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Mash it Up, Eat it Up with FreshFoods

The Freshfoods Mash & Serve Bowl allows you the freedom to make individual portions for your baby on the go. Save space, time and money wherever you're at.

iPotty Makes Potty Training A Wee Bit Hi-Tech

Potty training has gone hi-tech. The iPotty, which debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronic’s Show, gives toddlers some incentive to stay on the pot by incorporating an iPad stand.

Little Colds Honey Pops Lollipops Soothe Kid's Sore Throats Naturally

What’s the one thing you can get pretty much any kid to eat at any time? That’s right – candy! Little Colds Honey Pops are lollipops made with pure honey to soothe sore throats naturally.

The Baby Mop Lets Your Baby Do The Mopping

Is your baby getting lazy - just lying around eating and sleeping all day? Sure, he’s only a few months old, but the constant freeloading can get on your nerves after a while. The baby mop transforms your adorable (but rather inefficient) little bundle into a valuable cleaning tool.

Bullet Train Digital Thermometers Track Your Child's Fever

Bullet Train digital thermometers evoke the look of Japan's iconic Shinkansen high-speed trains at the front while their opposite ends are soft and flexible to keep sick children safe.

Calling All Inventors! Dean McDermott Wants Inventions For Gourmet Dads

'Gourmet Dad' Dean McDermott has paired with invention search site Edison Nation to find the best new gadget for dads in the kitchen.  You don't have to be a dad to submit your gadget invention, just a really sharp innovator who knows what a gourmet dad would find appealing for his role as favorite chef to his family.

Child Obesity Habits Begin At Home: Study Gives Tips On Parental Control

A nation-wide study of more than 1100 pre-school children up to 5 years of age in Australia indicates that 20 percent of children are obese even before they enter school.  Particular habits formed at home were identified as leading causes of a condition that is both physically and socially deleterious to kids and can continue all their lives - obesity....

Handy Portable Bidet Helps You Stay Fresh While On The Go

The Handy Portable Bidet De Toilette model DL-P200 from Panasonic Japan cuts personal hygiene for women and infants down to size. Available in six fashionable colors (three of them pink), the DL-P200 is like a tiny high-tech Japanese toilet you can hold in your hand or hide in your purse.

Mom's Fear Of Childbirth May Lead To Childbirth Complications

Childbirth is a painful process for a mom, even with epidural pain killers that effectively reduce that pain.  Fear of that pain, called tocophobia, is why some women choose not to have children at all.  But for women who do become pregnant and carry their children to term, the fear of childbirth may actually cause greater difficulty to the mother in the delivery room, according to a new study from Norway.

 


Advantages of Having a Fully-Automated Home: Remote Security, Energy, and Home Management

How many times have you left your home, only to come running through the front door to check if the alarm has been set or if all of your appliances have been unplugged? Unfortunately, it's part of being human to be forgetful. One solution? Fully automating your home.

Door Handle Cover Keeps Klutzy Kids From Kabob-in' Their Noggins

The puzzlingly named “Waffle Handle” stops evil doers, er, evil doors, from inflicting pain, injury and subdural hematoma's on your precious snowflake's pristine forehead. If you don't have them, shame on you: you're a bad parent who's bad and should feel bad.

7 Father's Day Gifts For Those Who Wish They Were Adopted

Still looking for a Father's Day gift that can't possibly be seen as a term of endearment? Well then, you've come to the right place. Here are eight terrible gifts certain to give the right message -that you simply don't give a hoot about your old man.

Calling All Inventors! FridaBaby Wants Your Baby Product Ideas

I'm going to try to write this with a straight face.... The FridaBaby company, which I have just learned of, markets some very inventive and 'curious' products for babies so far. One is called the Snotsucker, which employs a mom (or dad)  to suck the snot out of their baby's nose.... 

 


Anti-Psychotic Drugs Overused In Nursing Homes

....The Globe study found that more than one in five U.S. nursing homes are using anti-psychotic drugs for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other ailments associated with dementia - approximately 185,000 people who have not been diagnosed with a psychosis.

China Farms Out Human Milk Production

Human milk? At my supermarket? It's more likely than you think, thanks to China's genetically engineered cows.

Japan's Top Pop Singing Group Invites Fans to Make Babies With Them

AKB48, Japan's wildly popular all-girl idol group, wants to make babies with their fans! Introducing "AKBaby", a curiously creepy app that lets fans - for a low monthly subscription fee to their new ISP service - merge a photo of their face with that of a favorite AKB48 member, thus creating the face of "their" baby.

Flu-fighting Egg Yolk Antibody Lozenges Help Lick Influenza

Anti-influenza lozenges made with egg yolk antibodies are now being sold in Japan, just in time for flu season. The lifesaver-shaped "Barrifull" lozenges are said to be particularly effective when you're stuck in a crowd of coughing, sneezing commuters.

Teens With Social Anxiety Disorder At High Risk For Alcohol & Drug Abuse

A study published online October 17, 2011 in the journal Pediatrics indicates that teens with social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, tend not to receive treatment for this psychiatric disorder because parents and teachers may assume the teens are just very shy.  But shyness is not even a prerequisite for the determination of social anxiety disorder....

Which Kids Are Most Likely To Be Teased By Their Peers?

Kids with any trait that's not the norm often get teased or mocked by other children.  It's an unfortunate fact of life.  But a new study conducted by psychologists at Kansas State University had some surprising results regarding which children are most likely to be chided by their peers.

 


Happiness Is Antidote To Teen Crime And Drug Use

... a University of California, Davis, study reported August 22, 2011 at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, found that kids in grades seven through nine committed fewer crimes, including drug-related crimes, if they were 'happy.'