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New blog home debuts today! Please update your bookmarks! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hi everyone! We've debuted a new blog home for BABY 411: be sure to change your bookmarks! Here is the new address: http://windsorpeak.com/sites/baby411/blog/ ... Read on »
When is too big or too old for a stroller? by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It was meant to be a joke, but TooBigForStroller.com is causing quite a stir in the mommy social media world. Like the recent Suri Cruise-too-old-for-binky-debate, so ... Read on »
Expecting 411, Baby 411, Toddler 411 on ELLEN Today! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Ellen's Mother's Day show airs today, with an audience full of moms-to-be. Expecting 411, Baby 411, and Toddler 411 were selected as audience giveaways! Wishing you w ... Read on »
Pregnancy myth busting on EXTRA! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We're busting the Top 5 pregnancy myths on this weekend's EXTRA show. Check it out! Read on »
Shots for tots by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health  It's National Infant Immunization Week....an annual reminder that to protect our youngest and most vulnerable from vaccine-preventable diseases. The current childhoo ... Read on »
Ode to Oak Pollen: How to find relief! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is a picture of my patio table. It’s usually brown. But my patio table, like my entire town, is covered in a lovely blanket of yellow as the oak trees have turne ... Read on »
Colic: The Unhappy Hour(s) by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's the “C word” in new parent circles. While many parents are forewarned about colic and worry that their baby might have it, many don’t even know what colic is. So ... Read on »
Children Act Fast...So Do Poisons by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Creepy title, I know. But, it's National Poison Prevention Week, Moms and Dads, and this is the morbid motto for the 2011 campaign. Here are the sobering stats ... Read on »
How long does your baby need to stay rear facing in a car seat? by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health While the safety data was released a couple of years ago, today the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its previous policy on carseats to say: Kids should stay rear ... Read on »
Expecting 411 author Dr Michele Hakakha on Rachael Ray Show Friday! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Set your DVR's for Friday's Rachael Ray Show! Our very own Dr. Michele Hakakha is in the house, testing out products that claim to relieve morning s ... Read on »
Suri Cruise & Binky Addiction: When is it time to move on? by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Newborns have very few skills to soothe themselves—sucking being one of them. So, it's commonplace to find an infant using a pacifier or sucking his thumb or fingers. ... Read on »
Baby 411 exclusive interview with Uchi chef/author Tyson Cole: How to get kids to eat their veggies! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As parents we all struggle with getting our kids to eat vegetables or to branch out beyond beige food. Curious to know what an expert in the kitchen does for his ... Read on »
Fever Phobia in the news again: When to stay cool and when to call the doc by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   A new study published in the journal, Pediatrics, today reminds pediatricians to ease parents' fears about fevers. Here is a Q & A about the top parental concerns ... Read on »
Q of the day: 9 months old and still spitting up? by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Q. I have a 9 month old who is still spitting up. She sometimes spits up a hour after eating. Is there anything that I can do to help her not spit up? Is this a no ... Read on »
Crib safety in the news again by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A new study shows that crib safety is a significant issue...not just those banned drop-side cribs. Check out this story on iVillage that I helped with for useful tips. ... Read on »
Did you watch the Dr Oz Autism show? Comments from Dr Ari Brown by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am thankful to the Dr Oz Show for the opportunity to participate in their autism show. I hoped the show would help educate the public and move the conversatio ... Read on »
Dr Ari Brown on Dr Oz's Autism show today Thursday Feb 17 by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Set those DVR's for the Dr. Oz show TODAY (Thursday Feb 17). Dr Ari Brown will be one of the panelists speaking about autism—what we know and don't know—for Th ... Read on »
Dr Ari Brown & Chicago Tribune team up for winter illness 411 by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hope everyone is staying healthy this winter. Tune in tomorrow to a webchat from 12-1pm CST for tips and tricks to fend off cold and flu season. And, what to do about ... Read on »
"Hot saucing" is for Tex Mex food, not discipline by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Dr Phil, The View, Today Show...everyone seems to be talking about the Hot Sauce Mom. Frankly, I am disgusted by this parent who has resorted to bullying her chi ... Read on »
Flu is here. by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's that time again. The influenza viruses (both A and B strains) are making their cross country tour. Unlike last year's really strange H1N1, this year is shaping u ... Read on »