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Solo Parent Travel

Solo Parent Travel

Dear Dr Dad, I'm traveling alone with my 16-mo next week and I'm so nervous! Any tips?   Why yes, I have over thought this, I'm so glad you ...
Toothbrush Roundup – Part 1a, Fluoride redux

Toothbrush Roundup – Part 1a, Fluoride redux

Dear Dr Dad, I read your part 1 about fluoride, but the pediatrician said not to use fluoride toothpaste if there was fluoride in our water, and th ...
Toothbrush Roundup – Part 1: Fluoride

Toothbrush Roundup – Part 1: Fluoride

Over the years – especially years where I’m sitting in the dental chair getting a crown – I’ve become particularly passionate about oral health -- and ...
High Calorie Pouches

High Calorie Pouches

Before I had a kid, I'm pretty sure I did a little bit of judging about pouches. Why weren't these parents making their babies home-cooked meals? Was ...
Car Seats: How to Choose

Car Seats: How to Choose

By request, how to choose a car seat for your infant! This is one of my favorite topics, second only to vaccines! This isn't so much a list of favorit ...
My Picks for Labeling

My Picks for Labeling

Baby starting daycare? You need to label everything. All the things. Babies are terrible at keeping track of their things, and when the teacher dangle ...

Dysphagia/Thickening Tips

When we got the official word that the Tiny Penguin was aspirating and that all of his fluids would need to be thickened, I was first angry and then t ...
Sippy Cups

Sippy Cups

Here is my parent-who-loves-interesting-gear secret: all the interesting stuff comes from the special needs community. Want to learn how to toilet tra ...