Time-Out: When It Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

Some parents become discouraged with time-out.  Their child repeats misbehavior immediately after release from time-out.  Other children seem to improve temporarily but by the next day are repeating the behavior the parent is trying to stop.  Some children refuse to go to time-out or won’t stay there.  None of these examples means that time-out should […]

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Toilet Training Your Child: The Basics

What is toilet training? Your child is toilet trained when, without any reminders, he walks to the potty, pulls down his pants, urinates or passes a bowel movement (BM), and pulls up his pants.  Some children will learn to control their bladders first.  Others will start with bowel control.  Both kinds of control can be […]

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Sun Safety

What’s the best way to protect my child in the sun? Follow these simple rules to protect your family from sunburns now and from skin cancer later in life. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, or the stroller canopy. When possible, dress yourself and your […]

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AAP Recommendations on Limiting Sun Exposure in Children and Supporting Legislation to Prohibit Salon Tanning by Minors

Numerous public health campaigns encourage people to protect themselves from the risk of developing skin cancer, but people of all ages continue to overexpose themselves to harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun. Teenagers and young adults are also exposed to UVR in tanning salons. Rates of skin cancer – including melanoma, the most serious […]

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Dietary Measures : Obesity

We direct these suggestions to parents, since you probably do most of the shopping and cooking for the household—and also because if a youngster’s diet is to succeed, other members of the family need to abide by the same dietary rules. “You can’t tell a kid, ‘These potato chips are not for you, they’re for […]

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Reduce the Risk of Gun Injury

Children love to explore. As they learn new skills, like crawling, walking, climbing, or running, there are more ways of getting into trouble! Much of this trouble will be small. But, if there is a gun in the house, a child’s curiosity can lead to severe injury or death. FACT: Nearly 40% of the homes […]

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Calcium

Hey, What’s to Eat? Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight […]

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Brushing Up on Oral Health: Never Too Soon

As the AAP and other children’s organizations report, tooth decay (also called early childhood caries, or ECC) is the most common chronic children’s disease in the country. As a result, it is very important that parents work with their pediatrician to establish good oral health care from the first weeks of their baby’s life. Although […]

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Tylenol Dosage Chart

Child’s Weight (pounds) 7-13 14-20 21-27 28-41 42-55 56-83 84-111 112+ lbs Infant Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.6 2.4 — — — mL Syrup: 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) — ½ ¾ 1 1½ 2 3 4 tsp Chewable 80 mg. tablets — — 1½ 2 3 4 5-6 8 tabs Chewable […]

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Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Child’s Weight (pounds) 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96+ lbs Infant Drops 50mg/1.25 mL 1.25 1.875 2.5 3.75 5 — — — mL Liquid 100 mg/5 mL (tsp) ½ ¾ 1 1½ 2 2½ 3 4 tsp Chewable 50 mg. tablets — — 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs Junior-strength 100 mg […]

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