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April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, BabiesComments (0)

Healping Families Have Healthy Babies MOMS ORANGE COUNTY RECOGNIZES 2016 MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE YEAR DURING 6TH ANNUAL “HEALTHY BEGINNINGS, BRIGHT FUTURES” FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON MOMS Orange County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk mothers and their families have healthy babies, will host its annual “Healthy Beginnings, Bright Futures”...

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What are teething amber necklaces…And do they really work?

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, BabiesComments (0)

By Dr. Azi A. Ardakani, DDS A growing number of infants and toddlers are being seen around South OC wearing a beautiful, stylish amber stone necklace. Their parents put them on their babies to “assist in the process of childhood teething,” but do they...

Beyond Behavior and Language

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Cover Story, December 2014, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

Can social interaction-based teaching unlock new possibilities of independence for children with autism? As heart wrenching as the prospect of an empty nest can be, parents are ultimately interested in seeing their children lead happily independent lives. For...

Starting a D.I.Y. Costume Tradition

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

3 costumes you can make for under $20 – no needles required When it comes to Halloween costumes, kids can be fickle. How many times did you set your heart on a certain costume three months in advance and then set your eyes on something entirely different...

5 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Babies, Expert Advice, Sports, Health & Fitness, UncategorizedComments (0)

By Moms Orange County Decades ago, a vintage Coppertone ad featured a toddler girl and her dog frolicking on the beach, tanning in the summer sun. Today we know that sun exposure can be dangerous for anyone, and babies and young children are especially...

Beating the Summer Ear Infection

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Expert Advice, July 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, ToddlersComments (0)

by Dennis A. Colucci, Au.D., M.A., FAAA Unlike the ear infection that is caused by a cold or flu, the summer ear infection, caused by swimming and foreign objects making their way into your child’s ear, is quite different and requires different care. With...

Many Ways to Hatch the Egg: Birthing Options for Today’s New Mom

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, May 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, UncategorizedComments (0)

The birth of your child is an amazing event, and bringing a new person into this world isn’t without its preparations. Not the least of which is removing from your memory every loud and chaotic delivery scene in every movie that has one. Whether you’re...

Beating the “Baby Blues”: A Postpartum Survival Guide

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Home Life, May 2014, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Spring has officially arrived, and with it, signs of new birth everywhere. But for many new moms, those signs of new birth can look a little blue. Vinyak Shanbhag, M.D., the Medical Director of the Postpartum Depression Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital...

Shifting Without Clutching: Planning for Change in Your Estate Documents

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Expert Advice, May 2014, Money MattersComments (0)

One of my first employers when I was in high school owned a car dealership and an auto repair facility that housed two tow trucks, which he was determined to teach me to drive. Early on in my lessons, when my left foot spent too much time on the clutch pedal,...

Taking it Down a Notch: Protecting your Fetus and Newborn from Ear-Damaging Noise

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Expert Advice, May 2014, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

by Dennis A. Colucci, Au.D., M.A., FAAA Parents are unsuspecting of the effects of noise on their child’s brain development during pregnancy and thereafter, but new research has shown that noise exposure is something not to be toyed with. Human Hearing is a...