Monthly Archives: May 2014

Asthma Equipment and Supplies

The equipment and supplies that parents need to take care of their child’s wheezing or asthma are simple to use. Getting them shouldn’t be complicated, but with health insurance contracts, it can be. A nebulizer is a device that aerosolizes medication. … Continue reading

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Overuse Sports Injury Prevention

Preventing overuse sports injuries is easier than treating them—or sitting on the bench. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says the key is to avoid overdoing any single sport while giving growing bodies enough rest between practices and games. Some tips … Continue reading

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Picking a Stroller

My mom’s stroller, circa 1971, weighed a ton. By baby number three, the canopy was gone. It was all metal and collapsible; the seat reclined for napping. The rack underneath was handy for packages. You’ll want a stroller for your … Continue reading

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Baby Layette: 1945

The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock was first published in 1945. The following is the list of recommended items to have for the new baby:   three to six stockinette gowns: 1 year … Continue reading

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Kitchen Rules

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Geographic Tongue

You may notice interesting shapes on your child’s tongue. This is called Geographic Tongue. There’s a photo of it here and you can read an article I wrote for WebMD about geographic tongue here. While it looks impressive, it’s usually not something to worry … Continue reading

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