Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What causes early childhood dental caries in children? Prolonged exposure to milk and other sugary liquids such as juice can cause tooth decay in children. This is known as early childhood caries (ECC), bottle-mouth syndrome, or baby bottle tooth decay. It has remained an increasing problem world-wide, though it varies…

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Summertime Sunscreen Safety

Summertime is the most important time to protect your children from the sun’s rays. Staying in the shade and covering up the skin are the most protective ways to avoid sun exposure and always your first line of defense. But, for those sunny outdoor days where exposure is expected, sunscreen…

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Camp Safety Recommendations

As all your children go off to summer camp, we wanted to bring up some of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations prior to participating! Day camps and resident camps are great opportunities for children to get out and be around others. Approx 14 million children attend day or resident…

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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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