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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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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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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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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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Teething Necklaces

Necklaces made from amber beads are the latest trend. They allegedly reduce teething pain, although there isn’t any science to back up the claims. What pediatricians do know is that the necklaces pose a risk for choking and strangulation. Do … 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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Resolution 4: Green and Yellow

  Can you eat a green and a yellow vegetable each day?

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