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Save your dollars!! For colds, coughs, and sore throats, Great Grandma's remedies are still the safest and most effective. We know how tempting it is to use over-the-counter medications that promise instant relief for colds and coughs. But these medications have limited, temporary effectiveness at best, and all have potential side effects - some serious - especially in kids. There are plenty of safer alternatives that actually offer comfort and can help everyone get more sleep!
What to use instead: Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), Nasal Saline, chicken soup, clear fluids, popsicles, honey (over 12 months of age), steam, hard candies (if past choking age), suckers.
It's dark outside. The weather looks ominous. Everyone has a cold. We're too busy. We're stressed. How can we say "Happy Thanksgiving" and mean it? Here are two great ways:
Yikes! Just saw the weather forecast for this week. Yes, it feels way too early to pull out the winter gear! But it's always less stressful and more fun when we're prepared for it. Now let's enjoy some fresh air and exercise!
It's that time of year again with all of it's mixed emotions. We hope everyone has a smooth transition back to the school-year routine and a school year filled with learning and growing.
Remember to get enough sleep and find some downtime as the year gets rolling!
Here are some links about back-to-school concerns you may want to check out or share!!
stopbullying.gov What Kids Can Do
P.S.: We'll send a Mail Chimp to let you know when Influenza Vaccines are available!
We know that deciding what's best for your family can be confusing. To help you sort it all out, here are parents' frequently asked questions from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about cow's milk alternatives. Read more...
Milk provides protein, fat, calcium and Vitamin D. So what are the alternatives if your child doesn't like it or can't have dairy?
This chart shows how milk alternatives differ in the amount of protein, fat, calories and iron they provide. You can also use the calcium RDAs chart and "Sources of Calcium" foods list below to make sure your child is getting enough.
Sources of Calcium