Safety Seconds

Pee and poop in newborns

How many wet diapers should a newborn have?

Usually 5-7 wet diapers a day and 3-4 poop diapers.
Most babies will pee or poop after feeding. If they don’t, not to worry. Some babies can go a few days without pooping and this can still be normal.


Seasonal Allergies

It can be difficult to tell the difference between a cold and seasonal allergies, even for your doctor. This is because many of the symptoms are the same: Cough Sneezing Runny nose Sore throat Headache However, there are some symptoms that are more common for a cold: fever and body aches. Usually allergies are worse…


West Nile

Anyone who spends a lot of time outside is more at risk of getting exposed to mosquitoes and now West Nile virus. West Nile virus is spread by mosquitos. Most of the time it is spread by getting bit by a mosquito, but it can also be spread by blood. For example, transfusions, transplants or…


Fever in Newborns

What is considered a fever in a newborn? A newborn is considered less than 6 weeks old. A fever is when the temperature is over 100.4 How do you tell if your baby has a fever? 1st you have to check it. Only check their temperature if you have a reason to. And don’t check it everyday….


Heater use and carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a silent winter killer. Any device that burns fuels can potentially be hazardous.  If you are using a gas appliance for heating Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause flu like symptoms like headache, fatigue, dizziness or vomiting. If you think you may have a gas leak or someone in your home is suffering…



Can an apple a day keep the doctor away? Maybe, apples have lots of fiber and vitamins. If your child is having problems with constipation more fiber in their diet can help. aiding and even preventing constipation in some cases. Here at Mission Pediatrics, and your kids are likely to get the fiber they need. Bone Appetite!


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety HELMET – wear a helmet BE VISIBLE – wear reflective clothing DESIGNATED AREAS – use crosswalks and bike lanes, don’t walk along highways or where pedestrians or bikes are prohibited LOOK- look in all directions before you cross EYE CONTACT – make eye contact with drivers before crossing HANDS – use…


New Years Safety

New Years Safety Driving under the influence Hello, I’m Erin and this is Bonesy with Safety Seconds. We want you to have a safe and bone popping holiday but we also want you to know…. Drunk driving is a huge problem. In December 2015 alcohol related crashes resulted in 840 deaths. Don’t forget Driving under…