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Patient Education Handouts
Published: August 2021
... the responsibility to take charge and make rules. Age-appropriate discipline can begin at the age of crawling. Hearing "no" occasionally is good for children. Children need external controls until they develop self-control and self-discipline. Your child will still love you if you say "no" to him. If your...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
... . Campaña Dormir sin peligro del National Institute of Child and Human Development http://www.nichd.nih.gov/sids CJ First Candle www.cjfirstcandle.org Asociación de Programas para el SMSL y la Mortalidad Infantil www.asip1.org Centros para el Control y la Prevención de...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
... and play with your young child. Thankfully, all you need is loving attention and some basic household items. © 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved. For the latest developments from the CDC, including travel warnings, new cases, and prevention advice, visit www.cdc.gov...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: June 2022
... to their feet as it is for the health of their entire body. Keep the following tips in mind when shoe shopping: Although no 2 children develop at the same rate, they should be able to do certain things at certain ages (see examples of developmental milestones below). Talk with your child’s doctor if you...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: August 2022
... occupy much concern for you. In the rare event that an adult in your household develops monkeypox, share this information with your pediatrician and discuss what you can do to protect your child from infection. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about monkeypox. Monkeypox...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: August 2022
... blood contains bilirubin, which comes from red blood cells and is removed by the liver. Before birth, the mother’s liver does this for the baby. Most babies develop jaundice in the first few days after birth because it takes a few days for the baby’s liver to get better at removing bilirubin...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: July 2022
... can lead to persistent liver disease in the form of cirrhosis or scarring of the liver. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver cells die and are replaced by scar tissue and fat. Over time, the liver stops working and can no longer remove wastes from the body. Infants who develop cirrhosis of the liver...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: June 2022
... Lead in the body can affect child development and behavior. Lead is a metal that is found in a lot of places. Although you can’t usually see lead, you can do things to prevent your child from being exposed to it. No safe level of lead has been identified for children...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: May 2022
.... Don’t scrub your skin too hard. This irritates the skin. You may begin to sweat more. Most people use a deodorant or an antiperspirant to control underarm odor and wetness. Breasts. In most girls, the first sign of puberty is breast development (small, tender lumps under one or both...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: June 2022
... not be used to stretch baby formula supply. Formula contains all of the nutrients young babies need, while solid foods may not. Infants generally are ready to eat solid food when they are about 6 months old, but it depends on their stage of development. Talk with your pediatrician about when your baby may...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: April 2022
... by Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP Retro Baby: Timeless Activities to Boost Development— Without All the Gear by Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L Return to You: A Postpartum Plan for New Moms by Natasha K. Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP Understanding the NICU: What Parents of Preemies...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... © 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved. It’s important for children to develop good sleep habits early on. Sleeping well is important to children’s development and well-being. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help ensure a good night’s...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... illness, much like normal flu or a bad cold. The symptoms usually last 2 weeks. Severe Infections: 20% of those with symptoms that are not vaccinated develop trouble breathing from viral pneumonia. Many of these need to be admitted to the hospital. People with complications generally recover in 3...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... to tell the right diagnosis. It’s the only way to know for sure what someone has. Types of Complications. These are nearly the same. The most common serious symptom is trouble breathing (shortness of breath). It usually means the patient has developed pneumonia. Other complications in young children...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... © 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved. Children may wake up or not sleep well during the night for different reasons. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about common sleep problems and how parents can help their children develop good sleep...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... of their parents. However, be aware of the messages and ratings of the music, movies, and video games your teen is exposed to. Be a parent first, not a friend. Your teen’s separation from you as a parent is a normal part of development. Don’t take it personally. When rules are needed, set and enforce them...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
.... No Symptoms but Infected: Over 30% of infected patients have no symptoms. Mild Infections: 80% of those with symptoms have a mild illness, much like normal flu or a bad cold. The symptoms usually last 2 weeks. Severe Infections: 20% of those with symptoms that are not vaccinated develop trouble...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... racial identities (Corduroy, written and illustrated by Don Freeman, about a Black mother and child going shopping, for example). Help children develop social action skills (helping the elderly, having environmental awareness, or volunteering at a soup kitchen, for example). Help children...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
... © 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved. Although no 2 children develop at the same rate, they should be able to do certain things at certain ages. Learning to sit up, walk, and talk are some of the major developmental milestones your child will achieve. Here...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
... their community. Books can help them understand the broader concepts of social justice and civic engagement. Younger children tend to thinking of things as "good vs. bad," but as they get older they develop very sophisticated and nuanced moral reasoning. Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio...