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Your baby’s preferred sleep position may cause suffocation

Your baby’s preferred sleep position may cause suffocation

Infant death related to accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed appears to be on the rise.  In 1992, pediatric health organizations recommended that infants be placed on their back to sleep and this reduced the occurrence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) dramatically.  However, at the same time, sleep-related suffocation, asphyxia, entrapment, and other unspecified causes of infant death have risen.  

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How much sleep does my child need to grow and learn best?

How much sleep does my child need to grow and learn best?

Many parents wonder how much sleep is enough for their child. The answer to this question can be determined by answering the following, more concise, questions:

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Fun in the Sun! How to keep your child protected throughout their LIFE!

Fun in the Sun!  How to keep your child protected throughout their LIFE!

Everyone looks forward to the long, lazy days of summer. The warm weather calls for less clothing and more skin exposure. Children spend hours running and playing in the yard, park, pool, and beach with shorts, t-shirts, and swimsuits. Often, our children develop a tan on their exposed skin. Occasionally, when too much sun has been absorbed, they get sunburned. No big deal, right?

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What Can I Expect of My Child? Limit Setting and Discipline by Age Group

What Can I Expect of My Child? Limit Setting and Discipline by Age Group

Limit setting and discipline is a common concern among parents. This article explains how to set limits to our children depending on their age.

Knowing what children are capable of is a common concern among parents. Different cultures, different parental expectations, and different information can make it difficult to know what limits to put on behavior and when to expect children to conform to those limits.

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