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Hearing the diagnosis of RSV for a sick child—your own or one your baby has been exposed to—can strike fear in a parent’s heart. But knowing the facts and being vigilant in prevention can bring a little peace. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Children go through many phases of eating habits. Some of them appear to be healthier than others, especially if your child is an extremely picky eater. Parents may question whether nutritional needs are being met. The answer is almost alwa... Read more

Parenting

In 2013, Oct. 9 is International Walk to School Day. There is an online pledge for parents and their children and resources for schools in the Kansas City area at www.WalkToSchoolKC.com. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

While most children snore periodically throughout life, it is usually short-lived. However, some youth have more of a long-term condition that can cause an unhealthy disruption in sleep patterns and lead to medical problems down the line. Read more

Parenting

Numbers of rashes and skin conditions can worry even the seasoned parent, so it is a good idea to know what is normal for your infant and what deserves a call to your primary provider. Read more

Parenting

Welcome to the game show Are You as Smart as Your Pediatrician?! Today’s contestant is Dr. Bryan Wohlwend from Priority Care Pediatrics. Read more

Best of KC

According to Nemours Foundation, “Writing is one of the most complex tasks that humans engage in, involving both motor and critical-thinking skills.” Miss a few bricks, and the foundation for learning is compromised. Read more

Parenting

Discover some truths about fluoride to protect and strengthen your children’s enamel during this sticky, gooey season. Read more

Parenting

The majority of pregnant women worry about something harming their baby in utero. What should I stay away from? Is this safe for my baby? Here are a few answers to the frequent questions asked by moms around Kansas City. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

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This might be comical to the general public. But if you are a young man with a growing Adam’s apple, pubertal changes and are frequently living a Brady Bunch episode of Peter squawking “Time to Change,” life’s not so amusing. Read more

Parenting

What produces more fear than scanning a full cart of groceries then remembering too late that you left your wallet at home? Having to make a call to Poison Control! The adrenaline surges, your heart pounds and your mouth becomes drier than ... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

The crisp smell of autumn permeates the air, telling you to head to one of the local pumpkin patches because it’s time again to pick that perfect orange orb for carving your family’s masterpiece! The one thing that can ruin your October day... Read more

Fall in KC

Doesn’t it feel like children get sick exactly at 5:02 p.m.? As soon as the pediatrician’s door deadbolts and their phones roll over to night service, your little one starts barking like a seal or spikes a fever. Now what do you do? Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Bruxism is the medical definition for the clenching or grinding of teeth and, according to WebMD, it’s quite common: “Approximately 15 percent to 33 percent of children grind their teeth (but) lose the grinding after (both) sets of teeth ha... Read more

Parenting

Sodium is like a magnet to water in our bodies. It draws the fluid into the bloodstream, which is helpful because 60 percent of the human body consists of water. However, if too much sodium is consumed, the body fluid becomes imbalanced, wh... Read more

Parenting

The pools are finally open, and hopefully your kids haven’t suffered their first sunburns of the season! Be sure to grab your favorite SPF before you head outside! Read more

Best of KC

Most kids are picky eaters at one time or another—but determining if their finicky behavior is severe enough to be classified a pediatric “feeding disorder” involves an expert’s diagnosis. Read more

Parenting

Creating a sleeping place with fewer temptations for midnight “Google-ing” or television watching is imperative. Those are the kinds of interruptions that ensure your child’s never reaching stage 4 of REM sleep—which is the so-critical rest... Read more

Parenting

Back in the old days when children and automobile safety weren’t uttered in the same breath, carsickness was treated differently, too. Whenever Mom and Pop had a nauseous kid, they cracked the windows and had her hop up to the front seat. W... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

There are various developmental stages where kids just can’t grasp the difference between what’s theirs and carpe latoy (seize the toy). Read more

Parenting