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All infants & toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat until they are at least 2 years old. Here's why.

Rear-Facing Car Seats for Infants & Toddlers
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02/21/2017 at 19:11. Facebook
It's week four of our Picky Eater Challenge--A Shopping Adventure! This week we're challenging you to to change what your family eats by shopping in a whole new way! What's your healthy grocery shopping strategy?

There's still time to download chapters one and two of The Picky Eater Project for free and join us!

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02/17/2017 at 13:38. Facebook
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Get Fit in February Sweepstakes! We contacted the winners yesterday afternoon, so be sure to check your email. Good luck!
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02/16/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
It's World Read Aloud Day! Celebrate by making it a priority to read to your children. Retro Baby author Anne. H Zachry, PhD, OTR/L recommends starting from day one. "Story time encourages active listening skills and promotes concentration, and it's a wonderful way to stimulate your baby's mind . . . Engage your baby as you read through each book by pointing to and naming the details of each...
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Retro Baby [Paperback] - AAP
The average American diet is so high in sugar & eating all that extra sugar can fuel cravings for even more sweets. Here are some helpful tips for taming your child's sweet tooth!

I Need a Treat! How to Tame Your Child's Sweet Tooth
Attention parents of children with severe allergies - check out the AAP's new Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan. It's perfect to share with anyone who cares for your child - teachers, coaches, parents, relatives, babysitters, etc. to make sure they know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Create an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan: AAP Report Explained
It's week three of our Picky Eater Challenge!
Mission: Engage your kids and encourage them to be more excited about trying new foods.
Strategy: Cook together
Measurement: Kids' ratings of their enjoyment of the cooking experience and how many times they tried a new food.
It's not too late to get chapters one & two of The Picky Eater Project for free and join us!

Do you know what to do if your child gets a burn? It depends on how severe the burn is. Simply put, there are three levels of burns; knowing how to treat each of them quickly and efficiently is crucial. Learn more here. #BurnAware

First Aid for Burns: Parent FAQs
We're in week two of our Picky Eater Challenge! Snowed-in east coast parents, today would be a great time to have your kids help you make Spicy Turkey Chili, a recipe from chapter 2 of The Picky Eater Project! Download your free excerpt, including recipes, today! Feel free to leave any questions for our coauthors How to Raise Healthy Eaters and ChopChop Magazine in the comments!

Many parents tend to think of vaccines as something needed for infants & young children but less important later in life. But teens need protection against infectious illnesses as well! Are your teens up to date? #VaccinesWork

Immunizations for Teenagers & Young Adults
Wonder what milestones are next for your child? Check out the Milestones in Action photos & videos from CDC demonstrating milestones from 2 months to 5 years of age. You can celebrate your child’s milestones by tracking them with a free milestone checklist & sharing it with your child’s doctor.

Milestones in Action | Milestones | Act Early | NCBDDD | CDC
It's Week 2 of our Picky Eating Challenge! This week we mount a kitchen revolution!
Mission: Create an environment that supports more adventurous eating.
Strategy: Transform the kitchen--what is available, where, when, and how.
Measurement: How many times kids try a new food of their choice with no pressure.
It's not too late to join us in defeating picky eating! Download a FREE 90-page...
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Great advice from AAP pediatric allergist Amanda Cox, MD on the best time to introduce your baby to peanut butter.

When can I start giving my baby peanut butter?
There's still time to download your free 90 page excerpt of The Picky Eater Project, and join us for our picky eater challenge! Over the next six weeks, we'll be working through the plan laid out in the book, and the authors, How to Raise Healthy Eaters and ChopChop Magazine, are answering your questions in the comments. Download the first two chapters today!

Join us in our Get Fit in February sweepstakes event! We're giving away Fitbit Charge 2 activity wristbands to 10 lucky winners. Contest ends February 10, 2017 - enter once each day for 10 chances to win!

It’s week one of our picky-eater challenge! Download the first 90 pages of The Picky Eater Project for FREE and join us!

This week, we’re focusing on picky-free parenting!
Mission: Create more harmonious mealtimes.
Strategy: Practice 10 rules of picky-free parenting.
Measurement: Number of pleasant mealtimes this week.
We’ll check in with you Thursday and again next Monday to see how it’s...
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Growth chart percentiles are a main part of every child's check-up but AAP Pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, FAAP (Seattle Mama Doc) explains why you shouldn't focus too much on just the numbers. [ Link ]
Have a picky eater at home? Join us for a 6-week long plan of action! Download 2 FREE chapters of the new book The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes, and get a discount code for 20% off the full book.

Starting on Monday, January 30, we will post weekly about the plan, and Dr. Natalie Digate Muth (How to Raise Healthy Eaters) and Sally Sampson (ChopChop...
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The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to protect the health & well-being of all children—no matter where they or their parents were born. We are non-partisan & pro-children. We urge President Trump & his Administration to ensure that children & families who are fleeing violence & adversity can continue to seek refuge in our country. #PutKids1st #RefugeesWelcome.

Pediatricians call President Trump's immigration orders harmful
When to keep your child home from child care. In this cold & flu season, these tips are just what many parents need.

When to Keep Your Child Home from Child Care