SOURCE: DWJ Television

August 08, 2008 11:15 ET

Important Tips for Parents of Toddlers From MommyDocs Jamie Freishtat and Rachel Schreiber

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ--(Marketwire - August 8, 2008) - With summer winding down soon, many kids -- and their parents -- are thinking about the transition the entire family will make as they begin a new school year.

For parents of toddlers, it can be especially challenging, especially if their little ones are off to daycare or pre-school for the first time.

Enter Dr. Jamie Freishtat and Dr. Rachel Schreiber, founders of, who launched their website to answer all those questions parents seem to have about the well being of their children. Now, they're offering important tips to keep kids healthy and well adjusted as they begin new routines.

"First and foremost," says Dr. Schreiber, "we want our kids to share -- but not germs." She suggests that frequent handwashing is a very healthy habit, as is teaching kids to cough and sneeze into their elbows instead of their hands. Dr. Freishtat, a pediatrician, focuses on the importance of good nutrition, and how the new school year is a perfect opportunity to get the entire family into better eating habits, including breakfast.

The MommyDocs also talk about how to alleviate a child's anxiety if he is headed for a new environment this school year, and the importance of creating routines that children can depend on to help foster independence.

For more information on keeping toddlers physically and emotionally happy, go to

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