1. Post important personal and contact information in a central place in your home.
- The list should include parents’ names, street address, cell, home and work phone numbers, 911, poison control, fire department, police department and helpful neighbors, friends and/or relatives. Be sure to also include doctor’s names and any known allergies or illnesses.
2. Teach your child how and when to call 911.
- Discuss specifics of what an emergency is and when to call 911.
- Make sure kids know what information to give to the 911 operator.
- For younger kids, discuss the different roles of emergency workers and what they do.
3. Talk about “stranger danger.”
- Have a talk with …
5-year old Kimberly was just an infant when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis – a chronic lung disease that she will battle her entire life. After receiving her diagnosis, the family moved to Seattle briefly before returning to northern Nevada and a climate that seemed to help Kimberly breathe better.
Still, every three months Kimberly gets sick and needs to be hospitalized. Sonia Budhecha, MD, her pulmonologist at Renown Medical Group Pediatrics, treats Kimberly and other kids fighting lung-related illnesses and diseases.
A baby’s stool is often a topic of concern for many parents. How many should they have, what color should it be, is it too loose, is it too hard? Here are a few rules of thumb to help answer some of these common questions.
A breast fed baby will typically have watery, mustard yellow-colored stools several times a day during the first several weeks. As their digestive system matures, the stools become less frequent and tend to get thicker. Formula fed babies usually will have thicker, less frequent stools from the very beginning. Every baby is different however, so if they don’t follow these patterns, it …