• Melatonin…Is it Safe for Children?

    October 26, 2017

    Data supports what many parents already know – improving sleep habits and making behavioral changes are the most effective and long lasting way to ensure good sleep for children.  And though many parents want a “quick fix” for their child’s sleep problem, there is very little data on the safety and efficacy of sleep medications…Read More

  • Constipation and Stool Withholding

    October 19, 2017

    This week’s tip comes from Dr. Nanci Pittman, assistant professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Stool withholding is a common problem seen in toddlers. This is when toddlers try to hold in their stool rather than passing it. Often this can occur when a child has constipation and is experiencing pain when passing…Read More

  • Head On Collision

    October 12, 2017

    Talk of head injuries and concussions is at an all-time high.  This week, we break down what parents of young children should know, and how to respond.   Routine Head Injuries Head injury is a common issue in children From falling off a bed or a slide, to walking into a table corner, to a…Read More

  • Choosing a Preschool

    October 5, 2017

    As many parents consider some form of Preschool for their toddlers, here are some tips to keep in mind about finding the “right” fit. Goals of early education New opportunities, experiences and social interactions Practicing transitions and getting used to a classroom setting What to look for License from the NYC Department of Health A…Read More

  • Can you hear me now?

    September 28, 2017

    Parents have many concerns about children’s ears. Here are some answers to a few commonly asked questions… Should I clean my child’s ears? Nothing should be put in a child ear canal.  It is fine to wipe with a wash cloth or a Q-tip on the outside of the ear, but you can damage the…Read More