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5 Popular Activities Pediatric OTs Use With Children
Have you ever watched an occupational therapist work with a child? If so, you might agree that it almost looks like playtime and there’s no actual “therapy” going on. Believe it or not, pediatric occupational therapy is supposed to look like play.  Foundations of pediatric development place the use of play and leisure at the center of growing. As a result, occupational...
6 Ways To Tell Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory is one of the new buzz words in therapy nowadays. The more obvious description for the term sensory is relating to the five commonly known senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. This is a correct interpretation of the word, however, it includes much more, especially with regard to abnormal sensory functioning. Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as SPD,...
5 Ways To Naturally Encourage Your Child's Development
With so much information available on parenting, it is difficult to determine fact from fiction on any given topic. This is further complicated by parents not knowing which choice is best for their child’s unique situation. Major areas of child development that are monitored in early childhood are motor, language, cognition, and emotional development. Each child has a different rate...
Foods That Do the Most Damage To Your Teeth
Did you know you might be eating bad food for your teeth without even realizing it? You probably know that sugary treats are some of the worst foods for oral health. However, there are plenty of other damaging foods that can cause a variety of dental issues. You don't have to completely stop eating the foods that are bad for...
RXBAR Review
The protein bar industry is booming as the desire for healthy convenience continues to rise! Many grab-and-go “nutrition” products contain a hodge-podge of strange ingredients - foreign to everyone except a chemist or food scientist. This brings about the question: what’s healthy and what’s not? Enter RXBAR - the protein bar for minimalists. Owned by Kellogg, the company shamelessly...
The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Childhood
You might think there's time to teach your sweet baby about oral hygiene. After all, baby teeth don't matter as much, and surely you don't have to worry about one or two teeth, right? Nope. A baby's first tooth is a milestone for many reasons. Teaching your little one to care about their teeth is your job as a...
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Black Is Back in Pediatric Dentistry!
You look into your child’s mouth and notice a hole. It’s time to visit the dentist! But being concerned with your child's behavior with medical visits (you literally have to hold them down EVERY time), you asked around and heard of a product that halts cavities called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). In this article, I will introduce you to...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
Baby's First Dentist Appointment - What You Need To Know
Feeding? Check. Diaper changed? Check. Sleepless nights? Check. Perhaps you were wondering about your baby's dental care as you were brushing and flossing your own teeth before hitting the sack. In this article, I will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric dental care.  When should you take your baby to the dentist? Your child should visit...
The ABCs of Raising Healthy and Happy Children
As parents, we undoubtedly want the best for our children. But raising children to be healthy and happy can be a real challenge in today's crazy world! We want them to wear the most beautiful clothes, attend the best schools, be at the top of their classes, and simply be happy. But c'mon, let's face it, no matter how hard we...