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5 Things Doctors Want You to Know About Your Child’s Health

Whether your little one has a bump, scrape or break, or something more serious, keeping your kids healthy and happy is a challenge every parent faces. Luckily, when your child does need more serious care, healthcare experts specializing in tiny…

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14 Mom-Tested Home Remedies to Fight Colds & Flu

Here are the wonder products and ingredients to have at your fingertips when it’s time to be Dr. Mom.

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A Pediatrician Mom Shares 10 Tips to Survive Cold & Cough Season

The sniffles, a bug, a common cold—no matter what you call it, being sick is a pain, and seeing your tiny human under the weather is tough on parents.

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These New Face Shields Were Inspired by an Eight-Year-Old

The graphic is made of perforated film for clear one-way visibility.

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Tips & Tricks to Treating Seasonal Allergies in Children

During this pandemic, allergy symptoms may be causing heightened anxiety for parents. Here’s what you need to know about seasonal allergies, when to call the doctor and how you can mitigate allergies at home.

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Can That Viral “Potatoes in Socks” Home Remedy REALLY Cure a Cold?

One mom swears by this potato trick during cold and flu season. But does it actually work?

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This Preschool Teacher’s Cough Pocket Tutorial Is Genius

She demonstrates coughing and sneezing into her bent elbow.

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Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark

Now there is a catchy new tune to sing while washing your hands.

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Sesame Workshop Launches Caring for Each Other Initiative

These free resources are designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety.

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Hi, I Am the Immunocompromised Person You Are Saving

“You are isolating yourself because you want to save me, and I adore you for it.”

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How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus

Provide them with facts and reassurance in a calm manner. 

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Help…My Kids Are Sick!!

“The truth is that as hard as it is to manage two sick kids….that’s not the hardest part. Oh no, the real fun begins when one of them begins to feel better. Not, go back to school better, but well enough to be out of bed.”

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Recall Alert: This Infant Cough Syrup Could Have Harmful Bacteria

Is your baby’s cough syrup on the recall list?

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12 Absolutely Essential Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

No need to hibernate until spring—we’ve got you covered against cold and flu season.

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Get Rid of a Bad Cough Once & For All—with Chocolate, Study Finds

A spoonful of chocolate could be JUST what the doctor ordered.

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Here’s How Much to Tip Your Babysitter or Nanny for the Holidays

How much are you willing to pay for a kid-free New Year’s Eve?

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Recall Alert: These 32 Baby & Kids Medicines Could Make Kids Sicker

Check your medicine cabinet for this important recall.

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What Parents Need to Know about the Measles Outbreak in 21 States

Don’t panic—but there are some important things parents of young kids and expectant parents need to know.

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Why This Mom Will Never Skip a Flu Vaccine Ever Again

For weeks I have been watching the news and reading these heartbreaking stories about the dangers of the flu season. It never really crossed my mind that this could happen to me or that I could suffer a bad complication…

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What You Need to Do to Protect Your Kids from the Flu Epidemic

Here’s everything parents need to know about keeping their kids safe and healthy during this dangerous flu season.

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This Common Symptom in Kids Could Actually Be the Flu

As this year’s deadly flu season ramps up, parents should be on the lookout for this uncommon flu symptom in kids.

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I Think My Kid Has the Flu—Now What?

2018 is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in over a decade—and here’s what parents need to know.

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The FDA Has an Important Warning for Parents During Cough & Cold Season

These new warnings follow an extensive FDA review of data.

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This Parenting Hack to Get Your Kids to Take Medicine Is Basically Genius

This simple and sweet trick could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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The AAP Wants Your Kids to Stay Healthy – in the Doctor’s Waiting Room

These latest recommendations will hopefully reduce the spread of illnesses.

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Why I Turn Into a Crazy Mom Every Winter

Here we go again… I am leaving behind my laid back, relaxed, summer self and morphing into a bad ass, battle ready WINTER WARRIOR!

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My mission is always the same: FOR MY KIDS TO MISS…

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Spring Allergies… Are You Ready?

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Spring is here! The weather is warming up and flu season is almost over! This is the time of year for sun, fun, and relaxation. Unfortunately as the snow begins to melt away and the flowers begin…

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5 Ways to Pick Your Preschooler’s First TV Shows

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By Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media 
Anyone who thinks that “binge watching” is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find…

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Motherhood is…Hanging by a Thread

I’m fine.

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At least that’s what I say.
And truly I am.
Aren’t we all?

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I know I’m fine….although, my definition of fine likely isn’t the same as yours. Guaranteed.…

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To My Pediatrician, I’m Sorry I Can’t Answer All Of Your Questions

Photo: Anne Metz
To my Pediatrician:
First of all, let me say thank you for taking such good care of my babies and also for putting up with all my questions. You think by now, 10 years and four kids…

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The Comfort Cure: 10 Great Ways to Soothe a Sick Baby

Whether you’re already battling a cold around your house, or just want to be prepared for the season, here are 10 great ways to help soothe and comfort your sick baby.

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How Sick is Too Sick For School? Turns Out, We Don’t All Agree

Photo: Matteo Bagnoli via Flickr Creative Commons
As a working parent, you may need to make a swift decision in the morning about whether to send your sick child to school or skip work to stay home with them. While…

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Ramp Up Your Wellness Routine with a Crane Humidifier

Welcome to the cold and flu season, parents. It’s here to stay. Ramp up your winter wellness routine with a Crane Humidifier. Read on to learn how it can fortify your family’s defenses.

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Perrigo Children’s Cold Medicine Recalled by 9 Retailers

January 2016: Perrigo Company said Monday it’s recalling two flavors of its children’s liquid cough medicine because of a potential overdose risk.
The recall includes two batches of children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and three batches of children’s guaifenesin…

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Shop & Play: Bay Area Stores with Play Areas

The secret to an easy shopping experience with kids is these local stores with play areas. Here are our favorites.

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7 Websites and Apps For Your Health

Oh no, your kiddo has a runny nose and a cough. What could it be this time? Before rushing off to the doctor’s office, it pays to do a little research into your kid’s symptoms. With thousands of health-related websites…

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