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I was standing at the counter of my local CVS waiting to ask a contact lens solution question. (Was the generic solution I was holding comparable to the AOSept I normally buy?) A young mother was asking the pharmacist to check her daughter’s prescription. The doctor had spent a lot of time calculating the dose […]

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I am on a hunt for a new car. If it wasn’t for my kids, I’d be fine with my current car. After all, it’s a hybrid, it runs, and it’s paid for, but unfortunately, the backseat isn’t big enough to fit more than two booster seats and that’s a problem. Right now, I’ve got […]

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Today, three out of four kids ages 3 to 5 are in some form of childcare including daycare and preschool. Increasingly, teachers, parents, and childcare workers are focusing more on reading than on running. However, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), running trumps […]

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Today the American Academy of Pediatrics reported on a study (seventh story from the top) — Washington State Pediatricians’ Attitudes towards Alternative Childhood Immunization Schedules — which appears in the December 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the organization’s journal. The study asked 209 Washington State pediatricians about their overall willingness and “comfort” to use an alternative […]

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new policy statement — Media Use by Children Younger Than Two Years — about babies and toddlers watching TV. The organization’s take is simple: The AAP discourages media use for babies and kids under two Parents should avoid putting a TV in a child’s room There may […]

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First, some disclosures. I do not like the water all that much. I don’t like getting my hair wet. I don’t like bathing suits. I hate the sun. (Pasty skin will do that to you.) Second, my big girl inherited my “love” of the water. I did not do this to her. My husband, a […]

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I’ve had three really scary choking kid experiences in my life. Two with my own kids, one with a friend’s kid. The one with the friend’s kid happened first. It was five years ago. We were out at a Mexican restaurant eating lunch. My friend gave her then-18-month-old a tortilla chip. He ate it and […]

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