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Sixty-six children a day are treated for shopping cart-related injuries, according to a recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Researchers examined data of children younger than 15 who were treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2011 for injuries associated with shopping carts. "About...Read more »
Parents take note: Infantino is recalling about 191,000 teething toys due to a choking hazard. The toys were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and at Target.com.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves the Infantino Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey teething toy. The squeaking toy is made of soft orange rubber, and the tail of the...Read more »
Haven’t had sex lately? You’re not alone: Thirty two percent of moms report going at least a few years without making love, according to a Family Circle survey.
That's not the only thing moms confessed. The majority of mothers polled (56 percent) say they drink too much too often and nearly one in five (18 percent) report they drink to excess about once a month to "let their hair down." Although...Read more »
Today's Millennial Mom is resilient, resourceful and optimistic. And according to BabyCenter -- a pregnancy and parenting mobile and Web destination -- Millennial Moms challenge generational stereotypes that include a backlash to helicopter parenting and the rise of entrepreneurs.
The 2014 Millennial Mom Report, the latest installment in BabyCenter's 21st Century Mom Insights Series, profiled...Read more »
Parents take note: One in three teens will experience some form of dating abuse.
Sadly, as prevalent as it is, three in four parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence.
Talking about this often hidden issue is the first step to ending it, so to get the conversation rolling, "NO MORE Silence: It's Time to Talk Day," a nationwide day of conversations and awareness...Read more »
Fans of Disney's "Frozen" can sing with the stars -- literally.
On Friday, Jan. 31, more than 2,000 theaters nationwide will debut a sing-along version of the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning animated film. Fans can follow the lyrics on-screen as they sing along with stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff.
"'Frozen' fans have embraced the film's original songs...Read more »
Parents take note: Fred & Friends, a unit of Garden City-based company Lifetime Brands Inc., is recalling about 200,000 pacifiers due to a choking hazard.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, three different pacifiers were involved in the recall and although no injuries were reported, young children should stop using them immediately. The pacifiers were sold in the...Read more »
Chewing gum could be causing your teen’s migraines or headaches, according to a new study out of Tel Aviv University in Israel. The research showed that 87 percent of kids who stopped chewing gum showed improved symptoms and those who later went back to the habit relapsed.
Younger children as well showed a connection between gum chewing habits and headaches, says Dr. Nathan Watemberg of the...Read more »
A new study reveals couples without children may be happier than parents.
It's no surprise that kids may put a strain on some marriages, regardless of how cute they are, but British researchers from Open University surveyed more than 5,000 people of all ages, statuses and sexual orientations and found childless couples are more satisfied in life with their significant others and feel more...Read more »
Meet American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year doll: Isabelle, age 10, who studies ballet at a performing arts school in Washington, D.C., and loves to design ballet costumes.
The 18-inch-high doll is available for only one year. She has long blond hair with removable tips highlighted pink as well as mix-and-match dance fashions. Three fiction books complement the doll — “Isabelle,” “Designs By...Read more »