Some children achieve nighttime control by age 3 to 4 but then suddenly begin wetting the bed again. These children are said to have secondary enuresis. There are many causes of secondary enuresis including psycho-social factors, physical factors, diabetes, child abuse, or change in sleep patterns. Secondary enuresis should be quickly brought to the attention of the child’s health care provider.

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Adjusting Bedtime for Springing Forward

Starting Sunday March 13th, clocks will be set forward one hour: “spring forward.” You can help your baby/toddler by starting to adjust ahead of the time change. Starting Tuesday night (March 8th) begin to put baby down 10 minutes earlier for bed. You can do this by... read more

When Children Bite Other Children

An Adult Should Never Bite a Child to “show how much it hurts.” Children respond much more to what is done to them, than what is said to them. Biting a child in response to a child biting someone is a way of suggesting to the child that adults bite people when they are upset, leaving the child to believe that he should also.

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Receiving Holiday Gifts

What do we do when our little ones don’t quite follow the social etiquette for holiday gift-giving? Let’s say it’s Christmas and your in-laws have just arrived, bearing gifts for their lovely grandchildren. First, your 9-month-old tears at the wrapping paper, chews on... read more

First Smile: Serve and Return

The first time a baby smiles back at a parent is an exciting and early milestone in their young life. As the parents reinforce this behavior, it becomes more common. Every bit of evidence, practical and scientific, shows that smiling at one another stimulates healthy... read more