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CPR Training for Parents

If you would like to find out how to receive CPR training for parents, please visit the American Heart Association and search for a class location near you.

CPR Training for Parents2021-05-07T15:05:30-06:00

CMV in the Newborn

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the Newborn What is it? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and mononucleosis. More than half of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. It is spread through close contact with another person’s body fluids. In an [...]

CMV in the Newborn2020-07-20T07:31:04-06:00

Cradle Cap

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) What is Seborrheic Dermatitis? This is a common condition that affects infants where they may have yellow greasy scales and red patches on areas that have a lot of sebaceous (oil) glands including the scalp, eyebrows, around the ears, middle of the face, chest, or other areas where skin is [...]

Cradle Cap2019-05-24T14:55:16-06:00

The Windi Instructions

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The Windi Instructions2019-02-04T20:41:12-06:00

Newborn Rashes

Cradle Cap Your baby may develop a yellowish scaly crust on her/her scalp, eyebrows, ears, and/or face. When it happens on the scalp, it’s called cradle cap and when it happens elsewhere, it’s called seborrheic dermatitis. It is not infectious, is usually asymptomatic, and is mostly a cosmetic problem. It will resolve on its [...]

Newborn Rashes2017-06-28T11:26:41-06:00

Crib Safety

A September 2007 study in the Journal of Pediatrics concluded that crib and bassinet bumpers are unsafe because they can suffocate or strangle an infant. Parents should keep pillows—including crib bumpers—and other soft materials out of their baby’s sleeping area, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the “Back to Sleep” campaign, [...]

Crib Safety2017-06-28T11:34:47-06:00

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Sleep Position/Environment and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) SIDS is the leading cause of infant death beyond the neonatal period.  Since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that babies be positioned on their backs while sleeping, the SIDS rate in the United States has decreased by greater than forty percent.  The AAP [...]

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)2021-04-28T12:38:26-06:00

Creating a Bedtime Routine

Starting from six weeks to three months, you should begin to create a bedtime routine, which will signal to your baby that it is time to go to sleep.  A routine can include any and all of the following: Taking a bath Changing the diaper and changing into pajamas Hearing a story or singing [...]

Creating a Bedtime Routine2017-06-28T11:32:17-06:00

Weird Stools, Diaper Stains, and Constipation

Weird Stools Your baby’s stools will probably change in color, softness, and frequency from time to time.  Also, different babies have different bowel habits.  Some have a stool with every feeding; others may have one stool every few days.  The consistency and color varies from day to day. When you come home from the [...]

Weird Stools, Diaper Stains, and Constipation2019-12-12T16:59:49-06:00

Flu

Influenza (flu) usually comes on suddenly. In many cases you can pinpoint the hour when symptoms started. Symptoms develop 1 to 4 days after your child is infected. Classic flu involves fever for about 3 days, followed by a gradual decrease in other symptoms. Fever is usually slightly lower on the 2nd & 3rd [...]

Flu2017-06-28T11:32:07-06:00