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  • Sleep Problem from Feeding Until Asleep

    A baby over 6 months old who can’t sleep through the night (at least 7 straight hours). Wakes up and cries one or more times a night to be fed

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  • Sleep Problem from Holding Until Asleep

    A baby over 6 months old who can’t sleep through the night (at least 7 straight hours). Wakes up and cries one or more times a night to be held.

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  • Sleep Problems - Prevention

    Good sleep habits don’t just happen. You need to have a plan. It’s far easier to prevent sleep problems than it is to treat them later.

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  • Sleep Talking

    Sleep talking is a partial wake-up in which children talk in their sleep. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened, but are usually calm

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  • Sleep Terrors

    Sleep terrors are partial wake-ups in which children act terrified. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened

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  • Sleeping with Parents (Bed-Sharing) - How To End It

    Your child sleeps with you during all or part of the night. You want to stop sharing your bed with your child

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  • Sleeping with Parents (Bed-Sharing) - Pros and Cons

    Sharing the bed with your child. Bed-sharing should be avoided during the first year of life. Reason: Safe sleep.

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  • Sleepwalking

    Sleepwalking is a partial wake-up in which children walk in their sleep. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened, but are usually calm.

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  • Solid Foods (Baby Foods)

    This topic deals with how to introduce solid (baby) foods to young infants. Baby foods are strained or pureed foods

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  • Sore Throat - Symptom

    Pain, discomfort or raw feeling of the throat. Pain is made worse when swallows

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  • Spider Bite

    Bite from a spider.

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  • Spitting Up (Normal Reflux)

    Spitting up (normal reflux) is 1 or 2 mouthfuls of breast milk or formula. No effort or crying with it

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  • Splinters (Slivers)

    A foreign body (FB) is stuck in the skin. Some examples are a splinter of wood or sliver of glass

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  • Spoiled Children - Prevention

    A spoiled child insists on having his own way. If demanding doesn’t work, he escalates. He uses tantrums and whining to get his way.

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  • Stools - Unusual Color

    The stool color is strange or different. Normal stool colors are any shade of brown, tan, yellow or green. Colors that may be caused by a disease are red, black and white. Dark green may look like black, but dark green is a normal color.

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  • Strep Exposure

    Close contact with someone who has a Strep throat infection. Close contact means living in the same house with the infected person. It also includes close physical contact such as having a kissing relationship.

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  • Stubborn Toddler

    Your child says No to many normal requests. Your child disagrees with many of your normal suggestions. Your child constantly tests your rules

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  • Sty

    A sty is a red lump or pimple on the edge of an eyelid.

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  • Sunburn

    Red or blistered skin from too much sun. The redness, pain and swelling starts at 4 hours

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  • Suture Questions

    Common questions about sutures or stitches. Stapled wounds are treated the same as sutured wounds

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  • Tear Duct - Blocked

    The tear duct is blocked in 10% of newborns. The tear duct is the tube that carries tears from the eye to the nose

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  • Teething

    Teething is the normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums. Teeth come in between 6 and 24 months of age

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  • Temper Tantrums

    Tantrums are normal in toddlers. Tantrums may include whining, crying, screaming or yelling. It may also include pounding the floor, slamming a door, or breath-holding. Also called meltdowns or emotional outbursts.

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  • Thin Body Type (Normal Slenderness)

    Your child looks thin or slender. Their weight is more than 20% below the ideal weight for their height. However, your child is well-nourished, with a normal fat tissue layer (8–12 mm). This is measured by a skinfold calipers.

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  • Throat Infection - Viral

    A viral infection of the throat

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  • Throat Infection - Strep

    A bacterial infection of the throat caused by Strep

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  • Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth in young babies. White patches in the front of the mouth are the hallmark

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  • Tick Bite

    A tick (small brown bug) is attached to the skin. A tick was removed from the skin.

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  • Time-Out Technique

    Time-out means putting a child in a boring place for a few minutes to correct a misbehavior. It’s the most effective consequence (discipline technique) for misbehavior in 2- to 5-year-old children. Every parent needs to know how to give a time-out.

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  • Tinea Versicolor

    Skin infection of teens and adults caused by a fungus. Tinea versicolor means "ringworm of many colors"

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  • Toe Injury

    Injuries to toes.

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  • Toenail - Ingrown

    The corner of the toenail grows into the skin around it. Almost always involves the big toe (great toe)

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  • Toilet Readiness Training

    Readiness training means preparing your child for later potty training. It increases his or her chances of success.

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  • Toilet Training - How to Start

    Your goal is to toilet train your child. Your child will be toilet trained when without reminders he can: Walk to the potty. Pull down his pants.

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  • Toilet Training Resistance - Constipation from Stool Holding

    A child who refuses to be toilet trained and passes stools into his underwear. The medical term is encopresis.

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