The Truth About Tantrums! How parents can deal with the drama.

Crocodile tears, sudden outbursts, flailing arms, writhing on the floor. Do any of these things sound familiar? If you have a young child, or toddler, they should! Tantrums are…special to say the least. Depending on the circumstances, they can often be hilarious and easy to ignore, but sometimes they put parents at their wits end. I know I’ve scratched my head and wondered, “Where did my sweet child go and how do I stop the madness?” Rest assured, there’s no foolproof way to avoid these outbursts, but there is a way to mitigate them. Read more on the blog!

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What To Expect (From A Pediatrician) When Expecting

A lot of first-time parents make it a priority to interview pediatricians to find the right fit for their growing family. As you will quickly learn, a good relationship with your pediatrician is vital when caring for your kids, especially in the newborn phase when there are frequent visits and questions. I truly believe it is beneficial and important to interview potential candidates before your baby is born. As such, I wanted to share the Top 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Pediatrician, along with West Pediatrics’ answers. Read them all on the blog!

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Putting Away The Paci: When and Why It’s Necessary

Alright moms and dads, what is the ultimate comfort for your child? If I had to guess, it might be a lovey, blanket or most likely, a pacifier. However, let me present the case for why you should put away the paci, preferably sooner rather than later. There are plenty of creative ways to ditch the noonie/binkie/paci, whatever you call it, but it’s very important to understand why you should work on leaving it behind, including health, speech and dental reasons. Read more on the blog!

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Colic and the Probiotic: How parents might be able to reduce the symptoms of colic with a probiotic.

Colic…oh, colic. I’ve experienced it and my heart goes out to all of the parents and babies going through it. Colic is incredibly common in babies and often results in lots of crying, seemingly associated with abdominal discomfort. Colic affects one in five infants, so rest assured lots of parents are powering through sleepless nights and fussy babies. Is there anything that we can do to relieve the crying and help our baby? Possibly! Check out the blog for the latest findings on colic and a probiotic!

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