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✨ ✨ Deep Dive
In this week’s deep dive we share our guide on newborn clothes. Enjoy!
👶 🍼 Recent Pediatric News
‼️ Consumers warned to stop using infant loungers after 2 deaths reported
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is asking parents and caregivers to immediately stop using infant loungers manufactured by Leachco Inc. following reports of two infant deaths. The warning includes the Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie and Podster Playtime infant loungers.
Joon – a mobile game that teaches kids to build good habits
Joon is a mobile game that motivates kids to do tasks that they might not otherwise want to do—things like chores, homework, brushing their teeth, or making their bed—or things which they like, but not always in the moment—calling a grandparent, for example. The game does this by embedding these tasks into fun “Quests” that the kids do want to do. Here’s a short video to give you the idea. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29994310
American Academy of Pediatrics offers 8 home safety tips during a power outage
Power outages disrupt family routines and if they occur during the winter, the danger of extreme cold can add to the problem. Younger children—especially infants—are at risk for hypothermia. “Preparing in advance is especially important as climate change causes more extreme weather,” said Carl Baum, MD, FACMT, FAAP.
🔬🧬 Kids and Babies Related Scientific Research
Cash aid to poor mothers increases brain activity in babies, study finds
A study that provided poor mothers with cash stipends for the first year of their children’s lives appears to have changed the babies’ brain activity in ways associated with stronger cognitive development, a finding with potential implications for safety net policy.
Evidence that a single year of subsidies could alter something as profound as brain functioning highlights the role that money may play in child development and comes as President Biden is pushing for a much larger program of subsidies for families with children.
Blood markers can predict depression in pregnancy
Signs of inflammation in the blood reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study led by scientists at Van Andel Institute and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.
The analysis established a set of 15 biological markers found in the blood that can predict if pregnant women will experience significant depressive symptoms with 83% accuracy. The findings could give physicians a much-needed tool to identify women who may be at risk for depression and better tailor their care throughout pregnancy.
Even dim light before bedtime may disrupt a preschooler’s sleep
A new study of preschoolers finds that exposure to even very low intensities of light before bedtime can sharply reduce production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, interfering with sleep. It suggests that young children are highly susceptible to the physiological impacts of light at night and some kids are more sensitive than others.
Study reveals fourfold range in rates of mental health problems among US children based on relational and social risks
A large multi-year study based on 2016-2019 data found that children facing relational and social risks are more likely to have mental, emotional, or behavioral health problems, but the negative impact of these problems on child resilience, self-regulation and school engagement can be offset by protective factors such as strong caretaker-child connection and family resilience.
Study finds lower math scores in high schools that switched to 4-day school week
A recent study analyzing the impact of a shorter school week for high schools found that 11th-grade students participating in a four-day week performed worse on standardized math tests than students who remained on five-day schedules.
🤑💸 Discounts on and news about kids’ products
💕 Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and in this newsletter we are featuring baby gifts for Valentine’s Day and discounts on them.
Hanna Andersson offers up to 30% off Valentines PJs for babies, kids and adults https://www.hannaandersson.com/
Monica and Andy has V-Day edition and offers 20% off your first order https://monicaandandy.com/collections/valentines-day-edit
Magnetic Me has a cute “Be my valentine” collection of swaddles, footies and PJs for the little ones https://magneticme.com/
Burt’s Bees Baby has a V-day collection of footies and PJs and offers 30% off https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/
Carter’s has the whole Valentine’s Day section on their website with various V-Day clothing items for kids https://bit.ly/3GXf5LV
Pottery Barn Kids have Valentine’s toddler crib sheets, muslin blankets, plates and more on sale! https://bit.ly/3tQz9fn
Babies Love Valentine - a great board book that introduce your baby or toddler to classic Valentine’s traditions like giving cards and candies https://amzn.to/3FUl2bd
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine - a perfect Valentine's Day read for your little one (we love the whole Little Blue Truck series here at Little News!) https://amzn.to/3ArrGVj
Love Can Come in Many Ways - a cute children’s book that celebrates the many diverse ways animals, and humans, show their love https://amzn.to/3GZZewf
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