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 […]
How to avoid feeling shame when others judge your parenting decisions
In baby’s first year of life, parents make thousands of decisions. Should I breastfeed in public? Which stroller is best for my child? Where should I deliver my baby? Which pediatrician is best? Should we sleep train our baby? The list goes on and on. Many of these decisions are based on instinct, while others […]
What is frostbite?
Wind chills below freezing, long periods of time spent outside, wet clothing and exposed skin can all increase a child’s risk for frostbite, frostnip and other cold weather concerns. “Frostbite is a skin injury that occurs when the skin and body tissues freeze,” said Rebecca Mundy, a nurse and burn education coordinator at Akron Children’s […]
5 medicines you shouldn’t give your kids
When your child is feverish, congested and miserable, you might try anything marketed as sure relief. But just like Bon Jovi’s song describes, there is such a thing as “bad medicine,” especially when it comes to kids — and parents should be cautious. Not all medicines are effective and can come with severe side effects, […]
Preschool prep: 5 ways to manage your own separation anxiety, mom and dad
You’ve spent the last several weeks preparing your little one for preschool. But while he’s ready for his first adventures as a school kid, are you ready for this change? Preschoolers aren’t the only ones who suffer from separation anxiety. For many parents of preschoolers, it’s the first time they are letting their child out […]
5 ways to treat – and prevent – poison ivy rash
You’ve probably heard the rhyme, leaves of 3, let them be! It’s that time of year when kids are playing outdoors more, putting them at greater risk for catching the poison ivy rash. Typically, the rash looks like lines or streaks on the skin, which becomes red, itchy and swollen with blisters that ooze clear […]
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