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Updated AAP Guidelines on Safe Sleep for Prevention of SIDS

Feb 10, 2017

Federal health agencies have announced their support of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated guidelines on safe sleep in infants. One of the most notable changes is the recommendation that children sleep in the same room, but not in the... [ learn more ]

Developmental Milestones: Birth to 12 Months

Oct 16, 2016

Babies develop at different rates but certain milestones should be achieved by certain ages.  Here is our guide to developmental milestons of your child. Newborn to 2 monthsThe first two months of your baby’s life is a time of adjustment... [ learn more ]

Hearing Milestones

Oct 15, 2016

In Florida, newborns receive a hearing test right after birth, so you will know if your baby's hearing is normal shortly after he or she is born. Sometimes, hearing problems emerge over time though, so it is good to know... [ learn more ]

What Parents Should Know About Safe Swaddling

Jun 03, 2016

Swaddling, when done properly, can be a key sleep aid for infants. A recent analysis could wrongly push parents away from the practice. Read more... Source: The University of Michigan... [ learn more ]

What Science Says About Letting Your Baby ‘Cry It Out’

Jun 01, 2016

Letting a baby cry itself to sleep has been viewed as cruel or even dangerous by some parents due to fears that such nighttime turmoil could raise an infant’s stress levels and provoke future behavioral problems. But moms and dads needn’t... [ learn more ]

Language Milestones

May 17, 2016

Developing language skills and the growth of cognitive abilities allow children to interact with the surrounding world. Language development begins before birth as the baby perceives the sounds of the womb. There is evidence that the baby possesses receptive language ability... [ learn more ]

Tablets and Smartphones: Not for Babies

Dec 02, 2015

Many babies and toddlers absolutely love playing with touch-screen technology—and it’s no wonder! The touch screen provides instant gratification with its cool images, movements, and sounds appealing to their senses. Understandably, many parents are thrilled with this interactive technology because,... [ learn more ]

Introduction of solid food to babies

Oct 19, 2015

When an infant doubles her birth weight, weighs over 13 pounds, lifts and supports her head, may seem to be hungry after 8-10 breast-feedings, or ingests over 40 ounces of formula a day, she may be ready to start eating... [ learn more ]

Infant botulism

Oct 17, 2015

Most infant botulism cases cannot be prevented because the bacteria that causes this disease is found in soil and dust. The bacteria can be found inside homes on floors, carpet, and countertops even after cleaning. Honey can contain the bacteria... [ learn more ]

Calming a fussy baby

Apr 16, 2015

What is the best way to calm a fussy or colicky baby? The following are ways you can try to comfort a crying baby... read more...  Source: AAP... [ learn more ]

Developmental Milestones: 18 to 24 Months

Apr 10, 2015

Between 18 and 24 months of age, toddlers seek independence and want to be in control. No wonder that their favorite words are 'me' and 'mine!' Toddlers do not understand the concept of sharing, so instead of expecting your child to... [ learn more ]

Homemade baby food

Apr 08, 2015

Preparing baby foods at home helps to integrate preparation of your infant’s meals into preparation of meals for the rest of the family. By making baby foods yourself, you will be in control of the quality of nutrients that your... [ learn more ]