Top Tips to Childproof Your Home


Each year, more than 2 million children are injured by hazards in the home. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child safety devices on the market today.

Any safety device you buy should be sturdy enough to prevent injury to your child, yet easy for you to use. It’s important to follow installation instructions carefully. In addition, if you have older children in the house, be sure they re-secure safety devices. Remember, too, that no device is completely childproof; determined youngsters have been known to disable them.

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Share Your Breastfeeding Experience – Survey Opportunity

mom-and-baby.blogAre you a new mom breastfeeding your baby or in your final trimester of pregnancy? Use your experience to help future moms by participating in the Bay Area Breastfeeding Experience Survey (BABES).

Run by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), BABES is a large, ongoing study of breastfeeding moms. Since the study launched two years ago, more than 400 moms have participated.

“PAMF  gets 6,000 new babies as patients every year – we’d love to learn from their moms’ parenting and breastfeeding experiences by having them all participate in the study,” says Nancy Brown, Ph.D., an education projects manager who works on the BABES team along with Sally Twesten, another health education manager, and lactation consultants and childbirth educators throughout PAMF.

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Take the Bite Out of Baby’s Teething – Pediatrician Q&A

Whether you’re a new or seasoned parent, teething can be a hair-graying experience. Crying, whining, drooling and overall crankiness are often a normal part of the process when a baby’s teeth are on the brink of breaking through the gum tissue. In this blog post Manisha Panchal, M.D., a pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, talks about the signs and symptoms of teething and provides tips on how to soothe baby’s pain and keep those brand new teeth healthy. Read More