Tag: Parents of Newborns/Toddlers

Many Parents Don’t Know When to Purchase New Car Seats

"Moving your child through the various stages of car seats can be expensive, especially with the average price of a new convertible seat right around $175, says Consumer Reports. The key question for parents, of course, is when to upgrade."

Businesses to Promote Flexible Work Schedules to Recruit More Employees

"The new Ipsos survey across 27 countries, conducted in collaboration with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and International Women’s Day, highlights how, in order to share responsibility for childcare, men need more support from employers."

New Parents Turn to Online Communities for Support, Bartering

"New parenthood is exciting — but it can also be isolating. Questions sprout as soon as parents find out they’re expecting, but many wait to discuss their news with family and friends until after the first trimester. Once the word is out, expecting parents may be too tired or busy with baby prep to connect in person with their social circles. And after baby arrives? Forget about that book club or basketball game. Parents are in survival mode."

Doctors Tout New Food Allergy Strategies for Parents of Infants

"Want to prevent your child from being allergic to peanuts or eggs? Here’s what the latest research says you should do: Feed them peanut products and eggs when they are babies," Claire McCarthy, MD, writes in Harvard Health. "Recent research began to suggest that there was no particular benefit to waiting to give those foods. Then another study showed that giving babies peanut products earlier in life made it less likely that they would develop a peanut allergy."