you can do to keep your child from getting a flat head.
In order to have a nice round head, a baby needs to be placed in a variety of positions. Babies should be on their backs for sleep. But when they are awake, they need to have supervised "Tummy Time."
Tummy time is very important for any baby. While many babies don't like this position at first, you can encourage your baby by joining him or her on the floor, for playtime. Remember, babies only need to be on their back when sleeping!
Since 1994, the "Back to Sleep" national campaign to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death sydrome has dramatically decreased the number of infant deaths from SIDS. However, certain neck positional problems have increased. One of these is torticollis (wry neck).
An infant's sleep environment plays a large role in safe sleep for infants. SIDS deaths are most likely to occur when babies are between the ages of 2 months and 4 months, and deaths tend to peak in winter months. It is the leading cause of death in babies 1 month to 1 year old.
Pound per pound of body weight, babies consume about 60 times more fruits and vegetables than adults. This fact, combined with undeveloped digestive and immune systems, put young children at the greatest health risk for pesticide residues.