Preventing Baby Deaths in Hot Cars

KidsAndCars.org says:

Even the best of parents or caregivers can overlook a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death.

Yet everytime we hear of one of these harrowing deaths — and there are about 38 of them every year — we also hear a chorus of disbelieving parents shouting malice. How could you forget your baby in the car? 

It could happen to anyone.  Really, it could.  It could happen to you. [Read more…]

Pregnant or Breastfeeding? You Need This App!

Photo Courtesy of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Many pregnant women and nursing moms spend hours scouring the internet to find out if the medicine they are taking or have been prescribed is safe for their baby.  The Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center now makes that search quick and easy. [Read more…]

This Week’s Top Parenting News

I’ve decided to add a new feature to The Anchor Mom. I will do a weekly newscast featuring the parenting news week in review. My inaugural newscast includes a controversial Harvard doc’s opinion that morbidly obese kids should be shipped to foster care, new healthy food guidelines for companies that market to kids, and a new app that allows pregnant and breastfeeding women to check the safety of any medication they may be taking. Please listen in:

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Take-Your-Baby-To-Work-Day, Everyday (Or, Do it Like Missourians Do)

A Missouri company lets parents take their newborns to work all day, every day, until they’re six-months-old.  Check it out:

CNN Video: Babies at work: Parents more productive?

I think this is fantastic.  Why?  [Read more…]