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welcomeThey say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s doubly so when a child’s health and well-being is concerned. Welcome to our “village” where you can hear from our team of experts their thoughts on current and ongoing child health and safety issues as well as share stories in areas like how you’re handling a particular child health-related challenge or the ups-and-downs we face every day trying to keep kids safe. Our Pedsafe Forum is there for you anytime to ask questions and exchange ideas.

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Healthy Road-Trip-Friendly Snacks for Kids

Healthy Road-Trip-Friendly Snacks for Kids

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Editors Note: Summer sun and holidays mean family road trips….and lots of challenges finding good-tasting but healthy snacks for your children. Check out these options which can be ordered online or obtained in most locations. Funley’s Wholly Granolly Clusters Kids will go crazy for the Peanut Butter Pretzel and Double Chocolate flavors, which come in mini clusters — perfect for tiny hands. You’ll love them for what they don’t have: preservatives, trans fat and high fructose corn syrup. (For a savory and healthier alternative, their Cheddar n’ Stuff Super Crackers have broccoli... 

Top 10 Fireworks Safety Tips – Straight from the Experts

Top 10 Fireworks Safety Tips – Straight from the Experts

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It’s that time of year again: time to get together with friends, host backyard barbecues, cook up some hotdogs and hamburgers, sip a cool beverage and end the day gathered around watching fireworks. Sounds perfect, right? Unfortunately, according to the National Fire Protection Association in 2018 alone, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 9,100 people for fireworks related injuries and more than one-third of the injured (36%) were less than 15 years old.* How and Why Do These Injuries Occur? Fireworks type: Among the various types of fireworks, some of which are sold legally... 

Games for Building Better Family Bonds

Games for Building Better Family Bonds

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Your typical afternoon probably goes like this: Pick up kids from school or camp; shuttle to a soccer game, music class, maybe the neighborhood pool; head to the grocery store; then get back home in time to make dinner. And even though the time you spend with your kids is precious, you probably wouldn’t classify this minivan marathon as quality time. But who’s to say that everyday experiences can’t turn into special moments that strengthen family bonds? And what better way to infuse laughter and fun than with games that draw out every family member? “Using this time for fun activities reinforces... 

6 Reasons to Call the Pediatrician

6 Reasons to Call the Pediatrician

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Sick children at home? If they’ve got a cold, they’ll usually recover on their own within seven to 10 days, but in some cases, those sniffles can develop into a more serious condition that requires medical attention. If you notice any of the following warning signs in your kids, you’ve got reason to call the pediatrician. Warning Sign No. 1: A high fever A fever of 105 F or more can mean your child has another problem, like strep throat. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, you should also call your doctor if he or she has a fever of 100.4 F or more. Warning Sign No. 2:... 

Summer Camp Health Tips – a Pediatrician’s Point of View

Summer Camp Health Tips – a Pediatrician’s Point of View

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Letting go of your child for a day, a week or even a month of camp during the summer is often a very difficult thing for parents to do, and initially, might be very difficult for the child. Most children, however, when they return from such an experience almost invariably have enjoyed themselves and gotten the first taste of living without parents. This can be an extraordinary experience for your child as he or she learns to live and be accountable for certain rules and restrictions. Of course, you as a parent will worry the first couple of times your children go off “by themselves”. It may...