Monthly Archives: May 2011

Don’t use teething gels containing benzocaine in children less than two years.

2019-02-18T23:46:46-06:00

The FDA has announced a rare by possible fatal association between the use of topical benzocaine and methemoglobinemia.  Methemoglobinemia is a condition that causes the body's red blood cells to not carry oxygen as they are supposed to.  This can result in the body not having enough oxygen.  Benzocaine is found in certain teething gels [...]

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Keep your child in a rear facing car seat until age 2 years.

2017-01-02T17:54:32-06:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children remain in a car seat in a rear facing position until age 2 years or until the weight and height limits of a particular car seat are exceeded.  Our printed handbook is now out of date in this recomendation.  Read about this in the American Academy [...]

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