During a game a few months ago, Katie, a young hockey player, sustained a concussion. Her parents were concerned that her recovery was not positively progressing. Katie was still having difficulty focusing at school, and by her parents’ insistence, Katie did not return to her sport of hockey or any other activity.
Taking care of a new baby in the heat of summer can be tricky. We are always trying to weigh out the risks and benefits of taking our activities outside and when we do go outside, we wonder if we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep baby protected. Whether you plan on staying in or venturing out, here are a few things to consider to help keep your babe safe and comfortable.
You may imagine your little one smiling at you in the distant future with their full set of pearly white adult teeth, and taking care of their teeth can seem of utmost importance - and it is. Taking your child to regular dental appointments can help protect their teeth and overall oral health. However, a simple dental visit can easily create anxiety for both parent and child. Be proactive to ensure that your child is the happiest one at the dentist’s office, and you will probably be the happiest parent there.
As an optometrist, I am often presented with children and/or their parents expressing an interest in contact lenses. Although this may be a terrifying thought at first for parents, I think contact lenses can be a great addition to glasses, especially if your tween or teen is active in sports, extracurricular activities, or has a higher prescription.
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