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Category Archives: Childhood illness

Protecting your child from bug bites


Protection from ticks and mosquitoes is important for your child! Today is beautiful, and I hope most of you have your children outside at some point!  Children both love and NEED to be outdoors.  Outside activity is an important part of a healthy child’s life, and it helps children get good and tired too!  I …

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Vaccines….are they safe? Do they work?


Vaccines do work!  Don’t wait…vaccinate! How Can a Parent Decide if Vaccines are Safe? Every day parents are bombarded with information from doctors, nurses, TV hosts, books and the list goes on.  Parents are best served by listening to a team of experts.  We must trust the health care system that has given us the …

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Simple steps to prevent childhood obesity…we can do it!


We all have heard that childhood obesity is a major health issue in our country.  Children who are overweight will be more likely to be overweight adults and develop significant health issues.  We hear so much in the media about what to eat, what not to eat, how to cook, how much exercise we all …

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Childproofing the bedrooms and living areas


You want your child’s bedroom to be a safe place for your child to sleep and the living area of your home where you will spend a great deal of time should be as hazard free as possible.  Removing hazards will allow your child to explore freely and safely.  Vacuum your home often because I …

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Breaks, Sprains, and Nursemaid Elbow….oh my!


Nursemaid’s elbow is a common toddler injury…and this is one of the most common ways for it to happen! Unfortunately, sometimes childhood comes with broken bones, sprains or the common nursemaid’s elbow injury.  Best treatment for all three is staying calm, immobilizing the area and seeking medical help.  That bubble wrap sounds better and better, …

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Keep your child’s smile healthy and bright!


Image courtesy of American Dental Association I can remember that feeling of excitement when I first saw the top of a little tooth poking through our oldest child’s gum….I must admit I remember the shock the first time I felt that tooth when I was nursing too! (Remember, children can bite only if latched incorrectly, …

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Burns, Bites, and Bumps on the Head!


One of the first words many parents teach children is “hot”! Little fingers often explore hot curling irons, stove tops, fire places or other hot things.  About 40,000 children are burned each year and half of these burns happen to children under age 4. Burns hurt!  Of course the best way to prevent burns is …

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So it is a little cold…get outside anyway!


The weather outside is frightful….well at least cold!  Looks like we will be having a winter with more snow and cold than we did last year.  I am a fan of snow, and even cold weather, it makes me appreciate the spring.  I am not a fan of feeling cooped up, and I remember those days …

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Minor bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes of childhood!


You can’t wrap ’em in bubble wrap…bumps, scrapes, cuts and bruises are part of childhood! Childhood is usually full of bumps, scrapes, cuts and bruises!  Most of these are minor injuries, but knowing how to take care of the minor injuries and when to call your health care provider is a parental must.  When I …

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