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How to Wean the Pacifier- the easy way

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Articles, Blog     Comments No comments
Feb
20

There are several ways parents can wean the pacifier:

  1. Cold Turkey 
  2. Trade for toys
  3. The “Pacifier Fairy” method

There are pros and cons with each method, but after years of  practice, I have found the pacifier fairy method to be the quickest and easiest way for parents to wean the pacifier.

I have recently written two books on the subject each available on Amazon.com.  The first is the parents’ version outlining reasons to wean the pacifier and the various methods a parent can accomplish the goal of kicking the binky habit. The book is called, “Wean the Pacifier”, by jill Roberson MD. Purchase it here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AC4XNXU

Then there is my favorite, a children’s book I recently published called, Little ChiChi Meets the Pacifier Fairy”.  Your toddler will love it and reading this story to your child will help with the weaning process. 

Purchase it here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHRFO92

If you enjoy these books, be sure to take the time to write a review on Amazon!

Wean the Pacifier in Three Days

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Blog, Videos     Comments No comments
Jan
24

Dr Roberson discusses an excellent, hassle-free technique for weaning the pacifier.  It works well.  Try it!

Five tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

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Jan
11

 When your baby is fussy and crying, wouldn’t it be nice to have a game plan to settle her down?  This video goes over five ideas I have used to help frustrated parents calm a crying baby.

Bottle Propping: Time Saver or Weapon?

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Articles, Blog     Comments No comments
Jan
2

The title is a little harsh.  I will admit that.  The fact is that propping the bottle can have serious health implications for a baby or toddler.

Propping the bottle is the practice of placing a nipple in a baby’s mouth while the bottle is propped on a towel or blanket at an angle to let the baby nurse from the bottle without anyone having to hol the bottle.

There are a few problems with this practice.  One issue is feeding time is a time for bonding with the baby.  If the bottle is propped, not much bonding is going on. Propping the bottle increases the risk of middle ear infection.  Propping the bottle can be a choking hazard and it is very bad for developing teeth.

Save time with other things, but get out of the bottle propping habit

Coping with a Fussy Baby

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Blog, Uncategorized     Comments No comments
Nov
7

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Blog, Podcasts     Comments No comments
Nov
4

Dr Jill gives tips on stopping those horrible night terrors.

Infant Developmental Milestones

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Blog, Uncategorized     Comments 1 comment
Nov
3

This is a great synopsis of infant development and developmental milestones.

Treating Diaper Rash

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Articles, Blog     Comments 2 comments
Oct
27

Diaper rash is a very common problem facing parents.  Treating diaper rash can be confusing if a parent is unsure of the cause of the rash.  Many parents worry the rash comes from improper care of the baby, but no matter how well a parent cares for an infant, diaper rash will present itself at some point in time.

Treating diaper rash is not difficult.  Some things a parent should not do to treat diaper rash is to use talcum powder.  This may cause respiratory issues and more skin irritation in the diaper area.  Do not use baby wipes to clean the area because it may sting  or burn. Do not use plastic pants over a clothe diaper because it causes the rash to get worse due to trapping of moisture.

Some helpful hints in treating diaper rash include the following.  Place about one quarter of a small box of baking soda in the bath water in order for the infant to soak in the mixture.  This not only soothes the skin but changes the pH of the skin to help deter diaper rash.  Keep the diaper open as much as possible, such as when the infant is asleep.  After bath or changing, it is beneficial to let the area dry out for a few minutes.  Apply creams made for a protective barrier such as a zinc oxide-based cream. or petroleum jelly.  If the rash does not resolve with these suggestions for treating diaper rash, consult your pediatrician.  The rash may be caused by a yeast infection and this requires prescription creams for adequate treatment.

Bringing Home Baby: Three tips to help the toddler adjust to the Newborn

Posted Posted by Jill Roberson, MD in Blog, Podcasts     Comments No comments
Oct
25

Three tips from Dr Jill to help your toddler adjust to the new baby.

Xiphoid Process in Infants

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Oct
24

Dr Roberson discusses a point of worry for parents of newborns, the xiphoid process.