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Teething: Tips and Tricks

By Alicia Hart, ND Teething has come up a few times here in the last couple weeks, and I realized I do have quite an opinion on the process. Having had an early teether (4 months) and twins on very different dentition schedules with different processes for their tooth eruptions, we’ve pretty much tried it all at our house. [caption id="attachment_3898" align="aligncenter" width="683"] They feel like chompy dinosaurs and you might too.[/caption] There are a number of studies out which discuss which symptoms do and don’t come with teething- most of which say something along the lines that there’s no such thing as teething associated diarrhea or fever. They also note that 75% of parents notice teething fevers or diarrhea, so what I’m choosing to take away from...

5 Cough Herbs That Are Great For Kids

My oldest kid is a pneumonia factory. Seriously. Every time he gets a cold, he tries to dial it up to 11. The first year he got pneumonia he was only 18 months old, and I didn't know what I was doing. By the time I figured out that he was bad sick, it was an antibiotics-for-breathing type of sick. That's when I started learning about herbs for kids, because the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically says   "Demonstration of the efficacy of antitussive preparations in children is lacking, and these medications may be potentially harmful. Decongestant (sympathomimetic) components of these mixtures administered to children have been associated with irritability, restlessness, lethargy, hallucination, hypertension, and dystonic reactions.The clearance and metabolism of the components of cough mixtures may...

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