Toddler Health & Safety Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kids jump and fall and run and climb and play – and it’s not unusual for me to get called when one of their tongues happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught between chomping teeth. Ouch! A tongue bite can bleed a lot and look terrible, but still heal on […]

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  • How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    If you have a young child at home and you are expecting your second you’re probably wondering how to help ease the transition into life with a new baby. Your toddler is used to having your undivided attention and now she has to share it with someone new.  This transition phase can be challenging for […]

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    New: skin damage starts with your child’s first summer

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer because the outermost protective layer, the stratum corneum, isn’t mature until at least age two.

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  • Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers

    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers

    Breaking News Tylenol Doesn’t Relieve Pain for Babies and Toddlers!? The FDA’s Nonsprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee have together recommended that “pain relief” be removed from the label of Tylenol and other brands of acetaminophen because there is no reliable evidence that it relieves pain better than placebo in children under age […]

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  • How Green is your Childcare?

    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children – among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us give a thought to environmental health? We should, because young children’s developing bodies are very susceptible to chemical exposures.

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  • Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same

    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same

    One of the best ways to keep your toddlers healthy during flu and cold season is to keep their hands clean. A good washing with soap and water is very effective in reducing the spread of contaminants that may make your kids sick. But frankly it can be tough to get our little ones to […]

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  • Awash in Cold Medicines

    Awash in Cold Medicines

    Question: Who took cough and cold medicines the most? Answer: Kids aged 2 through 5 years – the very group for whom the FDA expert panel voted to ban them last year (although the FDA has not done this as of August 2008).

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  • Vitamin Sunshine

    Vitamin Sunshine

    An astonishing forty percent of healthy babies and toddlers in a recent study had low levels of vitamin D. Results of this important study appear in the June 2008 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Children can get vitamin D in the diet, but the skin can also make vitamin D in response to time […]

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  • Digital Childhood, Physical World

    Digital Childhood, Physical World

    Today’s generation of children is growing up unlike any previous generation in history. In the last 10 years there has been an explosion of digital and electronic media available to and even targeted at children – even our very youngest children. Lots of DVDs are aimed at kids 0 to 18 months old. Television networks […]

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  • “Baby Fat”

    “Baby Fat”

    I often hear from parents who expect that their cute, chubby young children  will naturally thin out as their height spurts up. Unfortunately, it doesn’t tend to work out that way. Instead, making changes as a family is usually needed to help kids thin out as they grow.

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