Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?

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  • Multiple studies show educational media directed at babies and toddlers doesn’t work.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under the age of two get as little screen time as possible.
  • The best way to help small children learn is by interacting face-to-face with them.
What To Do If Your Baby Hates Tummy Time
What To Do If Your Baby Hates Tummy Time

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  • Tummy time is an important part of your baby’s development and helps prepare your baby for things like crawling, sitting up, and walking.
  • Tummy time is hard work, but it will become more fun as your baby builds up the muscles and control needed.
  • Tummy time is more fun if you interact with your baby and try different positions to help your baby slowly build up strength.
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.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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  • RSV usually looks similar to the common cold.
  • RSV is common among children under two but in certain at-risk kids it can develop into a more serious illness.
  • Proper hand washing and avoiding exposure are two important preventative steps.
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”

Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking
Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking

Article at a glance: The percentage of babies who get an ear infection has dropped in the last 20 years. Doctors believe the decrease is due to the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, flu vaccines, an increase in breastfeeding, and a decrease in smoking.   According to a recent study, fewer babies are getting … Continue reading “Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking”

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?”

Bonding with your baby
Bonding with your baby

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  • Bonding is important for your baby’s cognitive and social development.
  • For some bonding is instantaneous, but for others it is a gradual experience.
  • Caring for your baby, spending time together, baby wearing, kangarooing, and breastfeeding are all excellent ways to bond with your baby.
Detergent pods responsible for thousands of child injuries
Detergent pods responsible for thousands of child injuries

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  • Detergent pods are responsible for thousands of child eye injuries and poisonings.
  • The highly concentrated detergent inside the pods is much more dangerous than regular detergents.
  • Detergent pods should be treated like other poisons and kept out of the reach of children.
Utah adds congenital heart disease screening to its newborn screenings
Utah adds congenital heart disease screening to its newborn screenings

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  • Utah law requires that newborns receive a hearing screening, a critical congenital heart disease screening, and a blood test.
  • Newborn screenings help catch serious health problems early; preventing serious complications and death.
  • This October, Utah added congenital heart disease screening to the list of required screenings.

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