Wednesday , 13 December 2017

Baby & Toddler

Baby Suffers Lead Poisoning From “Healing Teething Bracelet”

The parents bought the “healing bracelet” to help with teething There are a lot of teething remedies that circulate in the parenting sphere; some are helpful and some not so much. Others are downright dangerous. You can file “magnetic healing bracelets” under harmful after a baby in Manchester, Connecticut got lead poisoning from wearing one. According to the Center for Disease …

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Vaccines Caused Dermatitis and Type 1 Diabetes In Our Baby Boy

When our son, Rafael, was born on September 9th, 2014, he was healthy and happy. During the first days of his life, he was given two vaccines: hepatitis B and BCG. A few days later, he broke out with severe dermatitis. The doctor said it was common in babies and assured me that there was nothing to worry about. After …

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Houston Neighbors Form Human Chain To Rescue Pregnant Woman in Labor

The woman went into labor as Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Pregnant moms are often told this about labor: it’s nothing like the movies. But for one couple in Houston, a hurricane, rising floodwaters, and yes, a dump truck, made for an unforgettable and action-packed delivery. Over the weekend, laboring mother Andrea Smith needed to be transported to a hospital quickly as …

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Everyone Passes Through the Hands of a Nurse

As I stepped onto the hospital unit, I immediately felt my heart begin to race and my palms start to sweat. I was a third year nursing student reporting to a busy cardiac intensive care unit in a big city children’s hospital for my summer job as a nurse extern. Though I’d spent several years learning nursing basics and committing …

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Every Parent Needs to See What Meningitis Did to This Toddler

Like most toddlers, when Taylor Marshall took his first steps, he needed some encouragement and assistance. But unlike many others, this 20-month-old tot also needed help from a prosthesis on one leg as well as a full-length splint on the other. This major milestone in the British boy’s life is one that almost never happened. Only a year ago, Taylor …

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Mom Syringe-Feeding Her Baby in a Touching Postpartum Photo Is Going Viral

✨FEEDING WITH LOVE✨ Syringe feeding a sleepy newborn some colostrum. We love you @wisdombird #carriagehousebirth #carriagehousebirthdoula #chbdoula #feedingwithlovesubmission #feedingwithlove A post shared by Carriage House Birth (@carriagehousebirth) on Sep 4, 2016 at 5:16pm PDT It seems these days that moms — and nonmoms — can spend all day arguing about which way to feed their child is “the best.” With …

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Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

I’ve spent approximately 7 billion hours of my life lying in the dark next to a fidgety, sleepless child, praying to the gods that my child will finally go the eff to sleep. When the going gets tough, I’ve been known to hide under the blanket with my phone on the dimmest setting, scrolling through Facebook and hoping against hope that …

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