Toxic Metals in Baby Food: What You Need to Know
Shocking headlines caused parents widespread alarm in early 2021. Government regulators found many baby foods and juices contain unwelcome ingredients—toxic metals like lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury.
Should You Worry if Your Child Has a Low BMI?
Body mass index (BMI) is an easy way to estimate body fat and screen for weight categories that could lead to health issues. For all ages, BMI is based on height and weight measurements. But for kids and teens, BMI is also plotted on gender- and age-based growth charts. Using these charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pediatricians can compare BMI levels with other children at the same development stage.
When Tragedy Strikes: Talking to Kids About Scary Events
While tragedies have always been a part of life, technology has made it easier than ever for kids to learn about bad things that are happening all over the world. If your instinct as a parent is to shelter them from all that’s grim, that’s understandable—but of course it’s impossible.
Warning Signs Your Child Might Develop Adult Diabetes
It’s a well-known fact: Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for type 2 diabetes. But what if your little one is at a perfectly healthy weight? Are there other ways to predict if they might develop diabetes as an adult?
3 Common Childhood Skin Conditions No One Talks About
Oozing sores, speckled bumps, and itchy groins might not come up in conversation with other parents. But annoying and embarrassing skin conditions affect many children. It’s time to break the silence about three icky problems and how to solve them.
Peanut Allergy 101 (for Parents)
There are no ifs, ands, or nuts about it: The number of peanut allergy cases is rising. In fact, current estimates show that nearly 2.5% of U.S. children may be allergic to peanuts. As a parent, it pays to be prepared—here’s what you should know, and how a new treatment can help.