Jill Taylor

Why you shouldn’t cut corners with car seats and boosters

April 6, 2016 Safety

Recommended guidelines for safety restraints The days are long gone when the family piled into a station wagon to drive across the country without seatbelts. With improved technology and transportation, children are much safer due to improved safety restraints. The death rates in motor vehicle crashes in children under age 16 has decreased substantially, dropping […]

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Is your child afraid of the dark? 8 things to know

February 18, 2016 Parenting

As bedtime approaches, kids can pull out their stall tactics. Whether they need a glass of water, they’re hungry, or they’re just throwing a fit about going to bed, it can become exhausting. What can make matters even harder for parents or caregivers is if you have a child who is afraid of the dark. […]

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Common questions about starting your baby on solid foods

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For many mothers it can take a few months before feeling comfortable breastfeeding or bottle feeding their babies. But just when you get the hang of feeding, it is time to think about another part of your baby’s intake—solid foods. A baby’s diet is crucial to growth and development, and so it is important to […]

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5 unique ways to keep the family eating right

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During this season, there is a special feeling that unites families. Holidays are a treasured time, usually bringing loved ones closer together. Then, as the New Year approaches, many families recommit to exercise more, eat better and improve their health. Why not combine this feeling of family togetherness and your goals for wellness in a […]

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5 unique ways to keep the family active

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When you take a look at the family calendar, chances are it is exploding with things to do. During this time of year, families are running to sporting events, holiday shows, work parties and everything in between. With the New Year here, you may have a goal to improve your exercise or work towards a […]

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Bedtime rules for children shared by elementary school teacher goes viral, causes debate

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A Wisconsin elementary school teacher recently shared a chart of optimal sleep times for children heading back to school. As the chart swept across the nation, it went viral and thousands chimed in with varied opinions. The chart answered the common question, “At what time should your child go to bed?” outlining specific bedtimes according […]

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Learning to help with your child’s lisp

September 8, 2015 Parenting
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Even before our baby utters his first word, we are developing our child’s language. As time progresses, we may notice he is starting to speak with a lisp. How do you know when you should be worried about your child’s lisp? Joan Togami MS CCC-SLP is the lead clinician and Speech Language Pathologist at McLane […]

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Immunizations your child needs for kindergarten

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If you are enrolling your kindergartener in public school, there is a good chance you will be asked for proof of your child’s immunizations. Public schools require children to be immunized for the child’s protection as well as the protection of their classmates and teachers. Jamie Avila, MD is a pediatrician with McLane Children’s Scott […]

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