Are chlorinated pools safe for my baby?

It’s hard to find anything better on a hot and humid summer day than taking a dip at the local swimming pool. And while your older children will likely swim until their fingertips resemble prunes, just how safe is that chlorinated pool water for your baby? The chlorine conundrum Though less harsh alternatives are on…

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Have all your moments in the sun be safe

Even after a mild winter, the warmth of the sun’s rays draws you and your family out of the house. It’s so easy to bolt outside for a game of catch or fun on the swing set. In the excitement, you forget about sun safety. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 25 percent of…

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Get the straight poop on poop

Parenting makes you worry about things you didn’t even consider before. Like poop. Not just poop in general, but its frequency, size and color. But here’s the scoop on poop: Most of the time you don’t have to be concerned. Like adults, children have different patterns of bowel movements. Some may go 1 to 2…

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One of the area’s largest pediatric practices launches new brand and website

Suburban Pediatric Associates announced the launch of a refreshed brand and a new comprehensive website which will help emphasize the organization’s commitment of working with families to improve the health of children and young adults. The 40-year-old practice has locations in Mason, Forest Park and Liberty Township, serving more than 18,000 patients. With its rich…

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Use pain relievers the right way to reduce fever

We’ve heard “Feed a cold, starve a fever” for as long as we can remember. But following that traditional saying isn’t the best advice to reduce your child’s temperature. Fevers – especially a child’s first one – can cause worry and anxiety in parents. It’s important to remember that fever is common and a positive…

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How to manage cold & flu season

Cough, cough, cough. Sniffle, sniffle, sniffle.

Those congested sounds – and other much worse ones – are the tell-tale signs that it’s cold and flu season. So, it’s a good time to remember how to help your family fend off the aches, pains and yucks.

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Holiday hours

Our Forest Park location will be closed beginning 12/23 and reopening on Tuesday 1/3/17. Our Mason and Liberty Township offices will be closed on Monday 12/26/17 and Monday 1/2/17 in observance of the Christmas and New Years’ Holidays. Have a wonderful and HEALTHY holiday season:)

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Newborn feeding

Feeding is one of the baby’s first pleasant experiences. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it is a time to relax, but be comfortable and enjoy the intimate relationship your baby needs.

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Newborn hygiene and care

Your new baby will need bathing and routine care just as do all other members of the family. For the first few days, do not immerse your infant in water until the dried-up cord falls off and heals completely. Use a washcloth with warm water to cleanse the baby. Keep the cord area clean and dry.

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Adjusting to your newborn

Having a newborn in the house – whether it be your first or your fifth – is an all-consuming and chaotic experience. All routines immediately disappear and somehow the new addition suddenly becomes “in charge.” Remember that mothering and fathering are learning experiences: no one is a born parent. Yet, you should have confidence in…

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