• ‘Tis the Season for Nosebleeds…

    December 7, 2017

    Nosebleeds are common in children and most often are not serious. You can respond to nosebleeds in a way that helps keep your child from getting scared, teaches them how to manage them, and informs them how to prevent future nosebleeds. If your child has a nosebleed the first thing is to remain calm.  You…Read More

  • Itchy but Harmless

    November 30, 2017

    We all prefer worms in the park, but sometimes they end up inside our children! Pinworms are the most common worm infection in the U.S. Infection can occur at any age but is most common in school aged children Pinworms are very small, thin white worms (the length of staple, the width of a thread)…Read More

  • Is That a Wart???

    November 16, 2017

    Warts are very common in childhood. With the help of Dermatologists Dr. Jeannette Jakus and Dr. Lauren Geller, see our tips on managing warts What and Where? Warts are caused by a group of viruses called the human papillomoviruses.  The virus is spread from person to person.  You can also get the virus from touching things…Read More

  • Being Mean to a Friend

    November 9, 2017

    How can we teach children the importance of being kind?  This week, the team at SeedlingsGroup focuses on teaching young children how to learn from a difficult play date and make changes for the future Helping Your Child Understand They’ve Hurt Someone Keep calm and avoid making your child feel shame.  Your reaction can help…Read More

  • The Importance of Iron

    November 2, 2017

    Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency among children in the United States. However, iron deficiency most often causes no symptoms in children.  Iron Deficiency Anemia: Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in children.    Anemia does not only result in pale skin and decreased energy, but can also affect a…Read More

  • 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

  • Itchy-Itchy, Scratchy-Scratchy

    September 21, 2017

    Getting outside to enjoy these beautiful Fall days can be an itchy endeavor Though the summer is over, Poison Ivy is still out there.  Here is some information to know before you head out to pick apples or jump in the falling leaves. Poison Ivy is a classic plant known to cause an itchy rash…Read More

  • Weight OFF Your Shoulders

    September 14, 2017

    Homework is here and backpacks can cause some health issues for kids. A few quick tips from our friends at Kids Travel Doc Backpack injuries are VERY common.  Over 7000 annually in emergency rooms! Size matters.  Backpacks should properly fit children and all attached straps should be used to maximize safety and comfort Problem solve.  Look…Read More

  • Should YOU be nit picking?

    September 7, 2017

    This time of year can bring lots of lice checks. Head lice is a very common issue in school aged children.  The phrase nit picking comes from the practice of humans picking lice nits (egg sacks) from hair.  Head lice are not known to transmit any disease and therefore are not considered a health hazard.  Personal…Read More

  • Going Back to School

    August 31, 2017

    Whether your child is starting school for the first time, starting at a new school or just having first day fears, preparing for the first few days can make the transition to the classroom easier for everyone Tips to help children prepare for school Visit.  Seeing their new school (even just the outside of it),…Read More

  • Games That Get Kids Moving Outside

    August 24, 2017

    These old fashioned classics have surprisingly great brain-boosting features and lend themselves to dramatic play adventures..   Here’s some inspiration for games that ignite outdoor playtime and get kids moving from Jocelyn Greene and our partners at Child’s Play NY. Hide and Seek This game is certainly a well-known classic, but it’s also genuinely amazing…Read More