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Tips and Tricks to Keep Winter Colds Away

Tips and Tricks to Keep Winter Colds Away. The girl in the sweater is sick, sitting on the sofa. Colds and flu. The patient caught a cold, feeling sick and sore throat. Unhealthy girl with a sore throat.

Winter is just around the corner, and this means the start of some predictable seasonal phenomena: pumpkin-spiced everything, shopping, the joys (and stressors) of the holidays, and the start of cold and flu season. Whether the weather is frightful in your area or not, one thing is certain: winter is the season of colds! Why…

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Halloween candy alternatives, dealing with food allergies

Halloween candy alternatives

Halloween can be “tricky” for families with food allergies, and for parents who think handing out candy is a bad idea. It’s certainly a holiday that centers around children collecting and consuming more sugar than most parents are comfortable with. But how can you still make it fun without contributing to the massive amounts of…

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‘When waiting overnight is not an option!’

The last thing a parent wants to do when their child is not feeling well is to make them wait for relief.  Now, thanks to an innovative new product, DocuSol® Kids, caregivers can help young ones with constipation not only feel better faster, but avoid further complications associated with not being able to have a…

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Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Support

Childhood Obesity

More than 12 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. Childhood obesity can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. So, what can parents do to prevent it? Or what can you do to help a child who needs to lose weight? If your child has been categorized as obese, it’s…

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Nutrition: Providing Balance

Nutrition: Providing Balance Docusol Kids

As parents, we do so much to provide the very best for our children. We worry about how much sleep they get, what’s happening at school and how their friends will influence their behavior. So why should it be any different when it comes to their nutrition? We should want the very best for them…

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Childhood constipation causes and remedies

Childhood constipation causes and remedies

According to the Journal of Pediatric Health Care, childhood constipation accounts for 5% of all pediatric outpatient visits to a primary care provider.  So, we know it’s a common issue among babies and children but what causes it? It can be caused by a medical condition such as spina bifida or Hirschsprung’s disease, but many…

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Keeping Kids Hydrated During Summer Months

Kid Drinking Water

As the heat fast approaches, it’s important to make sure your kids are staying hydrated.  The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that children drink six glasses of water a day. Tips for keeping your kids hydrated, especially during the summer months: Don’t wait for them to ask for water or say they’re thirsty. Offer them…

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Family Exercise: Getting Fit Together

Family Exercise: Getting Fit Together

Keeping your kids active is really important. It’s not only good for the body, but also for the brain. It’s never too early to show your kids the significance of exercise. Instilling the importance of exercise into their lives when they’re young and impressionable will get them in the habit of incorporating activity into their…

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Sleeping habits: How much sleep does your child need?

How much sleep does your child need

Parents of infants may have sleep on their minds around the clock, but as your child ages, what is the recommended amount of sleep for every age? Here are some guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation: Toddlers from 1-2 years old children need 11-14 hours of sleep per day, including naps. From 3-5 years old,…

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