Example: All kids 5 and under should avoid drinking flavored milks, toddler formulas, plant-based/non-dairy milks, caffeinated beverages and sugar- and low-calorie sweetened beverages.
The study not only found that a high proportion of infants do not sleep through the night by the time they are 6 or even 12 months old, it also found that interrupted sleep had no effect on the babies’ cognitive or physical development.
Parents are now told to avoid putting their babies to sleep on their stomach or side and to make sure the child’s sleep surface is hard and free of loose bedding.
The most common products associated with the injuries were seat-type baby carriers (19.5 percent of the injuries), cribs or mattresses (18.6 percent), strollers (16.5 percent) and walkers, jumpers or exercisers (16.2 percent).
Taking safety precautions, say the experts, reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), as well as accidental suffocation and strangulation.
The grades were handed out as part of the annual March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.
In other words, adults — and, yes, parents are included — can’t tell whether a baby’s cry is due to hunger, pain or separation anxiety.
More than twice as many babies born in Minnesota to African-American and American-Indian mothers are likely to die before their first birthday than babies born to white mothers.
Too many are being wrongly diagnosed and treated for gastroesophageal reflux disease, says Dr. Aaron E. Carroll of the Indiana University School of Medicine.