Category Archives: DIY

Stranger Things 3?

Nosebleeds are common, and generally not a sign of telekinesis. They happen more often with colds and allergies and when we put the heat on and dry out the air. Read more about preventing and treating here.

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Portable Electrolytes for Home and Away

Oral rehydration salts store well and are easy to carry for travel. Kids (and adults) get stomach viruses, and having these at hand to mix with water make giving clear fluids quick and easy. Lots of manufacturers market and sell … Continue reading

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Baby Mani Pedi

Babies grow fast! They double their size in the first three months, and that means cutting baby’s nails every few days. The best time to do this is when the baby is sleeping because the hands (and feet) will be … Continue reading

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Baby Entertainment

Wondering if you are doing enough to keep your baby–newborn or otherwise–entertained? Check out the interview I did with the Bump on this topic here.    

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Play and Explore with Babies and Toddlers

What to do with baby? Explore the world! Find great ideas from the Bananas Childcare Bunch here.    

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Dog Bites

Teach all kids how to be safe around dogs. Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics are here.   https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention-Tips-2016.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

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Constipation and Bedwetting

If your child has struggled with hard stools and constipation or wetting accidents during the day or night, check out this book with explanations and home strategies.

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Car Seat Fitting

    Buckle your baby up right!   Schedule a car seat fitting close to home.      

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Scars: What to Do

How a wound heals depends on many things. Here’s how to help the healing process. Always clean wounds with lots of running water right after the injury. An infected wound doesn’t heal well. Cuts that are deep and gape open … Continue reading

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Baby Now and Zen: Medicine Cabinet

What should I have in the medicine chest circa 1940s? rectal thermometer absorbent cotton: one pound and toothpicks or toothpick swabs zinc ointment baby oil and cod liver oil These were suggested by Dr. Benjamin Spock in his classic baby care book. The … Continue reading

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