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Babies benefit from their own rooms after 4 months, study says

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=905d43b0-a895-40d8-a5d9-23f8da66a795#.WphS9R3wbRZ Have you heard that babies younger than 1 year should sleep in the same room (but not in the same bed) as their parents? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends this to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death for babies between 1 and 12 months […]

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Say goodnight: Getting your child to sleep

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=72fcb0d0-1b6c-40b9-a727-1df5074a68a6#.WphSph3wbRZ Babies aren’t the only ones who fight bedtime. Here’s a look at what parents can do to help older kids get the rest they need. Kids need a lot of sleep. In fact, by the time they are toddlers, most kids have spent more time asleep than awake. But not all kids get […]

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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

Article from Medical Daily Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study. More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics. The […]

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Larger plates lead children to eat more, study shows

Using larger-sized dishes appears to encourage kids to serve themselves more food at mealtime and, in turn, eat more, a study in the journal Pediatrics suggests. Previous research has shown that dishware size influences how much food adults serve themselves and eat. And some studies have indicated that children eat more when served larger portions. […]

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