A Brief History of Questionable Parenting Advice

Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.

#archives-and-records, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting

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How the Pandemic Is Affecting What Babies and Toddlers Learn

Without preschool and playgroups, the youngest children are missing out on important educational opportunities.

#babies-and-infants, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.

#antibiotics, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #cholera, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Many Children Do I Have? It’s Not So Simple

I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #parenting

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Is Your Toddler Ready for a ‘Big Kid Bed’?

Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.

#babies-and-infants, #beds-and-bedding, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #cribs-baby-beds, #parenting, #sleep

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications

“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.” She said she and her husband had decided to call the infant Jack.

#babies-and-infants, #deaths-fatalities, #legend-john, #models-professional, #music, #social-media, #teigen-chrissy

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Will the Pandemic Socially Stunt My Kid?

How masks and distancing may affect emotional development.

#babies-and-infants, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Childrens’ Brains

The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #chlorpyrifos, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #pesticides, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and Their Babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #chemicals, #containers-and-packaging, #diabetes, #dupont-co, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-food-safety-authority, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hoosick-falls-ny, #obesity, #parenting, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #science-and-technology, #teflon, #thyroid-gland, #water-pollution

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How Postpartum Breast Cancer Changed My Parenting Plans

Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

#babies-and-infants, #breast-cancer, #breastfeeding, #cancer, #chemotherapy, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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Are Gender Reveals Cursed?

Several parties, meant to mark a milestone in the journey of pregnancy, have resulted in devastation. Is it time to temper the spectacle, or embrace the celebratory spirit?

#babies-and-infants, #gender, #parties-social

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How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

Take the time to select the right clinician for your family. Trust us, it’s more important than picking the perfect stroller. Here are some tips to help you get started.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #doctors, #parenting

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$1,000 ‘Baby Bond’ Proposed in N.J. in Bid to Narrow the Wealth Gap

A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #booker-cory-a, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #pressley-ayanna, #race-and-ethnicity

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With Less Breastfeeding Support, Mothers Are Turning to Online Help

The pandemic has resulted in fewer resources for breastfeeding women, but experts say it’s still crucial to seek guidance.

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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Dying in Your Mother’s Arms

A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations.

#babies-and-infants, #death-and-dying, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hospice-care, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Black and Pregnant During Covid: ‘They Never Had Time to See Me’

Why being Black and giving birth in New York during the pandemic is so dangerous.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #midwives-and-doulas, #new-york-city, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #telemedicine

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Families Across the U.S. Struggle to Afford Diapers, Wipes and Formula

Over 56 million families have lost income since March 13, and diaper banks are straining to fill the need.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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How Play Energizes Your Kid’s Brain

Scientists have long studied play to gain insights into the developing human mind.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #memory, #parenting-play-package, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

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Baby Was Infected With Coronavirus in Womb, Study Reports

Researchers said the case strongly suggests that Covid-19 can be transmitted in utero. Both the mother and baby have recovered.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research, #your-feed-science

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How to Introduce a New Baby to Their Sibling

Parents often worry older siblings will feel less loved.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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How to Handle a Mom-Friend Breakup

Those bonds forged when you have babies don’t always last.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #parenting

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How to Think About Pregnancy Risks

Individual choices matter, but public policies are more important.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research

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Ukraine’s Backlog of Babies Born to Surrogates Begins to Ease

Eleven foreign couples, previously barred by coronavirus restrictions, have entered the country to meet their newborns. But births are still outpacing pickups.

#argentina, #babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #kyiv-ukraine, #quarantines, #spain, #surrogate-motherhood, #travel-warnings, #ukraine

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A First Among Gerber Babies: She’s Adopted

Magnolia Earl, a 1-year-old from California, was selected from among more than 327,000 entrants to represent Gerber in marketing campaigns.

#adoptions, #advertising-and-marketing, #babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #contests-and-prizes, #earl-magnolia, #gerber-products-co

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

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This Is Your Brain on Motherhood

How pregnancy and parenthood kick neurological development into high gear.

#babies-and-infants, #brain, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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An Adoption, a Pandemic and an Evacuation

The Mosiers flew to India in March to pick up their daughter. The country locked down before they could leave.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indian-americans, #orphans-and-orphanages, #parenting, #visas

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The New Language of Telehealth

Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.

