With winter weather finally being in full swing, various illness are starting to take hold. Coughs, colds, vomiting, diarrhea – you name it, it’s out there. In fact, many of you may be experiencing one or more of these in your own home. Often the most difficult thing for parents is knowing what whether to wait it out or get it checked out. Another common concern is whether an illness requires antibiotics or not. [Read more…] about Understanding Viral Illnesses Versus Bacterial Illnesses
With the gluttony of the holidays behind us, January is a perfect time to start fresh. Large goals are often hard to achieve, so it may be wise to start small with those New Years Resolutions. Don’t let yourself get into a “winter rut” now that the holiday dash is over. Here are some tips to ensure a happy and healthy start to your New Year: [Read more…] about Winter Health Topics
With the holidays upon us, most families find themselves coming together to celebrate. Be it a child coming home from college, or relatives coming from afar, this is the perfect time to formulate a plan to stay healthy this season. [Read more…] about Happy Holidays! Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season.
Are you having difficulties getting your little one (or little ones) to bed at night? Do your children have trouble staying asleep? There are many common problems that a number of parents face when putting their kids to bed at night. In this blog post, we will hopefully arm you with some tips to help you survive that “witching hour”.
- Don’t miss the window!
One common misconception by parents is that their child “just does not seem tired” at bedtime. Assuming it is a reasonable time for bed (6:00 – 8:00 PM), a very energetic/ hyper child is an overtired child. [Read more…] about Successful Sleep Secrets From Doctors’ Pediatric
Although breastfeeding is a natural behavior, it is not always instinctive for mom and baby. Whether it is going well or there are struggles, I would like to offer some helpful hints to make the experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
- Prior to giving birth, check with your OB and your future pediatrician to find out what lactation services are offered. If there are services available, you may want to attend a breastfeeding class or speak with a lactation consultant prior to giving birth. In doing so, you will feel more prepared for breastfeeding your newborn. [Read more…] about Breastfeeding 101 by Dr. Meredith Renda
Are you an expectant mother? Whether this is your first child, or one of many, Doctors’ Pediatric has some helpful advice to help you prepare for your new baby.
Preparing for “The Big Day”
Many hospitals provide child birthing and child care classes that will help ready you for the delivery of your baby. A number of local hospitals also offer tours of the labor and delivery floor, so you can feel comfortable and know what to expect when your baby is born. [Read more…] about Some Advice For Expectant Mothers From Doctors’ Pediatric
Now that summer is in full swing, please remember your daily sunscreen. Sun safety is extremely important.
A nightly tick check can be preventative against lyme disease, as it takes 24 hours for a tick to transmit lyme.
Summer is one of our busiest times. Please remember to schedule your yearly physical exam. Check with the front desk regarding camp and school forms. [Read more…] about A Few Things