Checkup Newsroom (Smitty)

2017
January
20,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/Chicago
When our 18-month-old son, supposedly napping in his crib, came strolling into the kitchen, we realized it was probably time to make the transition to a “big-boy” bed (even though it was a little earlier than we had planned). Most children transit...
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2015
October
04,
2015
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
After many sleepless nights with your 9 month old, no one could be faulted because they are looking for something, anything to get a good night’s sleep. You can read my earlier posts on the symptoms of teething and my outright forbidding the use o...
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June
09,
2015
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
I have used a lot of words to tell you not to worry about fever. Fever is your child’s friend. Don’t go to the ER for fever alone. Don’t buy all the fever myths out there. When should you be worried? The biggest issue is context. You can read the ...
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January
13,
2015
| 07:49 PM America/Chicago
Breastfeeding is a great thing for babies and for moms. The numerous health benefits of breastfeeding cannot be denied. Some of them might be overstated at times but, all in all, I believe that breastfeeding is best. I know there are times when...
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January
08,
2015
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Warts are one of the most annoying problems. They are not caused by holding (or kissing) frogs but, instead, are caused by viruses. The virus that causes warts is contagious, but that does not necessarily mean that if your child touches a wart ...
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2014
August
19,
2014
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
My son’s first day of school is coming up … as in his first day of kindergarten. He did two days a week of preschool. which more or less I took without a hitch, but this somehow seems infinitely more epic and life changing. Some children and parents ...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s coming up on that time of year again. Spring break is here, next comes school assemblies leading up to the end of the school year.It’s that inevitable time of year where I see news story after news story where children are rewarded Oprah-style f...
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