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Last updated on October 13th, 2013 at 03:35 pm

welcomeThey say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s doubly so when a child’s health and well-being is concerned. Welcome to our “village” where you can hear from our team of experts their thoughts on current and ongoing child health and safety issues as well as share stories in areas like how you’re handling a particular child health-related challenge or the ups-and-downs we face every day trying to keep kids safe. Our Pedsafe Forum is there for you anytime to ask questions and exchange ideas.

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Help! My Daughter Refuses To Use Toothpaste

Help! My Daughter Refuses To Use Toothpaste

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Just because a child doesn’t like one type of toothpaste doesn’t mean she’ll refuse them all. Many kids hate the minty taste of traditional adult toothpastes — but might love a berry or bubblegum flavor. By five or six, kids should be able to spit out the foam rather than swallow it. If your daughter hasn’t mastered this skill yet, teaching her how to do so can make brushing more pleasant for both of you. If your daughter still refuses to use toothpaste, have her brush with a wet toothbrush and no paste, and then follow up with a fluoride rinse. Many studies prove... 

Top 10 Things A New Mother Must Know

Top 10 Things A New Mother Must Know

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Here are the top things every new mother should know: Don’t let the baby eat dirt (If the baby poops green…don’t worry) Don’t let the baby eat grass If the baby screams when you take away the bottle, chances are you didn’t put enough rum in it Should a rash develop, have yourself checked out immediately Mother in laws who think you are incompetent give helpful advice can become clumsy around this oughta take care of the old bat accidental kitchen spills Teething is normal. Stay away from baby if urge continues Don’t try to pawn the gas smell on the baby. We all know it was you Mothers... 

Preparing Our Kids for Global Digital Citizenship Success

Preparing Our Kids for Global Digital Citizenship Success

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We’ve all heard how our world is getting smaller – how our digital connectivity is conquering distance and outpacing time. But how does this closeness shape the way we interact with each other? More importantly, how does it affect our youth? This is the reality: The way young people socialize online deeply affects the relationships they have with themselves and the people around them. We have to acknowledge that our kids meet and connect emotionally through their digital devices. They cultivate relationships through a number of virtual world connections – by joining social networks... 

Braces for Your Child: A Life Changing Decision

Braces for Your Child: A Life Changing Decision

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We understand that getting braces is a really big decision. Your dentist or orthodontist will walk you through your options carefully and help you determine what the best type of treatment is for your individual child’s needs. When you consider braces for your child, you are making a decision that will change his or her life forever. Starting young can give you some of the following benefits: Correct detrimental habits such as tongue thrusting or thumb sucking Decrease the need for oral surgery and even extractions of adult teeth Improve your child’s face and smile while decreasing their insecurities Help... 

Wishing You a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2021!

Wishing You a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2021!

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GOODBYE 2020!!! The end could not come fast enough! For many it’s been heartbreaking, lonely …at times terrifying A year full of overwhelming grief at loss of loved ones and livelihoods …of every aspect of life as we knew it But you were stronger than you ever thought possible …and you have survived   We know it is not over…there are still difficult days ahead…but we can see a light…even if it is just the glimmer from a candle burning in the darkness I hope we as a people continue to value the heroes of 2020 – long after this nightmare is over...