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  1. Toddler & Child
    With incidences of pre- and postpartum depression being undiagnosed growing the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its statement about depression, suggesting that more frequent screening of women--at their baby's checkups--could make a difference. We see it far too often--50% of women...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Looking for the perfect gift for your kiddos? The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that it may not be that latest and greatest digital toy. Shocker--the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents pay careful attention to the gifts they get for their children (or allow to be given)...
  3. Toddler & Child
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now stands even stronger against the use of corporal punishment (spanking) and verbal shaming as useful disciplinary measurements. In an update to their Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children Policy, which comes form the Council on Child Abuse and...
  4. Baby
    While it's long been practice to offer babies breastmilk or even tiny amounts of sugar water to give comfort during medical procedures, new research suggests that this may be even more relief if given while mothers are holding babies during the procedures. In news that doesn't come as too much...
  5. Toddler & Child
    It's almost a bit ridiculous that it's come to this: trained clinicians having to 'prescribe' play to parents to encourage proper development. Yet, that's what the newest report from the American Academy of Pediatricians does - encourages pediatricians and clinicians to recommend 'play' as a...
  6. Toddler & Child
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has finally reported that chemicals found in food colorings, preservatives, and packaging materials may be dangerous to children, and is calling for reforms to the U.S. Food additive regulatory process. From the files of, "We've been saying that for years,"...
  7. Family Life
    With U.S. President Trump revoking the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for 'Dreamers,' many are speaking out about their concern for what that decision will mean for so many families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently joined the list of those who are in...
  8. Pregnancy & Birth
    Monica Thompson is suing the hospital that allowed her to bedshare while under the influence of pain killers and sleeping pills. Perhaps you have seen the heartbreaking story of Monica Thompson, a new mother whose son died in 2012 of suffocation. As Monica recovered from a Caesarean section...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Car seat Safety is one of the most important things you can be on top of when it comes to protecting your precious cargo. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised and issued new car seat guidelines, and we've got the breakdown for you. I have always been what many might consider a...
  10. Baby
    Parents want the best for their infants; whatever it takes to keep them safe. Are marketers preying on this desire, especially when it comes to SIDS? The Federal Drug Administration says that may just be the case. New parents do the best they can. They read, they talk to friends and family, and...
  11. Vaccinations
    <p>My oldest DS (5) is fully vaxed. We did selective/delay with DS2 (2 1/2). I've been putting off the MMR and Chickenpox vaccines (thankfully our ped is cool with doing whatever we want) with him. He just had his 2-year appt (he is almost 2 1/2) and we skipped them again. Something in my gut...
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