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First with Kids, by Dr. Lewis First

Baby shoes

Parents have been walking up to me with lots of questions about when their baby needs to be in shoes and what type of shoes I recommend. I don’t want to be a heel on this one, so let me get to the sole of the matter. - Footwear facts and recommendations - First of all, shoes are ...

Different types of coughs

Parents have been sounding off to me with questions about when to worry about their child’s cough, especially during the winter months. Let me see if I can make some noise on the topic of coughing. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms we see in children. However, it usually only ...

Young children and digital devices

With the holiday shopping season here, parents have been logging on via their smartphones and tablets to ask me whether electronic books and other apps should be purchased for their infants and toddlers to help them get smarter. Let me swipe away some of your concerns and provide some ...

Colic and crying

Parents have been crying out to me for help in dealing with their infants’ problems with colic. Read on for important things to know about colic, and possible ways to ease and reduce it when it occurs. - What is colic? - Colic can occur in about 20% of all babies. The term is defined ...

Temper tantrums

Parents have been crying out to me for help in managing their toddler’s tantrums. Well, I don’t want anyone pulling their hair out on this one; so let me provide some calming information. - Why do tantrums occur? - First, be aware that tantrums are common and an expected behavior ...

Pesky insect bite protection

With summer here, parents are bugging me about how to protect their children and themselves from those bothersome mosquitoes and other summer insects. I’ll bite into this problem and provide a few solutions that hopefully will not sting. - Natural ways to avoid being bitten - - Avoid ...