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How to help your child learn better in 3 easy steps

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If you have a child between 8 and 11 years old and want to maximize his or her learning, there are three things you can do:

  • Make sure they are physically active at least 1 hour per day;
  • Limit their recreational screen time to less than 2 hours per day; and
  • Help them get between 9-11 hours of sleep per night.
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How to really get your baby to sleep through the night: A no nonsense approach

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Two major concerns of new parents are 1) when will the baby sleep through the night, and 2) how to get the baby to sleep through the night. Many families struggle with sleepless nights and frequent infant waking.

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Does swaddling increase the risk of SIDS in infants?

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News reports have been citing a new study* about the increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in infants when swaddled. SIDS is a sudden, unexplained death of an infant less than 12 months old and usually occurs during sleep.

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Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Major pediatric health organizations recommend introducing solid foods to infants at 6 months. Prior to 6 months, breast milk or formula are sufficient for infant growth and development.

However, many parents desire to introduce solid foods earlier because they believe that their baby is interested in solid foods, hungry for more than breast milk or formula, or to help their baby sleep through the night sooner.

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