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Skin Irritation and Rashes from Moist Wipes

Do you use commercial wipes for your child’s face and hands? Do you use moist toilet paper or have special wipes on hand in the bathroom? New solutions sometimes bring new problems. The ingredients in some wet wipes and moist … Continue reading

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My Toddler is Driving Me Bananas

Toddlers. Limit setting. Tantrums. Help is close at hand from Bananas, a non-profit agency supporting parents in Alameda County.   Find these and many more excellent parent resources at http://www.bananasinc.com. Living with Ones and Twos Setting Limits Biting Separating from Infants and … Continue reading

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Green Kids: Birth to One Year

Bring in a greener new year at home. Use digital thermometers, not mercury. Dispose of mercury thermometers at the community hazardous waste collection site. Protect your child from lead. Don’t sand leaded paint. If you can’t cover it, talk with … Continue reading

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Helping Children Respond in Times of Disaster

Resources for parents and families struggling with our thoughts, fears, and emotions as we help our children through difficult, traumatic times can be found on the American Academy of Pediatrics website here and from Bananas, Inc. in Oakland here.

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The New Technology: Mesh Feeders

Mesh feeders are a relatively new piece of baby paraphernalia. Most babies are ready to feed themselves small, soft finger foods that melt in the mouth around 7 to 9 months of age. Finger-feeding is a developmental step that depends … Continue reading

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Lead Again

The recent recall of licorice candy (here) for unsafe levels of lead is a good time to review this health hazard. Unfortunately, recalls of lead-tainted items too numerous to count. Many parents will remember the large 2010 recall of imported … Continue reading

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Sunscreen

Here’s a quick recap of current sun safety recommendations: Babies under 6 months: seek the shade of trees, an umbrella or the stroller canopy. Use sunscreen on small areas that can’t be covered. Over six months? Australia’s Slip! Slop! Slap! … Continue reading

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Holiday Safety

The link to the annual holiday safety round up from the American Academy of Pediatrics for those making a list and checking it twice is here. This year there’s information about trees, lights, decorations, holiday food and drink safety, and … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Holiday Season

Here are some toy ideas for the babies on your holiday gift list: 6 months and up: board and cloth books. 7 months and up: cups, balls, empty boxes, stacking toys, busy boxes, toys to push and pull, squeeze toys. … Continue reading

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Water: Simply Safe

Water. So many questions about something so basic, so integral to life. Children drink more water per body weight than adults–for infants water that water comes in the form of both breast milk and formula–so it’s important that our water … Continue reading

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