Many Crib Deaths are Preventable-Here’s How (Archived Pedcast)


I don’t know how I let this one slip by me but apparently I missed the fact that experts at the AAP put out new updated Safe Sleep Guidelines in 2016 based on the latest studies. These guidelines provide parents and pediatricians with practical dos and don’ts with regards to preventing the most common cause of death in children under a year of age, SIDS and SUIDS, previously known as Crib Death. In my mind, nothing could be more important when it comes to child health than doing everything we possibly can to prevent an infant death and the devastation that those events impose on their families. I’ve done posts on this topic before and… it looks its time for an update.  So if you are a parent, a grandparent, a daycare worker, a babysitter, a healthcare worker, or anyone who is involved in caring for babies under a year of age, listen carefully while I highlight what is new in the evolving science of “Safe Sleep for Babies”.

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Have You Optimized Your Children’s Sleep? (Pedcast)

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If you want healthy smart children, and who doesn’t, it is vital, imperative, crucial, fundamental, even axiomatic that you ensure that they get the recommended amount and quality of sleep that they need. Do you know what promotes the best sleep in your children?  Well, stay tuned to find out in this important installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics.

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Cribsheet by Emily Oster (Book Review Archived Pedcast)

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Emily Oster is back with a second data-centered book, this time focused on all things parenting starting just after birth and continuing into the toddler years. One of the great things about Dr. Oster’s books is that she gives parents answers to some of the “whys” behind the advice that they’re their pediatricians are giving them. Like her first book, Expecting Better, Oster breaks down an impressive number of scientific studies into bite-sized pieces for parents to digest.

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Should You Give Your Children Tylenol? (Pedcast)

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Despite the fact that most parents and pediatricians consider acetaminophen, you know- Tylenol, a totally safe drug, there has been a growing chorus of concern about this drug among researchers for many years. In today’s pedcast I am going to break those concerns down and give you some up to date knowledge on this subject. Stay tuned.

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