Check out this web site for recall information and recommendations for best ways to keep your family's food safe. Remember to cook all eggs thoroughly, wash hands well, and if in doubt, throw it out!View Thread
Many different factors determine how tall a child will eventually be, including genetics, nutrition, environment and more. This calculator takes into account a child's parents' heights and, if available, the child's current age, height and weight. Another quick rule of thumb is to double the child's height at 2 years of age, but I have found that this method tends to over-predict a child's height. If you have concerns about your child's growth, be sure to contact your pediatrician.View Thread
Having too much lead in the body can cause problems with a child's growth, behavior and brain development. Pediatricians may check for a child's risk of lead exposure using a questionnaire and may recommend a blood test around 1 and 2 years of age. Parents concerned about their child's possible exposure to lead may also want to talk to the doctor about the need for testing and ways to avoid lead poisoning.
If your pediatrician's office doesn't already give you copies of your child's growth chart at the well-baby visits, you can keep your own at home. Ask your doctor which one of the CDC's charts is the best to use and be sure to ask him or her if you have any questions or concerns about your baby's height, weight, or head circumference.View Thread
About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies. The National Allergy Bureau posts levels of common allergens (including tree, weed and grass pollen as well as molds) in multiple areas of the country. Although children don't typically have respiratory allergies in the first few years of life, the particles in the air may still irritate their eyes and breathing passages. View Thread
According to NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, this booklet "contains a checklist of 38 questions that you can ask to evaluate child care programs. Unlike most guidelines for selecting child care, this booklet explains why each question is important and how it relates to the quality of care. All of the questions are based on research about what is important to your child's health, safety, and development."View Thread
Got a lot of recalled infant and children medications you want to get rid of? Check out this site: SMARXT DISPOSAL-- this public awareness campaign is a unique public-private partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Pharmacists Association, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.View Thread