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Your baby’s first illness is never fun.

Here’s how to identify (and treat) a newborn fever.

Having a baby is a time of joy and excitement.

Sure, those sleepless nights are tiring, but the newborn smell, baby yawns, and cute smiles cause you to melt into a puddle on a regular basis. Then there are the trying (or downright scary) times, like your baby’s first illness. And fewer things cause more anxiety than a newborn fever.

We know it can be scary, but don’t fret. Read on to find out what can cause a fever in newborn babies, when to worry, and what to do about it.


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Trusting someone to take care of your children may seem impossible, but fortunately, it’s not. There are several things you can do to ensure that not only are your children safe when not in your care, but having fun too!

From trusting local resources and friends, to hiring professional agencies, there are a plethora of resources for parents available.

Read on for some tips on how to find a nanny you can trust, and how to vet them in the process.


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Smallpox used to be a devastating disease—it killed up to 300 million people back in the 20th century. In fact, it was so deadly, that it was often compared to the Black Plague. These days, smallpox is virtually unheard of, so what changed?

The answer: vaccines. 

Many experts agree that vaccines are one of the greatest medical advancements that humans have made. Yet even vaccines are not immune to controversy. The result being that many parents have questions about whether vaccines are safe for their children and what the possible side effects are.

Want to learn more about child vaccinations? If so, you’re in the right place. We’ll be going over everything that you need to know about the topic below.

Keep reading to learn more!


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If you left it up to them, kids would do nothing but play.

But the importance of play is about more than just keeping them out of your hair.

 

We all want to do what’s best for our children. That’s why we take them to the doctor, get them their shots, give them healthy food (when they’ll eat it!), and encourage them to study so that they can do well in school.

But would you be surprised if we told you that play makes for an incredibly important part of childhood? So important in fact, that studies have shown that children who have ample play time actually do better in school.

Read on to find out the top ten reasons why play is so important, and how it can benefit the cognitive development of your child(ren).


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They can’t read (yet), but literacy is still important for our little ones.

Here are some of our recommendations of the best books for babies.

 

Most parents have heard about the importance of reading to their children but, more often than not, don’t know why it’s important. What if we told you that reading to your baby could give them a leg up in school? I’ll bet we’ve got your attention now.

Before we answer “What are the best read-aloud books for babies?” we first need to tell you the “why” behind reading. It’s so much more than words on pages; reading can strengthen speech, phonics, spelling, and more.

So what are the best books for babies, and why is it so important to read to them regularly? Read on to find out.


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A new school year is right around the corner.

These healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids off to a great start.

 

Did you know that the average school lunch time is only 25 minutes? That time includes lining up, walking to, and sitting down for lunch. By the time they reach the lunchroom, students may only have 15 minutes to eat.

As a parent, how do you make sure that they get a healthy lunch that they can eat in a short amount of time? The good news is that it’s simple to create a delicious and nutritious lunch box that your child will enjoy so much that the time won’t matter. They will gobble it up as quickly as they open it!

Read on to find some healthy kids lunch ideas that you can be sure will get your kids to eat in the short lunch time they have.


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You and your baby are both miserable.

How long does teething last, anyway?

 

Your baby’s first tooth is a moment worth celebrating…and dreading.

Between the drooling, whining, and sleepless nights, you’re probably asking yourself (and every experienced parent in a three-mile radius), “How long does teething last?”

Guiding an infant through their first year of life can be a daunting task. But Kid Care Pediatrics is here to help!

In this article, we’ll answer some of your teething questions, such as “When do babies start teething?” “How long does teething last?” and most importantly, “How can I relieve my baby’s teething symptoms?”


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Your child’s health doesn’t have to involve a fighting match.

Here’s how to get kids to take medicine…no shouting necessary.

 

Most parents will agree that giving their kids medicine can be a challenge.

Not only do most medicines taste somewhat yucky, but when your child is sick, they are usually somewhat irritable. However, there are ways to avoid fights so that when it is time to “say ahh!” you can help your child feel better.

Read on for the top 10 ways to make taking medicine fun (or at the very least, tolerable).


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When it comes to your children, you can’t be too careful.

Here’s how to find safe childcare that your family can trust.

 

As a parent, your child’s safety and wellbeing are your number one concern and dictate every decision you make. Whether you’re a new parent, switching jobs, or moving to a new area, finding yourself in need of new childcare can be incredibly overwhelming.

Figuring out who you can trust with your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, which is why it’s one you can’t take lightly.

Our world faces unprecedented uncertainties, from COVID to violence and more, so it’s no wonder “safe” has a different meaning to all parents. You don’t have to face this decision on your own; Kid Care Pediatrics is here to help by providing the information necessary to help you make the best childcare decision for your family.


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Do you long for a “silent night”?

Use these sleep training tips to help the whole family sleep tight.

 

As a new parent, your life will revolve around three things: feeding your baby, changing diapers, and getting them to actually sleep!

There are lots of doctors, bloggers, and experts, each with their own sleep training methods, many of which contradict each other.

In this article, we’ll cut through the noise to give you some basic sleep training tips you can use to help your baby (and you!) get more sleep.


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