One important thing to look for in a pediatrician
One important thing to look for in a pediatrician
  • Report shows learning about child development and health has a measurable effect on outcomes.
  • Pediatricians are children's health experts that want to educate parents.
  • Well-child visits are an opportunity for parents to get information and strategies they'll soon need.
Stomach Flu
Stomach Flu
  • Vomiting is usually caused by viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu.
  • Dehydration is the most serious complication from vomiting, so parents should be vigilant about keeping their child hydrated.
  • The stomach flu is highly contagious, so be extra careful about hand washing and disinfecting.
Creative Play on the Go
Creative Play on the Go
  • A good attitude and a little planning can go a long way.
  • Save screens for strategic moments rather than making them the default entertainment.
  • Creativity and variety in both snacks and types of activities will keep boredom at bay.
Do you know what to do if your child has a seizure?
Do you know what to do if your child has a seizure?

Article at a glance:

  • Most seizures only last a few minutes and aren’t serious.
  • Your main concern during the seizure is to make sure your child is in a safe place.
  • Be sure to call your doctor right away so that your child can be evaluated.
Busy Morning Breakfast Bars
Busy Morning Breakfast Bars

Article at a glance:

  • Mornings can be a hectic time for parents, but skipping breakfast should never be an option.
  • These make-ahead cereal bars feature whole grains blended with protein-packed mix-ins.
  • This recipe can easily be tweaked for variety week after week.
The many shades of pinkeye
The many shades of pinkeye

Article at a glance:

  • Pinkeye is usually not serious and requires little intervention except keeping the area comfortable and clean.
  • Antibiotics are not necessary—or even effective— for most cases.
  • Help prevent pinkeye spreading by practicing good hand hygiene and sanitizing objects that come into frequent contact with hands and faces.
How to treat constipation
How to treat constipation

Article at a Glance

  • Common causes of constipation include changes in diet, changes in schedule, and potty training.
  • If your child has not had a bowel movement in three days or if your child is experiencing pain during bowel movements, you should be concerned about constipation.
  • You can treat mild constipation at home by changes to your child’s diet and helping your child develop a healthy bowel pattern.
Should my child get a flu shot?
Should my child get a flu shot?

Article at a Glance

  • The flu is much more serious than the common cold and can cause serious complications.
  • Anybody over 6 months old should get a flu shot.
  • Getting a flu shot earlier in the season will offer you and your family the best protection.
When coughs don’t need antibiotics
When coughs don’t need antibiotics

Article at a Glance

  • Most coughs are caused by a viral infection from influenza, croup, or a cold.
  • The average cough lasts 18 days, but it is not uncommon for coughs to last up to 3 weeks.
  • If your child has a chronic cough, it might be allergies, asthma, or reflux.
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems

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  • Exposure to secondhand smoke made it 50 percent more likely that children would develop neurobehavioral disorders like ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
  • Children’s bodies develop rapidly, putting them at a higher risk for adverse side effects.
  • Parents are in an excellent position to help protect their children from secondhand smoke.

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