#babies-and-infants, #cellular-telephones, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #senses-and-sensation, #telemedicine, #translation-and-interpreters, #voice-and-speech

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Prenatal Care May Look Very Different After Coronavirus

The shift from in-person visits to telehealth appointments could be here to stay.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #telemedicine, #women-and-girls

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The Coronavirus Is No Reason Not To Start a Family

On affirming life, in all its uncertainty and suffering.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds Have a Baby Boy

The prime minister of Britain and Ms. Symonds, who both recently battled the coronavirus, have said they planned to be married this summer.

#babies-and-infants, #carrie-symonds, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Should You Fear the Coronavirus While Giving Birth in an NYC Hospital?

At this point, it’s safer than going elsewhere or giving birth at home.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-births, #hospitals, #masks, #midwives-and-doulas, #new-york-city, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor’s Visits

Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diphtheria, #epidemics, #measles, #meningitis, #mumps, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whooping-cough, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Fear of ‘Covid Hospitals’ Leads Women to Pursue Home Births

Midwives are seeing a surge in demand from pregnant women who want to deliver their babies at home or in birthing centers.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #midwives-and-doulas, #northwell-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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The Types of Plastics Families Should Avoid

If it seems like plastic is everywhere, that’s because it is. But there are easy ways to limit your exposure.

#babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #chemicals, #children-and-childhood, #containers-and-packaging, #food, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research, #toys

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Postpartum Depression Can Be Dangerous. Here’s How to Recognize It and Seek Treatment.

The sooner this serious mental health issue is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. Knowing your risk factors is the first step.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Do New Moms Dream Differently After Giving Birth?

Everyone knows that having a baby can ravage your sleep, but researchers are just starting to examine what happens to your dreams.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #national-sleep-foundation, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #sleep, #sleep-journal

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Do Babies Cry in Different Languages?

A pioneering German researcher decodes newborns’ cries. Here’s what they reveal.

#babies-and-infants, #crying, #french-language, #german-language, #language-and-languages, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #voice-and-speech

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The Truth About Tummy Time

Pediatricians say it’s essential. But is it?

#babies-and-infants, #parenting, #research, #sleep

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Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Coronavirus Fears Halt Vaccines

U.N. and global health experts warned that poor countries around the world were having to stop mass immunization programs to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #measles, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How to Be a Supportive Partner During Pregnancy (and Beyond)

The research is resoundingly clear: A strong mate makes a difference. Having a supportive partner is good for everyone involved, including the baby.

#babies-and-infants, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Hope, and New Life, in a Brooklyn Maternity Ward Fighting Covid-19

In a hospital at the center of the crisis, nearly 200 babies have arrived since March. Some pregnant women have fallen extremely ill, but doctors are winning battles for their lives and their children’s.

#babies-and-infants, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-hospital-center, #caesarean-section, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fort-greene-brooklyn-ny, #hospitals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #ventilators-medical

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8 Ways to Set Boundaries Between Work and Kids

Communication, flexibility and a bit of grace are key to blocking out time for child care while logging in from home.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

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Families Scramble to Find Baby Formula, Diapers and Wipes

Panic buying has left stores and diaper banks empty of baby essentials as shutdowns and quarantines expand across the country.

#babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #families-and-family-life, #infant-formulas, #parenting, #shortages, #special-supplemental-nutrition-program-for-women-infants-and-children-wic

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Books That Captivate Babies and Toddlers

Lift that flap, peek through that hole, press that button. Interactive books keep little ones entertained — and help them develop cognitive abilities.

#alphabet-street-book, #arrhenius-ingela-p, #babies-and-infants, #books-and-literature, #boughton-sam, #emmett-jonathan-author, #hello-dinosaurs-book, #mroziewicz-elsa, #nicholls-sally-author, #peek-a-who-too-book, #slater-nicola, #the-button-book-book, #where-is-my-pink-sweater-book, #woollvin-bethan

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Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits Raise Fears Over Baby Powder

Thousands of people who trusted Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades are suing the company after developing cancer. Our reporters investigate their allegations.

#asbestos, #babies-and-infants, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #johnsonjohnson, #mesothelioma, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-weekly-tv-program

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