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A Guide to Masks and Face Coverings for Children

So much has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached the US. We now know more than ever about coronavirus symptoms, treatment, and prevention. But no matter how much has changed, three essential steps in prevention remain. These include washing your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer […]

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How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

From the time a child is born to their ascent into teenage years, sleep plays an important role in their development. Studies show that while each child has varying needs when it comes to sleep, there are scientific guidelines that help outline the proper amount of sleep children need at each age. These age-based sleep […]

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How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays with Kids This Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even in the midst of a pandemic. There are so many holiday traditions that children look forward to every year. While we might not be able to celebrate the holidays in the most traditional sense, there are fun ways to keep the holiday spirit alive for your […]

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November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, allowing us to reflect on the nearly 400,000 babies born preterm each year in the United States and what we can do to prevent it. According to the CDC, about 1 in 8 babies are born preterm, or before completing the normal 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. This […]

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7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween Safely This Year

We know that so many children look forward to Halloween and the exciting traditions that surround it every year. While Halloween may look different this year during COVID-19, there’s no reason your family can’t find safe ways to celebrate. We’ve put together some alternative ideas to traditional trick-or-treating for you and your children to have […]

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Children’s Health Month: Protect Where Children Live, Play and Learn

Every October is recognized as Children’s Health Month, which reminds us of the importance of protecting our children’s health in places where they live, play, and learn. Environmental hazards are the main topic of this month, and how we can protect our children from the harmful things around us. From their earliest stages of development […]

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8 Tips for Limiting Screen Time for Kids

From TVs to tablets, digital screens have become an integral part of our daily lives. But however convenient technology makes certain things, you can have too much of a good thing. Limiting screen time for kids is important for keeping them healthy and well rounded. That may be easier said than done, but these tips […]

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What is Newborn Screening?

Part of preparing for the arrival of a new baby is deciding on a pediatrician. Newborn babies generally receive their first check-up very soon after they’re born. Newborn screenings are done in the hospital about 24-48 hours after a baby is born.  So you want to make sure you have your preferred pediatrician ready to […]

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7 Places to Find Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a natural bonding experience between mother and baby. Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience, but it’s not uncommon for many mothers to face challenges during the feeding process. While family and friends can be helpful, there are also resources available on both international and local levels that specifically focus on breastfeeding support and […]

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Does Your Child Need Glasses?

With a new school year comes new lessons, changes, and challenges. A potential challenge your child might face is undetected vision problems. Children may need glasses for a variety of reasons, not just to help improve their vision. Children may also need glasses to provide protection, improve the position of the eyes, or to help […]

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