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Britax Is Recalling Over 207K Infant Car Seats; Here’s What You Need To Know

Britax Is Recalling Over 207K Infant Car Seats; Here’s What You Need To Know.
Buckle your seatbelts: the child safety product manufacturer Britax is recalling over 207,000 infant car seats because they have a clip that can become a choking hazard.
The problem part is a center tab on the chest clip that can break off, according to Britax’s website.
The clip comes on the models B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 manufactured between Nov. 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017.
Here’s a list of the affected model numbers: B-Safe 35 & Travel Systems
B-Safe 35 Elite & Travel Systems
BOB B-Safe 35 by Britax
Britax plans on notifying owners of registered seats and will provide free kits with step-by-step instructions and a more durable replacement clip.
If you have questions, you can contact Britax at (833) 474-7016.
Here’s a video provided by the company outlining how to identify and use an affected seat:

How 4 Different Parenting Styles Can Affect Your Kids

Authoritarian Parenting Style: Authoritarian parenting is a strict style in which parents set rigid rules and high expectations for their children but don’t allow them to make decisions for themselves.
Permissive Parenting Style: Permissive parents give their kids very few limits and have more of a peer relationship than a traditional parent-child dynamic.
A style added later by researchers Eleanor Maccoby and John Martin, neglectful parents don’t interact much with their kids, placing no limits on their behavior but also failing to meet their children’s needs.
Authoritative parents do set limits for their children, but are also responsive to their needs.
When children break the rules, punishments usually stem from the natural consequences of their behavior—and parents take the time to explain why the child’s behavior needed correction.
This promotes raising confident, happy, flexible and resilient children.” Authoritative parenting is said to help children: Become self-assured and happy, thanks to their parents’ attentive nurturing Learn how to handle responsibility and make good decisions on their own Figure out how to overcome obstacles, since they’re given the opportunity and encouragement to keep trying Trust their own judgment Permissive Parenting Style This is the most lax of the parenting styles.
“These parents don’t know how to set a limit,” Schafer says.
With no limits and a lack of guidance, children raised through neglectful parenting can act out through inappropriate behavior.
So which of the parenting styles are you?
Of course, different families have different ways of doing things—but these parenting styles give us some good insight into the type of approach that helps raise a healthy, happy, well-adjusted child.

7 Things Your OB-GYN Wants You To Know About Being On Bed Rest While Pregnant

7 Things Your OB-GYN Wants You To Know About Being On Bed Rest While Pregnant.
Most moms-to-be don’t anticipate serious pregnancy complications and, therefore, don’t even consider planning for bed rest.
Your doctor understands that it’s a big shock to learn that you’ll be spending the next several weeks lying in a hospital bed.
Because of this, there are some important things your OB-GYN wants you to know about being on bed rest while pregnant.
Bed rest is meant to prolong a pregnancy so that your baby gets the best shot at a healthy life.
In a recent interview with Romper, Dr. Jill Hechtman, the Medical Director at Tampa Obstetrics, says the most common conditions in which pregnant women are put on bed rest are preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM), which is when your water breaks prior to 37 weeks; placenta previa, which is when your placenta covers the opening in your cervix; vasa previa which is when fetal blood vessels from the placenta or umbilical cord cross the entrance to the birth canal; severe preeclampsia which is marked by high blood pressure; and a shortened cervix which can cause preterm labor.
Pregnancy complications are usually unpredictable, and can happen after one or more typical pregnancies.
If you have been put on bed rest because of complications, here are some more things your OB-GYN wants you to know.
Parentingupstream/pixabay If your doctor prescribes bed rest, you will most likely be admitted into the hospital.
According to Hechtman, many obstetricians are shying away from home bed rest.

How to keep your kid hydrated this summer

Because kids can get distracted easily when they are running around playing, and children under five have a hard time recognizing or verbalizing that they are thirsty, Ponti suggests reminding them to drink several times an hour on hot days.
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Get signed up! The Healthy Kids Running Series starts soon

The Healthy Kids Running Series starts soon.
The start of spring is a great time to reestablish healthy habits including regular physical activity and active play.
It’s good time to sign up your child up for a structured activity.
One option is the Healthy Kids Running Series, which provides children with a positive, educational, and fun experience in the world of running.
The Healthy Weight Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia initiated HKRS in West Philadelphia in April 2014.
Children earn points each week and at the end of the series, the boy and girl with the most points, in their respective age division, receives a trophy.
Children are encouraged to run their best race each week and have fun doing it!
You can sign up for the HKRS in West Philadelphia here.
For other locations in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, go the Healthy Kids Running Series website.
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Why the practice of mindfulness is so important for children

