Dangers of Homeopathic Teething Gels

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

Children’s Headphone Can Cause Hearing Loss

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

AAP Media Plan

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

Addressing Post-Election Stress as an Adult or Young Adult

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

Addressing Post-Election Stress with your Child

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

Are your kids hooked on “screen time”?

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

Teen Sleep Habits Impact Emotion and Behavior

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.

New Sleep Guidelines to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

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

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)