As pediatricians, we know that healthy eating habits are an important building block for raising healthy children. We also know that this is one of the biggest challenges of parenting! Each age group comes with its own unique set of concerns: from introducing a baby to textures, to getting a toddler to eat something other… Read More
Brightly colored laundry detergent pods are highly concentrated and can cause eye irritation or burning to sensitive skin. Keep these items out of reach of children!
To help with teething pain, we recommend cold teething toys. If you can feel a tooth popping through the gums, and your child seems to be in significant pain, you could also use a weight-appropriate dose of acetaminophen or, for children over six months old, Ibuprofen. We do not recommend the use of any over-the-counter teething… Read More
Headphones are a popular accessory for all ages. Some brands label their products as “safe for young ears” or “100 percent safe listening”. Unfortunately, a recent review by The Wirecutter found that about half of these so-labeled devices may not be as safe as parents think. Unsafe headphones can increase your child’s risk of hearing… Read More
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new tool to help create a Family media plan. It’s available here through their website for families. We’d suggest sitting down with the whole family to create the plan together – it’s simple and intuitive and t akes into account everything from sleep to chores to homework to… Read More
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the adrenaline rush after the election concluded has likely left you with many emotions. Many who threw themselves into the election by following the news or engaging in social media may find themselves heavily affected by the news coverage and the opinions of their peers. In… Read More
The level of fear, anger, and stress created by this election was huge, no matter which side of the issues you were on. Many people on both sides are saying it has been “traumatic” for our nation. Our children have picked up on this, as they witnessed more than a year of non-stop media coverage,… Read More
As November continues and we all spend more time indoors, it’s easy to fall into increased screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently reviewed the literature surrounding media and children. Based on the available information, here are some new ways to think about media use, guidelines and suggestions. Unlike previous guidelines, these focus less… Read More
A recent study showed that teens who don’t get enough sleep have a harder time controlling emotions and behavior in addition to having a harder time focusing in school. For tips on how to get to sleep earlier and resolving sleep problems for your teen, visit the Teen Turf section of our website.
Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new sleep guidelines to decreased the risk of Sudden Infant Death (SIDs) in infants. Here are the highlights (new recommendations are in blue) -Infants should sleep on a firm sleeping surface with a tight sheet -The crib should be bare, without bumpers, blankets, pillows or soft toys… Read More