Checkup Newsroom (Toddler)

2019
January
24,
2019
Bah-bah. Binky. Button. Nip-nip. Num. Paci. Sassy. Soothie. Wubbanub. Whatever you call it, parents have lots of questions about pacifier use. Let’s look at some of the most common: 1. When is it OK to start a pacifier? A pacifier can be ...
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January
17,
2019
The dashcam video is shocking. A toddler strapped into a car seat falls out of a moving vehicle and onto a busy street in Minnesota. Miraculously, the child was safe. The Mankato Department of Public Safety said in a press release that the 2-year-...
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2018
June
28,
2018
About one minute outside was all it took for 1-year-old Harrison Bakke to be bitten by a baby rattlesnake. It happened just three feet from the door of his home in Abilene, Texas on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He’s currently being treated at Cook Chi...
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2017
May
12,
2017
When I cruised out of pediatric residency kid-free, I thought I knew it all when it came to raising a child. Little did I know how little I knew. I’d be Terrified the Day my First Child was Born. Guess what? Reading tons of books about the healt...
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January
20,
2017
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
September
18,
2015
Buzzwords such as ‘baby flash cards,’ ‘apps for babies,’ ‘baby tech toys,’ ‘TV shows and videos for babies bombard parents through our media-saturated universe. These buzzwords tempt parents to seek new and various ways to help their babies develop a...
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June
29,
2015
“Mama I wat fwoden on da bi tee bee and laks a widdle bit,” announces my daughter while eyeing me expectedly. She is obviously looking for some sort of action on my part other than my smiling and nodding affirmatively. Since she’s my number one gi...
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June
08,
2015
You are rushing your kids off to a practice, a game or an event during the school year. Even your vacation seems rushed. Why not enjoy the summer? One of our physical therapists gives some helpful tips on relieving stress and learning to relax.  ...
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2014
July
29,
2014
In her almost 15 years at Cook Children’s, Kimberly Aaron, M.D., hasn’t clamored for the media spotlight. But after seeing three drowning deaths in one week, the medical director of the Cook Children’s Emergency Department did something she’s never d...
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June
30,
2014
The World Cup has really been a tasty distraction for the past few weeks (ba-dum, ching!).One of the biggest stories centers around the suspension of Luis Suarez for biting an Italian defender.  It’s not the first time he has done it either.I usually...
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