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Parenting Corner



Parenting Corner Blog
This blog is for parents interested in timely and relevant health information and practical tips for children, drawing on the expertise of pediatric specialists from Children’s National.

Recent Posts:


Sun Safety Tips for the Summer
  

 The Division of Trauma and Burn Surgery at Children's National Health System is dedicated to increasing awareness about sun safety for infants and adolescents. By minimizing your child's sun exposure and using sunscreen, you can prevent potential damage and scarring.  

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   Homemade versus Store-bought Purees for Infants 

 Bethany Skelton, CPNP-PC, a Nurse Practitioner with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates  Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill shares her insight on the pros and cons of feeding your baby  homemade or store-bought food. 












   Keeping Your Baby Hydrated During Summer 
  
Jamie Hedman, MD, a pediatrician with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill, answers frequently asked questions on the safest ways to keep your baby hydrated during the hot summer months. 




   A Guide to Your Child’s Feelings Using Pixar’s “Inside Out” 

Lauren Patton, PsyD, a child psychologist at Children’s National Health System, discusses children’s emotions using Pixar’s “Inside Out” as a guide. 




   How to Safely Avoid Summer Bug Bites 
  
Meagan Van Assche, NP, a pediatric nurse practitioner with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill, shares recommendations for how you and your child can prevent getting bit by mosquitos and other itchy bugs this season. 

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    Keeping Your Baby Hydrated During Summer  
   
Jamie Hedman, MD, a pediatrician with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill, answers frequently asked questions on the safest ways to keep your baby hydrated during the hot summer months.  











                                                            
     Understanding Your Child's Immunization Record   
     Thursday, September 3, 2015   

 Lauren Eagan, NP, a nurse practitioner with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy  Bottom/Capitol Hill, clarifies what you see on your child’s immunization record.   



                                                    
  Managing Your Child's Health Problems In School

 Lauren Martin, MD, a pediatrician at Children’s Pediatrician’s & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol  Hill, gives tips for communicating your child’s health needs and medication information to his or  her school.   


  
    Breastfeeding and Tongue-Tie Infants  
   
 Soleak Sim, MD, a pediatrician with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol  Hill, discusses tongue-tie in infants for new parents.  

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    How to Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rashes  
   
Scott Norton, MD, MPH, Division Chief of Dermatology at Children’s National, shares tips on how to identify and treat poison ivy and other rashes.  

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    Tips for Safely Celebrating the Fourth of July With Your Family  
   
Leah Shoval, RN, BSN at Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Capitol Hill, shares some tips on how you and your family can safely celebrate the 4th of July this year.

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     Breastfeeding and Tongue-Tie Infants   
    
 Soleak Sim, MD, a pediatrician with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol  Hill, discusses tongue-tie in infants for new parents.   

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