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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Good Night! Solutions for bedtime battles

Solutions for bedtime battles As toddlers grow more active and independent, bedtime may become a challenge. Toddler’s sleep patterns often change and suddenly they try new strategies to avoid bedtime! Establishing a routine and expectations for bedtime is a must at this most challenging time. Develop a bedtime routine that you can stick with every […]

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What is Croup?

Croup is a condition that causes a swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). The swelling causes the airway below the vocal cords to become narrow and makes breathing noisy and difficult. It is most commonly caused by an infection. Croup most often affects children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. […]

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Constipation

All children are different – and bowel patterns are no exception. Because of this, it’s sometimes hard to tell if your child is constipated. Infants, especially breast fed infants, may go a couple of days without a bowel movement and still not be constipated. Another might have relatively frequent bowel movements, but have difficulty passing […]

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Signs of Dehydration in Infants & Children

Mild to Moderate Dehydration: Plays less than usual Urinates less frequently (for infants, fewer than six wet diapers per day) Parched, dry mouth Fewer tears when crying Sunken soft spot of the head in an infant or toddler Stools will be loose if dehydration is caused by diarrhea; if dehydration is due to other fluid […]

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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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