Friday, February 12, 2016

Anna Nguyen

Britax recalls B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:31 PM
Britax recalled 60,000 B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats in the United States and Canada because the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard. The pieces were sold separately. The company has received... Read more

Britax recalls of infant car seats due to fall hazard

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:09 PM
Britax recalled almost 75,900 Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems in the United States, Canada, and Mexico because the carry handle can crack and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant. The car seats were manufactured... Read more

IKEA recalls toy drums and drumstick sets

Monday, January 18, 2016, 10:08 AM
IKEA recalled 2,000 LATTJO Tongue drums and 1,300 LATTJO Drumstick sets because the rubber ball on the drumsticks can detach or be unscrewed, posing a choking hazard. The company received six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. These reports were from... Read more

Skip Hop recalls crib mobiles

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 10:06 AM
Skip Hop recalled about 4,300 Moonlight & Melodies projection crib mobiles in the United States and Canada because the strap attaching the product to the crib rail can break, posing an injury hazard if the product falls on the infant in the crib. The company has received eight reports of the strap... Read more

Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 9:53 AM
Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational therapist recently called for parents, teachers, and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12. The Huffington... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash soup

Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:36 PM
Last month, we featured a roasted butternut squash recipe. Here’s what you can do if you decide to roast the butternut squash for soup. This soup would make a great opener to a Thanksgiving feast! You can easily alter this recipe to your tastes. See alternative sweeter version below that I made... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Broccoli bacon mac 'n cheese

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:39 AM
This lighter homemade cheese sauce sneaks in pureed butternut squash, which you can't taste. You can roast butternut squash, buy pureed butternut squash, or substitute with canned pumpkin or mashed sweet potato for this recipe. I used Target's Simply Balanced pureed squash from the grocery aisle. It's... Read more

Ignite recalls Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:59 PM
Ignite recalled about 130,000 Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers because if a child chewed on the drinking straw, small pieces could break off into the child’s mouth, posing a risk of ingestion or aspiration of the small part. Some of the straws have a plastic mold in the shape of fangs, lips... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fall vegetable curry

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Try this fall-inspired vegetable curry as a meatless Monday dish. Both of my girls liked it and asked me to put in more sweet potato next time. From the original recipe, I added additional spices to make it more flavorful. I also doubled the sauce. You can serve it with a side of brown rice. Fall... Read more

Burley Design recalls child bicycle trailers

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:47 PM
Burley Design recalled about about 34,820 child bicycle trailers in the United States and Canada because the trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer. This recall involves seven models... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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