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Outside Play and Children in Daycare

CommentsPosted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 07, 2015 in Babies, Toddlers

The following post is written by Hope Juge, manager of the Woman’s Hospital Child Development Center. Parents know that kids are full of energy and must have some physical activity to release their infinite supply of vigor. Sitting around all day without movement can drive a child, and subsequently their parents, mad with boredom. So when parents are […]

Play it Safe this summer…Pointers on Poison Ivy

CommentsPosted by: Laura Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015 in Babies, Parenting, Toddlers

Some of you may have heard the phrase, “Leaves of three, let them be!”  This refers to common poisonous plants that contain oil called urushiol, which is the toxin that causes the allergic reaction.  The three most common plants containing urushiol are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which can all be found here […]

For Parents, It’s Wise to Think Before You Post

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Jun 16, 2015 in Parenting, Toddlers

There’s an awesome term floating around in cyberspace world right now. Sharenting. This equates to Parenting+Sharing= Sharenting. ABCnews did an article on this exact topic. You can view their findings here. I wanted to talk on this topic because we live in such a social media based world and it seems as though everyone’s posting […]

Tips for Swimming Pool Safety this Summer

With school out and the summer heat rising, children in Baton Rouge will be looking for ways to cool off and have fun, and for many that means heading to the pool. But how can a parent make sure their child is safe in the pool? And when is the best age to start introducing […]

Sunscreen 101: Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

Summer is just around the corner. So, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for those pool parties and beach trips. To help prevent sunburn (and to some degree, skin cancer), find a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 – the higher the number, the better. Look for one that […]

S.C.A.R.E.D

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on May 28, 2015 in health, Parenting, Toddlers

That’s what my husband and I were last weekend.  Let’s start from the beginning. I decided to take our son, Jr, to the New Orleans zoo for the first time ever on Sunday. He’s 2 ½ so it’s the perfect age for him to get all excited at the different animals. A friend of mine […]

Children’s Allergies Nothing to Sneeze at This Year

CommentsPosted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on May 21, 2015 in Toddlers

Seasonal allergies have been worse than ever this year. Symptoms include runny nose, congestion, cough and itchy/watery eyes. These symptoms overlap with colds (upper respiratory infections) and sinusitis, and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Allergies are more common in older children and do not cause fever. Some children develop complications of […]

Summer is Here, and So Are Summer Camps

Now that school is out and summer is here for children, families are stuck with the impossible task of finding ways to entertain the little ones and keep them active through the hot and humid Louisiana summer months. Woman’s Center for Wellness can help you with its wide array of summer camps and classes designed […]

A Sweet Surprise This Easter for a Recovering “That Mom”

CommentsPosted by: Zelma Frederick on Apr 09, 2015 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

No matter how crazy work, civic or personal obligations become, there is something about celebrating Easter with family that puts everything back in perspective. My husband and I have been hosting an Easter brunch at our house for my in-laws and their families for the past several years.  Since this new tradition began, we have […]

Nate Dogg’s Rules to Live By

CommentsPosted by: Zelma Frederick on Feb 23, 2015 in Parenting, Toddlers

Recently, it hit me that just when I think my little Nate Dogg (2.5 years old) will never be able to resist getting into something (or be able to do something – ahem potty training), I am usually surprised at how quickly the “something” (whatever it is) changes.  For the months leading up to Christmas, […]

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