More and more grandparents today are taking on child-care roles — and that’s a blessing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 10 percent of grandparents live with at least one grandchild. Whether you watch your grandchildren regularly or occasionally, the personalized, loving care you can provide them is a benefit that can’t be measured. […]
Some things never change when it comes to caring for your grandbaby. Cuddle baby, burp baby, bathe and dress baby, rock baby to sleep. But, there is plenty that has changed since you had your own child, especially when it comes to safe sleep practices. Sleep guidelines are one of the areas that have changed […]
Thrill seeking is one of the things Dr. Andrea Sims enjoys most in life. She’s been lava chasing on Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano. She’s skydived multiple times and even paraglided off the cliffs of Taormina, Italy. But these adrenaline activities just don’t compare to the rush Dr. Sims gets when treating […]
While plush toys and pillows look cozy in the crib, they may also contribute to an unsafe sleep environment. In this Children’s Channel video podcast, Sherry Blair, an injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares tips to help parents ensure a sound night’s sleep for the newest member of their family.
Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann, every chance she gets. It’s her way of impressing on parents the importance of safe sleep practices. Just maybe, when a parent hears about how Molly died, a light will go on. Many loving and caring parents don’t appreciate the […]
The practice of bed-sharing is a hot topic. Supporters of bed-sharing believe a parent’s bed is just where a baby belongs, but many pediatricians and other experts worry bed-sharing is unsafe. In some non-Western cultures, bed-sharing is commonplace and the number of infant deaths related to it is lower than in the West. Differences in […]