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Growing babies do best on breast milk

Limiting snacking and sugary drinks and brushing as soon as the first tooth appears can help deter cavities.

Infants who want to sleep too much – day or night – might need to be awakened for feedings

If your child does get mildly sunburned, apply cool cloths or aloe vera.

It’s important to check recalls before buying used gear for babies.

Most kids grow out of it; certain exercises can help

Removing mercury fillings, though, can pose an issue.

A mix of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar can help dry out wet ears

The key to treating shin splints is to back off the physical activity and return slowly when the pain subsides.

For many cases of overnight bed wetting, there are treatments that should help.

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Dr. Rhonda Patt
Dr. Rhonda Patt is a pediatrician with Charlotte Pediatric Clinic and past president of the Charlotte Pediatric Society.
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