Backpack Safety

Now that many children are back to school, it may be time to take a close look at the packs they use to carry books and schools supplies with them. Now, many young students use backpacks. If the pack is too heavy or the contents not distributed in the right way, back...

Bedtime Ritual Research

Bedtime rituals mark a transition point. Having a bedtime ritual helps little ones transition to bed, feel secure, and develop healthy sleep habits for their lifetime. They even help athletes feel more confident going into a game.   Facts on Bedtime Rituals...

Eye Wash Recall

The Associated Press (AP) reports that United Exchange Corp. is recalling five lots of Family Care Eye Wash due to microbial contamination. The recalled product is used as a purified water solution for flushing the eye to relieve irritation, stinging or itching by...

Preschool Crawling

Preschool crawling provides a healthy way to strengthen a young child’s mind and body. Often parents and caregivers think of crawling as “baby’s work.” Thinking that once a little one pops up onto two feet, the child shouldn’t go back to that baby...

Chickpox Cases Declining

U.S. health officials reported that state vaccination data noted an 85 percent drop in the highly contagious disease between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends kids get the first...

Good Parenting and Showing Love Everyday

A recent study reported in the journal BMC Public Health confirmed key traits of good parenting. Simply put, good parenting involves daily involvement and grows good behavior and wellness in children. Activities like sharing meals away from the TV, talking more, going...

Stroller, Carrier Injuries

According to Nationwide Children’s, an average of one child aged 5 years and younger is treated in hospital emergency departments every 45 minutes for a stroller-related injury in the United States. While many of the injuries experienced through stroller- or...

Kids and Too Much Refined Sugar

For generations, children have eaten too much refined sugar. Trends of poor health, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, continue and have grown. Refined white sugar contains over 99.9 percent sucrose, and has no nutritional value like vitamins, minerals,...

Recess Time Declining

Ideally, students should receive 15 to 30 minutes of recess and 30 to 45 minutes of gym daily, says Cathy Ramstetter, founder of Successful Healthy Children, a nonprofit that promotes health and wellness in elementary schools. Surveys show the time allotted for recess...