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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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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed by Parents, in Infants

Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize.
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Posted: Jun 5, 2015

Do You Have a Threenager?

A "threenager" is the term coined to describe a 3 year old who has the attitude, mood swings and angst of a teenager. Three going on 13!

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