Shaken baby syndrome: Information for parents and caregivers

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome? Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is the severe injury that occurs when a larger person violently or forcefully shakes a baby or a toddler. It is also called abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, or whiplash shake syndrome. Shaking a baby is very dangerous, and it’s a form of child abuse.…

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Many parents still place their babies to sleep in dangerous positions

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or 'cot death' is a sudden and unexplained death of a healthy baby. Unsafe sleeping is one of the leading causes of SIDS. Despite all the warnings and public education campaigns about SIDS, it's been found that many parents still do not adhere to safe-sleep recommendations for their babies. A recent study from…

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Mom wrestles her 5-year-old son out of the jaws of a mountain Lion

A mom hears screams outside her Aspen Colorado home, where her son had been playing. She quickly runs outside to meet the most chilling sight ever. Her 5-year-old son was being attacked by a mountain lion. The predator was completely hunched over her son, biting him. The brave mom charged at the animal and yanked off one…

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Munchkin has recalled pacifiers over choking hazard

Does your baby use a Munchkin LATCH ™ pacifier? It might interest you to know that Munchkin has recalled over 180,000 of its Latch lightweight pacifiers and clip over the risk of choking the product poses. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, says the pacifiers come in five styles and different colours and were sold between $11 and…

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Swaddling your baby to sleep has potential dangers – new study

The verdict is in, and the conclusion is that swaddling your baby to sleep has potential dangers. Traditionally, moms found that wrapping up their newborns in light fabric, comforts and helps them sleep better; but a recent study has linked this practice with an increase in the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Researchers at the University of Bristol, in…

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Want to post your kid’s picture on social media? “Think twice” says Betty Irabor

Posting children's photos on social media has always been a very controversial topic. Some people say it's a violation of  privacy, as these children are not old enough to decide what or how much of themselves they want on social media. Others suggest posting these pictures online lays an easy bait for pedophiles, who can use these…

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