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Humidifier

Humidifier or Vaporizer? Humidifier, hands-down. A cool mist humidifier is what you want to sooth irritated airways. Vaporizers heat water into steam and they can burn or scald children who are naturally curious and active. It’s unclear whether adding anything … Continue reading

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Retro: Colored Pencils

Give kids a break from swiping phone and tablet screens. Colored pencils are an excellent gift that help develop fine motor skills. Children under three years of age do best with the chubby, extra thick colored pencils. The color is … Continue reading

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Reading the Box: Tiny Cold Tablets

These tablets are made from lactose and acacia gum to which has been added diluted components that cause sneezing, headache, runny nose and eyes. Homeopathy works on the belief that “like cures like,” and that if you dilute something that causes … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World

During the cough and cold season, I always remember this article from Pediatrics in Review about Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World. Home care is what doctors recommend when the body needs a tincture of time to heal itself. Teas … Continue reading

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The Grade School 15

The freshman 15 is weight gain most young adults don’t want or need, but there’s another time surprising time some kids can gain weight without cramming all night eating pizza: it’s between first and third grade. Researchers followed a diverse group … Continue reading

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Hidden Veggies?

The kids who eat vegetables are the kids whose parents eat vegetables and whose parents buy and serve vegetables. They are the kids whose parents limit the serving size of other foods so that kids don’t fill up on the … Continue reading

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Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements provide information on the immunizations given to babies, children, teens and young adults. Each shot has its own Vaccine Information Statement or VIS. The VIS explains: why get vaccinated information about the specific vaccine who shouldn’t get vaccinated with … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Cough Medicine Work?

This video explains why cough medicines don’t work. The whole 6 minutes is worth a look, but you can skip to the 2:00 mark on the video to see an animation of mucociliary clearance. Cilia are the tiny hair-like projections that line … Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Sell Vegetables

Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you! How many times did we hear this as kids, and how many times have we told our own kids? A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Research may teach us all an … Continue reading

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How Can I Make My Child Taller?

Your child’s height is a combination of many things: family genetics and growth patterns, sleep and nutrition. If there were an easy way to predict your child’s ultimate height, there would be an app for that! Pediatricians approach this question … Continue reading

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