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About Last Tuesday

By November 14, 2016 No Comments
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It’s been noticeably quiet over here at TheScientificParent.org since Wednesday morning. That wasn’t by design.  Our usual cadre of subject matter experts all declined to speak on the record about the results of last Tuesday’s presidential election and the resulting protests. The over arching concern from most was this: ‘emotions are so high right now, […]

Categories: Announcements, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


The Truth About Teething

By November 8, 2016 No Comments
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Last month the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory about the use of homeopathic teething aids.  Many of us know these under the popular brand name of Hyland’s Teething Tablets.  So what are parents of teething babies supposed to do? Teething gets a bad rap. In the not-so-distant past, it was […]

Categories: Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Toddlers + Preschoolers


The FDA Answers Your Questions About Hyland’s Teething Tablet Advisory

By November 8, 2016 No Comments
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A little over a month ago the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory to parents to stop using and immediately dispose of any homeopathic teething aides or gels they may have in their homes or may be using.  The most popular of the brands that falls under this umbrella are Hylands […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Don’t Use Crib Bumpers, Says the Consumer Product Safety Commission

By November 4, 2016 No Comments
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This post is in response to a question from TheScientificParent.org reader, Dawn. If you have a question about a parenting issue, you can send it to contact (at) TheScientificParent.org Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their Safe Sleep Policy, which again cautioned parents against the use of bedding and bumpers in cribs. […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants


Shorties: Room Sharing for Safe Sleep

By November 2, 2016 1 Comment
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Can you provide more feedback on the 6-12 month change for room sharing with the child [as advised in the 2016 update to the AAP’s Safe Sleep Policy]? That seems like an incredible step higher than what was previously advised (though not official recommended). Keeping your child in the room with you for an entire […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health