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No Bumpers, Please

Crib bumpers seem like a way to protect babies from injuries. In reality, a safe crib without bumpers is the best way to go because bumpers increase the risk of SIDS.
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You’ve got to “HAND” it to your kids – and the time is now

You’ve got to “HAND” it to your kids – and the time is now You have read the title and must be thinking, “What in the blinking world is Dr. Lightman writing about now?” Hands?  Is this about our handing over the reins of leadership…
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CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

Dr. Lightman and Team at Total Family Care has recommended over the years to have a "flu shot". The Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Flu vaccination is the first line of defense to prevent…
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Rosh HaShanah is upon us. And with the holiday, we look forward to our children and grandchildren singing, “Dip the apple in the honey, Make a bracha loud and clear, L’Shanah Tova U’Matuka, Have a Happy Sweet New Year.” Jews worldwide…
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Sleep Training and Babies - Making Sleep a Priority

Sleep training and babies  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Getting babies to sleep through the night is one of the questions most often addressed to pediatricians. For some parents, it’s a nonissue.  For others, it’s a barrage…
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Rice Cereal for Babies - it’s not what you think

“Protein? Please help me to understand, Dr. Lightman.  I heard you say to start feeding my 4-month old pureed chicken from the chicken soup. But my mother told me that rice cereal was the first solid food she gave me. What’s changed?” What’s…