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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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It seems that allergies are becoming more common.

Here’s how to identify, treat, and live with childhood food allergies.

 

Like adult allergies, childhood allergies are when a child’s body has a bad immune response to a trigger food. The body sees this food as an “invader” rather than “food” and attempts to attack it with a histamine response.

This can result in the typical symptoms we think of when we think of allergies. Some may include hives, itching, and trouble breathing. Childhood allergies can also cause symptoms that would surprise you.

Read on to find out the symptoms of childhood food allergies, common triggers, and why it doesn’t have to change your entire life.


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Can a pediatrician diagnose ADHD or do you need to see a specialist?

Here’s why you can (and should!) see your kid’s pediatrician first.

 

While most pediatricians are proactive at screening for autism, hearing loss, and vision problems, it is typically up to parents to notice symptoms of ADHD in their children and request professional testing.

But for most caregivers, the problem isn’t noticing the signs of ADHD, it’s knowing where to go. Can a pediatrician diagnose ADHD or do you need to see a specialist?

In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to know about screening, diagnosing, and treating your child’s ADHD.


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Those coos and gurgles are cute, but you can’t always understand them.

When do babies start talking?

 

From the time they’re born (and even before!) we look forward to seeing our babies take on the world. From crawling to walking and babbling to talking, so much happens to babies in the first few years of life!

All babies are different, but there are certain guidelines the CDC puts out so that parents can make sure their babies are on track. One major milestone is when your baby (finally!) starts talking.

Read on to find out when babies start talking, what talking actually means (hint: it’s not words), and what you should do if your baby seems to be behind.


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We all want our children to have the best start in life, beginning with their nutrition.

But what is the best baby formula (and is there such a thing)?

 

From birthing to bathing, the choices for parents can be overwhelming. But few topics are as nerve-wracking as deciding how to feed your baby in the first few years of their life.

Breast- or bottle feeding? Powdered formula or liquid? Sensitive tummy and lactose-free versions–the baby aisle is downright exhausting!

One thing is for sure: you want to know that your baby is getting all of the nutrients s/he needs to grow and thrive. But with so many options on the market, how can you be sure which is the best baby formula?

As pediatricians, we understand your concerns. So let’s talk.


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Myths and misinformation abound when it comes to health.

In this article, we answer your top cold and flu myths, including “How do you catch a cold?”

 

It’s one of the moments that parents dread: “Mommy, Daddy…I don’t feel good.” Your kid is sick, complete with the sore throat, fever, cough, and other symptoms that often come along with it.

Whether you’re a new parent or a veteran, nobody likes when their kid is sick. Yet colds and flu are a (miserable) part of life, but they aren’t the only things that “go viral.” Rumors and old wives’ tales still circulate around these illnesses. Your best friend said turmeric does the trick. Grandma swears by her mama’s chicken soup recipe.

Luckily, we have the lowdown on what is true and what isn’t. Whether it’s “how to catch a cold?” or “should I get an antibiotic?” allow us to bust the top 10 cold and flu myths.


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