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Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer: My Top Product Picks For 2017

Photo attribution: Summer is upon us, which means lots of sun, swimming and fun outdoors.
PS - scroll down for a 20% off coupon for my favorite swim suits and sun-protective clothing...

Wearable Sun Protection:

Kids and parents should layer with sun-protective clothes and opt for rash guards for extra swim-time protection. Cabana Life is my go-to company for chic swimsuits and coverups and cute, functional rash guard/swimsuits for my kids. Your child will outgrow their Cabana Life bathing suit before it wears out. Use the coupon code CarlySnyder20 for 20% off! Additionally, always outfit yourself and your child with a hat and sunglasses. Interestingly, not only are sunglasses important for protecting eyes, but they block a complex process that ends up with a darkening of those unsightly lip lines or melasma some of us retained after pregnancy.


Below are my three favorite sunscreen brands. Check out the Environmental Working Group's list of top sunscreens for a more comprehensive list of the best and worst to see if your pick is making the grade. Don't forget to apply enough (1Tbs or more) and reapply at least every 2 hours.

Bug / Tick Spray:

Summer means battling mosquitoes and other nasty bugs. If you live in parts of South Florida or Texas, mosquitoes may carry Zika. Elsewhere, mosquitoes continue to pose a small but real risk for West Nile Virus.  Mosquito bites are also just annoying and itchy. The CDC and other regulatory agencies suggest DEET to ward off mosquitoes, though some say picaridin is superior. Ticks are out in full force in the North East this year, which increases the risk for Lyme Disease. Prevention includes frequent tick checks, bug spray, and knowing what to do if a tick is found. You can send a tick to Tick Report to find out within three days if the the tick carried any disease-causing microbes, and then opt for antibiotics if indicated based on the results.  

Think I missed something? Did I forget your favorite brand or product? Let me know! I'd love to hear from you.

Save Save Save">Keep summer fun and safe with Dr. Carly Snyder's top picks for swim, sun and pest protection.

Keep summer fun and safe with Dr. Carly Snyder’s top picks for swim, sun and pest protection.


MD for Moms Radio | Dr. David Younger | Lyme, PANDAS & more | March 22nd 2017

Photo attribution: Every Wednesday 1pm (ET) on The BBM Global Network and TuneIn Radio. This week on MD for Moms, I'll be interviewing  Neurologist Dr. David Younger about disorders triggered by infection and autoimmunity that can impact the children's nervous systems. Examples include Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). Everyone has likely heard of Lyme Disease, but did you know that it can affect the brain? This is one of several causes of PANS. Symptoms can be vague, so it is often misdiagnosed. Have you ever heard of PANDAS? It isn't referring to the cute bears in the zoo! PANDAS is a syndrome resulting from strep throat. Children wake up one morning with new tics, or psychiatric symptoms like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Behavior often changes drastically and children can have significant issues in school and at home. Scary! Dr. Younger will share how these infections impact the body, common symptoms and treatment options. Dr. Younger will share a balanced review and will explain some of the medical controversies surrounding these illnesses.

Have questions about Lyme Disease, PANS or PANDAS? Ask Dr. David Younger LIVE on air: 855-856-1380

Learn more about my guest, Dr. David Younger: Dr. Younger completed a three-year medicine residency before completing his training in neurology, followed by three years of fellowship before joining Columbia’s faculty as Assistant Professor. He was recruited to three Manhattan hospitals where he served as Chief of Neuromuscular Diseases for over almost two decades, already an established editor and author of several textbooks and over 200 research articles. Almost 35 years after graduating from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Younger, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, completed a Master of Science degree in epidemiology, and a Master of Public Health degree at NYU, writing his thesis on PANDAS.  His research recognized the beneficial effect of immune modulatory therapy in PANDAS, employing intravenous immune globulin. It was not until he returned to postgraduate training in public health that he discovered that he had an interest and talent in epidemiology research. Recognizing that there are many disorders that impact children that do not neatly fit into the designation of neurologic or psychiatric, Dr. Younger has paved the way for a doctorate degree in public health this fall to contribute to the emerging field of childhood inflammatory brain diseases.">Neurologist Dr. David Younger discusses Lyme Disease, PANDAS and more on MD for Moms - Wed 1pm est 855-856-1380 with host Dr. Carly Snyder. Listen live on TuneIn radio and the BBM Global Network or anytime via

Neurologist Dr. David Younger discusses Lyme Disease, PANDAS and more on MD for Moms – Wed 1pm est 855-856-1380 with host Dr. Carly Snyder. Listen live on TuneIn radio and the BBM Global Network or anytime via