After years of guidelines that instructed parents to hold off on giving young children peanut-related products, new guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical professionals say parents should introduce foods containing peanuts to children early and often, starting when they’re infants, as a way to avoid life-long peanut allergies.
The loss of an infant to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is devastating for parents, families and their health professionals. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), SIDS claims the lives of nearly 3,500 babies each year in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death for infants 1 to 12 months of age. But by following a few tips, parents and grandparents can help prevent SIDS.
Losing a loved one is hard. When a child’s loved one dies, it can be infinitely more difficult. Knowing what to say to a child about a concept as heavy and involved as death is daunting, especially when processing your own grief. Here are some tips that may help make talking to your child about death a little easier.