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Friday, June 30, 2017

Your Kids Aren’t Dry Drowning (Because It’s Not Real)

You know there is an issue when medical providers are learning medical terms from social media, and not the other way around. That’s exactly what happened to me (and many of my colleagues) with dry drowning. A few summers ago, I read about dry drowning for the first time on Facebook. Since then, this misrepresented [...]

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Children’s Benadryl Dosage Chart

Benadryl (also known by it’s generic name: diphenhydramine) is a common allergy medication used in children. Benadryl is an antihistamine and it treats symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and hives. Over the years, parents have asked me many questions about the usage of Benadryl and the correct children's Benadryl dosage. Children's Benadryl [...]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Does My Baby Need Vitamin D?

Ensuring your baby has an adequate amount of Vitamin D is very important. Your baby will need Vitamin D to work alongside calcium and phosphorus to strengthen his or her bones. This vitamin is crucial for the healthy development of your child’s skeletal system. Vitamin D has also been found to help the immune system fight [...]

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Note from the KidNurse: What You Should Know About Me

Hi Friends! I’m very excited about all the new readers that have joined our community after my series on essential oils! If you missed it, here is part one and part two. Because of the influx of comments, thoughts, and opinions I’ve received over the past few weeks, I wanted to take a few minutes [...]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

House of Cards: The Toxic Combination of Essential Oils and Multi-Level Marketing

*This is part two of my series on essential oils. I highly recommend you first read, Why Essential Oils Aren't Natural to learn my philosophy about essential oils.  Without a doubt, the essential oil revolution has rapidly grown in the past two decades due to the business model known as multi-level marketing (MLM). While essential oils [...]

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Why Essential Oils Aren’t “Natural”

“Essential oils aren’t ‘natural’? What?!?!” Yes. You heard me. In my opinion, essential oils are about as natural as aspirin or antibiotics. Are essential oils derived from nature? Well of course. But let me explain why I still believe they aren’t actually “natural.” You would have to have your head buried in the sand to [...]

Friday, May 29, 2015

Please take the 2015 KidNurse Reader Survey!

I am so excited to announce that we have some wonderful renovations underway here at KidNurse! In order to make KidNurse even better, my biggest priority is YOU! The number one reason I spend my time writing about children's health is because I want to share what I've learned as a pediatric nurse practitioner to enhance [...]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Death of 10 Week-Old Baby Sparks Question: Should I Give My Baby Water?

I recently read about the tragic death of a 10 week old infant in Georgia. This baby’s death has been covered by many different news sources as the story has caused much debate and now her parents have been charged with felonies. Sweet baby Neveah Landell died from water intoxication after her parents diluted her [...]

Thursday, May 14, 2015

And the UltraScope Winners Are…

Congratulations to our 5 UltraScope winners! Thank you to everyone who participated! Seriously, I never expected so many! I only wish I could have drawn more winners!!! That being said, if you didn't win, please remember the AMAZING coupon code UltraScope gave Kid Nurse readers! Simply enter KIDNURSE during your checkout at www.ultrascopes.com after making [...]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Finally, A Stethoscope As Fabulous As You Are! UltraScope Review and Giveaway

*To celebrate Nurses Week, I’ve partnered with UltraScope stethoscopes to raffle 5 beautiful, brand-new stethoscopes designed personally by the winners! Also, UltraScope has generously given my readers a coupon code for 20% off plus free shipping. Read to the bottom to enter the giveaway and redeem the coupon code! If there is one tool nurses [...]