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Archive »0-3 Years

A suck decision: Baby bottles or mama’s breast?

Choosing between breastfeeding and formula feeding is one of the most pressing decisions all expectant parents face. But it’s not always an easy one...

Graco Strollers Recalled. Pose Strangulation Threat.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Graco Children's Products Inc., announcing the recall of about 2 million Graco strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation. CPSC and Graco have received four reports of infant strangulations that occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. To see this recall on CPSC's website, visit www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11015.html.

Archive »4-7 Years

All about friends

Your child begins to tell you a story about his friend, Shawn. Now was he the one who always disrupts class? Or was he the one whose birthday party is next weekend? Or was he someone totally different? It’s hard to keep them straight...

Four tips on encouraging independence in small children

Learning how to be a good friend is an important skill you can teach your child. Children from 4 to 6 years old are beginning to develop their independence and form real friendships and develop important social life skills. But they need good role models.

Archive »8-12 Years

Help Central PA kids beat the battle of the bulge

Despite the prevalence of team sports for even the youngest children, kids today are less active than they were 20 years ago. In Cumberland County, more than 16 percent of children in grades K-6 and more than 15 percent in grades 7-12 were found to be overweight; and 15 percent in grades K-6 and 15 percent in grades 7-12 rated “obese,” according to 2009 Growth Screens/BMI statistics from the state Department of Health. In Dauphin County, more than 16 percent of children in grades K-6 and more than 16 percent in grades 7-12 were found to be at risk of being overweight...

Simple tips to finding and scheduling babysitters

Finding new babysitters whom you can fully trust to care for your little treasures is a common challenge for parents.

Archive »13+ Years

Children and teens shouldn’t box, say pediatricians

Parents who grew up watching Sylvester Stallone in Rocky and dreaming of a tough boxer shouldn’t idolize the profession for their children...

Are teens getting the medical care they need?

From drug education to mandatory vaccinations, are teenagers making the grade with their health and well-being? Teenagers should have regular medical check-ups each year to ensure not only that they have gotten the mandatory immunizations needed for school, but also to make sure that they are practicing a healthy lifestyle.

 

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