This Week in Little News 6/3/2022
Hi, Little News fam! This June is National Candy Month, meaning kids (and you!) can eat all of these and more. Gummy bears, sour straws, chocolate—oh my! 🍬🍫🍭 Some ideas to celebrate this holiday: create a candy tasting party with the kids, make chocolate rock candies with kids, break a piñata full of candies!
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👶 🍼 Recent Pediatric News
‼️ Recall: Joey clothing recalls children’s robes due to burn hazard
‼️ Recall: Asweets recalls wood baby activity push walkers due to strangulation hazard
‼️ Recall: Target recalls children’s Cat & Jack unicorn cozy pajama sets due to burn hazard
US to import baby formula from Mexico, but parents must wait until July to buy it
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that about 1.3 million cans of Gerber Good Start Gentle infant formula would be imported from Mexico to the U.S. The shipment of nearly 33 million full-size, 8-ounce bottles – or 2.2 million pounds – is expected to be available from Nestlé on Gerber's website and at key retailers starting in July and extending through October.
Thousands of kids are getting sick from downing melatonin pills
Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin — including a big jump during the pandemic.
Last year, U.S. poison control centers received more than 52,000 calls about children consuming worrisome amounts of the dietary supplement — a six-fold increase from about a decade earlier. Most such calls are about young children who accidentally got into bottles of melatonin, some of which come in the form of gummies for kids.
🔬🧬 Kids and Babies Related Scientific Research
Healthy development thanks to older siblings
Mothers who reported stress during pregnancy reported their child experienced behavioral problems between the ages of 7 and 8. However, behavioral problems were reduced if the child had older siblings.
Children who attend schools with more traffic noise show slower cognitive development
Road traffic noise is a widespread problem in cities whose impact on children’s health remains poorly understood. A new study conducted at 38 schools in Barcelona suggests that traffic noise at schools has a detrimental effect on the development of working memory and attention in primary-school students.
Physical abuse less likely when spanking is eliminated
When parents in countries worldwide use spanking as a behavior deterrent, their children are more likely to become a victim of physical abuse, say researchers.
Parents' unpredictable behavior may impair optimal brain circuit formation
Unpredictable parenting behavior and an unpredictable environment impair the optimal development of emotional brain circuits during a child’s development, increasing the risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse later in life.
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