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baby drinking from juice box

The juice saga continues. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their official ruling on fruit juice, recommending none of the sweet stuff before age 1. Published in the June Pediatrics, the recommendation is more restrictive than the previous... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 7:00am, June 08, 2017
toddler looking at smartphone

One of the most pressing and perplexing questions parents have to answer is what to do about screen time for little ones. Even scientists and doctors are stumped. That’s because no one knows how digital media such as smartphones, iPads and other... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 9:00am, May 12, 2017
family visiting newborn baby

Last week, I wrote about how powerfully protective whooping cough vaccines can be when babies receive their first dose before even being born, from their pregnant mothers-to-be. As I was looking through that study, another of its findings struck me... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 7:00am, April 20, 2017
peanuts

Six hours before I gave birth to my son, our labor and delivery nurse started choking.The cause, we later discovered, was a jar of peanuts that my unsuspecting husband had cracked open for a snack. Our fast-acting (and highly allergic) nurse rushed... Read More

By Meghan Rosen | 1:29pm, January 13, 2017

Screens are everywhere. They adorn walls, perch on the backs of car seats and warm our hands. No one knows yet whether all of these screens, and their alluring displays and connections to the world, have any long-term effects on us. There is one... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 6:00am, October 23, 2016
baby eating broccoli

When babies are ready for solid foods, the meal usually arrives on a spoon. Parents scoop up pureed carrots, liquefied banana or soupy rice cereal and deliver it straight to their baby’s mouth (or forehead). But a different way of introducing solids... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 9:00am, October 14, 2016
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baby drinking from juice box

The juice saga continues. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their official ruling on fruit juice, recommending none of the sweet stuff before age 1. Published in the June Pediatrics, the recommendation is more restrictive than the previous... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 7:00am, June 08, 2017
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One of the most pressing and perplexing questions parents have to answer is what to do about screen time for little ones. Even scientists and doctors are stumped. That’s because no one knows how digital media such as smartphones, iPads and other... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 9:00am, May 12, 2017
family visiting newborn baby

Last week, I wrote about how powerfully protective whooping cough vaccines can be when babies receive their first dose before even being born, from their pregnant mothers-to-be. As I was looking through that study, another of its findings struck me... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 7:00am, April 20, 2017
peanuts

Six hours before I gave birth to my son, our labor and delivery nurse started choking.The cause, we later discovered, was a jar of peanuts that my unsuspecting husband had cracked open for a snack. Our fast-acting (and highly allergic) nurse rushed... Read More

By Meghan Rosen | 1:29pm, January 13, 2017

Screens are everywhere. They adorn walls, perch on the backs of car seats and warm our hands. No one knows yet whether all of these screens, and their alluring displays and connections to the world, have any long-term effects on us. There is one... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 6:00am, October 23, 2016
baby eating broccoli

When babies are ready for solid foods, the meal usually arrives on a spoon. Parents scoop up pureed carrots, liquefied banana or soupy rice cereal and deliver it straight to their baby’s mouth (or forehead). But a different way of introducing solids... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 9:00am, October 14, 2016