Ask The Pediatrician | HealthChildren.Org Q & A with Dr. Tanya

Question My husband and I are on a gluten-free diet. We would like our baby to also eat gluten-free. Anything we should know? Answer By: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP Parents may follow a restricted-grain diet themselves for various reasons, but…

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Hearing Screening for Newborns

Babies are born hearing and are required to get a hearing test before leaving the hospital. If you have any concern once you are home with your baby reacting to sounds, contact your pediatrician. As children get older pediatricians will…

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When to Potty Train

Potty training is a developmental milestone and should not be rushed. For most toddlers it is usually around 2 ½ to 3 years old. Some children may even be older. The children need to be able to know: When they…

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Putting Sunscreen On Baby

The summer is coming quickly upon us which means you’ll be spending lots of time outside. You’ll want to protect your baby from the harmful rays of the sun by applying sunscreen. When you apply sunscreen you should: Have a…

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How Do You Teach Respect? – Web MD

How do you teach your children to respect you, other adults, and their teachers? And what about showing respect for themselves? In today’s informal society many children address adults by their first names. And some parents try much too hard…

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Teaching Kids to Floss – Web MD

Floss, floss, floss your teeth! Floss them every day! Floss the top. Floss the bottom. Floss the plaque away! I sing this song with my own kids every night. At ages 4 and 6, my boys still need help flossing…

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The Best Ways to Say NO – Web MD

Saying “No!” packs a powerful punch. We use it often — sometimes too often — without even realizing it. To our children, we say, “No. Don’t touch that! No. You can’t have a cookie before dinner. No. You don’t need…

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Feeding and Nutrition: Your Four to Five Year Old

Good nutrition is an important part of your child’s healthy lifestyle. During the preschool years, your child should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family, with an emphasis on those with nutritional value. This includes fresh…

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Teaching Social Skills – Web MD

One of the most important things we do as parents is to help our children develop good social skills.  Skills like sharing and taking turns are building blocks for developing future relationships. For tips on teaching your children good social…

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