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Toddlers + Preschoolers

Posts about children from toddlerhood to the end of preschool, approximately ages 1-5 years old.

Myth Busting | Can Vicks VapoRub on the Feet Shorten A Baby’s Cold?

By January 5, 2017 1 Comment
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My nine-month-old has her first cold and I can’t stand to see her like this! I asked my mom for advice and she told me to cover [my daughter’s] feet in Vicks VapoRub at night and then put socks on her. She said she used to do this with me and my cold would be […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Toddlers + Preschoolers


The Truth About Teething

By November 8, 2016 No Comments
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Last month the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory about the use of homeopathic teething aids.  Many of us know these under the popular brand name of Hyland’s Teething Tablets.  So what are parents of teething babies supposed to do? Teething gets a bad rap. In the not-so-distant past, it was […]

Categories: Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Toddlers + Preschoolers


The FDA Answers Your Questions About Hyland’s Teething Tablet Advisory

By November 8, 2016 No Comments
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A little over a month ago the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory to parents to stop using and immediately dispose of any homeopathic teething aides or gels they may have in their homes or may be using.  The most popular of the brands that falls under this umbrella are Hylands […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Do Workbooks Help Preschoolers Learn?

By October 24, 2016 1 Comment
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We constantly hear about how our children are underperforming academically relative to the rest of the world. We want our children to be ahead of the academic curve, not behind it, and some have reasoned that if traditional academics are started sooner, children will be ahead of the curve. This too often involves reducing playtime […]

Categories: Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Developmental Milestones and Delays: When To Seek Help

By September 13, 2016 No Comments
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Whether it’s your first child or your third, parents often wonder if their child is meeting their milestones on time. We’ve all felt our stomachs drop as a fellow parent on the playground asks if our toddler or preschooler is doing something yet because their child is. If you have more than one child, you’ve […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Newborns + Infants, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Can Thumb Sucking Really Prevent Allergies?

By July 27, 2016 No Comments
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Wouldn’t it be great if there was something we could do to prevent or decrease the development of allergies? Especially if that something was a common behavior that most of our children are already doing? That would make everyone’s life a lot easier. Well, that’s what a recent study out of New Zealand attempted to […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


How to Explain the Weather to Kids

By May 24, 2016 No Comments
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I’m many things — Husband, father, brother, son, mediocre softball player — but none of those matter quite as much with people as when they learn that I am a meteorologist. After my fake laughter subsides from the ever clever quip about getting paid to be wrong,* I usually am bombarded with all sorts of […]

Categories: School-Aged Children, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Toddlers + Preschoolers


How to Spot the Signs of Hearing Loss Early

By May 18, 2016 1 Comment
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Why does the TV volume need to be so loud? Why don’t you follow the direction the first time I said it? Why is my child’s vocabulary not developing as fast as their siblings did? These are all valid questions that parents ask themselves when their child is having difficulty hearing – and often they […]

Categories: Disability + Disability Advocacy, Newborns + Infants, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers