"Breastfeeding frenzy" The average duration of breastfeeding: 9% 0 to 2 months, 20% 2 to 6 months, 37% 6 to 12 months, 22% more than a year.
"Step-in" 33% of people in the United States are members of a step family.
Leaving Maternity Leave When asked, "If you knew you weren't going to return to work after maternity leave, would you take it anyway?" 78% said "Yes"; 15% said "No".
"Rule of Ear" When wearing a personal music device with earphones the volume is too loud for your child if you can hear it in a quiet room from arm's length.
"Runny nose, achy, stuffy-head, fever so you can rest medicine" Children get an average of 5 to 12 colds per year.
"But Mom, I still have my 9 other fingers available for educational activities and chores" Thumb-sucking is common in the U.S., but exceptionally rare in Japan and Africa.
"This is going to hurt you more than it will hurt me" Eight months is about the youngest age at which an infant is likely to cringe prior to receiving an injection.
"The Baby is Busy Sleeping" While sleeping infants spend 55% of the time in a state of REM (Rapid Eye Movement).
"Baby Blues" On average, babies gaze longer at blue than any other color.
"Oh, isn't that sweet?!" In a classic observational study of children on the playground, 90% of 2 year olds verbally or emotionally acknowledged when another child fell or got hurt (Zahn-Waxler & Radke-Yarrow, 1982 The Development of Altruism: Alternative Research...