Updated SIDS Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has updated its recommendations.  You can read the full article here – there is nothing really earth-shatteringly different compared with previous guidelines: 1. Put infants to sleep in a supine position, on a firm surface – ie. Not face-down in fluffy pillows. 2. Avoid …

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Study – Genetics, Sleep & Toddler Temperament

I don’t know about you, but I function like a zombie on Xanax when I’m sleep-deprived; I’ve always been envious of those who survive (and thrive) on 4 hours of sleep per night. Researchers have taken this question of why some people are more affected by sleep deprivation than others to a whole new level. In …

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Toddler Foods are High in Sugar & Salt

I found this article quite relevant based on recent experiences on a trip to the Motherland… In Australia, where we live, parents are often well-informed (sometimes obsessively so!) about the nutritional content of kiddie food. Most parents I know don’t stuff their children full of sugar/ salt/ additives, preferring them to eat au naturel as …

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