August 11 2010 Pediatrics Newsletter
Receptiveness More Important Than Routine for Infant Sleep
It has been said that infants need a routine, even strict, approach to sleep. However, it is possible that a receptive parent who is in tune with their baby's needs, wants, and feelings is more successful. Penn State Researchers found that children whose parents were more comforting and consoling, watching for their children's cues, were more successful at bedtime. Children felt more comfortable and secure thus allowing them to relax and go to sleep.
Simple Morning Walk to School Could Reduce Stress Reactivity in Children
"UB researchers report in the August issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise that children who took a simulated walk to school later experienced smaller elevations in systolic blood pressure, heart rate and perceived stress while taking a short exam than children who had gotten a simulated ride to school. "
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Ear Infections In Children
Ear infections are very common in young children. How do you know your child has one and what can you do about it? Does your child need antibiotics or can they fight it on their own?
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