Televisions, smartphones, computers, and tablets are all devices both adults and children use for information, entertainment, and social interaction. As with most modern conveniences, it is best to use them in moderation. Unfortunately, many kids (and adults) spend too much time looking at screens. How much screen time is too much for kids?
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A fever in children is quite common, and it’s not necessarily dangerous in most cases. A fever is considered 100.4 or higher, and it’s the body’s way of providing a defense from viruses or bacteria. To treat or not to treat and how is the question. Keep reading to learn a guide to treating your
When your little one is not eating, feeling a bit feverish, and no amount of love and cuddling will calm him or her, you become worried. Knowing when to give your child medicine and when not to is essential before you do anything. Let’s explore in more detail giving your child medicine.
RSV is the acronym for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and it usually peaks from November through March. It is an especially dangerous virus for children younger than two years old and seniors. If you have a young child and especially one that was born premature, pay attention to the following information. RSV in children: what parents
Some children seem to be born gregarious. They happily enter into any group or conversation. They are swift to join teams, and they love having lots of friends over. However, other kids are more shy, unassuming, and just don’t have the same social skills. If you are worried that your child is not interacting with
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 based on socioeconomic status and
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 can provide protections from the
How much calcium and Vitamin D does my child need? We get this question a lot during our well child exams. The answer varies per age group, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics these are the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA): 0-6 months > 200 mg calcium daily > 400 IU vitamin D 7-12
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 camp during the summer. There are
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 milk substitutes such as formula.