Achoo!!! Family Flu Shots

First Aid NeonOur first shipments of flu vaccine for this year have arrived.

We are bringing back flu shots for kids and their adult family members here in our office this year.  Every patient’s chart is screened before the flu shot is given to make sure all your child’s immunizations are up to date.

Call or message us through our Practice Fusion online portal to schedule. You can also email us at contact@cvpediatrics.com and we’ll call you to schedule.

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Talking with Babies and Young Children

Find ways to stimulate language and talking with your baby and small child herehappy-baby

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Summer Travel with Kids

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Here’s a podcast from RadioMD about summer travel with kids that I did last week.

Listen here.

Happy Trails!

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Eating with Kids at Home

Green and Yellow VegetablesWant to start a dialog about eating a little better at home? Check out this video from DocMikeEvans here.

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How tall will your child be? How do you get them there?

Almond MilkProtein and nutrients are important for your child’s final height.

This study of over 4000 kids found that children who drank milk versus non-dairy drinks were shorter. The researchers projected that a child who drinks 3 cups (24 ounces or 750ml) of a non-milk drink (rice, almond, etc.) daily may be more than half an inch shorter than a milk drinker.

If your house needs help maximizing your child’s nutrition, we are here to help.

For more information check out our calcium challenge and Not Milk posts.

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Preschooler Portions: 2-3 years old

PreschoolTotal Solids for preschooler for 24 hours:

Dairy 2 cups (480 ml) as nonfat milk, yogurt, or cheese
Fruits 1 cup or ½ cup of dried fruit
Vegetables 1 cup raw or cooked or 2 cup leafy greens
Grains 3 ounces (90 grams). One serving is: 1 slice of bread, ½ cup of oatmeal or pasta or rice, or 1 cup dry cereal
Protein: 2 ounces as cooked meat, poultry, fish, beans, egg, or peanut butter.

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Toddler Portions: 1 to 2 Years Old

toddler.food.portionTotal amounts for 24 hours:
Whole or 2% Milk 16-20 ounces in a cup
Green vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams)
Yellow or orange vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams)
Fruit ½ cup (120 grams)
Protein (ground meat, egg, nut butter 2 ounces (60 grams)

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Baby Portions: 9 Months Old

baby.food.portionTotal Solids for 9 month old baby for 24 hours:
Grains (oat, barley, rice) 6-8 Tablespoons (90-120 grams)
Vegetables 8-10 Tablespoons (120-150 grams)
Fruits 4-6 Tablespoons (60-90 grams)
Protein: 1 Tablespoon (15 grams)
Includes strained meats, beans, egg and smooth nut butters.

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Baby Portions: 6 Months Old

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This photo shows an example of a meal for baby with a grain, a green vegetable (green beans), a yellow vegetable (squash), a fruit (applesauce), and a protein (strained meat).

 

 

 

Total Solids for 6 month old baby for 24 hours:
Grains (oat, barley, rice) 4-6 Tablespoons (60-90 grams)
Vegetables 2 Tablespoons (30 grams)
Fruits 2 Tablespoons (30 grams)
Protein: 1 Tablespoon (15 grams)
Includes strained meats, beans, egg and smooth nut butters.

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Have you read about RIE?

happy-babyDid you catch the viral post about the mom who asked her baby if it was okay to pick him up?

Read my interview about this and RIE published on the What To Expect website here.

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