Taga transforms from bike to stroller in 20 seconds

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Cycling parents usually have to give up their two-wheelers when their first baby arrives, but the Taga could change all that – it’s a a bike that doubles as a stroller! The multitasking bike can be easily switched from a bicycle to a stroller in 20 seconds flat. Designed so that the child is placed in front of you, in between your arms – rather than behind or to your side – the Taga offers an increased level of control and safety for green parents who want to keep their carbon footprint low. (video)

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Study: Spanking kids can cause long-term harm

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The study shows a mountain of accumulated evidence the damage physical punishment can have on a child.

Long-term developmental damage as well as a lower IQ can be a result of spanking children according to a new Canadian analysis that seeks to shift the ethical debate over corporal punishment into the medical sphere.

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Health of kids predicts parents’ future heart disease: study

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Study found kids’ weight, cholesterol and blood pressure helped predict the odds of a parent developing heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes over the next three decades.

When children have high cholesterol or blood pressure, their parents may have increased risks of diabetes and heart disease down the road, according to a new study.

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More parents want a ‘supernanny’ to look after their children

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Parents are wanting increasingly more experienced and highly qualified nannies to look after their children.

For generations, parents just wanted a nanny who would love their children. New research has found parents now expect much more.  Four fifths of families require a nanny with “additional skills” including cooking and the ability to play or teach a musical instrument.

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Parents turning to Facebook to find chickenpox laced lollipops

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Parents warned chickenpox laced lollipops are illegal.

Some parents are fearful of having their children vaccinated but they are being warned by a federal prosecutor that making a deal with a stranger who promises to mail them lollipops licked by children with chickenpox isn’t just a bad idea, it’s against the law.

 

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TV stunts babies’ development: American Academy of Pediatrics

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Video screen time provides no educational benefits for children under age 2.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned that parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background. Video screen time provides no educational benefits for children under age 2 and leaves less room for activities that do, like interacting with other people and playing, the group said.

 

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8 ways parents are making their kids fat

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Too many parents are making mistakes that make their children fat.

Baby fat looks cute, but can turn into a problem later in life. Chubby children often grow into fat adults, according to doctors and a new report from the prestigious Institute of Medicine describes in stark terms just what parents must do to safeguard kids from a lifetime of obesity and obesity-related health problems. But the report suggests that too many parents are making mistakes.

 

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Food ads have more clout than parents: study

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Kids who saw an ad for fries picked the fries, even when their parents tried to get them to pick a healthier alternative.

Food ads are more persuasive than an involved parent when it comes to children’s food selection, a new study in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests.  Researchers were surprised at the findings when they were trying to determine the impact of commercials in childrens’ diets.

 

 

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