Children’s Health
autism

Everything You Need to Know about PANDAS Syndrome

  Strep throat is a normal part of childhood and while it causes discomfort, the symptoms usually clear up after the first few doses of antibiotics. But for a small number of children, the infection triggers unusual behavior changes known as PANDAS syndrome: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. When a child has strep […]

autism

We Give CBD Oil to Our Daughter And Here’s Why

Long before my daughter’s autism diagnosis we struggled with her moods. Her tantrums were far more severe than the typical toddler. Her everyday frustrations led to banging her head on the walls. And saying no to any request could result in the requested item being launched across the room. Knowing she would grow bigger, stronger […]

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Natural Remedies To Ease Newborn Constipation

Parents of newborns are inclined to talk about baby poop more than they ever imagined—how often, what color it is, what the texture’s like, how to deal with diaper blowouts. But it can be just as concerning when your newborn stops or has trouble pooping. So it’s understandable that the absence of poop or newborn […]

behavioral development

Does Your Toddler Need Speech Therapy?

Have you been wondering if your child needs speech therapy? We sought answers from Jessica Wilbur, MA, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist who specializes in pediatric speech and language at Waldo County Hospital in Belfast, Maine. Here’s everything you need to know about speech therapy for toddlers, speech delay, and language development. What is the typical age […]

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What to Do If Your Child Catches Impetigo

Winter air can be brutal on skin especially the face and hands. Kids are particularly vulnerable since they don’t tend to remember to slather on lotion or use chap stick repeatedly throughout their days. Recently, my youngest son who struggles with sensitive skin that is prone to dryness developed a terrible infection that at first […]