FREE MEALS FOR KIDS/TEENS COMPLIMENTS OF THE MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
CPSC WARNS AGAINST USE OF INCLINED INFANT SLEEPERS
FISHER-PRICE ROCK 'N PLAY INFANT DEATHS
KEEP OFF TEETHING NECKLACES, FDA URGES AFTER REPORTED DEATH
HOMEOPATHIC TEETHING TABLETS UNSAFE FOR INFANTS
Imported Infant Formulas Pose Health Risks
Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?
Sharing Books & Traditional, Non-Electronic, Toy Play Best for Young Children's Language Development
Video Game Play Affects Brain Structure, Lowers Intelligence
Make Safe Happen Website/Mobile App Released by Nationwide Children's Hospital
Three Reasons Why Parents Need Immunizations Too
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers/Preschoolers now available from the CDC
7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research
Liquid Nicotine (for refilling electronic cigarette) Kills Child
Treat Your Child's Cold & Flu Video from HealthyChildren.org
This recently released video is produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics and offers excellent guidance for treating your child's "cold" or "flu."
Childhood Poisonings from E-Cig Nicotine Increasing
New ADA and AAP Recommendations for Fluoridated Toothpaste
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommend use of fluoridated toothpaste for children as soon as the first tooth has erupted. For children under the age of three, a small "smear" of toothpaste no larger than a grain of rice should be applied to the toothbrush. For children three years and older, apply a pea-sized amount.
Routine Cholesterol (Lipid) Testing Now Advised for Children/Teens
Reducing Medication Errors by Ditching Teaspoons/Tablespoons
The American Academy Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices all advise that measuring spoons should not be used for dosing children's medicine because of frequent measurement error. Measuring dosage in milliliters with a medication/syringe is more reliable and safer. Click Here to Access Article
AAP Releases Policy Statement Promoting Benefits of Reading to Infants and Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement today encouraging parents/caregivers to read to their infants and children. Reading regularly with young infant/children stimulates brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships during a critical period of child development. Reading regularly to your infant/child builds language, reading, social and emotional skills that last a lifetime.