We spoke with mindfulness expert and author of Good Morning Sunshine!, Trina Markusson, about how the practice of mindfulness can help kids cope with stress.
A Story of Mindfulness, which teaches children and parents alike how the practice of mindfulness can stop the stream of stressful thoughts and help you regain power over your emotions.
“In the classroom, you definitely see more kids worrying about things,” she says.
Asking your child to name three things she is thankful for can also help her move away from negative emotions and back into the present moment.
If we just take care of our emotions and give them attention, usually they start to dissipate after 90 seconds.” The mother of three suggests that beginning and ending your day with a few moments of mindfulness practice can be really helpful at reducing the physical symptoms of anxiety.
“It’s all about modelling this [practice] for our kids,” says Markusson.
Even if your children are too young to understand the concept of being in the present moment, modelling it for them on a daily basis can really set them up for success later on.
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Extreme Weight Loss Guru J.D. Roth Says Kids Are What Their Parents Eat

Roth Says Kids Are What Their Parents Eat.
If you are a parent who has trouble getting your kids to eat vegetables, J.D.
Weight loss, he says, is a battle of the mind.
If you’re worried about your kids eating right, he says, everything has to start with you.
said, “If you have kids and you say, ‘Well, I only give my kids this.’ Well, if they see mommy drinking this (picks up a can of soda), then that’s what they want.
that I want my daughter to make better food choices than I’ve made, and he said, “The only way for her to change is if you change.
He encourages his kids through his own healthy choices – which is not to say he doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie.
told us something he likes to do with his kids to make healthy eating fun.
They want to make sure about it.
You can make it as cool as you want to make it.” So if you’re worried about your kids eating right, then take the advice they give you on the plane.

Babies Who Sleep in Their Own Rooms at Four Months Sleep Better

Babies Who Sleep in Their Own Rooms at Four Months Sleep Better.
The study randomized the mothers into two groups – those who were encouraged to consider moving their child to sleep in a separate room, and those who were given information about safe sleep habits in regards to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), including the recommendation for babies to sleep in the parents’ room.
The researchers found that despite the differing advice given the two sets of mothers, sleep locations did not differ significantly between either group.
What they did find, however, was a difference in how long the infants’ nighttime sleep stretches were.
At four months, 62 percent of the infants were sleeping in their own room, and the remainder with their parents.
The group who slept independently, however, consolidated their sleep better at four months of age.
Recommending room-sharing past this age can lead to poorer sleep without lowering the risk of SIDS.
The first study the AAP cites in its recommendation found that infants who died of SIDS at over four months of age were actually more likely to be room-sharing.
Parents of difficult sleepers may find it easier to keep their child next to them in the middle of the night, whereas the moms and dads of babies who naturally sleep for long stretches may feel more comfortable moving them into their own room.
But it is possible that parents can move their infants into their own room without fearing any increased risk of SIDS earlier than previously thought.

Eight Novels Featuring Moms You’ll Fall in Love With

In this compelling story, we meet Jake and Phoebe Pierce as students.
Alternating between Jake’s and Phoebe’s perspectives, Meyer chronicles a marriage clouded by deceit.
When Jake’s lies are exposed, Phoebe must face the truth: she never really knew her husband.
As she unspools her story in response to her granddaughter’s request for an interview (“How did you become the woman you are today?”), we are transported to early 1900’s Boston, where Addie goes to great lengths to obtain an education, forges enduring friendships, faces losses, and searches for love.
But as Marilyn’s character is revealed to us – her dreams and longings juxtaposed against her own mother’s stifling expectations – our hearts break for this bereaved mother.
Cecilia goes back and forth on whether to open the letter, revealing an inner life we can all relate to.
by M.L Stedman We meet Isabel, as an innocent young woman with a kind heart who falls in love with a stoic older man.
Despite the unsavory circumstances, we smile along with Isabel when the baby provides a light that shines through the shadow of her crushing losses.
She captures our hearts as she navigates the transition from city life to the slow place of a small town.
While the small room is the only home Jack has ever known, it’s his mother’s jail.

Avoid The Giving Tree Syndrome by Honoring Your Own Needs

It tells of a great love, though a dangerous kind of love.
Through all of this, the tree’s goal of making the boy happy never seems to be met – he is always wanting more.
It is not until the end that the tree finally find happiness, through the simple joy of connection and time spent with the boy.
But be careful about how much you give.
While you are giving and giving and trying to be the best parent for your child – no, the best parent ever!
Then, there comes a time when your resources as so depleted that you can no longer meet anyone’s needs.
This is my favorite parenting advice, ever.
Scheduling these things into your life may feel like extra work at first, but their benefits far outweigh those drawbacks.
You are the one parenting your child, and you get to do it your way.
Don’t make yourself responsible for your child’s feelings I said it before and I will say it again: You cannot make your child happy.