Author Archives: Carly Farr

Halloween Safety

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help them have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Costumes tips: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags to increase visibility. M

The Flu

Fall is here and you know what that means…flu season! Unfortunately, the flu is responsible for thousands of deaths in the US each year and the illness tends to be more pronounced in preschool and school-aged children. Fortunately, this year the flu vaccination is available in both shot and na

Reading with Kids

Reading aloud to kids (including babies!) is a great way to build early language skills as it helps to create and reinforce connections in their developing brains. Here are some tips and recommendations: Make a habit of reading with your child daily Get your child involved in books by asking questio

Hand Washing

Hand washing is the single best way to prevent illness. However, little hands get dirty often and kids are not always the best at remembering to wash their hands. Encouraging healthy habits at a young age helps keep your little one safe from harmful germs! When to wash: Before eating After using the

Car Seat Safety

Keeping little ones safe while traveling distances long and short is a priority (and the law!). Here are the current California car seat laws: Children under age 2 need to be secured in a rear-facing car seat until they are: 40 lbs or more OR 40 or more inches tall Children under the age of [&hellip

Screen time for Preschoolers

The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to foster healthy media habits for children at a young age. Here’s what they recommend: Limit your child’s screen time based on their age Under 18 months should not have any screen time (apart from video chatting family/friends) 18-24 months