Category Archives: Safety

Riding Toys

Wheels. What fun! Ride on toys are terrific for toddlers. Look for low, stable toys, and a helmet. While balance bikes are the latest craze, learning to pedal is an important developmental achievement for your three year old. Again, low, … Continue reading

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Parents and Legalized Marijuana

Resources for parents for California’s era of legalized marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes youth shouldn’t use marijuana. The reason behind that decision is here. The effects of marijuana on the developing brain are reviewed here. Edible marijuana products … Continue reading

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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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Toy Shopping

Good info about best toys for children from Bananas in Oakland is here and the American Academy of Pediatrics has a link about choosing safe toys here. See also my previous posts on Old School Toys and Baby’s First Holiday … Continue reading

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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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Martial Arts: Great Exercise for Kids

Channel your Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid or Jackie Chan and keep safe. Information on kids and Martial Arts from the AAP here.  

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Baby Intel: the new generation montiors

There’s an article out today in Atlantic Magazine online about smart monitors for babies that Dr. Asta was interviewed for.

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Sports Rule!

Keep it fun and learn lifelong skills to stay active. Mix it up and participate in multiple sports until puberty to avoid injuries and burnout. Early specialization may not advance athletic goals. Take three months off each year in increments … 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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My Kid Ate a Bug!

I’ve been a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2003, and I get calls and emails from reporters all the time, and this was a fun one to do. My Kid Ate a Bug Should I Freak Out? … Continue reading

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