Bringing Home Your Second Baby
Bringing Home Your Second Baby

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  • How you introduce a new baby will vary widely based on your older child's age.
  • Including your older child in age-appropriate ways is an important—and fun—way to ensure a smoother transition.
  • Be patient with your child and with yourself— and brace for some regression, acting out, and strange questions.
Bye, bye bottle
Bye, bye bottle

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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning your baby from the bottle before your baby is 18 months old.
  • The longer you wait to wean your baby from bottles, the harder it will be.
  • Using a bottle for too long can lead to dental problems and obesity.
How can I ease my baby’s pain during immunizations?
How can I ease my baby’s pain during immunizations?

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  • The 5 S’s can be a good tool for reducing distress in infants.
  • Other options may also provide relief.
  • Parental mood is important, too.
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
  • A chipped tooth is usually cause to see the dentist, but frequent tooth chipping merits a pediatrician visit.
  • Soft tissue injuries inside the mouth that bleed continuously need emergency medical attention.
  • Unexplained or general oral pain, swelling or bleeding should be seen by a pediatrician.
The Importance of Hand Washing
The Importance of Hand Washing
  • Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to prevent illness.
  • Teaching kids when to wash is as important as teaching them how to wash.
  • Try the glitter game to teach small kids about how germs spread.
Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS
Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS

Article at a Glance Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is one of the leading causes of death among babies under one year of age. Reduce the risk of SIDS by placing babies on their back to sleep and making sure they are in a safe sleeping environment. Offering a pacifier, breastfeeding, immunizations, room sharing, and … Continue reading “Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS”

Does my child have an ear infection?
Does my child have an ear infection?

Article at a glance: Common signs of an earache or ear infection include tugging on the ears, fever, fussiness, or ear pain. Your pediatrician is in the best position to diagnose an ear infection. Prevent ear infections by keeping your children up to date on their immunizations, avoiding secondhand smoke, breastfeeding your baby, and practicing … Continue reading “Does my child have an ear infection?”

Christine H. Broken Leg, MPAS, PA-C
Christine H. Broken Leg, MPAS, PA-C

Christine is a Utah native whose love for her home state’s mountains and outdoor landscapes makes her long-distance cycling hobby especially enjoyable. She also likes to hike, quilt, cook, and tend her family’s many animals—both exotic and ordinary. The cute things children say and do are a major perk of her profession, according to Christine. … Continue reading “Christine H. Broken Leg, MPAS, PA-C”

Melissa Kendall, M.D.
Melissa Kendall, M.D.

Biography Dr. Kendall practices in our Orem Timpanogos office. Her interests include infant and toddler feeding. She also specializes in procedures such as circumcisions. Education B.S. Botany, Brigham Young University 1991 M.D. University of Utah School of Medicine Residency, University of Arizona at Tucson Board Certified in Pediatrics Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American … Continue reading “Melissa Kendall, M.D.”

Sarah Ashby, M.D.
Sarah Ashby, M.D.

Biography Dr. Ashby practices in our Provo North University office. She specializes in the care of infants, children and adolescents with special interest in breastfeeding, parenting practices and skin problems. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, cooking, reading, hiking and cross-country skiing. Education B.A. English, Brigham Young University M.D. University of … Continue reading “Sarah Ashby, M.D.”


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