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  1. Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

    No doubt about it: Cell phones are a great way to stay in touch anytime, anywhere. But is your child old enough to have one? It’s a tough call for many parents because it’s not just about age. You need to know what's involved -- in terms of both the phone and your child's well-being -- and the poten

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  2. What Is the Alternative Vaccine Schedule?

    When pediatrician Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP, wrote The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, he envisioned giving parents more choices on how to vaccinate their children if they were concerned about a vaccine’s side effects or ingredients or the large number of shots that kids rece

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  3. 5 Serious Symptoms in Children to Never Ignore

    Runny noses. Stomachaches. An itchy rash. These are a few of the typical ailments that occasionally plague children everywhere. But what if something more serious develops, like an extremely high fever or a stiff neck? You may not know whether to rush to the emergency room, call the doctor, or simpl

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  4. Home Remedies for Children's Colds and Flu

    Winter may mean snow, sleds, and outdoor fun for children -- but it can also mean colds, sore throats, fever, and flu. When winter ills strike, soothe symptoms with these simple home treatments. There are over 200 cold viruses ready to lay your family low with nasal congestion, sore throat, and coug

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  5. Your Child: Too Sick for School?

    A sniffle. A cough. A sore throat. Children come down with illnesses big and small. Some are contagious, some are not. How do you know when to keep your child home from school? To know whether your child should stay home from school, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests answering these three

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  6. Controlling Contagious Infections in Children

    It's easy to say to say, "keep the children home," when illness strikes. The problem is, kids can be exposed to and spread an infection before symptoms appear. That's why it helps to recognize and prevent common illnesses that plague children, including flu, pink eye, and gastroenteritis. These tips

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  7. Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

    For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance -- protecting your child against disease naturally helps you sleep better at night -- but also anxiety about side effects and reactions. With misinformation about vaccines and health problems, it can be difficult for a parent to sort it all

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  8. Bedwetting: Answers to Parents’ 6 Top Questions

    Parents share secrets and strategies with each other about how to deal with fussy eaters, colicky infants, and tantrum throwers. But bedwetters? The problem of bedwetting is still shrouded in embarrassment, despite the fact that it's very common. As a matter of fact, one in five 5-year-olds is a bed

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  9. Helping Bedwetters: Tips From the Trenches

    Bedwetters can take a toll on everyone's patience, not to mention the toll taken on a good night's sleep. If you're the parent of a bedwetting child and are feeling frustrated, here are practical tips on what to do and how to cope. If your pediatrician doesn't ask you about your bedwetting child, as

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  10. Bedwetting Solutions: How Can You Stop Bedwetting?

    At age 7, Billy was getting invitations for sleepovers from friends. He wanted to go, but there was a problem: how to stop bedwetting. Bedwetting had been an ongoing issue for Billy, says his mother, Jane, (not their real names) of Bethesda, Md. Her two older children hadn't had the problem, but Bil

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