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When Can My Child Start Skateboarding?

Encouraging your child to find ways to stay active can be a challenge, but what happens when your child becomes attached to a sport or activity that is dangerous?

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How to Give Your Baby a Bath

As a new parent, it’s normal to feel both excited and a little overwhelmed when giving your baby his or her first bath.

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All About Sinus Infections

Sinusitis, more commonly known as a sinus infection, can be a painful and annoying illness for your child.

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How to Swaddle Your Baby

Swaddling is wrapping a blanket tightly around your baby's body to replicate the snug feeling of a mother's womb. One study suggested that swaddled babies 2 months or younger startled less often, slept more deeply and fell back asleep more quickly than babies who weren't swaddled.

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Preparing Your Home for Your Newborn

Welcoming the newest member of your family can feel like daunting task, especially if this is your first child. But it doesn’t need to be!

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Baby Skin Care

Newborn babies have delicate skin. Excessive washing, chemicals, detergents, fragrances, dyes in clothing and even baby products can cause newborn skin dryness, irritation, rashes and chafing. However, there’s much you can do to protect and care for your baby’s delicate skin.

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Why Do Children Bite?

For infants and early toddlers, biting is almost impulsive.

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Treating Whooping Cough in Kids

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a bacterial infection with primarily respiratory symptoms. Its ability to easily spread through physical contact and coughing or sneezing makes it highly contagious. While it is not as pervasive as it once was thanks to the rising use of vaccinations, there is still a chance your child may be infected by unvaccinated children at school or elsewhere.

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How To Stop A Whooping Cough Outbreak Before It Starts

In 2012, the United States experienced its highest outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) since the 1950s with over 40,000 cases reported. That number was drastically reduced by more than half in 2015 thanks to increased education and adoption of vaccinations for infants.

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A Chubby Baby Is Not A Sign Of Obesity

With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?

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Car Seat Safety Guide for New Parents

As much of a struggle as it can be to wrestle your child into his or her car seat, the importance of your child's safety in a vehicle cannot be ignored.

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Treating Children with OTC Drugs

Just because some medications are available without a prescription doesn’t mean they are safe for all ages.

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Foreign Bodies and Young Children

What are foreign bodies?

Pediatricians, surgeons, and other medical practitioners refer to objects that don't belong inside you as foreign bodies. For young children, foreign bodies most frequently enter the human body through openings like the throat, nose, and ears.

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How To Evaluate Your Teen's Sleep Schedule

At an important time in their lives for growth and maturity, teenagers require at least 8 ½ hours of sleep every night. However, studies show that only 15% of teens are getting the necessary amount of sleep they need to function. This is shocking because it is an indication that sleep is a widespread problem for adolescents. It also means that many parents are not making sleep a priority in the lives of their teens.

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