Children’s Health

Understanding and Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

In this blog post to support National Child Safety and Prevention Month, we discuss Shaken Baby Syndrome. Caring for a crying newborn can definitely test you as parent. It’s loud, distressing, and emotionally exhausting—combine that with sleep deprivation and it’s enough to send you screaming into another room. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the leading …

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Preventing Injuries At Home

November is National Child Safety and Protection Month. Throughout the month, Parenting Now is featuring blog posts, written by local doctors, on a variety of child’s safety issues. Home is where children are most at risk of suffering minor AND major injuries. Whether it’s the battery in your television remote control that is swallowed, a …

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Baby Sleep Safety

November is National Child Safety and Protection Month. As a pediatrician, I constantly field questions concerning safety around the home, foods that pose choking hazards, etc. One topic I am particularly passionate about educating parents on is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. New parents worry about all sorts of risks to their …

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Bedwetting in Elementary School

Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed. Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder …

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Tired of Tantrums? Helping Your Toddler Work Through Their Feelings

The first year of your baby’s life is spent decoding cries: Are they tired? Hungry? Gassy? Need a new diaper? Over time, you get pretty good at reading their cues and meeting their needs before the crying escalates. But at around 12 months you may notice your (now) toddler getting upset over anything from not …

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Born To Run: Helping Toddlers with Wandering

This week’s Triple P post gives suggestions for wandering toddlers. Infants and toddlers are natural born movers and shakers. After they learn to confidently walk, it doesn’t take long before they are darting off in every direction to explore their environment. Your child, who once happily sat in a baby carrier or rode along in …

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Taste Of Independence: Supporting your toddler’s independent eating

This week, the Triple P Team offers ways to help your toddler lean to feed themselves more independently. Infant and toddler eating habits seem to change in the blink of an eye. One day they request nothing but scrambled eggs for every meal, and the next, they won’t touch the stuff. The same can be …

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Playground Struggles: Minimizing Playtime Fighting and Aggression

In this blog post from the Triple P Team, we explore how to minimize toddler fighting and aggression.  Ask most parents and they will tell you that preschoolers have big feelings. One minute, they ooze with love and affection. The next, steam is shooting from their ears over the injustices of not being allowed to color …

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A la camita… Los retos a la hora de dormir a tu peque

¿Pensaste que las noches en vela estaban reservadas solo para la fase de un peque que acaba de nacer? La mayoría de los padres y madres pueden testificar que en cada etapa habrá interrupciones en el sueño. Uno de cada tres peques menores a 5 años, experimentan problemas a la hora de irse a dormir, …

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