Seasonal Allergies in Babies and Toddlers

The runny nose hasn’t let up for weeks, that nagging cough is never-ending — and nothing you do can stop those tiny fingers from rubbing those watery, red eyes. Instead of a cold, your little one could be suffering from allergies, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. And lots of children (even very young children) end up having them: Plant pollen causes an allergic reaction in up to 40 percent of kids, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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“Sit Down, Mommy!” and Other Sage Advice from a Two Year Old

I know sometimes I complicate things by interjecting too much ‘adult’ thinking and reasoning. What I really need to do is throw all the baggage of adulthood away and think like a toddler–I need to put myself in their tiny little shoes. I am finding that my toddlers are actually brilliant beings who have figured it all out and maybe, just maybe, I could learn a thing or two from them.

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