Infant Care

Infant development can happen so quickly that it may seem overwhelming. Each and every baby is vastly unique, and there are many different “correct” ways to care for your infant.

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By Dr. Boettcher
Twelve months have passed. Your baby has grown quickly and is continuing to keep the family looking forward to the next step or word. She has done wonderfully, thanks to your family’s love and guidance. Your baby has probably now tripled her birthweight and has grown by about 50 percent. The next few years involve toddlerhood, a challenging and gratifying period for the family.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Has it been six months? Your baby has changed so much and so quickly. You may have noticed that she has almost doubled her birthweight. Your family has been busy caring for her and loving her. You have done a wonderful job providing for her, and the rewards will continue to come as she grows.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
The first four months have provided many wonderful memories. More moments will follow in the next few months. Continue to nurture and love your infant and involve the whole family in her care.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Congratulations, you have made it through the first eight weeks! During this time, your whole family has had to adjust to some new routines, hopefully without too much hardship.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. Although this is a very exciting time, it can also be stressful and busy. The following information includes general information and recommendations to assist your family in the care of your child. Remember, every baby is different and requires lots of care, love and support. The entire family should be involved in caring for the infant in order to provide the best environment in which to thrive.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Urbanowicz
Insect repellents help to prevent bites from mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks and fleas, but they do not protect against stinging insects such as bees and wasps. The insect repellents that work the best are the ones that contain DEET.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Infant Care & General Health

By Dr. Murphy
Two years of age is wonderful…
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Urbanowicz
Sun safety is very important for both children and adults. The sun can cause damage on foggy or cloudy days as well as on sunny days, and the damage builds up over the years. Your skin does not have to be sunburned to be harmed by the sun’s rays. Try to avoid being out in the sun from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Froehlich
As parents are aware, infants should no longer sleep on the stomach due to the increase risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, tummy time is critical for the development of upper body strength and head control of the baby. Having time off the back of the head also helps prevent flattening of the babies head and abnormal head shape known as plagiocephaly.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Steinken
A significant number of infants develop tearing or crusting of one or both of their eyes in the first few weeks of life. In the absence of infection, this often proves to be what is known as Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

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