Safety Check: Car Seat Safety

Using a car seat correctly makes a big difference. Even the right seat for your child’s size must be used correctly to properly protect your child in a crash. Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle that has a front passenger airbag. If the airbag inflates, it will hit […]

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Rock-A-Bye Baby! Sleep Safety.

What You Can Do: Recommendations for Infant Sleep Safety Until their first birthday, babies should sleep on their backs for all sleep times—for naps and at night. We know babies who sleep on their backs are much less likely to die of SIDS than babies who sleep on their stomachs or sides. The problem with […]

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Infant Walkers…Just Say NO!

The most exciting thing that many parents experience is watching their children conquer all their “firsts” – first time rolling over, first time sitting up, first time crawling, and first time pulling up to stand. In this excitement, many parents are eager to see their baby walk “early”, leading many parents to lean toward the […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. Problems begin when media use displaces physical activity, hands-on exploration and face-to-face social interaction in the real world, which is critical to learning. Too much screen time can also harm the amount and quality of sleep.  AAP […]

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Winter Car Seat Safety Tips from the AAP

Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. How to Keep Your Child Warm and Safe in the Car Seat: Store the carrier portion of infant seats inside the house when not in […]

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Hand-foot-and-mouth

Hand-foot-and-mouth is a viral infection that is most frequently seen in the summer and fall months. What are the signs or symptoms? • Tiny blisters in the mouth and on the fingers, palms of hands, buttocks, and soles of feet that last a little longer than a week (one, few, or all of these may […]

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