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Cold Weather Newsletter

It’s COLD Out There! It seems that winter has really established itself firmly in our area! After a relatively mild fall and early winter, it’s gotten seriously cold and children are especially vulnerable to getting “too cold”! What’s too cold? Another way of putting it is “hypothermia” or “frostbite”. Our young children depend on their […]

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Back to School and All that goes with it

Just a couple of thoughts on the back to school chaos Most of the schools, preschool through high school, public and private are back in session by now! So it’s back to the routine and goodbye to the relatively carefree days of summer. Certainly it’s not easy getting everyone organized again: getting up early, carpools, […]

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A Few Words About Lyme Disease

Now that the warm weather is back, are you thinking about Lyme Disease? All parents should keep it in mind – but NOT panic about it! As with many things, knowing the facts eliminates a lot of the worry generated by all the “hype” out there! Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by an […]

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Healthy Eating

This information is provided courtesy of CT Children’s Hospital, with permission Whether you have a toddler or a teen, here are five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits: Have regular family meals. Serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks. Be a role model by eating healthy yourself. Avoid battles over […]

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Temper Tantrums

This information is provided courtesy of CT Children’s Hospital, with permission Your toddler’s second temper tantrum of the day shows no signs of stopping, and supersonic, ear-shattering, teeth-jarring screams pierce the air. You’d run away and join the circus if only that were a real option. There must be a better way. During the kicking-and-screaming […]

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Fun in the Sun

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) SUN PROTECTION Babies under 6 months: Avoid sun exposure and dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. However when adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents […]

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All About Vaccines

Why do we need vaccines? Vaccines protect us against deadly diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough. How do vaccines work? When you receive a vaccine it helps your body create antibodies. Antibodies are your body’s defensive cells that fight off any foreign substance (germs). Sometimes your body can create antibodies on its own. But […]

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Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A (BPA) Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen-like molecule in some plastic baby bottles, has been in the news a lot lately. But the reports have been confusing. What is the bottom line? How do I protect my child? Bisphenol A is a compound found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resin. Epoxy resins are […]

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