Articles tagged with 'infant' | Checkup Newsroom

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2023
November
07,
2023
| 16:05 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerRespiratory illness is on the rise, causing a jam of patients at the Cook Children’s Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care locations.In the last 24 hours, our Urgent Care sites across North Texas saw 731 patients, many with respirat...
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October
30,
2023
| 17:26 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerA new shot that helps prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is in short supply nationwide and Cook Children’s is following guidelines to prioritize infants at the highest risk of illness.  Like other health care organizations across...
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August
10,
2023
| 09:23 AM America/Chicago
By Eline WigginsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a new antibody shot to help prevent severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in all infants.RSV is a leading cause of hospitalization for infants. The use of nirse...
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July
31,
2023
| 11:55 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBefore leaving your infant with a friend, grandparent, other relative or babysitter, it’s important to make sure the caregiver practices the basics of safe sleep. It might feel like an awkward or unnecessary topic to bring up with your ...
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June
14,
2023
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerFluffy pillows, soft blankets and stuffed toys look cozy and cute in a crib. But they can be hazardous for a sleeping infant.Safety experts say the only bedding to use is a tight fitted sheet around the mattress. Extra objects such as l...
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May
22,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBy buckling their children into car seats and lifejackets, parents are taking steps to protect against tragic accidents. Safe sleep practices fit into that same mindset.Taking precautions in an infant’s sleep space -- just like the prec...
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April
24,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIf you are the parent of a baby, you’ve probably been given the advice to sleep when the baby is sleeping. While well-meaning, it’s not always that easy.As a mother of twins, now 14, I often rolled my eyes when someone would tell me th...
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2022
December
20,
2022
| 11:57 AM America/Chicago
The coldest temperatures of the season are headed to North Texas later this week with an Arctic cold front. The best thing you can do is to prepare you and your family to stay safe and healthy.Wind chills are expected to be below zero degrees on Thur...
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December
07,
2022
| 10:04 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerFinding infant formula on store shelves can still be tricky if you’re shopping for specialized types made for premature infants or babies with digestive complications.Nutritional experts at Cook Children’s say some patient families are ...
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July
27,
2022
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caregivers and health professionals about the dangers of inflatable neck floats after the death of one baby and the hospitalization of another. The flotation devices are especi...
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2021
March
22,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
It’s one thing to have had a baby in the unprecedented times that defined 2020. It’s another thing altogether to deliver a baby with a serious medical condition in a year already filled with so much uncertainty and hardship, but that was the scary re...
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2019
January
24,
2019
| 14:03 PM America/Chicago
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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2017
August
22,
2017
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of mother...
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March
20,
2017
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
“Your baby needs surgery in order to breastfeed correctly.” Those probably won’t be the words that are said, but it might be the message that you hear. Breastfeeding can be a tricky thing and many different problems can lead to a poor latch or ...
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March
09,
2017
| 10:05 AM America/Chicago
It can be tempting to turn on the tablet and let it entertain the kids while you travel. But just like at home, screen time needs to be approached with balance. “While it’s all right to let children watch some kid-safe programming while you travel...
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2016
November
03,
2016
| 15:11 PM America/Chicago
“We try to put her on her tummy to play, but she just cries! It breaks my heart!” I hear this almost daily as a pediatric physical therapist. However, tummy time is more important than ever these days. Our babies today tend to have more time on...
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2015
June
08,
2015
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
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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April
07,
2015
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
"Breast is best." Advocating for breastfeeding is a big part of a pediatrician’s job in the first few months of life. We state the benefits of breastfeeding. We encourage families who are struggling and provide help with troubleshooting issues. We...
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March
20,
2015
| 10:48 AM America/Chicago
How is it possible that Avery is 1? In some ways, it seems like she was just born and in others, it feels like she’s lived such a big life, she should already be a teenager! We’ve been through so much already in her young life and many of you read...
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2014
July
30,
2014
| 12:02 PM America/Chicago
When I came home from the hospital with my new bundle of joy last fall, the first two weeks were filled with the tasks of survival – learning to feed my son, making sure he was growing appropriately, entertaining family and friends who wanted to meet...
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