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Fantastic nurses from Labor and Delivery and the Mother-Baby Unit!
07.18.2014 [New Moms & Dads]


Great photo of our fantastic nurses from Labor and Delivery and the Mother-Baby Unit. So far, this group has assisted in over 1500 special deliveries for 2014! Click on the image to see a full-size version of these smiling faces!

REPOST: Look Before You Lock and Other Safety Tips
07.08.2014 | New Moms & Dads

This post, from July 2013, is still relevant today. With the recent occurrences of child heat stroke deaths in mind, please take a few minutes and read it again. Did you know a child dies from heatstroke about once every 10 days from being left alone in a hot vehicle? In fact, heatstroke is the leading cause […]

Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor
06.26.2014 | New Moms & Dads

All pregnant women look forward to meeting their baby, seeing who they look like and holding that precious kicking machine for the first time. Often by the last month or two of pregnancy, moms are feeling ready to not be pregnant anymore and live without the common discomforts of the third trimester. But sometimes, baby […]

FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula
06.20.2014 | New Moms & Dads

A new rule that aims to ensure the safety of infant formula has been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An initial version of the rule for manufacturers of infant formula was released in February and the final version contains some modifications and clarifications that were made in response to comments received by […]

Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
06.13.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a viral infection that can cause serious complications in children under age 1. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says signs of the infection include: Cold-like symptoms including stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, fever and mild cough. A more serious cough develops over time and can persist for weeks. […]

Sarasota Summer Fun 2014
06.06.2014 | New Moms & Dads

School is out for summer already and it’s time for some summer fun. Parents strive to entertain, nurture and enrich their little ones while trying to stay cool. Fortunately, in Sarasota, there are plenty of fun activities, lots of entertainment and a wide variety of enriching summer camps right in our own town. Summer Camp […]

Now On Deck – Pool Safety
05.07.2014 | New Moms & Dads

As our weather warms up, swimming pools become popular places to cool off and have fun. Especially in Florida, many homes have pools and spas, but few are equipped with safety fencing and alarms. Nearly 400 children die each year in pool and spa drowning accidents, but we can help put an end to these […]

10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids
04.23.2014 | New Moms & Dads

This week, we share “10 fire safety tips for kids” from a great blog by author Jenn Savedge, originally posted on the Mother Nature Network website. A direct link to the blog page on MNN’s website is included at the bottom of this post. Savedge, who writes parenting books and blogs about raising children and […]

Sunscreen 101
04.10.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Following up on the last post about keeping kids safe in the sun, here’s a helpful guide to choosing the right sun protection for children and babies. Sunscreen can help protect the skin from sunburn and some skin cancers, but only if used correctly. Picking a Sunscreen Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the […]

Protecting your child in the Sun
04.01.2014 | New Moms & Dads

These simple rules can help protect your baby and children from the harmful effects of the sun. The sun’s UV rays are strongest during peak hours, between 10am and 4pm. Limit time spent in the sun during these hours. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, […]