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What Toys to Buy for Your Young Child

Last week, I unwrapped some safety tips regarding how to ensure the toys you buy your child for the holidays are safe ones—so this week, instead of talking unsafe toys,  I’m game for suggesting some appropriate toys to buy for your younger child—especially in an era where digital toys are becoming more and more prevalent.

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First With Kids: Presenting the Best Toys to Buy for Your Young Child

With the holidays approaching, families have been shopping for some information in regard to buying safe toys for their children this year. Well, fortunately, I have a direct line to Santa who is the expert when it comes to safe toys, and he wanted me to share with you the following information: Read labels First,

Children's Health

4 Tips for Holiday Toy Safety

What is the first thing you think about when you go shopping for a gift? It can be for a birthday, a holiday, or another special event. Do you think about your budget? Do you try to remember their hobby or favorite color? For me, I always think about the safety of the gift. Especially

Children's Health

First With Kids: Invite Gratitude to Thanksgiving This Year

With Thanksgiving here, parents have been grateful for any tips to help their children learn about gratitude and its importance. Thankfully, I can provide some information on the topic of gratitude. What is gratitude? Gratitude is about being thankful for the things we have. It is pausing to notice and appreciate things we may often

Children's Health First With Kids

Winter Coats & Car Seat Safety

Temperatures are falling and it’s time to start dressing for colder weather. You might be getting your child’s winter jacket from storage or purchasing something to keep a new baby warm. However, winter coats and snowsuits may be dangerous for children to wear in a car seat. Why could a winter coat be dangerous? In

Children's Health

Pinkeye: What Exactly Is It?

Parents have been asking me some eye-opening questions about whether or not their child could get pinkeye. Let me see what I can tell you about this problem. What is pinkeye, exactly? Pinkeye gets its name because it describes the pink or reddish appearance of what is normally the white part of the eye and

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A Few Words About Childhood Obesity

There is a lot of discussion in medicine and in the media about childhood obesity and weight. Often, patients and parents ask me if all this concern is justified or worthwhile. When I was growing up, I remember being taught that people “grow out and then up.” As kids, we were all just waiting for

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Growing Pains: Height Issues in Children

Parents have been hitting new heights with their questions about what to do when their child is concerned about height – like being too tall or too short. Well let me size up those questions and provide some information on the topic of growing pains. What determines your growing pace Everyone grows at their own

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Unmasking Safety: 4 Tips for a Safe Halloween

It seems like only last year that I shared (or should I say scared) some Halloween safety tips with parents. While that can certainly be helpful, I thought this year I’d unmask a few safety tips aimed directly at children so that their Halloween is far from frightening when it comes to staying safe. So kids,

Children's Health

How to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween Night

While Halloween can be a very exciting time for children and parents, it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. One scary fact is that, on average, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year. It

Children's Health Injury Prevention

How to Stay Warm on Halloween Night

We all know that children (and adults!) love Halloween. While we love to see the smile on children’s faces, we have to remember that October can be a chilly time. Before going out in your neighborhood, be smart and think ahead about the weather. Here are some tips on how to stay warm on Halloween

Children's Health Injury Prevention Child Safety Safety Tips

Acne Mythbusting

Recently I’ve come face to face with teenagers eager to ask me what is fact and fiction about their developing acne. Well let me see if I can break out with some accurate information about some common myths. The first myth: Chocolate or fried foods cause acne One common myth is that chocolate or greasy

Children's Health

Safe Sleep: How to Keep Infants Safe

Join us for the FREE class It’s a Baby! An Introduction to Delivery and Early Postpartum, on November 4, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register today! One of the most trying times of parenthood is right at the beginning. As postpartum nurses, we have about 24-36 hours between admission to when we say

Children's Health Sleep Disorders

400 Vermont Children Have Too Much Lead in Their Bodies

October 20 through 26 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an opportunity to increase awareness and reduce childhood exposure to lead.  Did you know that over 400 Vermont children have too much lead in their bodies? Lead poisoning is a serious, but preventable health problem. Lead is a highly toxic metal that has been commonly

Children's Health

Lead Poisoning: Check Your Home

Lead poisoning is a serious condition which can affect young children.  We findlLead-based paint in many homes built prior to 1978. Did you know there are more than 12,000 homes in Burlington & Winooski built prior to 1978?  Painted wood windows and doors in old homes may contain lead-based paint. Lead poisoning occurs most commonly

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