Whether you’re becoming a parent for the first time or the fourth, your baby’s birth can be just as overwhelming as it is joyful. Parents must navigate a new normal, while balancing the needs of mom’s own healing with the new baby’s needs. On top of that, they’re also managing the expectations of well-meaning family […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Can kids get glaucoma?
Glaucoma isn’t just for older adults, kids can get it, too. Children can inherit it from a parent, or they could develop it from an injury, disease, eye surgery or medication side effect. It’s rare for kids to have glaucoma, but for those that do get it there’s good news. While there’s no cure for […]
Got milk? Tips to surviving TSA when traveling with breast milk or formula
Traveling with babies can bring on a lot of stress — not to mention unwanted judgmental stares and extra luggage. Add breastfeeding and pumping milk to the mix, and it’s no wonder many moms are left anxious and frazzled when rushing to catch a flight for a much-needed getaway. “The rules and regulations for packing […]
Stress and anxiety: How can I help my child cope?
Stress is a natural part of life. Everyone feels stress at times—even kids—and occasional anxiety is a normal reaction to the stress we feel. Kids may be stressed or worried about school or grades, juggling responsibilities and activities, problems with friends, or moving schools. They might even feel stress at home with the loss of […]
4 easy steps to teaching your child to swallow a pill
Are you struggling to teach your child how to swallow a pill? Maybe even mashed pills in applesauce or diluted them in soda? While it can be very frustrating and sometimes yield little results, pill swallowing is an important skill kids need to learn. While medicines can come in liquid or chewable form, there are […]
Got questions about cleaning those first baby teeth? We’ve got answers.
A child’s first chompers are an exciting milestone for parents and babies alike. But even before those pearly whites pop through — on average, the first baby teeth come in between 4 and 7 months of age — it’s important to establish good dental health. “It’s vital to take care of your baby’s teeth now […]