Simply Thick is NOT Safe for any Baby!

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants parents, caregivers and health care professionals to be aware that infants of any age may face an increased risk of developing a life-threatening condition if fed a thickening product called SimplyThick. Since May 2011, the agency has identified 22 infants who developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a condition in […]

Food Allergies – What you need to know!

With school back in swing and knowing a few children with very severe food allergies, I thought I would share information provided by the CDC about food allergies and schools. According to the CDC an allergy is an abnormal immune response to a certain food that the body reacts to as harmful. Common food allergens account for […]

Plants That Can Be Poisonous for Children

As parents, you might be concerned about your child ingesting poisonous plants, luckily most plants are safe, and even the poisonous ones only usually cause a stomach ache and not much more. If you child does ingest one of these plants, or any plants you think may be poisonous, call poison control 1-800-222-1222. Indoor Poisonous Plants  […]

When should I call the pediatrician?

In the January issue of Parents Magazine, they published an article about symptoms in your kids you can’t ignore. We decided to pass along the article to help parents answer the question “When Should I Call the Pediatrician?” Tweet about 12 Symptoms you can’t ignore. You should call your pediatrician if: 1. If your baby […]

Clues to your baby’s health

Clues to your baby’s health I recently read an article in the March 2012 issue of Parents magazine, and I thought I would share some of the information with you! The title of the article is “The Scoop on Poop” by Wendy Sue Swanson, MD and where this is not the most pleasant information to read about it is […]

Information on SIDS

SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is always on parents’ minds so here are something to think about! SIDS is the sudden, unexpected death or an infant under the age of one, in which an autopsy does not show a cause of death.  The American Academy of Pediatrics lists several recommendations to reduce the risk […]