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by Dr. Kelly Newgent

My baby spits up all the time. Is this normal? When should I worry?

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Alison Auster, MD

What are some ways to help my children cope with the anxiety and discomfort of shots?

by Dr. Alison Auster

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hold and feed baby after vaccine

May I give Tylenol to my baby before an immunization?

by Dr. Bryan Kono

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My baby spits up all the time. Is this normal? When should I worry?

by Dr. Brian Stanga

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Cold and cough medicines for youngsters a no-no

by Keri Mitchell

Dr. Brian Gablehouse often gets the plea in the middle of the night: “Please tell me what I can do for my baby’s cough,” a worried and sleep-deprived parent begs over the phone. Unfortunately, if the child is 6 or under, Gablehouse’s answer is: Not much.

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Eco-Friendly Baby Products: What’s worth your green?

by Allyson Reedy

I recently attended a post-story time coffee with several new moms. “You guys,” one of them leaned forward whispering, as if about to confess to switching her baby at birth or, worse, swiping another woman’s Orbit luxury stroller, “when we were on vacation, we used real laundry detergent.”

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Michael Contreras, MD

Common skin issues can temporarily mar baby-soft skin

by Debra Melani

Although the little ones won’t shun social events or suffer blows to their self-esteem, acne and rashes, often in private places, can plague newborns from the start. Because rashes can signal more serious problems, Dr. Michael Contreras, a dermatologist with AboutSkin Dermatology at Sky Ridge and...

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Sibling

And Baby Makes Four…How to make your only child a happy sibling

by Kristen Bason

Having a baby is intimidating; add to the mix a suspicious sibling and that trip home from the hospital is even more nerve wracking.

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Active Play

The Importance of Active Play

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

When was the last time your child went out to play? In today’s go-go culture, time to play outside is quickly becoming a scarce resource. According to a recent Pediatrics article, the trend toward indoor, sedentary activity begins at a young age. Despite the fact that the National Association for...

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Naps: Does a routine of rest really matter?

by Lisa Marshall

Anyone who has been around toddlers and preschoolers much can tell you: Just one missed nap can turn a “little angel” into an intolerable grouch. But new research suggests it may do much more than that, blunting their capacity for joy, heightening their anxiety, and diminishing their tendency...

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