Don't Sweat It!

Fever Facts Every Parent Needs to Know.

Download Now!

About Danielle

Dani Stringer is also known as the KidNurse. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since she was eighteen years old, caring for children in private practice and urgent care offices across the Phoenix valley.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Best Books For Preschoolers And Kindergarteners

Last week I shared a list of books for babies and toddlers. To continue this book theme, I have a list of the best books for preschoolers and kindergarteners for you today. Whether you are homeschooling your kids or they are attending school outside of the home, it is important to make time every day for reading [...]

The Best Books For Preschoolers And Kindergarteners2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Friday, July 21, 2017

In 18 Years, Over 700 Children Have Died In Hot Cars

A report I read this week said that over 700 children have died from being left in hot cars in between 1998 to 2016. At an average of 38 preventable deaths per year, or more than 1 death every 10 days, these statistics are both staggering and heartbreaking. The terror of these situations continuing to [...]

In 18 Years, Over 700 Children Have Died In Hot Cars2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Best Books For Babies And Toddlers

There is something you can do with your kids every day that will affect them for their whole lives: read together. Even reading with your kids for only 15 minutes a day makes a difference. Today I wanted to talk about some of the best books for babies and toddlers. I know it can be hard [...]

The Best Books For Babies And Toddlers2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Friday, July 7, 2017

The Most Dangerous Pool Toy You Own

It’s summertime, so everyone, everywhere is swimming. If you are a parent, water safety is likely on the forefront of your mind. After all, drowning is the top preventable cause of death for children. According to the CDC, about 800 children are still dying annually from drowning. That number doesn’t even come close to the [...]

The Most Dangerous Pool Toy You Own2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

To The Mom At Her Wit’s End With Picky Eaters

KidNurse Community Question: “I’m looking for advice on picky eaters. My children are three and four years old and refuse to try new things. They have a total of about 4 food items they will eat and turn up their noses at everything else. At what point should I tell them they have no choice [...]

To The Mom At Her Wit’s End With Picky Eaters2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
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 [...]

Children’s Benadryl Dosage Chart2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The History Of Vaccines: 5 Little-Known Facts

When I began to understand the history of infectious diseases and the millions they killed over centuries, I was able to truly understand how miraculous the invention of inoculations and then vaccines truly were. This helped me change my hesitant mindset about vaccines. Understanding history is important, so today we are going to dig into five little-known [...]

The History Of Vaccines: 5 Little-Known Facts2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Monday, May 22, 2017

End Playdate Meltdowns With These Magic Words

Playdate meltdowns are never fun. When I was a little girl, I idolized my older cousins. I still remember what it felt like to go over to their house for playdates, holidays, and special occasions. Jumping endlessly on their trampoline. A massive array of new toys to play with. Learning what “big girls” do. I [...]

End Playdate Meltdowns With These Magic Words2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
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 [...]

Does My Baby Need Vitamin D?2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Thursday, May 11, 2017

How Should I Teach My Baby to Eat Finger Food?

A mom in our KidNurse Community had a great question about how to teach a baby to eat finger food. It’s a question many of my patients’ parents have asked over the years, so I want to share my answer here along with a few tips to help all of you whose babies are getting [...]

How Should I Teach My Baby to Eat Finger Food?2019-05-07T12:55:53-07:00