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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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What Color is your Snot?

   

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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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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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Reading the Box: Product Information

In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration made sweeping changes to the children’s cold and cough medicine aisle. Cough and cold medicines are not effective in children and can be unsafe. Products for children under 2 years of age were … Continue reading

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Thermometers

Everyone has a temperature. Not everyone has a fever. Taking your child’s temperature helps you and the pediatrician make decisions about your child’s condition and recommended treatment. A rectal temperature is recommended for children under 2 months of age. There … Continue reading

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Kitchen Rules

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Homemade Baby Food

This article made me stand up and cheer the great job families are doing: As Parents Make Their Own Baby Food, Industry Tries to Adapt – NYTimes.com Parents are now the number two producer of baby food. That’s a win … Continue reading

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Pest Control

Spiders? Ants? Fleas? Mosquitoes? Parents want effective ways to deal with pests that are safe for children and pets.   The University of California Integrative Pest Management Program has comprehensive information that’s easy to access and put into action. Start here before … Continue reading

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