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HVP April 2016

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Page 22 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 23 to your baby's cries and observe his or her behavior. The more you observe, the easier it'll be to tell whether your child is hungry, sleepy, needs a diaper, is in pain or just needs a cuddle. You'll also be able to answer your doctor's questions about behavior that is unusual for them. 2. Save the panic - When my first child was about 8-months old, she was sitting on the couch next to me and when I turned my head, she went bounding over the back of it just out of my grasp. She fell onto the laminate floor with a sickening smack. It was the longest second of silence ever, but then I heard her cry and my heart flooded with relief. I called the doctor who said to watch for signs of a concussion, but since she didn't lose consciousness, she was most likely fine. While you have to be especially careful with newborns, the probabil- ity for minor injuries goes up as they get older. The trick is to save the panic so that you can get them help first. You can freak out afterwards. All of our classes are taught by experts certifi ed by Dance Educators of America! Hip Hop • Ballet • Pointe • Tap • Jazz • Acrobatics • Modern • Combination 1830 South Rd. • Wappingers Falls 845-297-2204 FREE Registration when you bring in this ad Insurance not included Expires 4/30/16 Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! (Continued on Page 24)

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