Happy August and welcome back to Baby Talk! As we’re now gearing up to get back to school, this month is dedicated on discussing the relationship between poverty and neurological development. Poverty affects a myriad of things within your physical, mental, and social health, beginning from childhood and extending well into adulthood. It is associated with: increased neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates, greater risk of injuries resulting from accidents or physical abuse/neglect, higher risk for asthma, and lower developmental scores [...]
“The damage that happens to kids from the infectious disease of toxic stress is as severe as the damage from meningitis or polio or pertussis,” - Dr. Tina Hahn, a pediatrician in Caro, Michigan. Continuous stress during early childhood can become toxic to the body and harm children's brains and other body systems. While there are many factors that create a stressful environment, having basic needs met helps to alleviate some of this stress. Supplying essential baby supplies to families living [...]
This July, Helping Mamas is gearing up to launch our Sweet Dreams campaign. Sweet Dreams is our safe sleep initiative where we are dedicated to providing a safe sleeping option to all of the families that we serve. Why is safe sleep so important? According to the CDC, there are an estimated 3,700 sudden unexplained infant deaths per year. A sudden unexplained infant death includes SIDS, unknown causes, and accidental suffocation and strangulation. The majority of these unexplained deaths occur [...]
On average, there are about 3,500-4,000 sudden infant deaths per year. In Georgia, the average is about three infant deaths per week. These tragic statistics should encourage all of us to promote education on safe sleeping habits for families everywhere. This is why Helping Mamas is preparing to launch Sweet Dreams, our safe sleep initiative. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of mothers and babies by providing a safe sleep option to every family requesting a crib or a [...]
The numbers are staggering, frightening really. According to studies completed by the National Center for Children in Poverty, 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder.75%-80% of children and youth in need of mental health services do NOT receive them. It is estimated that only 15% to 25% of children with psychiatric disorders receive specialty care. And 70% of children in the juvenile justice system have a mental health disorder. Science Daily reports, children living in poverty are at [...]
Due to circumstances and scheduling conflicts our stuff the bus event with James Taylor has been canceled. We appreciate your support and understanding.