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Prevent sunburn: healthy skin begins in infancy

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Babies are little rays of sunshine in the lives of their parents, yet some parents are unaware of how actual sunshine is unhealthy for their little one. Sunny days, cloudy days, beach days, and city street days – all these situations demand appropriate sun protection for babies in their first 6 months of life.

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Is gluten-free healthy for my non-celiac child?

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The purpose of this post is to address the use of gluten-free diets in children without Celiac’s disease, an allergy to wheat, or gluten sensitivity. All of these diseases and disorders are determined through proper medical screening and testing. If parents think their child may have one of these issues, they should seek guidance from their health care provider.

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Can being a preterm infant affect school performance?

Can being a preterm infant affect school performance?

Late preterm infants (born between 34-37 weeks gestation) are frequently overlooked for developmental delays. These babies, even though they are born only a few weeks early, may have more problems with reading and math in the preschool years (age 3-5) than babies whare born at term (38-40 weeks).

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Are you sure your baby is safe while sleeping?

Are you sure your baby is safe while sleeping?

Watching infants sleep is one of the most beautiful sights parents have of their children. The unique positions they take while sleeping, the tranquil expressions of their faces, and the peaceful rhythm of their breathing makes sleeping babies appear like angels in our midst.

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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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