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Does Your Infant Or Toddler Need Glasses?

Vision tests are conducted on infants starting at six months and a comprehensive eye exam by an eye care professional should be scheduled by age one and repeated before kindergarten.
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Get Your Toddler To Kick The Pacifier Habit With Sabotage

Pacifiers are a godsend for parents. Babies like sucking on pacifiers because it reminds them of being in the womb. In fact, sucking is one of 5 womb sensations (known as the 5 S's) capable of triggering a baby's innate calming reflex. Eventually, though, you want them to be able to self-soothe...
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Stop Shielding Baby In Stroller With A Blanket

Dermatologist say that we get most of our lifetime sun exposure by the time we're 18 . And it can be tricky to try to keep an infant protected from the sun. Parents generally want to avoid using sunscreen on infants under six months old, so when you’re out for a stroll, it can be tempting to throw...
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Group Warns Of Kids Sitting In "W" Position Beyond Two Years Old

Doctors are warning parents that a popular child sitting position can be hazardous to their physical health. The Pediatric Therapy Center says children who continue to sit in the "W" position, where their shins, calves and feet extend outward from the knee, after their 2nd birthday may not properly...
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Pediatrician Group Recommends Changes For Introducing Your Baby to Food Allergens

Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies , including 5.6 million children under age 18. That's one in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. That has led the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to update its recommendations for introducing children to food...
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Parents Lose Sleep Up To Six Years After Bringing Home A Newborn

It's no secret that new parents get little sleep during the first few months after welcoming home their family's latest addition. However it may take up to six years for parents to get back into their regular sleeping habits! The report look at over 4,000 new mothers and fathers of their first,...
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Daily 'Tummy Time" is Quite Beneficial For Infants

Go ahead and have your baby get some 'tummy time' during the day-- it'll help him or her sleep better. Tummy time positions babies on their abdomens while being supervised by an adult. A study of 22 six-month-olds found those who have more 'tummy time' during the day are more active, which tires...
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Do Not Touch Signs Popular With Parents

The lurking cold and flu season is on its way and this year a lot of parents are going all out to make sure their kids don't catch it. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 179 children died of flu-related causes since August; 18 of this year, with 80% of those affected not having...
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Most Kids Are Not Safe In Car Seats

A scary recent report found that of 3,000 kids in car seats, 59% were strapped in unsafely. The study used surprised car seat inspections and found 36% of the car seats were not fitted properly to the vehicle, and a further 33% were found unsuitable for the children they carried, either the seat...
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FDA Warns Parents To Avoid Teething Medications For Infants

Teething for infants is painful and for parents heartbreaking but a natural part of life. But if you seek out teething pain relief in the form of popular over the counter numbing medications, the government is warning you not to do it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that various gels...
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