Monday, December 9, 2019

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Child wellness
Diaper rash, or diaper dermatitis, is common and often occurs in the first year of life.  In fact, both of my children had diaper rashes during their first month of life - fortunately, their diaper rashes resolved quickly! Most cases of rash in the diaper area is due...
Male circumcision is defined as the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. The foreskin is the retractable roll of skin the covers the end of the penis (glans). There are many factors that influence a parent’s decision to circumcise their infant including the father’s circumcision...
Preparing for your child’s first eye exam Many parents schedule their child’s first eye exam when they notice changes in their behaviors like squinting and holding items too close. However, a wide variety of eye related issues common in children aren’t always obvious and...

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Early intervention is key for treating developmental disabilities and global developmental delay

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Male Circumcision

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Sleep Training Baby: what to do and how?

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OCD in Childhood: Guest Post

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Breastfeeding Struggles

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Myths about speech delay in children

Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls.

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Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

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What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

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Becoming bilingual: How to help your child learn another language

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Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

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How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

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