A Moms Guide to Thermometers

Why are there so many different types of thermometers? No, seriously. There is. There are ear (tympanic), forehead (temporal), or multi-use thermometers (for oral, rectal, or digital – but make sure to buy a separate one for rectal… 🙂). Is one better than the other? Are some more accurate? Lets take a look at the…

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Fluoride Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride and Your Babies

What is fluoride? Is it safe for my children? I hear these questions a lot. I also hear a lot of misinformation regarding fluoride, so I thought it might be a good topic to cover since fluoride is actually really important! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should…

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New Episode of the Podcast: Sleep Specialist Talk!

For SIDS awareness month, I had Cayla on the podcast (we’ve talked before) to chat about SIDS and safe sleep, as well as to answer a ton of questions I had submitted regarding sleep struggles. There is probably information relevant to you, whether you asked a question or not! Either way, it’s a good listen.…

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Why the Parenting Series is So Great

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to collaborate with the Parenting Series for multiple posts recently (see here and here) and as a show of appreciation, I wanted to share why I love it so much. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as…

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How to Prepare For a Positive Childhood Immunization Appointment Experience

As some of you may know, a big part of my job as a Registered Nurse is to do well baby vaccine appointments (as well as see people across the entire life span for other vaccinations – I also do a lot of other stuff, but that’s a topic for another post) since I work…

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Reducing Stress at Meal Times: Misconceptions and Tips for Parents

Thanks to the kindness of Blaire at the Parenting Series, which runs many online events where parenting experts share their best tips + tricks, I was able to attend a recent webinar done by Ahuva Magder Hershkop, RD (Registered Dietitian) on picky eating in children. I learned a few things from her talk that I…

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Common Misconceptions About Fevers in Babies and Young Children

I think fevers are so misunderstood. There is a surprising amount of misinformation surrounding them, a general misunderstanding of what actually constitutes a fever, and lots of confusion surrounding their physiology and treatment. They are also extremely common, among children especially but also adults. As I am planning an upcoming post on preparing for vaccine…

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No More Pencils, No More Books…We Need a Better Plan for Kids & Their Families

There is what seems to be a great urgency, in some groups of people, to send kids back to school or childcare as soon as possible. I’m not a parent to a toddler or a school-age child yet so I don’t know what it’s like exactly, but I do get the call for help. I…

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How to Identify Reliable Resources Online

Based on the results of my poll on twitter, 90.9% of voters wanted me to do this post to help them be able to identify reliable resources on the internet regarding their health. Please be aware – I had a small sample size of only 55 votes!! But I’m going to do this post anyways…

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