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What Technology Will Savvy Moms Be Using in 2009?

What gadgets will be hot with moms all over in 2009, one expert takes a stab at letting us know.

Maternity Insanity? Japan's Baby Inboard Campaign

Japan has taken the "Baby On Board" trend and backed it up a little - now pregnant women can call attention to their delicate conditions with Maternity Marks.

Pomme Bebe Opens An Organic Baby Food Bar in Newport Beach

Pomme Bebe takes the baby food industry to a whole new level by offering a sample tasting bar of their organic, green baby food and providing home delivery from their online store.

Taste Sensations Better in Girls than Boys

Here is one more reason why girls are better than boys: a new study has found that girls have a better sense of taste than boys do.

Delaying School By One Hour May Improve Sleep and Decrease Auto Accidents

I always thought that high school started too early in the morning. It was hard waking up so early in the day, especially when I had been studying late the night before. A new study says that delaying school start times by just one hour improves sleep in teens and decreases their chances of getting into an auto accident.

Specialty Concierge Services Bring Convenience To The Ordinary Person

 One of the benefits of staying at a nice hotel, or leasing a high-end apartment is the concierge services that come with them. A new business trend popping up all over the globe, are specialty concierge services that bring that once limited convenience to individuals, no matter who they are or where they live.

Father’s Genes Determine if it’s a Boy or a Girl

A new study is currently looking at families and helping them determine whether they are more likely to have a boy or a girl.

Top Child's Product of 2008: Maru Doll Celebrates Diversity

iParenting Media recently awarded the New Maru Doll 2008's Greatest Product. iParenting.com, part of Disney, is a media site with a respected program that recognizes the top products in children's industries.

 

6 Natural, Safe, Green Gifts For Your Children

If you are worried about buying your kids toys this holiday season I don't blame you. With all the bad news about lead and plastic and toxic paints in toys it's easy to consider buying them clothes and books instead, but don't give up. Below is a quick list of eco-friendly, kid-safe toys.

Exercise May Help Overweight Children Be Less Angry

Studies have shown that overweight kids tend to be bullies or be bullied. And why do bullies push other kids around? Most likely because they are angry. A new study says that regular exercise may help reduce anger in healthy, overweight children.

Baby Monitor Developed Focuses on Infant’s Breathing

Researchers have developed a prototype baby monitor that focuses on a baby’s breathing.

The Dad’s Cab: Fun Gag Gift Inspires New Business Idea

The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?

Newborns Exposed to Smoking Moms Are More Irritable

While it is known that babies born to mothers that smoke during pregnancy can have low birth weight and an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, a new study now shows that these babies are also more irritable and difficult to soothe.

Night Terrors in Children May Be Inherited

Have your children ever woken up from a night terror? You know the symptoms: bolting up out of bed with their eyes wide open, almost as in terror, with a look of fear on their face and sometimes letting out a horrifying scream.

Study Finds Link Between Mental Illness and Abortion

A new study shows that women who have an abortion have a 30 percent increased risk for developing a mental health problem.

The Childs Car Seat Every Gear-Head Should Own

The holiday shopping rush has begun and you aren't sure what to get for that gear-head in your life. Well, if that gear-head is a parent, a student designer may have provided the perfect gift to put under the tree.

Arcade Game Piggy Bank Saves Money, Plays Retro Games

This new arcade game piggy bank from Japan features Tetris or Atari Breakout. Playing these retro games at the local arcade used to cost us rolls of quarters, but no longer - now playing can actually SAVE you money!

Study Finds Hairspray May Cause Genital Birth Defect

A new study has shown that women exposed to hairspray while pregnant may double their risk of having a son born with the genital birth defect hypospadias.

Gadget In The Works: The Link Child Locator

The Link Child Locator is a conceptual design for a much needed gadget that enables you to find lost children or other members of your group when separated in a large or crowded space.

Babies Born in Fall Have Higher Risk of Developing Asthma

Are you concerned about having a baby with asthma? Well, you may want to hold off on when to conceive. A new study has shown that children born about four months before the height of the cold and flu season are at a higher risk of developing asthma.