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Fight Childhood Obesity When They're Newborns

Childhood obesity ranged from 23 to 44 percent in 2007, depending on the state of residence.  Those rates were 10 percent higher than they were in 2003.  So, it is not surprising that public health and pediatricians, among others, are investigating many ways to control what has reached epidemic proportions.

 


Easidream Uses Sensations Of The Womb To Soothe Babies

With a newborn in the house I am currently quite sleep deprived.  Some days I feel pretty desperate for anyone or anything that could stop the crying and soothe my baby off to sleep.  While researching possible solutions I came across a gadget that claims to do just that.  The Easidream is a system meant to calm your baby and lull him/her into a peaceful sleep by mimicking the motion, sound and light of the womb.

Inventor Of New Baby Pacifier Finally Gets To His Own 'Super Bowl'

Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there.  That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience.  Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us.  That was finally his Super Bowl.

 

Expanding InLine Skates Make Learning Fun, Functional And Less Frightening

Thanks to the new Grow With Me 1,2,3 InLine Skates from Fisher Price, kids can have fun rolling without the danger of rolling out of control.

Alexander The Great? Not If You're Chinese!

Many Chinese these days have chosen an English name to use in business, while traveling, or just to fill out their character as a world citizen. Names like 'Alexander' don't work well phonetically, however, and can add 'pressure' to already hectic lives.

Go-Pod Makes Baby Activity Centers Portable And Storable

It would be so nice to be able to set up the baby activity center in whatever area of the house you are in and then quickly move it elsewhere if you need a hands-free moment in another room.  The Go-Pod gives parents this freedom with a portable version of the traditional baby activity center. 

World's First Mirror Thermometer Detects Fever From A Distance

NEC Avio's Thermo Mirror SX-01, the world's first Mirror Thermometer, asks users to look and don't touch: an integral infrared sensor inside the device detects and displays the viewer's temperature from a distance.

Adult Success May Be Predicted By Self Control In Childhood

Poor concentration, an inability to stick with a task, frustration at not getting the object of desire, an unwillingness to share or to play cooperatively with other children...  Frequent similar behaviors in a 3-year old are not characteristic of those who later succeed in life.  The good news, though, is that self-control can be taught.

 

Crayola 3D Chalk Brings Sidewalk Drawings To Life

Toys have become pretty high tech in recent years, but there are some kids items that I wouldn’t have imagined could be taken to another level.  Apparently I was wrong.  Even the basic toys are not so basic anymore.  Crayola has come out with 3D Sidewalk Chalk for kids to create more realistic sidewalk drawings. 

Biowashball Cleans Your Laundry Without Detergent

Some people are really into that laundry detergent smell.  When you really consider it though, is that ‘fresh’ scent any better than clothes that are just plain clean?  The Biowashball offers a greener alternative to the traditional laundry washing routine.   

Put Your Baby To Bed In A Cozy Pod Cot

If you are looking for something a bit different and modern for your baby then you should have a look at the Pod Cot by Ubabub.  This sleek looking crib features rounded ends and transparent sides with strategically designed star cut-outs.  This is definitely not a crib for a traditional themed nursery.

Boon's Glo Nightlight Is Part Toy, Part Soothing Light Source

For parents of babies and toddlers, there is not much better than an infant product that can multi-task.  When you have a house full of baby gear it is great to find an item that serves more than one purpose.  Boon’s Glo Nightlight, which is set to hit the market in the spring of 2011, is a toy and soothing light source in one.

Gro-egg Allows You To Monitor Nursery Temperature At A Glance

One thing that health providers warn about is not letting your baby get too overheated.  Accomplishing this is often easier said than done.  Fortunately, the Gro-egg can help you keep the nursery temperature at the right level and is meant to be quick and easy to read.

Sassy Teething Feeder Allows Babies A Wider Range of Food Choices

Here is an interesting little baby tool.  It looks like a contraption you would see featured on one of those ‘guess what it is’ type of gadget postings.  This one is called the Sassy Teething Feeder and it actually looks quite handy for parents who are interested in introducing their babies to new food tastes or who want to offer their child another teething option.

Interactive Toilet Offers Potty Trainees A Hand...Literally

I for one know that potty training can be difficult.  I am all for getting tips in the positive reinforcement department.  I will pretty much take help from anywhere – well, almost anywhere.  The Interactive Toilet concept may be taking things a little too far for impressionable potty users in training.

Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle Combines The Best Of Both Worlds

Pancakes or waffles?  Waffles or pancakes?  You may have to make the ultimate decision if you are out at your favorite breakfast spot, but if you are making a hot breakfast at home you can now combine the two.  The Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle allows you to have the best of both breakfast worlds.

With A Little Help, Two Male Mice Father Offspring In Texas

Raising expectations for a time in the not-so-distant future that same sex human couples may be able to have their own genetic children, reproductive specialists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas published their work assisting this procedure in male mice.

 

Kidorable Clothing Brightens Up Dreary Winter Days

If you are looking for some adorably exceptional getups to keep your kids dry and warm this winter then you should have a look at the Kidorable line.  This kid clothing company specializes in delightful creations that are sure to brighten up those dreary weather days.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

Philips Avent Baby Monitor With DECT Technology Keeps Your Nursery Private

Some baby monitors tend to pick up signals from outside the home.  As annoying as it can be to have these extra sounds coming through your monitor, it is also kind of creepy to think about the fact that someone else may be picking up sounds from yours.  The Philips Avent Basic Baby Monitor with DECT Technology keeps your nursery completely private with encrypted signals.