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Guide to Smartphones and Safety for Parents

Guide to Smartphones and Safety for Parents Smartphones are all the talk these days among every age group. From pre-teens to senior citizens, cell phones are being used daily by many individuals all across the globe. But are smartphones really a good idea for children, and how should we know when to say no? As parents, it can be difficult to say no to a smartphone when all of your child’s friends have their own. However, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of... Read More
at Monday, January 25, 2021
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Guide to Treating Lice

Stop Your Itching: A Guide to Treating Head Lice Second only to the common cold amongst communicable diseases, just about everyone can agree that having head lice is a pretty lousy experience. The singular term for lice is a louse, and there are three different types that live on the human body (body, pubic, and head). Remarkably, they each like to stick to their preferred body areas, and are not the same parasite, nor are the conditions for their infestations the same.... Read More
at Monday, January 18, 2021
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A Guide to Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Spit It Out! Parents’ Guide to Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Ah, the wonders of childhood! Learning, growing, caring, and sharing are all skills every parent wants their child to master. But let’s be honest, sometimes kids can share just a little too much, and might pick up something more than just social skills. What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFM) is a common viral infection caused by the coxsackievirus ,... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Friday, January 15, 2021
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Getting Your Baby to Sleep

Getting Your Baby to Sleep You’ve just brought your little bundle of joy home from the hospital. Your heart swells with affection as you gaze upon their sweet angelic face, but when it’s time to put them to sleep, your heart begins to race with anxiety. It’s a palpable feeling, and your brow starts to form tiny beads of sweat. How do I get my baby to sleep? Better yet, how do I get them to stay asleep? Will they cry? Will I cry? Shouldn’t there be a manual for... Read More
at Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Is Co-Sleeping Safe?

Is Co-Sleeping Safe? Around 3,700 infants die every year due to a variety of sleep-related deaths. If you worry about your child’s safety when you lay them to sleep at night, you’re not alone. Many parents have long sleepless nights thinking about whether or not their baby is safe in his own crib. For some, co-sleeping becomes a regular bedtime routine. Though you may have more peace of mind with your child sleeping next to you, health regulations and safety guidelines... Read More
at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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