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Baby Blog Week in Review: October 13th Through October 19th

Where do you stand with vitamin supplementation and visits to the pediatrician? These can be controversial topics. Check out last week’s posts.

October 13th

New Children’s Vitamin D Recommendation May Require Supplements

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new recommendation for the amount of vitamin D for newborns, babies, kids and teens. Read on to learn more.

October 14th

Baby Blog Week in Review: October 6th Through October 12th

Has your little one discovered the joys of fall? My youngest two are especially proud of their little pumpkins that they picked out themselves this past weekend. Be sure to check out last week’s articles, and check back later for an important update to the whole BPA debate.

Three States Request Volunteer Ban of BPA in Baby Products

You gotta love Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware. In regard to protecting mothers and children, they have been doing a lot of progressive things, such as policies and laws on breast-feeding, maternity leave and more. And now, here they are again taking a proactive stance against the use of the chemical bisphenol A or BPA. This chemical has been linked to all sorts of health conditions in studies, from abnormal growth to heart disease. The Food & Drug Adminstration (FDA) has declared the chemical to be safe in these products, although they don’t seem confident in their conclusions. Critics say that the FDA is taking the cowards way out and doubt that their recommendation of the BPA products being safe is trustworthy.

October 15th

Does Your Preschooler Still Nap?

Do you hear that? It is the sound of the little kids taking naps, or should I say the lack of sound. The silence is so strange, after a morning filled with running and stomping feet, loud laughs and giggles, a few “he’s bothering me”s, and the thumpity-thumpity-thump of a basket of toys being turned over. Life with a preschooler is fun but they certainly keep you running, and when it comes to nap time, I think I need the break as much as my kids need the sleep.

October 16th

How to Use Medication Safely

When you child wakes up in the middle of the night with a fever, do you automatically reach for the medication to make her feel better? Or maybe you were given a certain medication for your child at a sick visit. Here are some things to know to use medication safely.

More Ways to Use Medication Safely

When it comes to your child and medication, I really believe that you just can’t be too careful. Witness the young deaths as a result of using children’s cold medication. With some safety precautions, you can ensure that you child’s medication is safe and effective. If you missed the first post on this subject, click here: How to Use Medication Safely.

October 17th

You Tube: How to Swaddle Your Baby

Swaddling a baby is often used to comfort a newborn baby who is used to being in close surroundings and doesn’t quite know what to do with all of those arms and legs that seem to flail around.

October 18th

Preparing for Shots

No one thinks going to the pediatrician is fun, whether it is for a sick visit or a well visit. If you are prepared, though, things can go a bit more smoothly, especially when it comes to your child getting shots. You’ll also be able to bring up topics of concern and get your questions answered, despite holding on to a squirming baby, toddler or preschooler.

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About Mary Ann Romans

Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com