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Newborn sleep tips

Bringing a baby home is one of the most incredible feelings. All that time waiting for this precious little person and then, they are here. And awake! Here is the real talk about newborn sleep, so you can sleep sound, too.

Overcoming a fear of the dentist

A fear of the dentist. We’ve heard about it. It’s not just kids, even some adults have a fear of visiting the dentist. It may be because they think it’s painful, scary, or even just fear the unknown. Here are a few ways to help kids overcome their fear of the dentist.

Dad and young son look at tree in Christmas tree farm.

Winter safety tips you may not realize you need

Each winter brings a new chance for fun things for kids to do, like ice skating and snowball fights. As we gear up to celebrate the season, keep these 5 things in mind.

Young child looking in a mirror while brushing his teeth.

Teeth brushing tips from the pros

It may feel like a constant battle every day, getting kids to brush their teeth properly. Sometimes bribery works or maybe you just give up the battle for that day. Oral hygiene is so important and can affect a child’s overall health. Here are a few tips for helping kids get into the habit of brushing their teeth.

Mom and young girl hold holiday gifts.

Teaching kids about helping others

It’s that time of year… when our kids are making their lists and checking them twice. Full of wishes for the best new toy or the coolest new shoes. But it’s also the time of year when many parents begin to think about how to teach kids a compassionate spirit and desire to help others.

Parents biggest concerns with the COVID-19 vaccine, addressed

We know parents want to make the best decisions when it comes to their children. We, as parents, often fear making the wrong decision. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is not one of those wrong decisions. There has been so much disinformation floating around which has understandably caused parents to have questions and concerns with the COVID-19 vaccine. We want to address some of the biggest concerns and rumors for you now.

Young boy drink a soda can using both hands.

How much soda should kids drink?

Every way we turn it seems we are surrounded by sugar-sweetened beverages and overwhelmed with ads for those oh-so-tempting drinks. The truth is sugar-sweetened beverages are consumed way too often and are not so good for children’s health. Here is what you should know about sugary beverages and some healthier alternatives.

Life skills teens want to know

When you are sent off into the world after high school, you are expected to know so much. Not only all the reading, writing and arithmetic that school has taught, but so much more. Here is a list of some of the things our Teen Advisory Board at Children’s Mercy thought all teens should know before they venture out on their own.

La vacuna contra el COVID-19 pendiente para niños

Acabamos de recibir la autorización para que los niños de 5 a 11 años reciban la vacuna COVID-19. Sabemos que probablemente tenga preguntas sobre la vacunación de su hijo. Hemos proporcionado respuestas a algunas de las preguntas que nos han hecho con más frecuencia. Vacunar a los niños ayuda a proteger a todos. Cuantas más personas se vacunen, menor es la transmisión de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad.

Answering your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

We just received authorization for children ages 5-11 years old to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We know you probably have questions about your child getting the vaccine. We’ve provided answers to some of the questions we’ve most frequently been asked. Getting kids vaccinated helps protect everyone. The more people vaccinated, the less transmission of COVID-19 in our community.