Whether a child is in foster care, has been adopted or has been placed with relatives, their needs are complex and unique. These situations could result in physical, developmental, and mental health concerns, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the needs of children and families in an updated clinical report […]
During hot summer months, spending time outside is okay as long as your child is protected by sunscreen with an adequate SPF, proper hydration, clothing and several rest periods.
The benefits of taking vitamins during pregnancy are backed by leading health institutions and previous clinical studies. However, new research from Denmark that focused on vitamin D has found that pregnant women who took a larger dose than normally recommended may have provided a more significant benefit to their offspring’s bone health.
These days, it might seem like your kids are always on a screen—a smartphone, tablet, TV, computer, video game, or another tech device.
If you have diabetes, everything you eat and drink takes on extra importance. You have to ask yourself whether that bowl of pasta will boost your blood sugar, and naturally, you wonder if you can get away with having a little dessert. You may also wonder if it’s OK to drink alcohol.
Though the physical effects of COVID-19 have generally not been as severe for most children compared to adults, the mental health impacts of the pandemic are just as severe. And that has laid bare an ongoing epidemic in children’s mental health. That’s according to a panel of experts who recently participated in a U.S. News & World Report webinar on “Managing Children’s Mental Health: A Pediatric Hospital Imperative.”
Tip # 4 – Regular sleep schedule. It’s important to keep your baby on a fairly regular sleep schedule. This means naps should be at least 30 to 45 minutes but no more than 3 hours. If your baby doesn’t get enough sleep, this could lead to them becoming overtired, fussy, and result in difficulty falling asleep — and staying asleep — in the evening.
1. Be prepared by writing down your questions and concerns in advance, so you remember everything you want to discuss with your doctor. 2. Please arrive on time. With younger children, you may need to allow more time to get everyone in the car and buckled up, etc. If do end up running late, please […]
Your newborn should have their first checkup within 5 days of delivery. After the initial checkup, Dr. Smith or Dr. Madisa will schedule a 1-month appointment. Then they’ll see your baby at least every 2 months up until they’re 6 months old. After 6 months, we’d like to see your baby every 3 months up […]