Steps To Take To Reduce Your Child’s Immunization Pain

Steps To Take To Reduce Your Child's Immunization PainIt is very rare to find a child that looks forward to having shots and even young babies seem to know what is coming when they are due for a shot, resulting in lots of tears and bad moods. For a parent, this can be very upsetting, but the short-term trauma and pain is worth it when you factor in the long-term benefit of protection from some nasty bugs. Your pediatrician will be well aware of this problem and will try to make you and your child as comfortable as possible. Also, here are lots of things you can do to reduce your child’s immunization pain.Read more…

 

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Things Parents Can Do To Stay On Top Of Your Child’s Immunizations

Things Parents Can Do To Stay On Top Of Your Child's ImmunizationsBeing a parent is a 24/7 job with so much to think about, from feeding times to doctors appointments, so there will be times when it might feel overwhelming. One of the things that need particular attention is your kid’s immunizations, as they help your little one develop immunity against a whole host of diseases. The problem is that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the shots, especially if your family moves around a lot or you have a large family. However, there are some simple steps that you can follow to stay on top of your child’s immunizations.Read more…

Don’t Neglect Yourself: Self-Care Tips For The New Mom

Don't Neglect Yourself: Self-Care Tips For The New MomWhen moms have a baby, they think that they have to put their lives on hold as the well-being of their baby is more important. While the well-being of your baby is one of your primary goals as a mother, this can be severely undermined if you don’t take care of yourself. Most of the time new moms believe that putting themselves first, somehow makes them a bad mother, but this is not true. The golden rule is to take care of yourself as well as your baby. This may sound difficult, but by practicing self-care, you will find the time to chill out and re-energize yourself in ways that will have no negative effect on your baby.  So, here are some self-care tips for the new mom, to get you started. Read more…

 

Four Things A Pediatrician Wishes You’d Stop Doing

Four Things A Pediatrician Wishes You'd Stop DoingWe live in a world where we are continuously exposed to new information and ‘experts’ who know the best things to do.  This constant input is enough to send even the most level-headed person crazy. And, the bad news is that it only gets worse when you are a parent, with many people having a more important opinion on how to raise an active, healthy, and well-mannered child. This situation leads to an unnecessary level of stress and anxiety that your child isn’t ‘normal’ or that you are a lousy parent. The good news is many of these things can be stopped if you pay attention to these four things a pediatrician wishes you’d stop doing. Read more here…

Four Ways Of Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Four Ways Of Preventing Sudden Infant Death SyndromeIn the last couple of decades there has been an increasing awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and luckily this has resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of deaths associated with this condition.However, the CDC reported in 2015 that there were still around 1600 infant deaths as a result of SIDS. SIDS explains situations where a healthy baby suddenly and unexpectedly dies, usually while they are sleeping. These deaths are prevalent in infants under a year old with the majority of cases happening in babies under six months old. The reason for this decrease in deaths has been to an increasing awareness of the risk factors, which has resulted in some clear guidelines on preventing sudden infant death syndrome. Read more here…

Tips to Minimize The Symptoms Of Childhood Illnesses

Tips to Minimize The Symptoms Of Childhood IllnessesThis time of the year sees many kinds of bacteria and viruses moving around the community, and children are particularly vulnerable to bouts of cold and flu. Schools, Kindergartens, and Community Groups are places where bacteria thrive, and if one kid gets sick, you can guarantee they won’t be the last. It doesn’t matter, how healthy your little one is in general, they tend to get colds, coughs, and upset stomachs more than a fully grown, healthy adult. At some point over the next few months, your child is likely to display symptoms, but the good news is that these kinds of childhood illnesses are all part and parcel of a kids life and shouldn’t be a cause for too much worry in the long-term. Read more here…

A Quick Guide to What a Pediatrician is and does

A Quick Guide to What a Pediatrician is and doesWhether you are a new parent or already have kids, at some stage, you are going to need some help and guidance regarding the health and well-being of your kids. A pediatrician is a doctor that specializes in different areas of child medicine, and who will be able to diagnose and treat a wide range of childhood illnesses. Throughout your child’s growth from baby to adult, your pediatrician and clinical team will be on-hand to provide advice, information, and reassurance; hopefully taking some of the worry out of being a parent.This will mean choosing a pediatrician in your area, who offers the most relevant treatments for your kid. Read more here…