Washing hands

Regular hand washing is the simplest, most effective way to get rid of cold & flu bugs. Wash after potty, before meals, & after daycare source

Choking on medicines

Make sure your child is standing or sitting at least a 45-degree angle when taking medicine. This reduces the risk of choking. source

Medicine change up

If your toddler has already turned up her nose at the medicine spoon, try giving her the medication in a medicine dropper. source

Flavored medicine

Empower your child by lettering her choose between different flavors or colors of medicine if you have the option. source

Aiming medicines

Aim the medicine for the back of the mouth, where it’s less likely to taste bad and less likely to spill out. source

Hearing loss

1-3 infants/thousand are born w/significant hearing loss. Poor hearing can severely inhibit baby’s cognitive development. Source

Flavoring medications

Ask pharmacist to mask taste of yucky liquid meds w/flavoring like FLAVORx. They range from root beer to tangerine Source

Choosing medication

Need medicine? Empower child by lettering her choose between different flavors or colors of medicine. Source

Giving medicine

Delivery can make the difference. If tot has turned up nose at spoon, try giving medication in a dropper. Source

Brushing when sick

If child is sick, toothpaste should be placed on the brush by qtip or clean finger to avoid contaminating the toothpaste tube. more info

Boo boo tip

If your child cuts his lip, use a cold Popsicle. He will be excited about a treat, and it will reduce swelling at the same time. more info

When asthma develops

Most children who have asthma developed the disease while they were still toddlers.

From: elitesleep.com

Asthma in todders may not be forever

When your toddler is diagnosed with asthma, it does not mean he will be forever afflicted with the disease. On the contrary, there are lots of documented cases where the toddler’s asthma no longer persisted into adulthood.

From: elitesleep.com

Managing asthma in toddlers

Asthma in toddlers may be more difficult to manage. The best way to do this is to enlist the help of your care provider or his teachers.

You can prepare some detailed instructions so they would know what to do in case of an asthma episode. Your toddler’s pediatrician can help you prepare this set of instructions.

From: elitesleep.com

Eight top allergens

Eight top allergens account for 90 percent of all food allergies.

These include Tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts), Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp), Wheat, Fish (bass, cod, flounder) and Soy

From: allergycases.org

Immunizations chart

Check out this chart of immunizations and possible side effects for tots to 3 years: Immunization schedule.

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60 minutes of activity

Schedule at least 60 minutes daily for active free play. Toddlers need more than an hour of unstructured physical play in a safe place every day.

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Vaccine schedule

Vaccines schedule for children from the Mayo Clinic.

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Diet and health

Your two-year-old’s health is closely tied to how much he eats, what he eats, and how active he is. Obesity and weight-related diseases affect about 20 percent of all children today.

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Checking for Asthma

Is your child’s cough hanging on longer than normal?

Then you may want to have him checked for asthma. Most of us associate asthma with attacks that leave children wheezing and having difficulty breathing. But asthma can often be detected before it gets to this state.

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