Posts Tagged: American Academy of Pediatrics

Limiting Children’s Screen Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under two years of age not be exposed to any screen time (source).  While that’s obviously impractical for many reasons — how do you prevent inadvertent watching? — parents need to find the right balance so their children don’t become entirely dependent on technology for entertainment. Encourage children

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Child Safety Apparently Didn’t Exist Way Back When

I’ve been going through Pinterest filling my “90s Kid” board with all the things that remind me of my childhood.  The search inevitably lead me to pages with items pre-1990s, and this is one of those: I don’t know what year it’s from or anything like that because the link just led to a photo

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AAP Car Seat Safety Guidelines for 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come out with their 2014 guidelines for using car seats from infants to school-aged children.  Be a proactive parent and check it out! Car Seats: Information for Families for 2014 (From AAP) Also check the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s site on car seat safety. Aside from making

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What to Do About a Baby Who Spits Up A Lot

There could be several reasons why your infant is spitting up or puking a lot.  It’s always best to discuss any concerns you have about your baby with your pediatrician.  Many pediatricians also have help hotlines after hours.  Please, if you are seriously concerned about your baby spitting up too much, call the pediatrician. If you’ve

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Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

I saw this comic… on the Parenting Fails of Fail Blog, and though I found it funny, it brings up a great point:  DO NOT ALLOW YOUR INFANT TO SLEEP IN BED WITH YOU.  Apparently, some parents need reminding that the parents’ bed is not a safe place for baby to sleep.  So, what’s the

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