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What Parents Need to Know about Nutrition & the First 1,000 Days

Here’s what you need to do to make sure your kids are getting the proper nutrients they need during those first crucial years.

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Could This Be the Secret to Reducing Stress?

“We finished our collection process with a new sense of ease and smiles. I wasn’t looking at my watch or checking my email. I was just out there observing, seeing, noticing with Meadow.”

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What Kind of Mom Am I?

“Would I be the disciplinarian, the fun and cool mom, the teacher, or the helicopter mom?  It turns out, in these past five years, I have managed to be all of the above.”

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The Most Important Thing Our Kids Need from Us

“There is no secret sauce to parenting, there is not a magic ingredient. But this one thing always remains consistent.”

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Raising a Child with Autism Can Be Lonely but It Doesn’t Have to Be

“The best way for your friends and family to support you as a parent raising a child with autism is to tell them. Tell them about your child. Tell them about your struggles, your child’s struggles, strengths, passions, victories, and all the things.”

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If Your Little One Is Struggling with Anxiety

“This little girl did the work. And now, as a teen, she is thriving. Anxiety creeps in every now and then but she has the tools to stop it long before it attempts to take over.”

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What I Learned about Opening Up after My Son’s ASD Diagnosis

“I told myself over and over again that just because he now had the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder nothing changed. He was still the exact same amazing little boy that he was seconds before the doctor had said the words out loud.”

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This New App Is Like a Pediatrician in Your Pocket

Worried? You can chat with a board-certified doctor within 15 minutes thanks to this new app.

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365 Days With You: My 1st Year of Motherhood

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When my son was born I was constantly told to enjoy this phase, it all passes so fast. I would smile and nod, but really wanted to ask: do you even remember what having an infant is…

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These Are the Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician on Your Newborn’s First Visit

Not sure what to ask the doctor at your newborn’s first visit? With this list, now you do!

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The Reasons I Wanted to STOP Breastfeeding

I remember my breaking point vividly—I was cradling my son, desperately trying to get him to latch as tears pour down my cheek—I looked over to my husband and told him I didn’t think I could do this anymore. I felt like I had failed.

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A World-Class Emergency Department Just For Bay Area Kids

When your child needs emergency care, you want the best care possible.  Luckily for Bay Area parents, world-class care is available 24/7 at the pediatric emergency department at Stanford Medicine.

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Pediatricians 101: How to Choose a Doctor for Your Newborn

Need help choosing a pediatrician for your baby-to-be? Here are 6 easy steps to help you find the right doctor.

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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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What’s Up, Doc: Choosing a Pediatrician for Your Child

On your pregnancy to do list – find an amazing pediatrician before Baby arrives. Be sure to consider these tips in your search.

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Hey Moms, You Do Not Have to Enjoy Every Moment

“You can love it and hate it, you can not wait to get out of the toddler phase, and miss it when it’s gone, you can want to kill your kids and love them so much that you would die for them. You can feel all of these feelings and it’s all okay.”

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Supplements Made by a Doctor, Just for Babies & Kids

Developed by world-renowned holistic pediatrician Dr. Murray Clarke, ChildLife® Essentials are focused on the needs of infants and kids only contain the highest-quality ingredients and zero toxins.

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The Smart Way to Keep Your Doctor Visits without Leaving Home

Stay-at-home orders may still be in effect, but your child’s health doesn’t know that. Learn everything you need to know about visiting your doctor from your living room!

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Baby’s First Foods: The Best Ways to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Your baby is ready for solids, but where do you start? Follow our tips for a happy little foodie.

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Parent to a Special Needs Child? Hear What This Doc Has to Say

We sat down with Raquel Nieves, MD, of Stanford Children’s Health and Bayside Medical Group to talk about special needs children in her practice, including those with Down syndrome.

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American Girl Introduces New Content Hub

The hub was designed to help parents and kids through educational and fun content.

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How to Plan for Unexpected Emergencies

“The one consistent thing about getting sick and injuries are that they are always unexpected. From the minor knee scrapes at the zoo to sudden fevers, here’s how to prepare when your little one needs you most.”

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Can Nutritious School Lunches Lead to Improved Academic Outcomes?

“The research is in and the bottom line is, students who have access to healthier food at school perform better. Unfortunately, recent government rollbacks jeopardize the health and success of our children.”

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“How Do I Get My Toddler to Eat More Veggies?” & Other Food Questions Parents Want Answered

As an Outpatient Pediatric Dietician at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Crystal Tsai recently dished to us about holiday health and wellness, healthy snack ideas, what to look out for on food labels and even some surprising foods your picky eater may actually love.

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First Aid for Babies: 8 Quick Tips to Keep Kids Safe

Manage common kid injuries, or prevent them before they happen, with these smart first-aids tips for babies and toddlers.

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Debunking 4 Myths about Baby’s First Food

Turns out, the new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation states that there is no scientific evidence to prove that foods need to be introduced in any particular order. The good news? You can now focus on variety and flavor from the start and help craft an adventurous eater in the process.

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A New App May Help Parents to Detect Ear Infections Early On

Cut the ear infection confusion with this app.

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Moms Need Fourth Trimester Care, New Research Shows

Moms need postpartum care as much as their babies.

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Is Spray Sunscreen Safe For Kids? Experts Weigh In

Any sunscreen is better than none, but this is parents’ best option.

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Where to Start When Starting Solids

Introducing your little one to their first foods can be an exciting, yet nerve-racking adventure.

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Pediatricians’ Group Comes Out in Force Against Sugary Drinks for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics weights in with the American Heart Association.

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