This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
TODDLERS/PRESCHOOL


Q: A:


Q: A:


Q: A:


18 | Family!


My child’s baby teeth appear to be discolored. Why aren’t they white? He brushes twice a day and has good dental hygiene.


Tere are multiple causes of baby teeth being


discolored other than inadequate brushing. Te most common causes contributing to discolored baby teeth include: weak enamel, newborn jaundice, excessive fluoride, and tooth or gum injury. It is best to have your pediatrician examine your child’s teeth during a wellness exam and they can refer you to a pediatric dentist if necessary.


Should I give multivitamins to my preschooler?


Multivitamins are not necessary for most children who


are growing appropriately. Most children receive their daily value of vitamins and minerals through the regular meals and snacks they eat. If your child is already receiving their daily amount of nutrients and vitamins a daily multivitamin can be toxic. To avoid a toxic amount of vitamins it is important for you to consult with your child’s pediatrician before giving a multivitamin.


ELEMENTARY


My son has been coughing for a few weeks now. Some days it is better than others. We have tried over-the-counter medicines, but nothing seems to be calming or curing the cough. I’ve heard that honey is a good cough suppressor. How much can I give my son to help give him some relief?


Honey has long been used as a cough suppressant and is even an ingredient in some over-the-counter medication.


It is okay to give your child over the age of 12 months two teaspoons of honey at bedtime. Giving the honey at bedtime can relieve their cough and improve sleep. If your child is otherwise healthy and only has a cough, keep in mind that coughing isn’t bad. Coughing clears the mucus from their airway and during the day there is no urgent need to suppress your child’s cough.


HERITAGE PUBLISHING, INC. © 2014


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76