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Unsettling Symptoms from My Three Year Old

Hi guys! This is my first post ever in a chatroom, so please forgive me if I don't do this right! :) I am a 31 year old mom of four children, ages 12, 9, 6 and 9. About a year ago, my (then 2 year old) daughter developed a lump on the right side of her neck, about the size of a pea. It moves around when you touch it and usually doesn't hurt. I did take her to the doctor and her pediatrician said that I should not be concerned but to just watch it and make sure it doesn't grow or become lod...

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Looking for input on 2yo "zoning" out

Sorry I don't know if this is even the right place to post this, but was wondering if anyone had any insight on what is going on with my son. He turned two in December and for a couple months he has been doing this thing where he completly stops what he is doing and seems to zone out. He does this mid play, at dinner while he is walking etc. I get right in front of him and wave my hand in front of his face and call his name, then he does this weird thing where his eyes get really wide neck gets ...

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What to Do When Your Child Swallows an Object

As a parent, you already know that kids love to put things in their mouth. Gumming, chewing and tasting objects is just one way your kid learns to experience the world around them. It's a perfectly normal part of their development. However, there are times when a child accidentally swallows an object
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Six Myths About Twins

By JustMommies staff

Twins capture the curiosity of the world. From the Spearmint gum twins to Mary Kate and Ashley, seeing double brings amusement and assumptions. Just like anything else, the idea of twins carry a lot of fable with the facts. Parents of multiples need to field a lot of questions and misconceptions. Here
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Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

Humans have managed to utilize science to outsmart illnesses that used to wipe out entire populations at a time. We've done this through medical advances, most particularly, through vaccines and immunizations. A sick baby is the last thing you need, so be sure to keep your little one immunized with the
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Dealing with Kids' Stomach & Intestinal Infections

While sometimes you can pinpoint the culprit of your child's upset tummy (too much ice cream!) most of the time you won't know the exact cause. It may be acid reflux, or a stomach infection caused by a virus or bacteria. It might also be something more benign, like constipation or gas. Kids are at risk
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Tips for Kids with Lactose Intolerance

By Jill Jackson

Children who have lactose intolerance can experience gas, bloating, diarrhea and even vomiting when they consume milk, or many dairy products that contain lactose, like cheese and ice cream. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are very similar to a milk allergy, but the two disorders are very different.
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Obamacare: How Health Reform Affects Your Kids' Coverage

By JustMommies staff

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on October 1, 2013. On March 31, 2014, open enrollment ends and all Americans must be registered with an ACA-compliant health insurance plan (those who truly cannot afford coverage can apply for an exemption; changes to coverage can be made at major life
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The Sugar Myth: Does Sugar Really Make Kids Hyper?

By JustMommies staff

Your kids are over at their favorite relative’s house. When Uncle Tim hands them each a bag of candy, they run away screaming with delight. It doesn’t take long before you notice that your kids suddenly have an abundance of energy. They are running through the house, bouncing-off-the-walls hyper.
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Febrile Seizures in Babies: What You Should Know

By JustMommies staff

Sometimes a baby's brain will have an extreme reaction to a fever, which triggers a seizure. These are known as febrile seizures. This is not epilepsy, and having a febrile seizure is not an indicator that a child will develop epilepsy later in life (more on this below). These seizures typically manifest
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

By Inhabitots

As a new parent, sifting through all of the various research and opinions on childhood immunizations is daunting and confusing at best. Vaccines have been making headline news during the past year, mostly due to their possible risks, and parents should equip themselves with information on both the potential
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Early Warning Signs of Autism

By JustMommies staff

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest reports for incidence of autism in children are 1 out of every 150. Autism is a severe developmental disorder. Most autistic children look ‘normal’ in appearance but they exhibit behaviors that are puzzling in comparison to children
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