"When you are having a child for the first time, or a second or third child, there are always a lot of questions and new information popping up." --Tonya Alleshouse, RN

Outdoor Activities to Beat the Summer Brain Drain – Part 2

July 31, 2015

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Rain has not been a stranger to Northeastern Indiana this summer. Don’t let rainy days spoil all the fun. If you can’t go outside, use these creative ideas to bring the fun indoors instead. 1. Pretend to go camping. Build a tent in your living room out of blankets and chairs. Don’t forget to bring […]

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Outdoor Activities to Beat the Summer Brain Drain

July 24, 2015

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Summer break may be only about 10 weeks long, but during that time kids can forget a lot of what they spent the previous nine months working hard to learn. Recent studies have shown that kids can lose up to two months’ worth of reading and math skills over summer vacation — and that means […]

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Staying Fit During Pregnancy: What Types of Exercise are Safe for Expectant Moms?

July 17, 2015

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Once the fatigue of the first trimester has passed, most expectant moms feel good and may even find that regular exercise gives them more energy during pregnancy. It’s always important to discuss your questions and plans for exercise with your doctor, but Parents.com suggests a few common exercises that are generally safe fr most expectant moms […]

Tips for Sleep-Deprived New Moms

July 10, 2015

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Most new moms will admit that the excitement of bringing baby home far outweighs the lack of sleep that comes as part of the package. That said, sleep is extremely important–especially for new moms. If you’re a new mom looking for a little extra sleep, Parents.com offers some tips that can help. Delegate nighttime feedings. Ask a family […]

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Fireworks Safety for Little Ones

July 2, 2015

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‘Tis the season for fireworks fun, but it’s important to keep safety in mind–especially when children are involved. Here are some general guidelines from the Child Accident Prevention Trust: Children under five are too young to safely hold a sparkler. Take care to not hold sparklers in your own hands while holding a baby or […]

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Q & A: How can I protect my baby from germs and illness?

June 24, 2015

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Question: How can I protect my baby from germs and illness? Answer: Hand washing! It’s the best line of defense against germs that are spread by touching. Wash your hands often and properly. This can help prevent infections in yourself and others. When to wash your hands: Before you prepare food and after touching raw […]

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Sun Safety Tips for Your Baby

June 19, 2015

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It’s great to get outside and enjoy the sunny summer days, but your baby’s tender skin can’t handle the sun’s rays like an adult’s skin can. It’s important to know how to protect your baby from getting too much sun. The Skin Cancer Foundation offers some recommendations: Infants Infants under 6 months old should be […]

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