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Camping with Toddlers 101

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. Here are a few things you can do to make your trip a little less stressful and a lot more fun. Food Toddlers are food-focused. Let them experience some of […]

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Why Early Intervention Programs Benefit Kids with Developmental Delays

Parents often have a vision of how the first few years of their child’s life will go – filled with the traditional milestones of rolling over, walking, and saying their first word. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? You may have received a diagnosis in utero or soon after birth that your […]

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Your Baby's First Test Understanding the Apgar Score

Your Baby’s First Test: Understanding the Apgar Score

  The Apgar score is a test that was designed by Virginia Apgar, an American anesthesiologist, to evaluate the condition of newborns immediately following birth.  The test was developed to aid nurses and other medical professionals in determining if a newborn is in need of emergency care. The Apgar test scores five important features of […]

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6 major benefits of breastfeeding

6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong opinions. Most experts agree that breastfeeding provides a number of unique benefits for a growing baby, including a perfect balance of nutrients and the building blocks of a stronger immune […]

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How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning. And while children and adults can learn through experienting, to get an education that prepares one for life, reading is essential. Because of this, parents may think that they need the latest electronic gadgets to help their children acquire basic reading skills […]

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm temperatures of summer provide a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive making backyard cookouts an environment that encourages food contamination. Here are some tips on keeping your food safe this […]

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Infant Breastfeeding

New mothers often ask me about the benefits of breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding and the amount of time recommended for breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is a recommended in all infants except in rare instances.  There are many benefits of breast milk that cannot be duplicated in infant formulas.  Maternal infant bonding increases with breastfeeding.  Recent studies have shown […]

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