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Toddlers + Preschoolers

Posts about children from toddlerhood to the end of preschool, approximately ages 1-5 years old.

Can We Really Prevent Peanut Allergy by Feeding It to Infants?

By April 6, 2016 1 Comment
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Luke, what does Uncle Dave always say? “No nuts!” That’s exactly the advice I gave to my 2-year-old nephew when I first started my allergy/immunology fellowship a decade ago. After all, those were the recommendations published in 2000 from the American Academy of Pediatrics. To try and prevent the development of food allergies, the guidelines […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Car Seat Safety: Which Non-Regulated Products Parents Should Avoid

By April 4, 2016 No Comments
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Car seat shopping can be stressful, and so can preparing that car seat for a new baby. We turned to the wonderful people at Car Seat For The Littles, who allowed us to re-post this informational piece for our readers. Here we see little Freya in her car seat with a boatload of non-regulated products. […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


How Do I Tell My Child That They’re Adopted?

By March 22, 2016 2 Comments
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I have been asked to consider some of the issues regarding parenting in the context of adoption, either the adoption of a child or issues that might arise if a parent was adopted. To do this, I want to begin by carefully considering what a parent is. I learned what a parent is from my daughter, my […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Who Has Time For Nutrition? My Picky Eater Only Eats PB&Js and Chicken Nuggets!

By and February 22, 2016 1 Comment
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I’m not here to give you advice for how to convince picky eaters to eat. You’ve probably heard enough tips and tricks, including all the magical ways you can hide fruits and vegetables in kid favorites, like those infamous black bean ‘brownies.’ Unfortunately, despite all of your begging, cajoling, and possible trickery, your kid is winning […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens


Family Nudity Is All About Comfort Level, NOT Sexuality

By February 15, 2016 1 Comment
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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton caused an online uproar back in October after he posted a partially obstructed picture of himself in the shower with his 2 year old son on Instagram, which you can see to the right. Comments and concerns raised by this situation ranged from positive and supportive of bathing with own’s own small […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens


My Son Deserves to See His Fourth Birthday

By February 3, 2016 5 Comments
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  A few days ago a plea I made on Facebook for my son’s life went viral. As of today it’s been shared over 6,000 times, but still I worry my plea has been unheard. My son, my precious two year old Atticus, is fighting a form of childhood cancer called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Confessions of a Toddler School Drop-Out

By December 14, 2015 No Comments
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This post originally appeared on the Graham’s Foundation blog on December 3, 2015 Three weeks ago, my toddler dropped out of school. My husband and I didn’t anticipate it. We started in September just like everyone else…with adorable “first day of school!” pictures on our front porch and excitement for everything my son would learn, […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Keep Your Sick Kid Home and Away From Mine!

By December 8, 2015 1 Comment
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We all know that dreaded feeling when you’re meeting with someone and their children, and you can immediately tell that they or their children are ill. When that happens to me, I mentally start preparing myself for the impending sickness that is almost certain to be passed along to my family, and then I try to […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens