• School Forms Printables
    Medication Permission Form
    Use this school form if you need to give the school permission to give your child medication. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Persistent Cough in Infant
    Most over-the-counter cold medicines do not work very well in babies, and they can have noticeable side effects. ...
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    Eczema
    Cure for Eczema?
    Learn about eczema in children, and the best ways to treat it. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Is It Okay to Give Children Echinacea?
    Before giving a child any medicinal drug or herb, it's important to discuss the relative risks and benefits of it with the pediatrician. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Bedwetting
    Bed-Wetting Medication
    Bed-wetting medication is only a temporary solution. Find out what else you can do to resolve bedwetting. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Protecting the Gift Excerpt
    Protecting the Gift Excerpt "Open wide ... here comes the choo-choo." When it comes to giving children medicine, a little imagination never hurts. But what's more important is vigilance: giving the medicine at the right time at the right dose, av...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert
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    Children's Medications
    Do You Recommend Ritalin?
    It's best to be cautious about giving any medicines to children and to minimize the amount we do prescribe. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Name Brand vs. Generic Cold Medicines
    Find out how to choose the right medicine for a cold. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Are Decongestant Sprays Safe for Toddlers?
    Decongestant nose spray is not routinely recommended for toddlers. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Tylenol and Toddlers
    If misused, Tylenol and other brands of acetaminophen have the potential for fatal injury to a toddler's liver. ...
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    Children's Medications
    Making Sense of Kids' Medicines
    Making Sense of Kids' MedicinesYour 10-year-old feels miserable. He's got a runny nose, cough, and fever--all signs of the common cold going around his class in school. The pediatrician says it could take as long as 14 days to clear up and recomm...
    Donna Haupt
  • Family Life
    Antibiotics
    Overprescription of Antibiotics
    Overprescription of AntibioticsSeveral weeks ago, when my seven-year-old son came down with a nasty cold and cough, I thought for sure the pediatrician would prescribe antibiotics. But instead, she sent us home empty-handed. "Chances are it's jus...
    Donna Haupt