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  • Anesthesia and Your Child: The Day of the Procedure

    Some hospitals allow 1 support person (usually a parent) to go with a child into the operating room or other area where the child is to receive anesthesia. This may be possible for scheduled procedures or surgeries but not for emergency surgery. Check on the policy at your hospital ahead of time. Your

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  • Asthma and Your Child

    This publication was written by the American Academy of Pediatrics to inform parents about asthma. It includes information about asthma symptoms, triggers, treatments, medicines, and how to communicate with your child's school.

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  • Asthma Triggers

    Things that cause asthma (AZZ-muh) attacks or make asthma worse are called triggers. Asthma triggers can be found in your home, your child's school, child care, and other people's homes.

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  • Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

    Remember … Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

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  • Born Early (Preterm): Health Concerns

    Because preterm (premature) babies are born before they are physically ready to leave the womb, they often have health problems. These newborns have higher rates of disabilities (such as cerebral palsy) and even death.

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  • Bedwetting

    Most children learn to use the toilet between 2 and 4 years of age. Even after children are toilet-trained, they may wet the bed until they are older. It's even common for 6-year-olds to wet the bed once in a while. Some children still wet the bed at age 12.

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  • Breastfeeding Your Baby (booklet)

    Breastfeeding benefits you and your baby in many ways. It also is a proud tradition of many cultures. This booklet was written by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to answer common questions about breastfeeding.

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 12 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Brief Resolved Unexplained Event: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

    A brief resolved unexplained event (or BRUE for short) occurs suddenly and can be scary for parents and caregivers. A brief resolved unexplained event is a diagnosis made after your baby’s doctor or health care professional has examined your baby and determined that there was no known concerning cause

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  • Digital Media and Your Family: TV, Computers, Cell Phones, and Other Screens

    While family is the most important influence in a child’s life, media in all its forms, including TV, computers, and other screens, are not far behind. Because media can influence how children think, feel, and behave, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents to help their children

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 1 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 Year Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 15 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 15 to 17 Year Visits

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family.

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2½ Year Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 3 Year Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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