Can Wearing Fire-Retardant Pajamas Affect Your Child’s Health?

Buying pajamas made of fire-retardant fabric for your child may sound like a good idea until you consider the chemicals added to the fabric to make it fire-retardant. Like most things involving chemical exposure, there’s a risk that comes along with putting fire-retardant fabric, or other chemically treated products, against your child’s skin. Fire retardants … Read More

Top Hygiene Tips for Your Tween

Even if your tween is years away from the voice-cracking, hair-sprouting entry to adulthood, it’s not too early to talk about personal hygiene. Most kids develop body odor when they begin puberty (usually between ages 8 and 13 for girls and 9 and 14 for boys). Puberty is when physical transformation begins, including sexual maturing and … Read More

How to Keep Your Kid from Getting, Spreading Enterovirus

Federal health officials continue to look into why so many children appear to be getting seriously ill from Enterovirus D68. To date, five children across the United States have died from the virus and more than 660 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia have been confirmed, says the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

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Quick and Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

Children need a nutritious breakfast every day to set them up for success. But getting your kids to eat something before school is not always easy, especially if you are a health-conscious parent. Don’t give up. Some simple tips and fun ideas can help. Pediatric registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby says building a better back-to-school breakfast starts … Read More

What Parents Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

If your child gets a screening at school to check his or her hearing and is referred to a doctor or audiologist for further testing, don’t panic.  Pediatric audiologist Allison Ziska Dirham, AUD, says this is not a full diagnostic test. It’s just a basic health screening. “We have parents come in and they’re losing … Read More

5 Signs Your Child May Have an Ear Infection

Children often tug on their ears when they’re sleepy, but ear tugging and irritability also can be a sign of an infection. “Ear infections, also know as otitis media, are a common ailment for children from 6 months to 3 years old,” says Brandon Hopkins, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon who … Read More

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Do Fortified Cereals Have Too Many Vitamins for Your Kids?

On most hectic weekday mornings, a bowl of cereal may be all that many parents have the time to offer — not to mention it’s often one of the only breakfasts many finicky kids will eat without a fuss. While a new study published by the Environmental Working Group reports children might be consuming too … Read More

The 4Bs of Back to School Success (Infographic)

How did it get to be August already? While it may be tempting to hold on to that glorious summer feeling as long as possible, it’s best to start planning now for the new academic year to help everyone—kids and adults alike—have the smoothest transition possible. Here, Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Richard So, MD, offers … Read More