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Massive Recall by Flawed Crib Manufacturers following Infant fatalities

Massive Recall by Flawed Crib Manufacturers following Infant fatalities

Stroller manufacturers, Graco have revoked nearly 1.5 million of their models following incidents of 5 infants losing their fingertips in the awning pivot. A similar enormous call back by Dorel Asia of over six lakh cribs followed when reports of a tot fatality and entrapment of 6 infants in the drop siding. Graco Strollers lead to Amputation of Infants Fingertips Graco has rescinded a number of its stroller models namely Passage, Spree, Alano and Travel System. The Graco strollers were being sold at several top departmental stores and super marts at eighty to ninety dollars, with the travel systems selling for nearly two hundred dollars. All of these stroller models were manufactured in China. The concerned hinge facilitates adjustment of the awning or the canopy. When babies have put their  [...]

Handy Tips for Overcoming Breastfeeding Hurdles

Handy Tips for Overcoming Breastfeeding Hurdles

Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the mother and the baby, though some extent of knowledge is necessary. New mothers must avoid feeling guilt pangs in case their breastfeeding experience is not perfect initially. Breastfeeding mentors and a number of pointers mentioned below could be helpful to all mothers in overcoming a number of prevalent breastfeeding glitches. The A-B-Cs of Breastfeeding A – Aware – Breastfeeding the baby at whatever time he/she appears to show hunger like makes noises when he/she sucks, moving paws close to the mouth, or baby turns in the direction of the breast. B- Being Patient – Patience is imperative as babies generally feed on both the breasts, taking about ten to twenty minutes on each one. C-Comfortable – Being as comfy as possible by propping the feet,  [...]

A Lucid Perspective on Recurring Miscarriages

A Lucid Perspective on Recurring Miscarriages

Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is an innate incidence of ejection of non-developing foetal and placental constituents from the uterus prior to the baby having the capability of surviving exterior to the uterus. Miscarriages affecting 1 among every 4 women, are usually due to chromosome or gene-related aberration in the foetus. It is approximated that nearly all women would experience at least a single miscarriage during their childbearing age. A number of findings reveal that nearly half of all the conceptions would lead to miscarriages. Latest research reveal that majority of women that underwent spontaneous miscarriage would have normal subsequent pregnancies. Solely one to two percent of women would face more than one successive miscarriage. Miscarriage is the failure of pregnancy prior  [...]

Making the Right Edifying Toy Choices

Making the Right Edifying Toy Choices

Learning and playing are tantamount to a baby or a child. In case one is sentient to the child’s developing skill in the initial 6 months, one could opt for the right games and toys that would not only be interesting but also promote the child’s skills. Appropriate toys for a below one year old baby are ones that offer experiences of colour, feel, material, appealing and in different shapes and sounds. Noise-producing toys and those responding to action like a rattle provide a feeling of control and facilitate development of manoeuvring skill sets and hand-eye co-ordination. Squeaky, musical toys are all amusing for the baby and by time the child is six months old music box would be quite an entertaining toy that could be operated by the press of a push button or tugging at a thread. One  [...]

Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia – Ways to Identify these Learning Difficulties

Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia – Ways to Identify these Learning Difficulties

Learning difficulties are those that affect a child capacity to read, spell and write in a particular language. Though dyslexia especially is known to affect a child’s adeptness to write symbols like letter, number and musical notes – the child could additionally face problems when speaking that language. Dyslexia is an unambiguous neurological condition and is not the consequence of reduced audibility or ocular skills or low I.Q. Nearly 1 among twenty kids has dyslexia. Ways to spot Dyslexia Several bright kids have dyslexia and this disorder is mostly identified earlier amongst such kids as parents become sentient of the immense disparity in between their kid’s apparent I.Q. and the level of accomplishment in particular arenas. The chief sign of dyslexia is having problems when the  [...]

Common Concerns on Pregnancy and Security Screening Procedure

Common Concerns on Pregnancy and Security Screening Procedure

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) was established subsequent to the horrendous 11th September, 2001 attacks for safeguarding transportation systems and keeping public travel as risk free as possible. The TSA has undertaken the testing of the duo scanning devices namely: the millimetre wave and backscatter imaging technology and has made announcement that it is taking into consideration purchasing further a hundred and fifty backscatter pieces. The usage of these sophisticated scanning technology is however non-compulsory to all air travellers. After this announcement there have been rising concerns regarding these novel scanners particularly among pregnant women. Often expectant mothers wonder that passing through the airport security threshold would cause any harm to their unborn  [...]

Mr. Squiggles – Watch Out For Safety Quotient Of This Innocent-Looking Hamster

Mr. Squiggles – Watch Out For Safety Quotient Of This Innocent-Looking Hamster

Mr. Squiggles is undoubtedly the happening, much-vouched toy among the kiddie brigade. Mr. Squiggles - the small programmed hamster that scampers about, riding a skating board, rolling about in a hamster orb is adorable much like the actual one – however with no pungent odour, maintenance or cleansing of the pen needed and inclination to gnaw tiny hands. And a costing of a mere eight to ten dollars per piece, it appears quite irresistible to the below twelve year old age group. This robotic rodent might not be as safe for the kids as the consumer group from California, Good Guide have stated that a number of the Zhu Zhu Pets parts have been detected with unacceptably high levels of the metal antimony that has possible health risks. Sixty parts per million is the allowable Federal Standard  [...]

Beneficial First Aid Cures For Soothing A Colicky Child

Beneficial First Aid Cures For Soothing A Colicky Child

Having to pacify a persistently irate baby could be quite a challenging task of many a newly turned moms and dads. A child could be termed colicky when despite being in good health, being amply fed is crying for above 3 hours on an average daily, lasting for above 3 days during a week’s time. Colic is a condition that is not totally comprehended though it generally makes its presence felt in nearly fourteen days subsequent to the child’s birth or even afterwards among babies born prematurely. Most often it subsides when the child is three to four months old. Below mentioned are some of the prudent tips that one could employ to soothe your irate, colicky baby: Using pacifiers or baby’s dummy or comforter. Doing gentle rocking motions to the baby placed on one’s lap or seated in a chair  [...]