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Category Archives: Health

Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth


This cute little smile cost us several thousand dollars later to straighten it out….but worth it! There is nothing cuter than a toothless grin of a baby.  Next the cute little pearly whites that erupt create a darling smile, then there is a toothless grin again as the tooth fairy starts to make visits to …

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How much juice? None if under age 1!


Why would your child need a glass of juice?  The short answer that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gave this week is almost never.  While a juice box of 100% juice for an older child isn’t the worst thing to have, it certainly isn’t the best choice.  This week the AAP recommended even stricter guidelines …

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Swim Season is here…keep your child safe!


We have spent many summer days at the pool or beach!  It is a part of summer and kids! Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching.  That means the beaches and pools will be open!  Summer water fun can be wonderful for children; most of us have great memories of the lazy days of summer spent …

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Childproofing 101


Staying ahead of kids in order to keep the house safe is no easy task….some days I would have been better off wrapping my four in bubble wrap!   New parents have so much to do!  It seems the “to do” list is never-ending.  At the top of every parent’s “to do” list should be …

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Milk…it does the body good….in the right amount!


Milk…it does the body good, in the right amount!  16 oz a day is what your young child needs! When your child is an infant, you are asked how nursing is progressing, how many times a day your baby nurses, or how many ounces of formula a day your baby drinks.  Your baby’s main nutrition …

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Stuttering or stammering…should you worry?


Often toddlers who are excited or hurried will begin to stutter…it often will correct itself over time! I love watching old video movies of our kids.  There little faces are darling, but what I love most are their voices.  Those sweet “little kid” voices…full of excitement, wonder and curiosity.  I can close my eyes and …

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Protecting your child from bug bites


Protection from ticks and mosquitoes is important for your child! Today is beautiful, and I hope most of you have your children outside at some point!  Children both love and NEED to be outdoors.  Outside activity is an important part of a healthy child’s life, and it helps children get good and tired too!  I …

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The scoop on baby poop


New parents can have full conversations revolving around baby poop.  The color of the poop, the amount or lack there of, the smell, the consistency and the frequency all can be topics.   Who ever thought that we would talk about baby poop over dinner and actually put our nose up to our darling child’s …

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Childproofing the garage….and what about pets?


Prevent accidents when you can, but skinned knees are part of childhood…be ready with a first aid kit!  The nicer weather has all of us outside.  Most of us keep balls, sports equipment, bikes and other items in the garage that our children will be using.  We also have lawn tools, fertilizers, mowers, and other …

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Tis the season for coughs and colds!


It is cold season.  I can’t tell you the number of runny, crusty little noses, coughs, and worried parents I have seen over the last couple of weeks.  I remember the days when my own four kids seemed to have constant runny noses.  The average child has 6 to 10 colds a year that last …

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