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Friday, June 30, 2017

14 Tips For Preventing Diaper Rash

Changing a crying baby’s diaper is heartbreaking enough, but what if you discover a red irritated bottom is the reason for their discomfort?  You can read the complete article here.




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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Infants Feel Pain Like Adults

A new study reveals that infants feel pain just like adults. In fact, the study suggests that babies may actually be more sensitive to pain than their adult counterparts.  You can read the complete article here.




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Monday, June 26, 2017

Fun Baby Monday - Guess What Baby Is Thinking!

Baby's are the cutest things and it sure is fun to try to determine what it is their expression is trying to convey.  I've added a few thoughts of mine about the photo below.  Why don't you add your thoughts in the comment section so all can see how many different ideas can be found.  I'll do this each Monday so look forward to seeing the new photo and comments. Enjoy!

Mommy, he said I was adopted.
And he said I wasn't cute either.
How can that be?
Tell me he's wrong.








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Friday, June 23, 2017

10 Parental Surprises to Expect In The First Year

Parenthood is full of constant surprises! And regardless of how much research you do, baby books you buy, and other parents you consult with you are bound to be flabbergasted on a regular basis during baby’s first year of existence. Plus, everything from your social life to leaving the house (and what you bring when you leave the house) will change. Let’s examine the developmental changes–including the physical, behavioral, and lifestyle changes–that you can expect from birth to your baby’s first birthday. You can read the complete article here.





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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Safe and Natural Pain Relief Options For Teething Toddlers

Don’t know when baby`s first tooth will arrive? Don’t worry, you’re little one will let you know—loud and clear around the 5 or 6 month mark.  You can read the complete article here.





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Monday, June 19, 2017

Fun Baby Monday - Guess What Baby Is Thinking!

Baby's are the cutest things and it sure is fun to try to determine what it is their expression is trying to convey.  I've added a few thoughts of mine about the photo below.  Why don't you add your thoughts in the comment section so all can see how many different ideas can be found.  I'll do this each Monday so look forward to seeing the new photo and comments. Enjoy!

Look out here we come!
Hang on Dad.
Now what do we do?
I can't stop!!









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Friday, June 16, 2017

Roll With These 7 Tips on Stroller Safety

A stroller is an essential part of getting your infant or upright toddler around, to save you the strain of carrying them when their little legs get tired. However, while a stroller used to be a simple thing with no bells and whistles, these days many new options have been added that enhance safety and functionality.  You can read the complete article here.




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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6 Ways Cloth Diapers are Indisposable

It has been a long debate whether to go cloth or disposable as far as diapers are concerned—and while they both have their pluses, cloth seems to be gaining popularity in recent years, especially with younger parents who strive to be environmentally conscious (not to mention parents who also prefer the style choices that come with cloth).  You can read the complete article here.






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Monday, June 12, 2017

Fun Baby Monday - Guess What Baby Is Thinking!

Baby's are the cutest things and it sure is fun to try to determine what it is their expression is trying to convey.  I've added a few thoughts of mine about the photo below.  Why don't you add your thoughts in the comment section so all can see how many different ideas can be found.  I'll do this each Monday so look forward to seeing the new photo and comments. Enjoy!


Aren't I the cutest thing?
Oh I know they'll all be envious.
Let's see can I improve on anything?
Nope don't think so.









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Friday, June 9, 2017

New Bandage for Sensitive Skin: Could Protect Premature Babies

A new development in bandage technology promises to be safe for use of premature babies. The biomedical engineers at MIT and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have created a whole new type of medical tape. Their goal was to make a tape safe for use on very young skin. Traditional bandages use a glue to stick to the skin cells, which can damage the skin when removed. There are cases of premature babies receiving life long scars from the tape.  You can read the complete article here.







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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Baby Wipes Taken Off Shelves For Contamination

Testing done by CBC  News has spurred Dollarama to remove to types of baby wipes off their shelves.  Testing showed that 2 out of 12 products tested showed elevated levels of bacteria and could be potentially harmful to individuals.  You can read the complete article here.







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Monday, June 5, 2017

Fun Baby Monday - Guess What Baby Is Thinking!

Baby's are the cutest things and it sure is fun to try to determine what it is their expression is trying to convey.  I've added a few thoughts of mine about the photo below.  Why don't you add your thoughts in the comment section so all can see how many different ideas can be found.  I'll do this each Monday so look forward to seeing the new photo and comments. Enjoy!


A bad hair day?
What's a bad hair day?
Can you fix it?
Will it stay like this?







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Friday, June 2, 2017

Safety First

Use these tips to ensure your family has a safe summer online.

