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When can my child stay home alone on their own?

Summer is just around the corner and for many parents that means, their kids are out of school for the season. Because your kids will be home throughout the day during the summer, you may be wondering, at what age can my child stay home alone?

Our pediatric gynecology clinics are open for appointments

Appointments for vaccinations and well-child checks are important to stay up-to-date on, but so are gynecology appointments for your daughter. COVID-19 is affecting a lot of areas of the world right now, but making sure all babies, girls and women have the answers and help related to their bodies is at the utmost importance to Children’s Minnesota.

Conjoined at birth: The story of twin’s amazing separation

Emersynn and Ellerie were born as conjoined twins. At just 7 months old, they were successfully separated after a 12-hour surgery with 25 Children's Minnesota medical professionals.

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies: How can I tell the difference?

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, talked with WCCO about how families can deal with spring allergies during COVID-19.

Behavior Checker: A helpful parenting tool

Recently, Children’s Minnesota partnered with Behavior Checker®, a tool offered by our primary care and behavior health clinics designed to provide parents with simple solutions and encouragements for common behavior problems they may see with their children.

Children playing at home with toys

Preventing magnets as a choking hazard in your home

Dex Tuttle, injury prevention program manager at Children’s Minnesota, provides tips for how parents can try and prevent their child from swallowing magnets in their home.

Everyday Ethics Simulation: Practicing Difficult Conversations

July 23, 2020 8 a.m. – July 24, 2020 1 p.m., Minneapolis

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Five things parents should look for when choosing a primary care provider

Many factors go into choosing a primary care provider, and Children's Minnesota is here to help you through the process. Here are five things parents should look for.

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Top five questions asked during a well-child visit: Answered

We talked with Carolyn Solberg, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) at Children’s Minnesota, about the top five questions parents ask their primary care providers during a well-child visit.

Button batteries

How to keep your child safe from the dangers of button batteries

Kids play with toys every day. But some toys, especially battery-operated toys, can be unsafe. Button batteries are small, coin-shaped batteries found in many toys that can be dangerous if a child swallows one. Find out how to keep your child safe from the dangers of button batteries here.