RN Remedies

First Aid 101 for Parents

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Do you know what to do if your child gets a bloody nose, sprains their ankle, or gets a big scrape? I have friends and family members who literally keep me on speed dial every time someone in their house […] Read More

Dangers of Energy Drinks for Kids

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Energy drinks have been popular for a while now. They are marketed in attractive, brightly colored cans small enough to put in a pocket or purse and easy for small hands to hold, and they taste like soda or sweet […] Read More

Easy Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters


“That’s yucky, I don’t like it.” Does this phrase sound familiar? My 5 year-old nephew almost predictably recites this line when new foods are presented. I would estimate that nine times out of 10 he has never even tried the […] Read More

Laundry Pod Poison Danger


If you are like me, you are probably using those cute laundry pods to do your laundry. They are attractive and so easy to use! Plus they feel good to squeeze, like a water balloon! Since my child is grown […] Read More

Feeding Tips for the Hospitalized Child


In earlier blogs I wrote about the care of Gastrostomy tubes for the tube-fed child and then collaborated with a colleague to address the issue of tummy time and how important it is to the growing baby. I am again […] Read More

Safe Kids, Safe Sleep

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Recently, The Honest Company, Jessica Alba and Baby 2 Baby teamed up to give 20 deserving patient families from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles the gift of a safe crib and a bag of The Honest Company essentials. Together, with Thomas […] Read More

Keep Your Teen from Texting Behind the Wheel

Protect your teen from texting and driving.

My wife and I worry about our 16-year-old son texting and driving, which according to the reports I read, teens tend to do more than they should. I think we should take away his phone, but my wife thinks we […] Read More

Digital Stress: What is it, how does it affect teens and how can you help?

Your teen may encounter stress from social media, emails or texting.

By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP Recently, I came across an article about digital stress and its effects on teenagers. Working in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, this is often a topic of concern […] Read More

Barbecuing with Kids. Safety tips.


By RN Remedies® blogger, Robert Giesler, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, RRT, CPST In our family, the Fall season means getting out of the house, enjoying the cooler weather and firing up the fire pit or barbecue for amazing family meals! We […] Read More

Tips for Parents: Puberty Starting in Children Younger than Age 9


By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP Talking to your child about puberty can be difficult at any age, but discussing normal body changes with your 12-year-old might not seem as scary as talking to a 6-year-old. Recently, […] Read More