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At What Age Can I Begin Putting Sunscreen On My Child?

A child is never too young for sunscreen. But it’s wise to keep babies under 6 months out of direct sunlight altogether. Before using sunscreen, test a patch on your child’s back to make sure there’s no allergic reaction. For sensitive areas, such as the nose, tops of the ears and the shoulders, choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

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Food Allergies - What Parents Should Know (Food Allergy Awareness Week May 13-19)

If it seems like more children have food allergies these days, it’s because they do. Although researchers aren’t sure exactly why, food allergies in children have increased by almost 20 percent since 1997. As a parent, it’s important to recognize the signs of a food allergy and know the steps to take if your child has an allergic reaction.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Shoes to Avoid Injury

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. To avoid pain and injury while participating in athletic activities, check out the following guidelines to ensure that you and your family are wearing the proper shoes for your body and foot type, as recommended by the experts at the CHOC Children’s Orthopaedic Institute.

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