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Child Safety Seat Guidelines: Rear-Facing Until Age 2


In a policy statement published in Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat, which can be found on the back of the seat.

Specialties:
Child and Family Support Services
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How to properly clean your breast pump


The CDC recently issued updated guidelines for mothers who use a breast pump. Le Bonheur Lactation Consultant Ruth Munday explains the new guidelines.

Specialties:
Clinical Nutrition
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Seizures in Kids


More than half a million children in the United States will have a seizure this year. They can occur at any time. Le Bonheur Children’s Chief Neurologist James Wheless, MD, PhD, who also serves as co-director of the hospital’s Neuroscience Institute, explains more about seizures, their causes and warning signs for parents.

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Neuroscience Institute
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Vision Screening 101: When to take your child to the optometrist or ophthalmologist and what to expect


When it comes to children, how do you know if you should consult an optometrist or an ophthalmologist for eye-related issues?

Specialties:
Ophthalmology
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How to protect your eyes and safely view the solar eclipse


Does your child really need to wear special protective eye glasses to view the solar eclipse? Yes, and here's why.

Specialties:
Ophthalmology Emergency Medicine
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How to talk about suicide with your child


It’s important to know you can help prevent suicide by being aware and taking action.

Specialties:
Clinical Psychology
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How to talk to your child about divorce


Often, parents believe it is better to hide reality from children and adolescents, but more often than not, children can already sense when something is wrong at home.

Specialties:
Child and Family Support Services
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Prevention and treatment information for tick borne illnesses


It is very important not to use any home remedies to remove a tick. Things like nail polish, petroleum jelly, heat or flames are not effective.

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What to put in your child's first aid kit


Make sure your family is prepared by stocking a first aid kit. Le Bonheur Pediatrician Kristen Bettin, MD, MEd, shares which items she thinks are essential for a kit.