Ask Dr. JJ: Which Foods Can My Baby Eat Raw?

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Shari: Many of the recipes call for you to cook veggies and even some of the fruits. Do you have to always cook them? What foods can be left raw and blended in the Baby Bullet to serve? Just started cereal with my 4-month-old this week. Trying to get a plan for next week. Dr. […]

Ask Dr. JJ: Eating with Sensory Issues

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Kerri: My son is almost 2 and has sensory issues with eating. He gags when his food is a little chunky. He does see a therapist, but do you have any suggestions about what I can do? Dr. JJ: Sometimes when kids gag on chunks, it’s because they may have one of a few things […]

Surviving the First Few Weeks with Your Newborn


Okay, there are a million things friends, family, and the books tell you that you MUST do to be ready for baby’s arrival home. But let’s get real! Survival during the first few weeks with your newborn depends on you really knowing what is most important: eating, sleeping, eliminating, (being safe), repeat! (And that’s just baby, not […]

High Tech Injuries


We certainly can’t navigate our world these days without our necessities – a laptop or computer, a cell phone, a tablet, GPS, Bluetooth devices, and a connection to the internet. Without these tools of the modern trade, we feel lost! As humans have evolved, the powers that be probably didn’t have technology in mind when […]

Fire Safety this Fourth of July


Fireworks and July 4 go hand in hand, and yet, every year, when consumers use fireworks, problems abound! Here are the statistics: Fires  In 2011 an estimated 17,800 fires were directly caused by fireworks 1200 structure fires 400 vehicle fires 16,800 outside/other fires On July 4, fireworks account for 2 out of every 5 reported […]

New Baby Food Recommendations

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New Recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology With the rising prevalence of atopic disease (or diseases that pertain to allergies), primary prevention may play a role in reducing its incidence, especially in high risk infants. The Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee of the AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) […]

No Pain, a Real Gain!

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Having come from the trenches of general pediatrics, it was very clear to me that needle phobia and fear of pain was an all-consuming theme for many of the children in my practice, but also teens, and even many parents, as well. When I left my first group and opened my own office, I was […]

Don’t Play with Fire! (Or Lithium Batteries!)

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Although technology’s becoming a necessity in our everyday lives, few devices works without batteries! And because we want our batteries to live forever, powering even the tiniest of devices, a new class of smaller battery has emerged as a compact powerhouse – the lithium battery. These button-shaped batteries come in several sizes – from approximately […]

Preggo No-Nos in the Kitchen!

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It’s very easy to maintain a pre-pregnancy and pregnancy diet that is healthy and supports both the needs of mother and baby. But there are few foods and other things around your kitchen that should be avoided in order to reduce risk of abnormal development, miscarriage, or a sick baby (or mom): 1. Big Fish – […]

Getting Ready for Baby’s First Class

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Whether your young one is entering her first Mommy and Baby class or starting preschool, there are a few things parents can do to prepare for these memorable milestones. If you and  your baby are ready to delve into the Parent and Me/Mommy and Me universe, take a few moments to check out a variety […]