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Dad questions answered by real dads. This class teaches basics of infant care to dads.
Wondering when it’s time to start adding solid foods to your baby’s diet? While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you wait to feed your baby anything besides breast milk or formula until the age of 6 months, every baby is different. Once your baby is ready to dig into some mashed sweet potatoes, peas and applesauce, here are a few tips to consider.
If you have a child with epilepsy, worrying about the risk of seizures can add stress to any day. Whether they’re at school, the playground or accompanying you to the grocery store, you may be searching for signs of an oncoming issue. But there are steps you can take to prevent epilepsy’s most serious risks.
Traveling with children can make any trip memorable. But packing up the little ones and whisking them off to new places also can feel extremely daunting. The right preparation and adjustments, though, can help parents stay calm and in control during travel. Whether you’re taking a short road trip, flying across the country or hopping on board a cruise ship, just remember to have fun and be safe.
Faith was in dire need of help when she arrived at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children at the age of 14. She had been to other hospitals and seen other specialists, but none were equipped to deal with her severe gastrointestinal conditions. That changed once she got to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer and its expert team of pediatric gastroenterologists and GI surgeons.
Watching your child struggle to breathe is a heart-wrenching and frightening situation for any parent. If your child has asthma, you may even live in fear of hearing your child cough or wheeze. But there are steps you can take to prevent frequent asthma attacks, as well as efficiently treat your child’s flare-ups when they do occur. By working with your doctor and taking proactive measures, no one should have to feel isolated. Here are several tips to consider in order to better manage your child’s asthma:
If you have a toddler who has a meltdown at the thought of eating more than two bites of something green, you know that getting children to eat a well-balanced diet isn’t easy. Whether to start giving their child vitamins is a question many parents have, as well as at what age they should start. However, for most healthy children, vitamins are unnecessary.
Learning that your child is being bullied prompts a range of parental emotions — from anger and fear to sadness and frustration. This emotional response is natural. We raise our kids to be loved, accepted and valued, and seeing them in pain can stir up many feelings. Whether your child has reported or showed signs of bullying, it’s important to sit down with them to calmly talk about this potentially devastating social behavior. Providing a safe and supportive environment, as well as a listening ear, are keys to developing a plan for how to move forward.
Children with feeding disorders aren’t just picky eaters. These disorders can signal the presence of underlying medical and developmental issues.
While a formal diagnosis of autism can only be made by medical professionals, parents are often the first ones to spot symptoms of neurological conditions. That’s what happened with Shirliene Navarro. Just before her son’s first birthday, Shirliene started noticing behaviors that were different from other children his age. Marcello would flap his hands vigorously as if he might fly away or spin in circles but never get dizzy.