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Posted by: Alexis Tindall, MHA, RDN, LD on Dec 06, 2023

Knowing what to feed your toddler/preschooler can be challenging! Not only are their likes and dislikes constantly changing but it is also hard to know what needs to be served to provide him or her with a balanced and nutritious diet.

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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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Health Literacy and Partnering in Your Child's Care

Oct 23, 2023

We know there’s an overwhelming amount of complicated information about your child’s health, and we’re working to communicate more clearly. While we do that, here are some health literacy tips you can use before your next pediatrician’s visit. Read More

Portable Pool Safety: Keeping Kids Safe in the Backyard

Jun 05, 2023

During the hot summer, parents are always looking for ways to keep their children entertained and cool. While portable pools, which include wading pools, inflatable pools, and soft-sided, self-rising pools, can be fun to play in, many parents don’t realize the potential dangers associated Read More

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Speech and Communication Development – Birth to 3 Years

Dec 21, 2022

Speech and language understanding is the foundation for developing expressive communication skills, but every child will develop communication in his or her own unique way. Following general milestones will help you see if your child is on the right track. Read More

kids playing in the snow.

Frostbite: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Jan 13, 2022

Winter has finally arrived! While playing outside in cold weather, it’s important to be mindful of the risk of frostbite. Read More

Adult using a drill in the wall.

Furniture Tip-Overs: Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Aug 24, 2021

In 2019, 11,521 children visited the emergency department for injuries from furniture or TV tip-overs. That’s one child every 46 minutes. When children climb on desks, cabinets, or bookshelves, the furniture can tip over and hurt them. Read More

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Should My Baby Get a Flu Shot?

Nov 05, 2020

Flu season is here and flu vaccines are more readily available than ever before. You can obtain a flu shot at the grocery store, every corner drug store, community centers and certainly at your pediatrician’s office. Read More

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Don’t Skip the Flu Shot: Soothe Your Child with These Distraction Techniques

Nov 05, 2020

As a physician, it’s tough to see our children twist and turn and cry and scream when it’s time for them to get their vaccines. All we want to do is soothe them and keep them healthy year-round, and we never like seeing them in pain. Read More

Toddler learning how to potty train.

6 Things Every Parent Should Know About Toilet Training

Mar 30, 2018

Toilet training is a big milestone for children but can also be a nerve-wracking time for parents. Understanding the process is important and so is recognizing when it might be beneficial to reach out for professional help. Read More