ABC's of safe sleep

sleeping baby

There is an endless amount of education and tips given to families that are getting ready to welcome a new baby. From prenatal appointments to postpartum handouts, there is an abundance of information available on how to keep you and your baby safe. Out of these tips and lessons, the most important thing you need to know before bringing baby home is how to practice safe sleep. 

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Pain from ear infections: What to watch for in children and adults

physician looking at little girl's ear infection.

For parents, nothing is more heartbreaking than to see their child in pain, and pain from ear infections is something many kids will, unfortunately, have to go through at some point. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday.

While anyone can get an ear infection, children get them much more often than adults. Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor.

Read on to learn about the different types of ear infections that can strike both children and adults, what signs to look for that indicate you or your child might have pain from an ear infection, and when to go for help.

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How to reduce your child’s fever and when to seek medical attention

Mom uses a thermometer to measure her child's fever

 

When our children are healthy and feeling well, their bodies can regulate their temperature and keep it in a safe range. When something is wrong or they’re sick, their body’s temperature can rise. If your child’s fever seems too high, it is understandable if you start worrying.

In this blog article, we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of fever, how to reduce your child’s fever at home, and when a fever might require a visit to the doctor.

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Symptoms of anxiety in children

Anxious Child

Like adults, many children experience anxiety. Unlike adults, symptoms of anxiety in children can be displayed as anger and irritability, in addition to fear and worry. Understanding the symptoms of anxiety in children can make all the difference in helping your child. 

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