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Posted by: Carly Fawcett on Oct 21, 2021

Sleep is an important element in child development. Learning ways to help you and your child manage problems during the night can help children to develop healthy, independent sleep patterns.

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Pediatric News You Can Use From America’s Largest Pediatric Hospital and Research Center

700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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The ABC's of Safe Sleep

Oct 12, 2021

There are so many things for parents to research and learn before welcoming a new baby into the family. One of the most important things is safe sleep. Babies sleep a lot and there are a few steps to follow to make their sleep space a safe place. Read More

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What Teens Need to Know About Being a Safe Babysitter

Oct 07, 2021

Being a babysitter can be really fun for a teenager. However, caring for children also comes with a lot of responsibility. There are many things you can do to make sure you are a safe babysitter. Read More

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5 Ways to Support Protective Parents

Oct 04, 2021

A protective parent is a caregiver who does not use violence and seeks to reduce harm for children exposed to family violence. Supporting a protective parent can help decrease isolation and increase safety for the family. Read More

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Using a Booster Seat Until a Seat Belt Fits

Sep 30, 2021

Depending on age, weight and height, children need to be in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts every time they are in the car. We all know to put a newborn in a rear-facing car seat, but how long should older kids stay in a booster seat? Read More

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All About Baby's Soft Spot

Sep 28, 2021

You may have noticed one or two areas on your baby’s head that do not feel like they contain a bony covering. These are your baby’s soft spots, or fontanelles. Read More

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Using Photo Filters on Social Media: Watch for the Red Flags

Sep 23, 2021

No matter your age, you cannot deny that social media and its accompanying array of photo filters have fully integrated into modern popular culture. Filters can be fun, creative, and can make us laugh! However, there are a few “red flags” to be aware of when engaging with photo filters. Read More

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What You Need to Know About Fever and Taking Your Child’s Temperature

Sep 21, 2021

Fever is a common symptom of illness. But why do fevers occur, what is the best way to take a temperature and what should you do if the reading is high? Read More

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What You Should Know About Long COVID

Sep 20, 2021

Medical providers across the nation are seeing an increase in cases of what is being called long, or long-haul COVID. Here is what you need to know about the condition, which refers to cases with continuing symptoms that last beyond a few weeks. Read More