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Colds and Coughs
November 13, 2023
Cold and cough season has clearly arrived! Unfortunately kids get a lot of colds, on average 8 a year. Colds can cause sore throats, congestion, sneezing, coughs and fever (usually 5 days or less.) Since each cold can last 7-10 days, and most colds are during October thru April, it may seem as if your child is sick the entire winter. This isn’t forever, as their immune systems develop memory of these germs and can fight them off more easily as they age. But the early years can be a beast!
Car Seat Safety
October 25, 2023
Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat.
In a car crash, fluffy padding in a coat immediately flattens out from the force, leaving extra space under the harness. A child can then slip through the straps and be thrown from the seat.
Here are some tips to help strike that perfect balance between keeping little ones warm as well as safely buckled in their car seats.
Recommendations for the New COVID19 and RSV Immunizations
October 17, 2023
There are two new immunizations available for children this season, in addition to the traditional flu vaccine. Saugatuck Pediatrics will be ready to administer all three on opening (Flu, COVID19 and RSV-Beyfortus.) Here is more information to help you make an informed decision for your child(ren) about these recommended immunizations.
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