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Stroller Safety: Features and Tips for Keeping Your Baby Safe in a Stroller

Your stroller or child carrier may appear to be harmless, but is it keeping your baby safe? A new study published in Academic Pediatrics’ August 17th edition indicates that two children are injured in a stroller or carrier every hour. Look for these features and be mindful of these tips to optimize stroller safety.

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Meet Margaret Holcomb, DNP and CNM at Burdett Birth Center

Before Margaret Holcomb was a licensed midwife at Burdett Care Center, she was the first graduate of Stony Brook University’s Midwifery Program. Since becoming a certified nurse midwife in 1996, Holcomb has enjoyed working with women and their families at Burdett and across the Capital Region.

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Contraction Timing to Diaper Tracking: Popular Apps for New and Expectant Moms

There are now hundreds of apps for new and expectant moms available at the touch of a button, covering everything from conception to raising a toddler. We pulled together a list of the most popular apps for new and expectant moms. Download a few (or all of them!) to browse mom-approved advice, connect with friends, and keep you entertained while waiting for contractions to kick in.

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Protecting Your Family from the Pesky – and Dangerous – Mosquito

Mosquitoes are no longer just pesky insects. They are capable of transmitting dangerous illnesses. To protect ourselves and our families we need to be smart about our surroundings and learn how to avoid attracting their attention.

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Protecting Your Baby From the Sun Requires More Than Sunscreen

If you have a new addition to your family, you may be wondering what precautions to take at the backyard barbecue, pool party or beach to keep your baby safe from the sun.

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Meet Dr. Ellen Biggers, OB/GYN and President at Burdett Birth Center

Dr. Ellen Biggers has wanted to be a doctor since early in her childhood. In fact, by the time she was nine years old, she was already carrying around a stethoscope.

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You Have a New Baby in the House: Will You Ever Sleep Again?

Babies typically don’t get into regular sleep patterns until they are six months of age. And while they do sleep a lot – sometimes as much as 16 or 17 hours per day – the fact that it’s broken into short “naps” throughout the day can be a tough adjustment for parents. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are steps you can take that will help.

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Can Allergies Be Causing Your Baby’s Sniffles?

You look at your infant’s runny nose and watery eyes and think, “Oh, no! She has more than my eyes and my smile: she has seasonal allergies just like me!” Well… not so fast.

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Meet Dr. Deborah Basso, OB/GYN at Burdett Birth Center

Dr. Basso has known that she wanted to be a doctor specializing in obstetrics since ninth grade. Inspired by a documentary about the adverse effects of poor pre-natal care, she set her sights on a career in medicine helping women and children.

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Preparing to Talk With Your Baby’s Pediatrician About Immunizations

Since the first immunizations happen for most infants right after birth at the hospital, it’s important for new and expectant parents to be well-informed about vaccines even before the big day arrives.

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