Parenting and Health Articles & Resources
Breast Feed, Lose Weight
Lately, a parade of celebrities has attributed their postpartum slimming to nursing, bringing this age-old topic back into the spotlight.
The Pitfalls in Identifying a Gifted Child
Thirty-seven states have some sort of mandate to address the needs of gifted and talented students in public schools. While many parents and teachers have mixed views about the tests used to identify talent and “giftedness,” the programs are strongly supported by many parents who cannot afford to send their children to private schools.
Now, Dad Feels as Stressed as Mom - Emotional strain of fathers.
Parenting - A collection of NY Times Articles on Parenting
Baby Health, Cooking & Food-Storage Safety, Envionmental Toxins
Organic vs. Conventional
Organic food comes with real health benefits and significant costs. TIME looks at both sides of the debate.
Panel Finds No Evidence To Tie Autism to Vaccines
In particular, no link was found between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine or vaccines that contain a mercury preservative called thimerosal.
Parents must overcome their misguided fears of vaccinations or the number of cases of measles and other diseases will continue to grow. (NY Times Article)
Sun exposure in babies could mean cancer later
Getting too much sun is bad for anyone, but it's especially dangerous for babies, whose sensitive skin hasn't developed enough layers of natural protection to withstand intense summer rays. (CNN)
The Perils of Plastic - Time Magazine Article with a lot of information about additional common household toxins like Bisphenol A (BPA), Oxybenzone, Fluoride, Parabens, Phthalates, Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Perchlorate, Decabromodiphenyl Ether (DECA) and Asbestos.
Die you know that you might do better to avoid yummy microwave popcorn? Seems there's harmful chemicals in the bag. Read this.
Why to avoid plastics as baby food containers (NY Times Article)
This articles implies (but does not explicitly state) that the popular Avent baby bottles are potentially harmful.
Plastics and Food Storage Safety - American Plastics Council
Plastics Myth Buster - Takes a pro-plastic stance to debunk a number of plastic myths. Although comforting to read here that many plastics are safer than rumoured, regrettably no harmful plastics are mentioned here
Children's Health - Collection of more articles on children's health
Toxic Cosmetics - It might be time to review YOUR exposure to toxins in cosmetics. Eye-Makeup, lipstick, shampoo, conditioners and moisturizers all often contain harmful substances, which can be avoided (TIME article)
Children's Books - Articles and Reviews of Children's Books
Anita Karlson - A blog about living a natural, healthy and balanced life.
Baby Names Meanings
Baby names, meanings and origins. At BabyChatter find free baby stuff, coupons and special offers. It's what all the chatter is about!
How to successfully become a vegetarian, even if you think you can't do it, even if you think it's way too hard, even if you have tried & failed before..