This Week’s Parenting News, Tips, and Trends

We’ve rounded up newsworthy parenting stories, vids, trends, and tips for busy, tuned in parents. Family travel hacks, 18 amazing sleep remedies, how one man saved two million babies’ lives, and more!

Study Suggests Newborns Delivered By C-Section Have a Higher Risk of Developing Chronic Health Problems | IFL Science

newbornCesarean-born babies may have a higher chance of developing chronic illnesses as they grow older, such as diabetes, obesity, and asthma.

Life-Saving Invention Could Keep Babies Safe From Hot Car Tragedies | Huffington Post

Children left in cars is more common that you may realize. And it’s often a horrible mistake — stress, fatigue, many factors can contribute to this potentially fatal oversight. That’s why this invention, reported in the Huffington Post link above and briefly demonstrated in the video below, is a major win in child passenger safety.

15 Genius Travel Hacks For On-the-Move Moms | POPSUGAR

“For air travel: bring along empty water bottle-of-waterbottles for all, then fill up at a fountain after security.” They charge a mint for water at airports. That’s money right there! I wish I had thought about some of these before, especially the “smartphone in Ziplock bag at beach” one (facepalm simple, yet genius). Lots to make summer vacation more vacation-y.

Study: Kids Can Learn as Much from ‘Sesame Street’ as from Preschool | Washington Post

In the video below, Sesame Street’s Vice President of research and evaluation explains the educational techniques behind this Cookie Monster skit and how it makes your kids smarter.

Stunning Photos Of Moms Breastfeeding Outside Show Nursing In Public Is OK | Bored Panda

Bored Panda

Bored Panda

Lithuanian-born photographer and mother of two Ivette Ivens shows the world that breastfeeding in public is perfectly fine through her stunning photography of mothers doing just that.

Two Million Babies’ Lives Have Been Saved by One Man’s Blood | Parenting

CNN

CNN

Meet James Harrison, a 78-year-old Australian man who has donated blood nearly every week for the past 60 years . . . despite not liking needles or the sight of blood. James has saved two million babies’ lives by donating blood. One person. One selfless act once a week. Two million lives and all the lives that love those babies changed forever.

Male Preschool Teacher Shocks Community | Yummy Mummy Club

In this preschool blocksarticle on gender equality for men in education, YMC reports, “Having a male perspective enhances children’s education” and “now . . . is the safest time in human history.” Yet, parents are “paranoid” and dedicated male educators are suffering for it.

18 Natural Sleep Aids to Get Better Sleep | Everyday Roots

Everyday Roots

Everyday Roots

Did you know that cherries, bananas, even cat nip with honey can help you sleep? And how you use your bedroom can contribute to insomnia. Whether the kids have thrown off your Zs, or you’re in a sleep slump, these 18 natural remedies have a lot to offer dreamy-eyed parents (and the little slumber saboteurs, too)!

Thank you for being tuned in parents. We welcome your comments, suggestions, recipes, stories, and tips! There’s more for you, too, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

-Elle C.

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” -Peter Drucker

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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