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The Respiratory Virus Surge & Your Child
November 2022 | Issue 227
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An early wave of seasonal infections in kids this fall is being called a "tripledemic." The spike in RSV, the flu, COVID and other viral respiratory infections in children is contributing to overcrowded emergency departments and more kids needing hospital stays than usual this time of year. Learn how to help tell these illnesses apart, and how to recognize if your child's breathing has become dangerously difficult. Go to article.

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When it comes to treating coughs and colds in children, home remedies can sometimes work better than medicines. Here's what you need to know, especially during winter virus season. Read more here.

 Road Trip Play Ideas 

Going on a road trip this holiday weekend? A long car ride can be ideal for quality family time, interesting conversations and entertaining activities—especially if it's screen-free. Keep in mind: little bouts of boredom are OK. They give kids a chance to gaze out at the scenery, let their imaginations roam and experience a little wonder. Still, it's good to have some fun ways to help the miles pass! Find 25 ideas for things to do with kids on the road. 

Read more in this month's Power of Play article, Road Trip Play Ideas for Backseat Fun. Find printable play sheets here.
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