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Why is Sticking to a Routine Important?

Our days tend to follow a consistent pattern. We usually get up around the same time every morning, order the same style of coffee at the same shop, and wash the dishes after dinner. The routines we create for our children play a significant role in their development. Regular activities that are completed at the … Continued

Summer Safety Tips

Living in Western New York, we wait a long time for the sunshine and blue skies of summer. The warmer weather is a great opportunity for fun activities such as cookouts, travel, swimming, and biking. Safe practices minimize risks and keep children happy and healthy. Here are some helpful safety tips for an enjoyable and … Continued

The Truth About Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a fairly common habit for babies, toddlers, and young children. It’s a natural reflex, and according to psychologists, mimics the soothing effects of breastfeeding. Babies have even been known to suck on a thumb or finger in the womb. When our little ones are feeling stressed, upset, sleepy, hungry, or bored, they … Continued

Are Children at Serious Risk From COVID-19?

At the end of 2019, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) suddenly began popping up across the world. The virus shows up as flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, along with a variety of less common symptoms. The virus spreads easily, currently has no vaccine, and has proven to be more serious in some … Continued

Harmful Side Effects of Overly Dry Air

When the temperature drops and it’s time to start up the heater, chapped lips and static shock are the inevitable signs of winter. However, they’re also the first signs of overly dry indoor air. Your child’s health is significantly impacted by air quality, and proper humidity levels are essential in keeping the immune system strong. … Continued

Are Naps Necessary for Children?

Daytime naps are equally as important as nighttime sleep, contributing to a child’s good health and mood. Naps are necessary to ensure young kids accumulate sufficient hours of rest throughout their childhood years. Naps provide downtime, which not only gives parents a break during the day, but aids in early childhood physical and mental development. … Continued

Meals and Snacks Should Provide Necessary Nutrients

Young children are often picky eaters, making parents wonder if they should be taking a multivitamin. But typically, healthy kids don’t need them. Megadoses of vitamins and minerals can even prove toxic and interact with medications. Food is a far better source for the nutrients preschoolers need. Why are healthy snacks especially important for your … Continued

Tips for Good Winter Health For Your Children

Keeping your children healthy is always a priority. As the weather turns colder, coughs, sneezing, and sniffles can become all too frequent, so it’s always a good idea to take precautions. Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter: Make sure your child is well-versed in proper hand washing techniques and cough etiquette. Teach children … Continued

Be Vigilant About Potential Food Allergies

Approximately 32 million people in this country suffer from food allergies, including six million children that have been diagnosed. Over the last twenty years, the number of Americans affected has risen by around fifty percent. Peanuts, eggs, milk, wheat, dyes, and over 170 foods have been linked to allergic reactions. Suddenly, lunch and snack time … Continued

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