About Leslie Mayorga

Leslie Mayorga R.N. BSN is a Registered Nurse with an AAS in Nursing and BSN. Her areas of expertise include NICU, Pediatrics, Home Health Care, and Special Education. She is a Child Advocate and worked in conjunction with CPS in New York State. Find her at http://www.leslielovesveggies.net/ is a former member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Articles by Leslie

Don’t let A Predator Make Your Child a Victim!

Don’t let A Predator Make Your Child a Victim!

Editor’s Note: In honor of Pediatric Safety’s 4 year bloggiversary, we are publishing 4 of our favorite posts from the past, one each Friday for four consecutive weeks. This is our 2nd: a detailed look at child molestation, originally posted in August 2009 by Leslie Mayorga. Our deepest thanks to Leslie for the courage to explore and instruct us on such a frightening subject ! *************************************************************************************************************************** As... 

Teaching Your Child The Fine Art of Swallowing Pills and Capsules

Teaching Your Child The Fine Art of Swallowing Pills and Capsules

For any parent, getting children to take their medication can be a frustrating experience. The flavor of a liquid such as Prednisone may be off putting to a child. You worry about spilling liquid medications or dosing accurately. That’s why I find that teaching children as early as possible to swallow a pill or capsule to be a wise idea. You may wonder “Why worry about teaching my child how to... 

Don’t let A Predator Make Your Child a Victim

Don’t let A Predator Make Your Child a Victim

As Parents we want to protect our children from all harm and evil! We can’t! But we can be informed and keep our children savvy and enlightened! There are predators out there and our children are their targets. What I’m going to talk about will shock and horrify you. It will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. Some of you might even want to stop reading here because this is the... 

Avoid Baby Bottle Syndrome & Keep Those Pearly Whites Forever

Avoid Baby Bottle Syndrome & Keep Those Pearly Whites Forever

Babies can and do get cavities, just like children and adults. Baby Bottle Syndrome is caused by a particular set of circumstances. It occurs when a baby is allowed to fall asleep with a bottle in his or her mouth. If the bottle contains a Sugary carbohydrate, (like soda, sugar water, juice, formula, or milk) and the liquid is allowed to pool around the teeth, the bacteria that are present will form...