13 Sep · admin · No Comments

How to Manage The Risks of Child Care During the Pandemic

  Everything is about risk mitigation right now,” says Anne Rimoin, a UCLA Fielding School of public health epidemiologist. “so you have to think carefully about where you’re putting your kids and who’s taking care of them and make the bet decisions that you can based on the options available to you. Remember, children between …

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13 Sep · admin · No Comments

How Much Water Should Your Toddler Drink?

What is the recommended water intake or toddlers? The USDA recommends that children in the age group of 1 to 3 should drink around five and a half cups of water every day.  The American Association of Pediatrics advises parent to limit juice/flavored milk to just 4 – 6 ounces a day.  Parents’ should use …

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25 Aug · admin · No Comments

How to Teach Your Toddler to Swim

If you want to teach your child to master swimming, the first thing to do is teach them to LOVE the water. Do not abruptly dunk your child in the water or underwater. Also, when it comes to safety issues with babies and toddlers around water, take extra precautions including never leaving buckets of water, …

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12 Jul · admin · No Comments

Babies Need Exercise

Regular exercise in babies causes the kind of development that may be critical for health in later life. Infancy and the toddler years are the time that the brain is developing pathways and connections to the muscles.  The pediatric experts at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education want to hear more parents saying …

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11 Jun · admin · No Comments

Prevent the Effects of Extreme Heat in Infants and Toddlers

A heat index at or above 90*F, as identified by the National Weather Service, poses a significant health risk, especially for infants and toddlers. There are several steps you can take to “beat the heat” and protect your child from heat-related illness. AIR CONDITIONING If your home does not have air-conditioning, find a nearby place …

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2 Jun · admin · No Comments

How Does Hot Weather Affect my Baby or Child?

Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes to temperature as well as adults. Babies and children sweat less, reducing their bodies’ ability to cool down, and they generate more heat during exercise than adults. They are at risk of overheating and developing a heat-related illness. Heat can …

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23 May · admin · No Comments

Will Your Toddler be Jealous of a New Sibling?

Jealousy is the emotion most evident in a toddler who finds a new BABY in the house when mommy’s and daddy’s time is shifted from the toddler to the BABY. Here are some rules that may be helpful for you in preparing your toddler for the NEW “Intruder” lol DO NOT tell the older child …

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27 Apr · admin · No Comments

Weaning Your Child off the Pacifier

“Children develop higher level strategies to manage their distress usually beginning at the age of 2”, says Dr. Dowell, a developmental psychologist in State College, PA. “They phase out their pacifiers as they develop skills to replace them. Most kids willingly surrender their binkies by age 3 or 4. Day 1: Tell your child that …

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20 Apr · admin · No Comments

The Pacifier Habit

Is a Pacifier good for my baby? Pacifiers are very appropriate for soothing your baby, experts agree but dentists feel that the pacifier should begin ending at age two years and completely ended by four years. When purchasing a pacifier please look for these safety tips: A one piece model with soft nipple (two piece …

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23 Mar · admin · No Comments

Stuck Inside with your Toddler or Young Child?

20 activites  Article by Julie Borm If you are stuck inside and can’t find something to keep your toddler or preschooler occupied besides Paw Patrol, here are a few ideas that don’t require a lot of money or creativity. Play grocery store: Find a few items around the house (spoons, book, socks, apples) and set …

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