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Winter Safety

The cold weather has arrived (too soon for many of us), so it is a good time to review winter safety. While this time of year brings lots of outdoor fun – from skiing to sledding and skating – there is the ever present risk of frostbite and hypothermia. Proper preparation is critical to keep…

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How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe

More than 3,500 babies in the U.S. die suddenly and unexpectedly every year while sleeping, often due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or accidental deaths from suffocation or strangulation. In an effort to reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) updated policy statement and technical report includes…

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Easing Infants & Toddlers into Halloween Fun

If you are celebrating your little one’s first, second, or third Halloween this year, it is important to know how to make the night safe and fun for even the tiniest monsters! Following are 8 Tips for a Smooth and Safe Halloween with Little Ones: 1. Allow for plenty of time to fright-prep. As a parent, you know…

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7 Truths & Tips for Survival of Stomach Bugs

Hand washing and keeping things clean are your best defenses from getting ill with a stomach bug. Not surprisingly, this is particularly true after touching or supporting your child and when preparing food and eating. Some viruses will survive on surfaces for days. And some viruses like Norovirus can even survive hand sanitizer. You have…

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Kids’ Activities to Cure Boredom

As parents, we’ve all heard our kids complain about boredom, and thought, now what?! Below are a few ideas that might help beat the boredom blues! Create a City Blue painters tape, Legos, match box cars etc. Take the blue painters tape and make a road map on the carpet.  Next, have them build homes,…

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Concussions and Head Injuries: What You Need to Know

Concussions or serious head injuries always can happen in a flash. It’s important to know when to seek medical attention. Your six-month-old rolled off the bed Your “almost walking” one-year-old just nosedived into the coffee table You barely finished taking a picture of your adorable kids in his Peewee football uniform and helmet, and now,…

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How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need

A new school year in upon us and that means early mornings, homework and early bedtime routines. A good night sleep can make all the difference in the world and help your child be the best student and person they can be. Below you will find some helpful guidelines to keep your troops well rested…

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4 Tips for Navigating Referrals

Many families in our office have been grateful for the help of Theo, our referral coordinator. Theo has worked at Kids First Pediatric Partners since 2007. Theo helps families navigate with coordination of care for specialists or tests that are needed. We know how cumbersome insurance can be, and Theo helps to ensure that patients…

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Bullying: What Parents Can Do

With a new school year underway, it’s a good time to address the problem of bullying. Bullying is a serious problem that can make a victim miserable, especially with cyber bullying–where bullies have instant and constant access to victims. At its worst, bullying can leave the victim with serious long term effects and can even…

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Brain Teaser Fun

We’re excited to announce a fun crossword and word search for Kids First patients. We’ll be printing them for kids who visit our office, and you can download yours here. Once your kids complete it, post a photo to our Facebook page! Download the crossword here. Download the word search here. Save Save

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Avoid the Summer Slide

Keeping up with reading and writing skills over the summer is key to maintaining learning throughout the year. While summer is a wonderful break from the routine of school, the long break can rightly cause parents to fear the summer slide. Research from the National Summer Learning Association indicates students score lower on standardized tests…

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Car Seat Safety

Summer is in full swing, and that means road trips! Whether you’re going across town or across country, here are some helpful tips to keep you and your little ones (and bigger ones) safely strapped into car seats. Buckle Up! Everyone in the car- children and adults alike- need to be buckled at all times….

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