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Short & Sweet

Lisa Gipson New AAP Guidelines to Help Prevent SIDS

Eating is always a hot topic, but especially at the start of a new year when people tend to make better choices about what to eat. These cookbooks (published this year) got our attention For the first time in five years, the because they feature healthy options, doable recipes and American Academy of Pediatrics great color photos that inspire us to cook at home! All has revised guidelines to help protect are available on Amazon. Find more cookbooks we like against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other (including kid-friendly editions) at www sleep-related infant deaths. Recommendations include: .SanDiegoFamily.com/for-the-kids/book-multimedia• Place baby on his back on a firm sleep surface (crib or bassinet reviews/1833. with a tight-fitting sheet). • Avoid soft bedding (crib bumpers, blankets, pillows, soft toys). Keep crib bare. • Have baby sleep in the same bedroom as parents (not in the same bed) for the first 6–12 months. Room-sharing decreases the risk of SIDS by up to 50 percent. • Avoid baby’s exposure to smoke, alcohol and illicit drugs.

Vegetarian Food for Healthy Kids, by Nicola Graimes 100 exciting recipes to give children all the nutrition they need.

Photo credit: Geri Goodale of Reminisce Photography

• Learn more at www.AAP.org.

See the Plays of Young Writers Come to Life at The Old Globe Don’t miss Playwrights Project’s festival of plays, featuring winning scripts from the California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 & under. Three plays in the program were written by San Diego County San Diego playwright winners Minh-Son Tran and students! Performances are Jan. Samantha Rafter with teacher, Arlene Gapusan. 21, 27, 28 and 29 at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe, Balboa Park. Learn about each production and purchase tickets at www.PlaywrightsProject.org/ productions/pbyw.

Updated Car Seat Law Effective Jan. 1, 2017 In addition to current car seat laws, any child under 2 years old must be secured in a rear-facing car seat unless the child is 40+ pounds or is 40+ inches tall. Children must be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the car seat manufacturer. For more information, visit the California Highway Patrol website at www.chp.ca.gov/programsservices/programs/child-safety-seats.

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Simply Ramen, by Amy Kimoto-Kahn Learn to make delicious ramen meals at home.

Vegan Bowl Attack, by Jackie Sobon Simple, nourishing meals featuring vegetables, protein and grains in one dish.

Send us your photos! What is love? For many it’s the bond with a treasured family pet. Send hi-res photos of your kids with a favorite furry friend for possible inclusion in our February Reader’s Page. Email pet name, names and ages of kids in the photo and the community you live in to editor@ sandiegofamily.com. Put “Pets & Kids Reader’s Page” in the subject line. Deadline: Jan. 3.

San Diego Family Magazine - January 2017  

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