Window Blind Danger Continues

Window blind danger continues in the news. Young children can easily become tangled in window blind cords. They often cannot free themselves. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that more than 600 young children are treated in U.S. emergency departments each...

Add Fish to A Child’s Weekly Diet

Researchers at the university of Pennsylvania recommend that parents add fish to a child’s weekly diet. The study shows that children who had fish in their diet for at least one time a week scored higher on IQ tests and had better sleep than children who had...

Caution: Magnetic Balls from Desk Toys

Young children may swallow the small magnetic balls found in many popular desk toys. Young children may swallow the small magnetic balls found in many popular desk toys. They may not choke the child, but they can cause serious health issues. If magnets get into the...

Flu Vaccine Update

The Center for Disease Control provides the following updates on the 2017 flu season: As of early November 2017, only about 2 out of every 5 persons 6 months and older in the United States had received a flu vaccination. People not yet vaccinated this season should...

Study Reports Hold Off Spanking

Health Day reports a new study that suggests you should refrain from spanking your misbehaving youngster. Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 children in the United States and found that those who had been spanked by their parents at age 5 had more...

Mattress Help

MattressHelp.org helps answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep. The site offers high-quality information about the different mattresses available and about sleep health in general. It provides Sixty Second Parent readers an extensive...
Drinking Less Sugar

Drinking Less Sugar

Sugar-sweetened drinks are not as popular as they once were, as reported in the New York Times. According to a new study based on a continuing national health survey, 60.7 percent of children and 50 percent of adults drank a sugary beverage on any given day in 2014,...