And Baby Makes Four…How to make your only child a happy sibling

by Kristen Bason

Having a baby is intimidating; add to the mix a suspicious sibling and that trip home from the hospital is even more nerve wracking.

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Potty Training, Start Living a Diaper Free Life

by Kristen Bason

My goal is to get our three-year-old completely potty trained by the time her baby brother arrives (she is doing great!). It would be a dream to only have to buy diapers for one, rather than two. Is my dream possible?

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Active Play

The Importance of Active Play

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

When was the last time your child went out to play? In today’s go-go culture, time to play outside is quickly becoming a scarce resource. According to a recent Pediatrics article, the trend toward indoor, sedentary activity begins at a young age. Despite the fact that the National Association for...

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Girl Vegetarian

My daughter wants to become a vegetarian. How can I help her?

by Jennifer J King, MD

First find out her motivations for wanting to be a vegetarian – moral reasons, losing weight, healthier lifestyle, etc. and then educate her on vegetarian lifestyle options after some online research. Vegans exclude all animal products and dairy Lactovegetarians consume milk and milk products...

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Pouring milk

Is My Child Lactose Intolerant?

by Jeanne Oh, MD

Jeanne Oh, MD Advanced Pediatric Associates Aurora, Centennial & Parker

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Calm Down a Fussy or Colicky Baby

What is the Best Way to Calm Down a Fussy or Colicky Baby?

by Robert Gin, MD

Robert Gin, MD Littleton Pediatric Medical Center Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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Peanut allergy

What is the Difference Between a Food Allergy and Food Intolerance?

by Lora Stewart, MD

Lora Stewart, MD Allergy and Asthma Care Prevention Center Lone Tree, Colorado

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Naps: Does a routine of rest really matter?

by Lisa Marshall

Anyone who has been around toddlers and preschoolers much can tell you: Just one missed nap can turn a “little angel” into an intolerable grouch. But new research suggests it may do much more than that, blunting their capacity for joy, heightening their anxiety, and diminishing their tendency...

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Put me in, Coach: Growing field offers sideline strategies for winning the parent game

by Debra Melani

Little Haley was having a grand time at the zoo. Funny animals. Sunny skies. Ice-cream cones. Dad. It was pretty much heaven for a 4-year-old girl. Then the question came: “Haley, do you want to go home in 10 minutes or in 5 minutes?” Puzzled eyes gazed up at her father. “Daddy? Is 10...

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Healthy lunches for kids

Brown bagging it

by Lisa Marshall

Recent headlines about “pink slime,” “mystery meat,” and salt and fat-laden offerings on school cafeteria trays have prompted many concerned parents to take matters into their own hands and pack Junior’s lunch themselves. But are sack lunches any healthier than what the school has to offer?

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