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Pediatric Dosage Charts

Is your child's weight-based dose of Benadryl, Tylenol and Advil hard to keep straight? We got you covered! 

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10 Ways To Get Kids To Take Medicine

One of the top struggles of parenting sick children is giving them yucky tasting medications. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I’m no stranger to watching a fresh dose of medication get spit right back up. With sick babies, this situation can be extra difficult, because they do not understand that the medication will actually resolve […]

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Herbal Remedies For Children: What Science Says Works And What Doesn’t

As pediatrician Paul Offit said, “There’s no such thing as conventional or alternative or holistic medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that does not.” Most of us parents today are constantly being fed information and suggestions from our friends and family, healthcare providers, and of course, from the internet. I regularly see articles […]

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Is This Constipation? Common Pediatric Constipation Symptoms And Causes

Constipation. It’s something most children have dealt with at least a few times. No doubt, constipation can be annoying and uncomfortable at any age. This is one of the most common concerns I encounter as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Most of the time I hear “It’s been X days since my child pooped. She must […]

Constipation can be annoying and uncomfortable at any age. Knowing what causes constipation is a great first step in preventing it. Learn about common causes and symptoms of pediatric constipation.

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Medication for Infant Reflux? Why You Should Probably Pass

One of the most common concerns from parents of newborns revolve around the issue of reflux. “My baby has been spitting up – do you think she has reflux?” or “My baby has been fussy this week – do you think it’s because of reflux?” These are questions I hear all the time, both in […]

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5 Things I Learned At The NAPNAP Conference

Last week, I had the wonderful pleasure of going to Chicago to attend the 39th Annual National Conference on Pediatric Health held by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). The NAPNAP conference was truly excellent, and Chicago is such a lovable city! Being the Irish girl I am, I couldn’t resist going a […]

Dani at NAPNAP Conference

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What Parents Need To Know About Febrile Seizures

Seizures are very scary for parents, especially when a baby or young child is seizing. While seizures can be serious, not all seizures carry the same risks or complications. The febrile seizure is an important example. Most febrile seizures end without treatment and do not require seizure medication for prevention. What Is A Febrile Seizure? […]

What should you do if your child has a febrile seizure? Learn about simple and complex febrile seizures — the causes, if they are epilepsy, and how to treat and prevent febrile seizures.

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8 Tips To Help Children With Special Needs Have Easier Medical Appointments

When caring for children with special needs in a medical setting, it is imperative to truly understand what those special needs are. This helps us to better meet the child at their level and make medical appointments as minimally traumatic as possible for them. Just because your child has special needs of some kind does […]

8 Tips To Help Children With Special Needs Have Easier Medical Appointments

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20 Safe Pediatric Products For Fighting Your Child’s Common Cold

With colds, influenza, and RSV in full force, I know many parents are stocking up on cold survival products. There are so many out there to buy, it can feel a little overwhelming. Which cough and cold medicine is right for your child? When caring for sick children, it’s important to not just get any […]

Which cough and cold medicine is right for your child? When caring for sick children, it’s important to not just get any cold medicine or product with “children” on the label. You need to make sure you are picking up cold medication and products that are proven to be both safe and effective for children.

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Signs Of Respiratory Distress In Children All Parents Need To Know

One of parents’ greatest concerns when their child is sick is whether or not their child is having difficulty breathing, or respiratory distress. Pediatric respiratory disorders are the second most common cause of pediatric ER visits across the United States. Tragically, breathing difficulties can and do lead to respiratory failure and death if not treated […]

Learn the important signs of respiratory distress in children and how to respond. Includes video examples of children having trouble breathing and examples of retractions.

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10 Myths Every Feeding Tube Family Wants You to Know

Do you know a child who has a feeding tube? Lovingly known as “tubies” by feeding tube families, it’s actually quite common to encounter a child with a feeding tube. In fact, there are over 500,000 people in the U.S. with feeding tubes, and approximately 20% of them are children. In honor of Feeding Tube […]

Dismantling pediatric feeding tube myths.

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