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bowel movement, Diarrhea

The Real Scoop on Diarrhea

By: Dr. Lyndsey Garbi and Mollie Lobl Everybody poops, but how many bowel movements per day is considered normal for my child? The answer varies by age. Babies often have more than four bowel movements per day, and by age two, most children will have one soft but solid bowel movement per day. Every child …

Eczema, skin

What do you if you think your child has eczema?

Itchy, flaky, dry skin: it’s uncomfortable and painful, and something no one wants to watch their child experience. Often, this is caused by a condition called atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. We don’t know what causes eczema, but we have figured out trends in the disease and ways to manage it.   Eczema tends …

Constipation, stomach

Constipation in children

What is a normal amount of times for a child to have a bowel movement per day? What is considered normal is different for every age! Babies often have more than four bowel movements per day, and by age two, most children will have one soft but solid bowel movement per day. Every child is …

Allergies, Food Allergies

What you need to know about food allergies

Let’s start with the basics – what is a food allergy? A food allergy is when a child’s body reacts to something that is usually not harmful. An allergic reaction can be triggered by eating or smelling a food the body is allergic to. A food allergy will usually happen quickly – think 1-5 minutes …

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How to deal with headaches in children

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in children and teenagers. Although most headaches are nothing to worry about, they are unpleasant and they can inhibit your child from going about his or her daily life. 4 easy things you can do to help your child feel better 1) Get them to drink lots …

Bug Bite, Insect, Mosquito

What to do if your child gets an insect sting or bite

You’re on a walk with your family and- ouch! Something stings your little one! Insect stings hurt and can be very scary.  Though they can usually be managed at home, it is good to become familiar with the different types of insect stings and bites, and when it is an emergency. First – Remove the Stinger …

Fever

How to know if a fever is something worse

What is a fever? A fever is an abnormal increase in body temperature to 100.4 F or above.  Fevers in children can be very scary for parents, but they are a sign of a healthy body fighting an infection. It is rarely dangerous and cannot cause any damage to the brain. What Causes a Fever? Most …

Sleep Training

The endless debate… to cry it out or not?

It’s 2am and your child is crying up a storm again. Do you let him cry it out? Do you pick him up and rock him? Do you lay with him until he falls asleep? Think about the next day I’ve heard every side of the debate and they all have their extreme believers. There …

Throat

What should you do when your child has a sore throat?

Sore throats are quite common in all children and may occur several times a year. Sore throats can be either bacterial or viral infections and it’s not always clear which. We’ll break it down for you. What causes a sore throat? Generally there are two types of infections that cause a sore throat: 1) A viral infection. Viral …

Technology

Are smartphones and social media hurting our kids?

I always thought I would be able to keep my children away from the social media craze and have them blissfully creating art and playing outdoors with the neighbors. Reality hit when I had my own child and realized that this was just not possible in today’s world: “screens” are everywhere! It leaves me feeling guilty and …