Category Archives: Children

Talking with Babies and Young Children

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

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Summer Travel with Kids

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

Want 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?

Protein 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 … Continue reading

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Preschooler Portions: 2-3 years old

Total 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 … Continue reading

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Toddler Portions: 1 to 2 Years Old

Total 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 … Continue reading

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Have you read about RIE?

Did 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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Drink from the Sink?

Tired of buying bottled water, lugging it home and feeling guilty about the plastic bottle waste? Local tap water can be a great option provided your plumbing does not include older, lead soldering. Tap water resource from Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

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Baby Soda

Juice, with its sugar content is no better than soda when it comes to babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no fruit juice for children under 1 year of age. Fresh fruit is best for everyone because it provides … Continue reading

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Paperwork Emergency?

Do you have a form that needs filling out for school, camp, or scouts? Call us and let us get that physical done and update immunizations. We work to have same day availability with Dr. Asta or Marianne Orton, pediatric … Continue reading

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