Do you trust your pediatrician implicitly?
Trusting your pediatrician is important, but trusting yourself is even more important.
You know your kid better than anyone else, and if your pediatrician tells you something that doesn’t sit right with you, seek out another opinion.
Here’s a case in point:
When my son was 2 he suffered from really bad eczema.
A pediatrician at the practice I use examined him and prescribed hydrocortisone 2% cream as needed.
You know when your baby is all congested and can’t breathe and is waking up every hour of the night?!?
SO that happened to me recently and I went to go buy some saline spray to help clear her nose and help her breathe and sleep better.
Anyway I saw this product in the drug store that I had remembered hearing about that worked like a charm.
I actually held off buying it right away because of the price.
I bought a normal saline baby spray and used the bulb syringe I had from her birth and tried that out that evening.
Well after another sleepless night, I caved in and bought it, and here I am writing this post about this AMAZING product!
If there’s only one supplement you give your kids, make it vitamin D.
Vitamin D, also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, is crucial to the functioning of your body.
What Does Vitamin D Do?
It promotes bone growth by increasing Calcium absorption.
It boosts the immune system which will protect your kids from getting sick.
I put together a fun list of ways to enjoy the snow:
1) Enjoy a steaming mug of hot cocoa while you gaze out your window at the beautiful white landscape
2) Hold a family snowball fight
Everyone wants to see their kid succeed in the classroom, so receiving complaints about your kid’s classroom behavior can be a real downer.
When I received phone calls from my first grader’s teacher that my son was disrupting the class I knew I would have to be proactive.
I spoke to my friend who was going through a similar situation with her daughter, and she described a classroom behavior chart she was using which was working out really well.
Homework has to be the bane of parenting a school age child.
We all know the stress it can bring to our evenings! What can we do to change that?
I have two school-age kids. One does his homework on his own, and the other needs to be sat down with a parent helping him.
Everyone’s experienced it: Your kid is not interested in sitting down to do his homework, and when you make him he just can’t focus and get it done.
The frustration is slowly (or rapidly) building.
When I discovered my daughter had Molluscum, I knew I was in for a long haul.
Besides being unsightly, Molluscum can be really difficult to treat. Molluscum are small wartlike pimples that usually grow in clusters.
My daughter was four when she first developed Molluscum on her right knee.
My friend told me her pediatrician had told her to prick them with a pin and then squeeze them out. She told me she traumatized her kids doing that but it worked.
I knew this wasn’t worth traumatizing my daughter over.
Having a child in the hospital can be very challenging.
The following are 8 tips for parents caring for a child in the hospital, from a former pediatric staff nurse:
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1) It’s in your child’s best interest if a parent or family/friend stays with them at all times.
The nurse may have at least 6 other patients besides your child, and will not be able to play with them and keep them company when they are upset or bored.
2) Taking shifts is really important.
Only one parent should be there at a time so that you will each get a break.
Staying over in the hospital can be exhausting, so see if family and friends are able to pick up a shift.