Coping with Kids: Moby GO baby carrier
New carrier designed for babies on the GO
The Moby GO baby carrier is designed for older babies who have excellent head and neck control. The GO's wide, contoured seat keeps a baby's knees up, avoiding pressure on baby's crotch and spine. The GO also features a removable hood and padded leg opening.
For parents, the GO's wide, crisscrossing shoulder straps provide comfort while the side buckles make putting on the GO simple. Designed to fit parents and caregivers of all heights and weights, the GO features a unique dual foam waist belt that adjusts from 26-inches to 54-inches.
The Moby GO, which sells for $79.95, is available on Moby Wrap's website, Amazon and in stores across the United States. Details www.mobywrap.com
Yummico aims sights at kids and food
A new food-themed, interactive children's media company called yummico produces entertainment for preschoolers like digital games, interactive shows, apps and ebooks. The company was launched by Traci Paige Johnson, creator of “Blue's Clues,” and film producer Caroline Baron.
Yummico kicks off with the musical food adventure series “Yummiloo,” which presents trying new foods and healthy eating as fun with the “Yum Yums” characters that live in a world of food. Details: www.yummico.com
Bullying to be topic of lecture at SPACE
A free lecture series organized by the Bradley Center supported by the Grable Foundation and the Sprout Fund will be April 21 at the SPACE Gallery, 812 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, in the Cultural District in conjunction with the Mean Girls art exhibition.
A session from 1 to 2 p.m. will include a discussion geared toward adolescents and their parents about bullying.
A 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. session is aimed at college students and young professionals addressing bullying in the workplace.
Speakers are professionals from the Bradley Center, which provides residential and educational services to children, youth and families who have complex behavioral health needs.
2nd-hand-smoke kids more apt to be sick
Children who inhale tobacco smoke are sick more often with asthma, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia, according to Vickie Oles, tobacco cessation educator from Westmoreland County Penn State Extension office.
If someone smokes a pack a day in the house, a child will inhale the equivalent of 102 packs of cigarettes by the age of 5, she told parents during a meeting about respiratory problems in children at Westmoreland Community Action Head Start in New Kensington.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers eight weeks of free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges to anyone who enrolls in a free telephone coaching program. The program is convenient to anyone wanting to quit using chew or smoking, including evenings and weekends. Quit in four weeks. Call 800-784-8669 to enroll.
For more information or for smoke-free decals, call 888-664-2248 or email Vickie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Programs are funded by the department through Tobacco Free Southwest PA and Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission.
— Staff and wire reports
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