MARIJUANA AND PREGNANCY
Pregnant women often have a misconception regarding the effect marijuana smoking has on newborns. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana can cross the placenta and reach the fetus! There still exists a misinterpretation that marijuana is safe without scientific backing.
(The New York Times, 2/3/17)
THIRD HAND SMOKE
Third Hand Smoke is smoke that lingers on surfaces; such as clothing, furniture, carpets, walls, etc. Children are vulnerable to third hand smoke by crawling on floors, putting fingers in mouth, laying on furniture, etc. Children exposed to third hand smoke face two times the risk of getting respiratory health issues later in life. Please create smoke-free environments for your family!
PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE
Brush your child’s teeth after feeding and at bedtime and prevent children from sharing food, drinks, forks, spoons or toothbrushes with others. FLUORIDE can also help stop children’s tooth decay. Feed children healthy foods; such as fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, etc. Remember: No bottle at bedtime; children need to drink water only, no sugar drinks like apple juice!
Baby has 20 little teeth so wipe off germs before bedtime. Lastly, it is never too early to bring young children to the dentist. Reminder: Dickinson County has a pediatric dentist at Northwoods Pediatric Dentistry.
DR. KAYLYNN SAIGH
HEALTHY FOOD = HEALTHY TEETH!
EARLY CHILDHOOD & GREAT START CONTACTS
Barb Reisner – Great Start Collaborative
Jonathan Ringel – Great Start Parent Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey McCormick – DIISD Director of Early Childhood email@example.com
Deb Dupras – Great Start to Quality
Debbie Beauchamp – DIISD Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherie Fila – Early On, LICC, Health Department email@example.com
Polly Luoma – Dept of Health and Human Services Dickinson County: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Stutz – Dept of Health and Human Services
Iron County: StutzS@michigan.gov
Maria Johns – Imagination Library
Jennifer McCarty – Northpointe
Ruth Holmes – Health Department
Trisha Peterson – IM-K Kiwanis Club
Michele Chenier – Early Childhood Investment
Office Of Great Start
MI Department of Education