Safe Sleeping Practices For Your Infant

A quick reminder about the importance of sleep safety. A May 2019 review by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that many infant suffocation deaths are preventable and due to unsafe sleep practices! Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) describes the sudden/unexpected death of a child under the age of 1,…

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Get your children active

A recent review of 27 studies from various countries has shown that there is a decrease in physical activity among both children and teens, starting as young as 7 years of age! We all know physical activity is a key component in a healthy lifestyle, this applies to both children…

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Childhood Nutrition

I know getting your child to eat is hard enough, but what they eat is also crucial! Good nutrition is an essential part of your child’s health. High cholesterol in young children is becoming increasingly prevalent in light of the growing obesity epidemic. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,…

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Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Would you know if your child was having an allergic reaction? The first step is recognizing key symptoms! Food allergies occur when the body has a specific immune response to a distinct food or food group. This response can be mild or life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. According to the…

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Breastfeeding Benefits

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly supports breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding newborns. The current recommendation is no formula, water or juice for the first 6 months. Breast milk has many medical and psychological benefits not available from human…

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Tobacco Exposure in Children

Keep your children safe, keep them in a smoke-free environment! According to the CDC, about 4 in 10 children in the United States between the ages of 3-11 years old are exposed to harmful second hand smoke. A majority of smoke exposure is in the home. Smoking in front of…

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Kids Dental Care: Quick tips

All the Halloween candy is flowing, just a quick reminder to take care of your little one’s teeth! Many parents feel that dental caries in baby teeth aren’t a big concern since they are going to fall out. Unfortunately this isn’t true, and proper dental care is important for all…

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Halloween Safety

With Halloween coming up, Personal Pediatrics just wanted to take a moment to remind you of some safety tips. Halloween is a time for children to dress up and have fun, and we want to keep it an enjoyable experience! The Buddy System: Make sure your child is out on…

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