July 26, 2013

Biting Policy – Helping children use their words.

Biting is instinctive – not learned If you do not already know it, you will quickly learn that almost all toddlers bite at one time or another. For them biting is simply a form of communication. Children do not “learn” this behavior from others. Rather it is instinctual. For those of you who nursed, you […]

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July 15, 2013

Impetigo – What is it? How to treat it.

Impetigo is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. The skin normally has many types of bacteria on it, but intact skin is an effective barrier that keeps bacteria from entering and growing in the body. When there is a break in the skin, bacteria can enter the body and grow there, causing inflammation […]

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Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease – What is it? How to treat it.

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease? It is a non-serious viral infection causing sores in the mouth and blisters on hands & feet. It usually appears in the Spring & Fall. It is often difficult to diagnose. It may appear to be chicken pox, insect bits, dermatitis etc. If you suspect your child shows the […]

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