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How to Put Baby to Sleep

Understanding safe sleep guidelines can help protect against sudden infant death syndrome. Find tips from our expert and create a safe sleep environment for your baby.

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Lactation consultant Megan Howard talks about how moms can find support if they face challenges with breastfeeding.

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Bug Bites, Stings and Kids

Most bug bites from mosquitos or other insects don’t need treatment, but some bites can cause a more severe allergic reaction. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., explains how different kinds of bug bites can affect kids and what parents should look for.

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Eat, Sleep, Poop – The Top 3 Things New Parents Need to Know

Having a newborn can be an exciting yet somewhat scary time, especially for first-time parents. While there’s no official guide that tells you what to do when you bring baby home from hospital, there are a few key areas new parents should focus on according to Johns Hopkins All Children’s experts—eating, sleeping and pooping.

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Comprehensive Model for High-risk Pregnancies

Guiding expectant mothers through challenges and on to a successful birth often requires expertise and collaboration.

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Early Birth, Extraordinary Care

Kassi was born prematurely at 31 weeks with Down syndrome and faced heart issues, breathing problems, kidney disease and feeding issues. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Fetal, Maternal & Neonatal Institute managed and coordinated her early care, working to build her strength and size so she could thrive on her own.

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Types of Hearing Losses and When to See a Doctor

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s audiology team shares five types of hearing losses and what they mean.

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On Call for All Kids: Giving Your Child the Correct Medicine Dosage

From reading labels to proper storage, Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, shares tips for parents on ensuring children receive the right medicine dosages.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Transitioning Baby to Solid Foods

Transitioning your baby to solids? Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, shares some helpful tips.

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Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? The Truth about Medical Myths

Medical myths about how to best treat fever, fight colds or manage injuries are everywhere, sometimes handed down through generations. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital clarifies fact from fiction.

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Understanding Sudden Infant Death

Rachel Dawkins, M.D., with Johns Hopkins All Children’s, shares important information for parents about sudden infant death syndrome.

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Car Seat Safety: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines about kids in rear-facing car seats. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital explains the changes.

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An All-in-One Destination to Treat a Rising Musculoskeletal Disorder

The Torticollis Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides children who have an atypical head tilt with the swift evaluation and treatment they need to thrive.

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Shaping a Child’s Future

From physical therapy to surgery and beyond, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Head Shape Clinic uses a wide range of care options to treat patients like Priscella.

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Myths about Vaccines

Joe Perno, M.D., shares facts and addresses some common myths about vaccines.

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Swaddle Bath for Baby

Neonatal nurses have adopted a way of bathing fragile newborns that makes for a safer and happier experience.

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Kangaroo Care Creates Bond Between Baby and Parent

Kangaroo Care creates a bond between babies and their parents that has proven to have benefits for all involved.

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Newborn Nectar

Mother’s own milk is proving to be the best medicine for low-weight preemies.

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Pediatric Feeding Problems: When You Need an Expert and How to Make Eating Fun

Eating should be a happy time for kids and families, but sometimes there are obstacles or underlying medical issues that make it difficult to enjoy. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, there is a team of speech pathologists who are experts in identifying a feeding problem and implementing a course of action to correct it.

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The Importance of Sleep for Kids

It’s important for everyone to get a good night’s rest but even more important for children. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital talks about the importance of sleep for kids.

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Breastfeeding Tips for the First Year

Becoming a parent is very exciting and full of new experiences. Among the many decisions parents make is how they choose to feed their newborn. For those families who breastfeed, the experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provide helpful tips and advice for the first year.

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Advice for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

Becoming a first-time mom is often a time of utter joy, but with it comes new challenges and many questions. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., is the medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. We sat down with Dawkins for a Q & A to learn about the top five most commonly asked questions.

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Safe Kids, Fire Rescue Offer Tips to Avoid Hot-Car Tragedies

The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition, led by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue are warning families to look before you lock. It’s an ongoing message the organizations are spreading earlier this year after two incidents in 2017 where Florida children were left in a hot car and died from heatstroke...

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