By now you are aware of the many benefits of breastfeeding for babies. These include natural immunization, increased brain development and other benefits that are still being discovered. But how Continue Reading →
Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good time to remind parents the importance of protecting those first pearly whites. Decay in baby teeth can affect the Continue Reading →
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement this year stressing the importance of nutrition on developing brains. Specifically, the first 1,000 days of development, which begins with good maternal nutrition and ends with the child’s second birthday, are critical for neurodevelopment. This critical time can affect children for the rest of their lives. Lack of nutrients can lead to lower IQs, neurological delays and obesity.
Some keys to success for the first 1,000 days:
- Expectant mothers should speak to their doctors about key nutrients and ensure they are eating a healthy diet.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, then adding in solid foods while continuing to breastfeed until at least the child’s first birthday.
- According to the USDA, children 1-3 years of age should be offered servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy and protein on a daily basis. Speak to your pediatrician about the proper nutrition for your toddler.
So, is Time-Out effective? Yes, but it must be done right. A recent study in the Academic Pediatrics journal looked at over 400 parents of kids aged 15 months to Continue Reading →
Get your Tdap Vaccine! That nagging cough….It’s just allergies, right? Well, nagging coughs may be whooping cough, and the best way to protect yourself, and especially any infants in your Continue Reading →
Here are some tips for protecting your child’s hearing, especially during the Holidays. These come from www.healthychildren.org, and I paraphrase. Noise-induced hearing loss; it occurs from exposure to loud noise, Continue Reading →
Babies are born with all kinds of cute little parts including 10 little fingers and 10 little toes. And while their fingers and toes may seem tiny, their fingernails and Continue Reading →
Any grass at your house? Well, about this time of the year, we can get a little complacent with lawn mower safety. And that can spell disaster. A recently published Continue Reading →
Are you listening?? Well, listening is the topic for today. Most adults, and older kids, have gotten so used to 24-7 background noise, that many feel they can’t do anything Continue Reading →
It’s Swimming Season! The CDC, the Centers for Disease and Control, have some great info at www.cdc.gov on public pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds. A recent inspection report from Continue Reading →