AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats for Children

Today, 8/30/2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated a recommendation for car seat safety, rear-face as long as possible. Previously the recommendation was rear-face until age 2. Many parents have already opted to rear-face until their child outgrows the seat for the safety benefits. The science behind it is simple. Majority of car crashes are […]

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Should You Give Your Infants Probiotics

Probiotics are live,  ‘friendly’bacteria that may help promote a  healthy  digestive  system  and  immune  system  when  consumed.  These  microorganisms  are  similar  to  the  ‘friendly’  strains  of  bacteria  that  naturally  reside  in  your  digestive  tract.  Probiotics  can  either  be  consumed  in  food  or  taken  as  a  supplement.  It  is  a  common  practice  for  parents  to  give  kids  foods  like  […]

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Preschoolers, Sleep and Bright Lights

Until recently, the effect bright light has upon the sleep of preschoolers had not been specifically studied. A recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that preschoolers are even more sensitive to bright light than older kids and adults and their sleep patterns are easily disrupted by exposure to bright light at […]

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Weight Loss for Kids

If your child’s pediatrician informs you that he is overweight and needs to slim down, be sure to ask for a specific weight loss goal and advice on how to help your child safely lose weight. Losing weight can help prevent your child from developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues later in life. […]

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