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  • Help! What questions would you ask Dr. Jim Sears?

    Wow! I got really lucky and won a very cool giveaway over at Mommy Daddy Blog Reviews. My prize includes the opportunity to ask three questions of board-certified pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears (son of the Dr. Sears and also of the TV show The Doctors). But I don’t know what to ask! So I’m asking for your help:

    What would you ask?

    I need to respond with my questions pretty quickly, so any prompt responses would be much appreciated. Thanks!


    1. My big question is always about nutrition. How much milk “should” a child be getting each day? I try to be sure not to overdo the milk in lieu of other food, but my toddlers (2 /12 years old) eat like typical toddlers–picky birdy eaters–and have a lot of milk. Is there a number I should be aiming for?

    2. Quattro Stelle says:

      It’s hard to think of a topic that hasn’t already been covered by the wonderful Sears doctors. Maybe ask his opinion on getting flu shots for children/parents? I struggle with the decision every year and usually skip it.

    3. Christina says:

      Potty training advice! I have a 3.5 year old who REFUSES to poop in the potty! Any ideas for ending this battle would be much appreciated!

      I’d also like to know about nutrition. It seems like my sons are hungry all the time and I’m wondering what kinds of things to give them (one is allergic to peanuts!)

      I’d also like to know about sibling rivalry and tips for dealing with it. Seems my three boys are constantly fighting for my attention.


    4. That One Caveman says:

      I like gina’s question. I’ve been wondering about my daughter’s milk portions as well. We’re still doing whole milk (she’s almost 2), but I would feel more comfortable moving her to 2% now. She loves her milk and juice, but I don’t think we give her enough water.

    5. Chief Family Officer says:

      Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll let you know if/when I get the answers 🙂

    6. I agree with Christina, I have her exact same problem. What we can as parents do to help out children overcome the Fear? of pooping in the potty.