Babies and Toddlers

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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Common questions about starting your baby on solid foods

Thumbnail image for Common questions about starting your baby on solid foods January 26, 2016 Parenting

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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A cough, a fever and rapid breathing. Learn about Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Thumbnail image for A cough, a fever and rapid breathing. Learn about Respiratory Syncytial Virus. January 13, 2016 Medical Information

The New Year started off with cough, then a fever, and then very rapid breathing. That’s what alerted Bianca Ingram of Copperas Cove, to take her 10-week-old daughter Amyah to the hospital where she would later be admitted to McLane Children’s Hospital. “It took a toll on me, I am not going to lie. I was […]

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Jaylee’s Journey: A Special Delivery to Celebrate Life and Strength

Thumbnail image for Jaylee’s Journey: A Special Delivery to Celebrate Life and Strength December 24, 2014 Patient and Staff Stories

Birthdays are times of celebration and remembering how far we have come. For the McCollum family, it was marked by bringing 40 gift bags in honor of their youngest child whose journey began at the McLane Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on December 23, 2013. Jason and Janelle McCollum of Hewitt, Texas, were expecting […]

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Preemie Baby Born Weighing 1 pound Now Works for Disney

Thumbnail image for Preemie Baby Born Weighing 1 pound Now Works for Disney November 26, 2014 Patient and Staff Stories

Mothers never forget the birth of their babies. They count down the days, anxiously waiting the time when they get to care for and hold their new child. But when babies arrive prematurely, it can worry some mothers because this was not the delivery they had anticipated. In honor of preemie awareness month, one mother […]

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6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

Thumbnail image for 6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby September 5, 2014 Healthy Living

As much as you love that squirmy, pink bundle of joy that is currently slumbering peacefully in your arms, by the end of your child’s first week of life, you’re feeling physically and emotionally drained, especially if you’re breastfeeding. You would love to allow someone else the joy of feeding your newborn, so that you […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Slumber Safe

Thumbnail image for 7 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Slumber Safe August 12, 2014 Safety

While the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is still somewhat of a mystery to healthcare providers, doctors are certain that many of these deaths could have been prevented if the child was sleeping in a safe environment. Researchers from the American Academy of Pediatrics discovered that out of 436 infant deaths in 2011, […]

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Helping Dads Cope with Crying—Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

Thumbnail image for Helping Dads Cope with Crying—Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome May 13, 2014 Parenting

“I hear babies cry…I watch them grow,” sang the famous Louis Armstrong. But as you hear a baby cry for hours on end, you may not think “what a wonderful world.” All babies cry, and the noise can be a difficult adjustment for new parents. Every baby comes with his own temperament, and it will […]

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