Month: April 2017

THE THREE EASY STEPS TO CALCULATE HOW TALL YOUR CHILD WILL BE

In a society full of supermodels and athletic superstars, every parent wants to know how tall their child is going to be. It’s not nearly as mystical or complicated as one might think. There is a simple scientific formula used to calculate a child’s genetic growth potential. What is “genetic growth potential?” A child’s genetic growth potential simply means that if you take into account both parents, what is the child’s likelihood of growing to a certain size. It’s quite intuitive. Short parents have short kids. Tall parents have tall kids. If a child is significantly above or below...

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HOW TO PREVENT SIDS

Every parent has heard of SIDS and has an appropriate fear of SIDS. The only way to mitigate the fear is to ensure that as a parent, you’ve done everything you can to prevent it. What is SIDS? SIDS is an acronym for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. By definition, the death of an infant less than 1 year old can only be classified as SIDS if there is no explainable reason for the death (including a thorough investigation into the details surrounding the death and an autopsy performed). SIDS is the third leading cause of death in infants (first is congenital...

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DON’T BE VICTIM TO MEDICATION MISTAKES

Everyone makes mistakes. The problem with medicine is that the mistakes can be potentially really harmful. As a parent, you just expect that your doctor never makes a mistake when prescribing medications for your child. But the truth is, it happens. The problem is that you’re stuck trusting that your doctor did it right. So here’s some insider’s tips into helping you double check your doctor. (If you think something may be off, don’t be afraid to speak up. Doctors aren’t trying to make mistakes, but it’s easy to get distracted and dosing medications for kids can be tricky)....

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Dr. Monica Wonnacott


I'm a pediatrician and a mom. PediatricAnswers.com is my blog where parents can get the straight scoop on their child's health, largely based on my experience in the office and at home. I don't diagnose on the site, so please don't ask. These are just my opinions. Use this site as a resource. And trust your parent gut.

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