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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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Valentines Day Love

Here are some Valentine’s Day tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Use plenty of positive and encouraging words when talking with your child. Try to avoid using sarcasm or mockery and get rid of put-downs from the words … Continue reading

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Pumping Iron for Babies and the Rest of Us

Humans need iron. Babies triple their size in the first 12 months, and when the body gets bigger, the blood supply must get bigger. Iron is a critical mineral to build red blood cells. Without red blood cells, the body … Continue reading

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Social Media Resources for Parents

Looking for help and advice on setting safe online and media limits? Families can learn and develop house rules with help from the following resources: Common Sense Media Safekids.com American Academy of Pediatrics Kidshealth.org National Children’s Advocacy Center New York … Continue reading

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Constipation, Bedwetting and Urinary Tract Infections

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has an excellent information for parents developed by the department of urology. Its UrologyNewsletter.2016 provides information about childhood constipation, urinary tract infections and bedwetting. The booklet is 20 pages long, and you’ll find a table of … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Coupons?

Tempted by coupons offered to reduce the cost of prescription drugs? The following was forwarded to a pediatrician listserv: Copay coupons don’t bring savings Drugmakers spent about $7 billion last year to distribute copay coupons and drug discount cards, according … Continue reading

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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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Eliminating Foods in Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research and Education has the information you need if you want to better understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, or if your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy and you need to eliminate specific foods … 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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Helping the Anxious Child and Teen

A little anxiety in normal in the face of new people and new activities. When anxiety keeps your child from activities or intrudes on family time, it’s important to understand how best to respond to your child and provide support. Parents … Continue reading

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