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I’m Hearing A Lot About Dry Drowning. Should I Worry?


Recent publicity surrounding “dry drowning” has sparked a number of phone calls from worried parents in my office. While it can and does happen, I want to send a message of general reassurance. The average kiddo who gulps or even inhales a mouthful of water while in the bathtub or while swimming and has a (...)

10 Things You Should Have In Your Medicine Cabinet


Everybody should have a few common, key items in their medicine cabinet. These few items should help in a pinch, and save you from making trips to the store in the middle of the night. Here are the must haves to any medicine cabinet: Tylenol (generic is acetaminophen). You can buy the children’s or infant formula; (...)

Table Foods: Practical Tips


When and how to introduce solid foods to babies can cause a lot of stress to parents. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be hard. Simply give your baby bites of whatever you are eating (obvious point, eat healthy!) To be helpful, I snapped a few pics of a day’s worth of (...)

10 Terrible Foods We Feed Our Kids


When you say the phrase, “kid foods,” everyone knows what you are talking about. These are the go-to foods that parents feed their kids because they know their kids will eat these foods and they’re quick and easy to make. Now this is the pot calling the kettle black (I have fed my kids just (...)

How To Prevent Diabetes


November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes (keep in mind that most of those numbers are adults with Type 2 diabetes). With the aging and fattening of America, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled in the (...)

Tips For Flying With An Infant


I was recently on a long flight, late at night. The infant in arms 2 rows ahead of me, cried for the whole first hour straight. I seriously debated whether or not to go up and offer to help, but ultimately decided it would just make that poor mom who was already trying her best, (...)

Solar Eclipse Eye Warning


The excitement over the total solar eclipse (when the moon blocks the sun) is in the air. I don’t remember ever seeing one in my lifetime. As you’ve probably heard, the potential dangers to your eyes are real. When I told my 6 year-old daughter about the real risk (trying to instill in her the (...)

Tips For Stopping Canker Sores


If you or your children are among the 1 in 4 people who suffer from canker sores, then read on. Canker sores are miserable and considered one of the most common mouth sores. They first present in childhood, then plague people with a 50% recurrence rate (within 3 months). What are canker sores? The official (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)