Category Archives: Healthy Kids

Healthy Parents… Healthy Kids!

I am currently shifting focus on this blog since I now find myself in a different phase of life as I am staring down 40.  I also have 3 very young children.  My wife and I put most of what … Continue reading

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Generic Infant Formula

The goal of this page is not to debate formula versus breast milk.  That debate is over and there is just no comparison between the two.  However, there are plenty of people that, either by choice or necessity, decide to … Continue reading

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Babywise and scheduling… after 2 babies!

Baby #2, moving to a new city, starting a new job, and the beginnings of raising our first 2-year-old required a brief hiatus from blogging. While this time has been devoid of blogging, it has been very rich in personal … Continue reading

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Peak Fussiness

I am happy to report that we are at the 5-week mark with baby #2. In virtually every way baby #2 has been much easier than baby #1. Mostly we attribute this to less trial and error parenting on our … Continue reading

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No Tylenol for Fever?

If you have read much of what I write about fever, you might find it strange that I tell parents not to give their children Tylenol™ and Motrin™ when they have a fever.  In fact, if you read my Myths … Continue reading

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A fatal blow to the anti-abstinence crowd?

During my career I have watched the “progressive” crowd tout the naivety of an abstinence approach to sex education in teens and adolescents.  They generally go on to push shelling out all kinds of contraceptives to specific “at-risk” populations (like … Continue reading

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Babywise and the Infant Sling?

In the ongoing debate between Attachment parenting and Babywise parenting it seems that the infant sling is viewed as a tool for attachment parenting only and has no role in a Parent-Directed (Babywise) approach.  However, now that we have two … Continue reading

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Iron Drops for Babies?

I am often asked about the need to supplement newborn babies with Iron while breastfeeding.  What seems like a simple question is actually a rather complex issue.  This post is meant to provide parents with the information they need to … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Ear Infections

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  I am not sure who originally made this quote, but it is certainly true when it comes to ear infections. It is estimated that ear infections cost American families somewhere … Continue reading

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Does pulling at the ears mean ear infection?

I cannot count the number of times I have seen someone in the ER because their child is pulling at their ears.  No fever or fussiness. No runny nose or cough.  Eating well and drinking well.  Just concern that this could … Continue reading

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