A recent study found that feeding children small amounts of peanut products in the first 5 years of life can prevent the development of peanut allergy. Here's what you need to know.
Guest poster Sarah Ruttan returns to share her top 10 tips for traveling abroad with young kids.
Guest poster Sarah Ruttan on traveling with kids: "I’ve come to believe that this same idea is true for travel. Sure, we could stay close to home for the first few years. Everyone would sleep more, and lots of potential public meltdowns could be avoided. Yet, we’d be missing something along the way. Those early family trips build our family culture – they give us an opportunity to begin to teach our kids about the world around us, even if in small ways on local outings. Great moments – and memorable family stories – come from these journeys."
Low vaccination rates have allowed a recent resurgence of the measles virus. In my family, measles is part of a personal tragedy. My dad's younger brother, Frankie, died of encephalitis caused by measles in 1956, at the age of 6.
I think it's time to officially introduce you to our new baby! If you follow me on Facebook, you know that our baby boy was born just before Christmas, and if you're not on Facebook, you've probably guessed as much. Here on the blog, I'll call him BabyM until I come up with a better blog name. (I have the foresight to realize that BabyM won't be an appropriate name forever, and nor will the other things I call him now, like Milk Man, Sweet Cheeks, or Little Guy. I'm already terrified of how quickly he will grow!)
BabyM's birthday went well. I started having contractions at midnight....
A review and giveaway of a wonderful new book on mindful parenting, Parenting in the Present Moment, by Carla Naumburg.
Receiving the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy is our best chance at protecting young infants from pertussis, a disease that can be particularly dangerous during the first few months of life. Research shows that vaccination in late pregnancy gives newborns the gift of pertussis-specific antibodies at birth and is safe for both mother and baby
I'm pregnant and carrying a fetus that seems really active. Can this tell me anything about the baby's sex or temperament?
Readers Brenda and Leah wonder if they need to feed their baby a commercial infant cereal. Here's the answer, in 7 parts, all supported by science.
Two new studies indicate that timing of introduction of gluten and breastfeeding have little impact on the development of celiac disease in high-risk babies.