A new medical study confirms that flu vaccines are safe for pregnant women and their unborn babies, but catching the flu while pregnant leads to a much higher risk of having a miscarriage or stillborn.
During one of the worst flu seasons in history, a large new study proves what many pregnant women have been concerned about all flu season — it’s safe to get the flu shot. And if left unvaccinated, women are twice as likely to have miscarriages or stillborn babies if they contract the flu.
According to a new study, parents should let their babies cry it out in their cribs at night instead of going in and comforting them! Do YOU think that’s OK?
Even though parents may want to rush immediately to their babies’ bedside as soon as they start crying in the middle of the night, experts are now stating that it’s better for their overall sleep cycle to let their children self-soothe and cry themselves back to sleep.
Listen up, parents! For the first time in history, children are expected to die sooner than their parents, thanks to obesity-related deaths. Are YOU concerned?
Thanks to advances in medicine, each generation is expected to outlive the previous — except when it comes to the overweight youths of today, who are projected to die sooner than their parents from obesity-related deaths, according to the New York State Department of Health.
The next generation of kids will have more financial stress than their parents or grandparents, so it’s important for children to learn the value of a dollar — and parents can instill the best budgeting lessons through a set amount of cash each week.
Experts agree that giving your kids allowance is essential to teaching them about financial responsibility, but instilling proper budgeting in children only works when the parents agree to a specific allowance each week — and a specific set of rules.
Scientists have finally developed a concrete mathematical formula to help women who are trying to start a family.
Experts have getting pregnant down to a science. Researchers from the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics have calculated a woman’s odds of conceiving based on age and length of time she has been trying to get pregnant.
Having a baby boy may lead to male DNA lingering in the mother’s brain, says a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Keep reading for more details.
There’s nothing like a bond between a mother and her son, but now the connection goes further than scientists originally thought, according to a new study.
Thousands of babies are still dying of SIDS even after the initiative was made to have children sleep on their backs. A new report explains the risks.
In 1994, the Back to Sleep campaign launched so that parents could stop putting their babies to sleep on their stomachs. The campaign was a success, but there are still more than two thousand babies dying each year in the U.S alone, according to Time.
Does Ashlee Simpson regret naming her son Bronx? What about other celebs with unusual baby names? The number of parents who regret their baby-name pick is rising!
Celebs like Ashlee Simpson, Beyonce, and Gwyneth Paltrow have made headlines not only for their careers, but for the names they gave their children. According to baby name expert Laura Wattenberg, more and more parents are frustrated with their choice —whether’s it’s because everyone mispronounces their baby’s unique name, they learn of some negative association with the name or they think another name might have suited their child’s personality better.
Expecting mothers, put down your cellphones! A new study shows exposing unborn babies to cellphones might cause behavior problems later in life.
A new study from Yale University finds exposure to radiation from cellphones during pregnancy affects the brain development of the fetus, the Daily Mail reports. “The rise in behavioural disorders in human children may be in part due to foetal cellular telephone irradiation exposure,” senior author Professor Hugh Taylor says.
A new study reveals every six minutes a child falls down the stairs and is rushed to the hospital! Find out how you can make your staircase safe!
A new report says nearly 100,000 kids a year are hurt by falling down staircases, according to The Today Show‘s Jeff Rossen! Dr. Gary Smith reports that the most serious injuries happen to babies being carried down the stairs! He exposes three major staircase defects that could be in your home now, and how you can prevent your child from getting hurt.
Researchers have identified the 25 words that every 2-year-old should be saying — and say a child’s inability to do so can reveal developmental issues like autism.
Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College, developed the list after choosing from a list of 310 words that kids tend to use when they first begin speaking, according to the Daily Mail. Twenty-five words is just the minimum set for late talkers. The average toddler’s word range is 75 to 225 words!
A new study says a baby’s relationship with his or her mother during the first 18 months affects behavior in future romances!
HollyMoms — a study reveals that bonding with your baby is SO important for his or her future romances, according to The Daily Mail! An ability to love, trust and handle arguments develops in the first 18 months of your baby’s life, and unsupported babies become defensive arguers!
Don’t even try and pull a fast one on your baby! A new study says they can recognize liars and cheats!
Your baby is on to you, you sneaky mom! A study published in LiveScience says babies can tell when an adult is lying and will avoid imitating their unreliable behavior, according to The Daily Mail. Even in early years, kids can identify “irrational or inefficient” behavior!
HollyMoms — don’t worry about spoiling your babies, they need all the love and affection they can get!
Scientists might have found a way for mothers to prevent their kids from doing drugs in the future, and it only involves the best method ever: A whole lot of hugs and kisses! In a new study, they say there’s a link between a mother’s affection and drug use later in life.
A new study might have the answers to stopping kids’ temper tantrums! Just imagine a world with less screaming, kicking and crying!
New research suggests that behind all the kicking and screaming, tantrums actually have a pattern and rhythm to them, according to NPR. Researchers say that understanding that rhythm could have an amazing effect: Stopping the tantrums! This new research could also help distinguish between a normal tantrum and the warning sign of an undiagnosed disorder.