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Monday, January 7, 2019

The Real Reason Your Pediatric Health Provider Wants You To Vaccinate Your Child

Since the day I wrote about my journey leaving the anti-vaccination movement, I have experienced the wrath of the anti-vaccination community. When I write about how important it is to vaccinate your child, I regularly receive comments like this: "It is worse than pre meditated MURDER to be telling people that vaccines are safe." "You cannot [...]

The Real Reason Your Pediatric Health Provider Wants You To Vaccinate Your Child2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Friday, June 22, 2018

10 Ways To Get Kids To Take Medicine

One of the top struggles of parenting sick children is giving them yucky tasting medications. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I’m no stranger to watching a fresh dose of medication get spit right back up. With sick babies, this situation can be extra difficult, because they do not understand that the medication will actually resolve [...]

10 Ways To Get Kids To Take Medicine2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What Parents Need To Know About Febrile Seizures

Seizures are very scary for parents, especially when a baby or young child is seizing. While seizures can be serious, not all seizures carry the same risks or complications. The febrile seizure is an important example. Most febrile seizures end without treatment and do not require seizure medication for prevention. What Is A Febrile Seizure? [...]

What Parents Need To Know About Febrile Seizures2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Monday, February 12, 2018

Signs Of Respiratory Distress In Children All Parents Need To Know

One of parents' greatest concerns when their child is sick is whether or not their child is having difficulty breathing, or respiratory distress. Pediatric respiratory disorders are the second most common cause of pediatric ER visits across the United States. Tragically, breathing difficulties can and do lead to respiratory failure and death if not treated [...]

Signs Of Respiratory Distress In Children All Parents Need To Know2019-02-24T20:06:24-07:00
Friday, December 15, 2017

Educational Toys For Kids | Gift Guide From A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kids love toys. It’s true. I love educational toys, because playtime can absolutely be learning time, especially if you provide the right tools. I’ve put together a gift guide that will help you find the perfect toys to spark imagination and a love of learning in your child. Educational Toys For Kids I don’t have [...]

Educational Toys For Kids | Gift Guide From A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Children’s Advil Dosage Chart

Advil (also known by its generic name ibuprofen or the brand name Motrin) is a common, over the counter medicine used in children. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory used as both a pain reliever and fever reducer. Advil can be used to treat conditions like fevers, headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and minor [...]

Children’s Advil Dosage Chart2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Children’s Tylenol Dosage Chart

Tylenol (also known by its generic name acetaminophen) is a common, over the counter medicine used in children. It is an analgesic used as both a pain reliever and fever reducer. Tylenol can be used to treat conditions like fevers, headaches, muscle aches, and toothaches. Over the years, parents have asked me many questions about [...]

Children’s Tylenol Dosage Chart2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
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
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