Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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What Should Be in a Baby’s Crib?.  This was the question that launched the survey Dr. Amanda Soong conducted to find out what grandparents knew about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) current recommendations for baby safety and nutrition. A sleeping baby (Photo credit: Wikipedia) My awesome daughter-in-law spotted a story on moms.today.com about the fact that Grandparents flunked the quiz. She told me about it because she knows I use this blog to try to keep grandparents updated on changes that concern their grandchildren. A discussion with Dr. Soong’s own Mom prompted her conversation... (Read More ...)

Where Is the Safest Place for a Baby to Sleep? In October, moms.today.com reported on a survey of grandparents on safe practices with babies. A sleeping baby (Photo credit: Wikipedia) They flunked. So, I got in touch with Dr. Amanda Soong, who conceived of and conducted the survey to find out what happened. Dr. Soong is a pediatrician, professor of pediatrics, and mother of two young children. It was her conversations with her own Mom that prompted her to conduct this survey. Forty-nine grandparents, in three grandparenting support groups, answered her 15-question survey. And, then, they talked... (Read More ...)