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Posted: Aug 14, 2016

Safety in Hot Cars

Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths occur when children are left alone in hot cars.
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Posted: Jun 17, 2016

Infant Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Only 2 or 3 out of 100 exclusively breast fed babies will exhibit an allergic reaction to foods, and that is most often to the cow’s milk in the mother’s diet. My sister breastfed her twins but noticed an immediate and significant reaction when she supplemented her son with formula. He broke out in a severe rash and hives, screamed with stomach cramps and after a trip to the ER and following up with her pediatrician and an allergist; she excluded all dairy from her diet.
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Posted: May 19, 2016

Boating Safety This Summer

The usual boating list… Sun screen that is appropriate for your child’s age; Paba and Deet Free for infants 6 months-1year old. Reapply every 2 hours.  Children <6 months of age should not wear sunscreen, but instead wear protective clothing and be kept in the shade.   All children should wear eye protection.  Avoid the times 10am-4pm when the UV rays are the strongest.
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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

5 Ways to Baby-proof the Potty

The bathroom is often considered the most dangerous room in a house. When you have very young children, it's important to identify the potential dangers around the home and to “baby proof” to keep the kiddos safe. The easiest way to prevent accidents in the bathroom is to keep children from getting into the it without an adult. For added security, try these additional child-proofing measures.
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Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Nitrous Oxide for Pain Relief in Labor

Nitrous Oxide is a gas inhaled for pain relief. During labor, a mixture of 50-percent Nitrous gas and 50-percent oxygen is inhaled through a face mask held by the laboring mom. The pain might still exist, but the gas creates a feeling of “I don’t care about the pain.” Nitrous has been widely used in Canada and Europe for comfort in labor.

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