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Introducing a New Sibling

By , December 29th, 2011 | Infant Care, Parenting, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Kristen Davis-Coelho, Ph.D., Renown Behavioral Health

Becoming a big brother or sister is an exciting development in a young child’s life, and a major adjustment. Parents are encouraged to plan ahead to help build a positive sibling relationship.

Sharing the News.  For toddlers and young preschoolers, seeing is believing; I recommend waiting until later in the pregnancy when the changes are obvious. For children under the age of five, it helps to make the due date tangible, such as “after Christmas” or “when it gets warm outside.”  School-age children can be told earlier.

Get Them Involved.  Ask your child’s input about decorating the nursery, and let him …

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29Dec

Save Your Skull this Winter by Wearing a Helmet

By , December 27th, 2011 | Exercise | 0 Comments

Alannah Manfredi, Kohl’s Save Your Skull program coordinator

There is no shortage of exciting winter activities or sports in our area, with skiing and snowboarding being two of the most popular. While enjoying these outdoor activities, don’t forget about the importance of protecting your head by always wearing a helmet.

Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect your head. Helmets have many new designs and features that make them lightweight, warm and comfortable. They come in a variety of colors and styles, too.

Here are some tips for making sure you and your child’s helmets fit appropriately:

27Dec

Understanding Peanut Allergies – Part II

By , December 22nd, 2011 | Infant Care, News, Nutrition, Parenting, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Nevin Wilson, MD, Pediatric Allergies and Immunology
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Once a peanut allergy is identified it’s important for parents to learn how to avoid it. In addition to getting peanuts and peanut containing products out of the house, you’ll need to identifying restaurants that may serve peanuts in some of their dishes and avoid them as well.

Depending on the severity of your child’s allergy, you will also need to work with school or daycare to ensure your child eats in a peanut-free environment. Be sure to get set up with an epi-pen and learn how and when to use it. It’s also important to have …

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22Dec