We all remember the joys of summer when we were kids.  There was nothing more exciting than the thought of sleeping in, hanging out with friends, and having a carefree three-month break. As parents, summers aren't so carefree anymore.  With the growth of technology and the internet, we have a lot more to worry about than we did in the past.  These tips will help prepare you and your family for the dangers that could be lurking behind the screens.

Be involved in your child's digital life.
As parents, we struggle with guilt regarding the monitoring of our children's digital life. You don't want your kids to think of you as overbearing or a buzzkill.  You need to see the internet as an extension of their social circle.  You wouldn't let your child run all over town with just anyone -- you would meet their friends first.  The internet is simply tht, one large city full of strangers.  Find out where yo kids like to hang out in that city, find out who they hang out with there, and always make sure you research any answers you are given.

Talk to other parents.
You would be amazed how much information you can learn fro someone else's  life lessons.  Any mistake your kid could make when it comes to their online activity has probably already been made by another child.  If you talk to other parents about wht their kids like to do online and wht issues they have run into, you might be able to prevent trouble before it even shows up.

Learn what apps are popular.
A great first step is to learn what apps are popular and why they are popular.  There are many apps which are designed for good purposes but have very serious downfalls which can be discovered through a little research.  A good way to learn which apps are popular is to look at the most popular apps in the app store for your devices.  It's also important to remember what's relevant today could be obsolete very quickly.  Make sure you don't fall into the trap of doing research once and thinking you are done.

Ensure you have access to their device.
The easiest way to stay on top of your children's activity is to make sure you have access.  I always recommend people use PIN codes or pattern locks on their screens to ensure that people cannot gain unwanted access easily.  However, as a parent you should always have access to that PIN code or pattern. Pick up your child's device from time to time and make sure it works.  If yo pick up the deice and the PIN isn't the same anymore, they don't get ti back until you know the PIN or pattern ad gai access.

Look at the apps on their devices.
If you don't know what the app is, then you need to research it.  If you feel your child is honest and you are comfortable they will not lie to you, you can simply ask, "What is this app for?" or "Show me how it works."  It's a great way to be involved, and also to make sure they know you might poke your head in one day and ask questions.  It helps to keep kids honest.

Cyberbully awareness.
In today's virtual world, cyberbullying has become a serious issue.  It's so easy for people to write vile, hate-filled comments to someone else with a few clicks of the keys.  Talk to your child so they understand the serious nature of cyberbullying and the consequences related to this problem.

Limit access.
Another great option is to set a physical limit on internet usage at your home.  Some routers have technology built in that allows you to set a schedule for internet use.  This is a fantastic tool to ensure they aren't up all night playing online.

It's not always the kid's fault.
Understand that in this wide world of the internet, communicating online is now the norm.  Some very popular apps have features that should raise red flags for parents.  For example, "Chat with strangers."  This is a double-edged sword because even if your child doesn't try to reach out to anyone, someone can reach out to your child and start a communication.

Treat the internet like the real world.
If a stranger started trying to talk to your child at the bus stop or at the mall, you would want them to tell you about it, right?  We need to encourage our children to feel comfortable reporting inappropriate online behavior to us.  If your child thinks they will be in trouble if they bring the information to you, they are not likely to tell you and could continue to be exposed to potentially inappropriate messages and images.

Report suspicious activity to law enforcement.
If someone was acting in an inappropriate manner toward your child in your local town, you would report the incident to the police.  We need to have the mindset that illegal or inappropriate activity online is still reportable and can be investigated.  If your local agency doesn't have a cybercrime division, they can at least point you in the direction of someone who can help you.

Location, location, location.
As parents, there are a few decisions we get to make that can absolutely help protect our children.  When it comes to computers and internet use, a good rule of thumb is to only allow use of the device in a high traffic area of the home.  For example, a child using a laptop at the dinner table can be more easily monitored than a child on a laptop in their bedroom with the door shut.

Look at the history.
If you child has been online doing research for a paper or visiting YouTube, you will be able to go back and view their  history on your internet browsers.  Check their history regularly and have discussions with your child if you see websites or videos that are concerning.

Don't be afraid to make changes.
If it is too hard to monitor what you child is doing o their phone, you can always get them a basic feature phone.

As summer kicks off and your children are buried in their devices, take steps to ensure they are protected no only from strangers on the internet, but from themselves.

This article was written by: Olin Rankin a detective with the Benton County Sheriff's Office in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Det. Rankin has been with the Benton County Sheriff's Office for 10 years and is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner.  Det. Rankin and his partner in the Cyber Crimes Division host presentations including a live demonstration geared toward educating parents on the dangers of particular apps, chatting online and techniques used by children to elude detection by parents.

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