It’s important that you work with your toddler’s healthcare provider to prevent and treat asthma attacks.
With the right medications, education, an asthma action plan, and regular medical follow-up, most asthmatic children do just fine.
According to the national Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System, 10.2 percent of children in the United States under the age of five were overweight in 1998.
Asthma in Toddlers is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. Asthma in Toddlers affects as many as 10%-12% of children in the U.S. and, for unknown reasons, is steadily increasing.
Soaps, shampoos, and bubble baths can dry your child’s skin and may cause rashes, so use them sparingly. They may also be irritating to the urethra, which in turn might increase the risk of urinary tract infections.
Do not forewarn your child of the shots. This will only cause unnecessary anxiety.
It can also result in a struggle at vaccination time. If you have to hold your child down for shots, they will be even more traumatized.
Despite much controversy on the topic, researchers haven’t found a clear connection between autism and childhood vaccines. Although signs of autism may appear at about the same time children receive certain vaccines – such as the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine – this appears to be simply a coincidence.
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When preping for pre-school stock up on tissues, saline drops, antibacterial soap and gel, wipes, all the little items you wish you had in your pocketbook, car, or briefcase. As soon as the first cold hits, and it will, you’ll be so glad you did.
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Children in large groups are breeding grounds for the organisms that cause illness. The top 5 causes for missed school are colds, stomach flu, ear infection, pink eye and sore throat.
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Meat is started somewhere between 9 and 12 months of age.
Your daughter’s doctor recommended the upper age to start meats. The primary concern for starting meat is that it is a good source of iron and iron deficiency anemia is the primary nutritional deficiency in infants and children.
By age one, she should be consuming about 2 servings from the meat, poultry, fish, dry beans and eggs group per day. One serving would consist of about 1 ounce or 1-2 Tbsp. of any of these.
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It is crucial for the doctor’s measurements to be as accurate as possible because a discrepancy of as little as a few millimeters in length or a few grams in weight can make a difference where your baby falls on the charts.
From: toddlers activity and discipline guide.com
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The single most important thing your child can do to prevent illness is to wash his or her hands thoroughly and frequently.
Despite your best efforts, your child is going to get sick, especially during his or her first few years of contact with larger groups of children. But a child’s immunity improves with time.
School-age children gradually become less prone to common illnesses and recover more quickly from the diseases they do catch.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children, and adolescents.
As recently as 2003, the AAP recommended 200 international units (IU) a day starting within the first two months of life.
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The tendency to develop allergies is often hereditary, which means it can be passed down through your genes.
However, just because you, your partner, or one of your children might have allergies doesn’t mean that all of your kids will definitely get them.
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Many parents find it difficult to deal when your toddler is sick and also maintain regular household duties. Let the chores go for a time. Your house will be fine and the rest of your family will survive.
In the hot weather kids drink a lot of liquids so make time for frequent bathroom breaks.
If your child is still in diapers, be sure to check them often to see if they are in need of a change. The last thing you want is your baby to end up with diaper rash.
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If you can, avoid sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is when the sun’s rays are most intense. Keep in mind that even on cloudy days, the sun can be just as strong; you’ll want to use these same precautions on those days as well.
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Dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergies. These microscopic insects live all around us and feed on the millions of dead skin cells that fall off our bodies every day.
Dust mites are the main allergic component of house dust, which is made up of many particles and can contain things such as fabric fibers and bacteria, as well as microscopic animal allergens.
Dust mites are present year-round in most parts of the United States (although they don’t live at high altitudes), and live in bedding, upholstery, and carpets.
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If your toddler is sick with cold, try applying a balm or petroleum jelly around the nostrils to provide relief and reduce irritation.
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Saline nose drops or spray provides immediate relief for a stuffy nose. Both will moisten the membranes and loosen the secretions, making it easier for your child to either blow their nose on their own, or else help from a bulb syringe.
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Don’t call multivitamins candy – this will have your toddler begging for more. (The multi’s cartoon-character shapes are tempting enough without being told they’re a treat.)