• Sheltering from Coronavirus in Two Homes

    We have to stay home for the virus crisis.  Your family has two homes.  Those homes may or may not see the world in different ways, may or may not…

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  • Breastfeeding During Covid-19

    Breastfeeding with concerns about COVID-19 can be quite nerve racking. It is important to realize that a healthy, breastfeeding mom can take comfort in the fact that nothing needs to…

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Covid-19 – Blueprint of a Conversation

    When talking to your child about covid-19, there are a number of simple principles that can guide your conversation.  It is important to think about your initial  conversation as the…

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  • Flying with an Infant

    As featured on The First Month Traveling with a new baby is always a tricky proposition.  In my perfect world, you would wait until 2 weeks after the “2 month”…

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  • Measles & The MMR Vaccinne

    There is still a significant measles outbreak burden in many countries throughout the world.  Therefore, overseas travelers should make sure they are fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before their…

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    Croup–the Premier Pediatrician Guide and Must Knows for a New Parent!

    What is croup? Croup is a general name for inflammation for the upper airways, specifically in the area around the vocal chords. If croup is severe there can be swelling…

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  • Iron Rich Foods

    Why is it important for my child to eat foods with iron? Iron deficiency can occur in toddlers who are picky eaters and drink too much milk and don’t eat…

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  • Stomach Bug/Gastroenteritis

    What is the “Stomach Bug”? Gastroenteritis is an infection in the stomach that can cause both diarrhea and vomiting. It is usually caused by a virus in the intestinal tract.…

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  • Asthma

    What is wheezing? Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. Wheezing is caused by inflammation of the small airways and can have a variety of different underlying…

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  • Sunscreen

    One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than double a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life* One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in…

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  • Teething

    Teething is a common cause of pain and discomfort for infants and toddlers. It typically begins between 6-9 months of age, although it may begin as early as 4 months…

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  • Premier Parenting: Starting Solids

    Starting Solids Woo hoo! You are on this page because you’re thinking about or have recently started solid foods with your little one! Starting solids is a fun and exciting…

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  • Sleep

    From early infancy through around 4 months of age, your baby’s wake/sleep patterns go through many changes. The Early Weeks In the first few weeks of life, babies mostly sleep…

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  • Picture This…

    A recent study from the University of Colorado found a connection between the use of compartmentalized plates with pictures of fruits and vegetables and the amount of fruits and vegetables…

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  • What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

    For years, families have been aware of the importance of sufficient vitamin D consumption in developing healthy bones.   Researchers have begun to realize that the benefits of vitamin D…

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