This Week in Little News 3/11/2022
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👶 🍼 Recent Pediatric News
Top baby names for 2022: a few fun predictions here
Liam and Olivia will top the baby names for 2022, while Michael and Harper have dropped out of the top 10 — read on for more surprises.
Should kids get homework?
How much homework students should get has long been a source of debate among parents and educators. In recent years, some districts have even implemented no-homework policies, as students juggle sports, music and other activities after school.
🔬🧬 Kids and Babies Related Scientific Research
Frequent external childcare can affect children’s behavior
How does childcare outside of the family affect the development of children and adolescents? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Zurich surveyed around 1,300 Zurich school children, their parents and teachers. The survey suggests that the more time children spend in external daycare, the more likely they are to exhibit problematic behavior; however, this behavior generally disappears at the end of primary school.
Reading builds resilience among at-risk kids
As children settle back into a new school year, families are being encouraged to read to their children at home, as new research from the University of South Australia shows that reading aloud can triple a child's resilience at school, particularly for children at risk.
Study: In-school COVID spread reduced by 72% with universal masking
Schools with universal masking policies saw 72% less in-school spread of COVID-19 than schools where masking was optional, according to a new study.
The AAP is advising families to consider masking for their children with special health care needs and those too young to be vaccinated even though federal health officials have loosened masking recommendations for much of the country.
Prenatal mindfulness program improves stress response in infants
Infants whose mothers participated in a mindfulness-based program during pregnancy had healthier stress responses at 6 months old, a new UC San Francisco study found.
🤑💸 Discounts on and news about kids’ products
Bugaboo Ant stroller is on sale now! 30% off. Ant is a great travel stroller - very compact and fits an overhead bin on the plane https://bit.ly/37d2es4
Weleda - a great European skincare brand - offers “buy any 2 products, get a FREE Skin Food Light lotion”. We especially recommend their pregnancy oil for stretch marks https://bit.ly/3t5yw0U
Tea Collection has its semi-annual sale and offers 600+ styles for $5+ https://bit.ly/3J7WWfz
Kiwico (great STEM subscription boxes for kids) offers 30% off first months with code BUNNY https://bit.ly/3tMwUbu
Carter’s offers up to 50% off for PJs https://bit.ly/35J5jju
Yumi, a brand offering baby food, offers 8 free jars
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