• Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

    August 10, 2017

    The summer heat can put children at increased risk of heat related injuries. Here are some signs and symptoms to watch out for and a few tips to staying healthy and safe Risk factors: Hot weather (especially 90 degrees F or above) High humidity Exercise Young children being left in cars Early: Heat Cramps Muscle…Read More

  • Summer Bedtimes

    August 3, 2017

    The summer days are long and the bedtime question is inevitable: “Why do I have to go to bed if it is still light outside?” Tips on Dealing with Summer Bedtimes While many parents choose a later bedtime for summer, there really is no reason to change bedtime based on how light it is. Rather…Read More

  • Open Wide

    July 27, 2017

    Dental hygiene is important to kids health, but brushing can be anything but easy. Here are some tips to put the sparkle in their smile… Infants_________________________________ Starting at birth, bottles should NOT be given in the crib and babies should not be breastfeed continuously throughout the night.  When babies sleep with milk in their mouths,…Read More

  • Probiotics – What’s all the hype?

    July 20, 2017

    While the science is not conclusive, some research suggests that kids benefit from taking probiotics while on a course of antibiotics. Here are some good tips to know: Probiotics are bacteria that are typically found in the intestines and are thought to help the intestines function well. There is recent data that taking probiotics can…Read More

  • Tummy Aches vs Anxiety

    July 13, 2017

    Many caregivers and healthcare providers know about the connection between tummy aches and anxiety.  Figuring out if a stomach ache is caused by anxiety or physical illness is a tricky and often frustrating journey. Here are a few things for caregivers to keep in mind.   Abdominal complaints are very common in childhood. Paying close attention…Read More