It's National Infant Immunization Week! The pediatrician-mom authors of Heading Home With Your Newborn have this tip: "After your baby receives a shot, we recommend holding, talking, signing, or otherwise soothing him right away and then moving on to something else such as breastfeeding or taking a bottle or going for a brief walk outside the examination room."
Free training available: Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns. Have you ever had a concern about the development of a child in your care? Too many young children with developmental delays or disabilities miss the opportunity to benefit from early intervention services that can help them reach their full potential. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a FREE,... View details ⇨
Did you know that every year more than 1,700 children are saved by organ donation? And did you know that there are more than 2,000 children waiting for an organ donation? Organ & tissue donation saves lives. Learn more here. #DonateLife [ Ow.ly Link ]
Sleep has become a casualty of modern life. If you or your children are excessively sleepy or just don't feel rested in the morning, use this checklist to help you and your family get a good night's sleep.
April is Autism Awareness Month! There's still time to save 20% on the book Temple Grandin called "essential reading for parents of children with autism," Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know.
AAP Pediatrician & mom Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann has some great advice on why it's so important to talk about alcohol use with your kids: "You are the strongest force to protect your children from alcohol abuse. Even if you think your kids don't care what you have to say…they really do. The best solution for underage drinking is to talk to your kids, and talk early." #AlcoholAwarenessMonth
You might find it easy to talk to your kids about the differences between right & wrong, but what about sexual development? Much harder! Here are some tips to help parents tell the difference between "normal" sexual behaviors in young kids & behaviors that may signal a problem. #NCAPM2017
It's National Sibling Day! Do you have multiples at home? Raising Twins (by Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD Author Page) offers tips on helping your twins relate to each other and any other siblings in the family!
Depression affects people of all ages, including kids. The following information can help you recognize the signs. Also included is an excellent podcast by AAP pediatrician Seattle Mama Doc with great advice on what you can do if you're worried about your child. #LetsTalk #WorldHealthDay
Do you know a family with a baby in the NICU? The new book, Understanding the NICU: What Parents of Preemies and Other Hospitalized Newborns Need to Know, can help! Library Journal said, "Having an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is extremely stressful, and parents need all the help they can get. Here is that support, written in a factual yet personable voice by NICU... View details ⇨
April is Autism Awareness Month! Save 20% on the book Temple Grandin called "essential reading for parents of children with autism," Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know. [ Shop.aap.org Link ]