We thought it was just another “daycare cold” – albeit one in a long string of sniffles and ear infections caught by our 13-month-old son over the winter months. But call it a (paranoid?) mother’s intuition – that nasty cough was just a little too nasty and persistent for my taste. And though Benjamin does tend to wheeze when he’s sick, his inhaler didn’t seem to help at all this time around.
Leftovers make a special meal if they are re-worked—if your family doesn’t recognize them as leftovers, they won’t complain!
Leftover ham can make a contemporary version of this very tasty dish. Clean up is quick with only one pan to wash!
Safety seats make a difference in saving the lives of children. But if you do not have them in the right seat, or it is not installed properly, you are losing out on the benefits of this very important safety tool.
With the concerning statistic that four out of five car seats are installed improperly, it is always a good topic to revisit. And, being a pediatrician does not exempt one from belonging to this statistic.
Very, very early in parenthood (i.e. prenatally) I realized the seemingly complex world of car sear safety. Since then, I have always deferred to the experts when making sure my kids are in the absolute safest and appropriately installed seats for them. If you also consider that motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for children in the US and in Wisconsin, it is even more important to have your child’s car seat fit properly.
In the winter, we tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables. Try these recipes that feature available fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen varieties.
First, a big congrats to all moms and families who have breastfed or provided breastmilk to their infants during the first 6 months after birth! We all know it’s not easy!
So, what’s next on the infant menu? What are the best first solids? Should parents expect the baby to nurse less often after starting solids?