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First Aid for Severe Allergic Reactions

Severe allergic reactions, also known as anaphylaxis, require immediate first aid. Learning about this topic and how to respond quickly are very important for parents and caregivers.  When a child has had a previous reaction, he may benefit from keeping medication such as epinephrine injectors (Epipen or AuviQ) or diphenhydramine syrup (Benadryl) nearby at all […]

Raising an adventurous eater

Eating a balanced,nutritious diet is paramount to your child’s healthy growth and development.  However, after the rapid growth and calorie requirements of infancy, your child’s appetite may slow considerably, allowing them to be more choosey about the foods they eat.  It is very common for kids to become picky eaters, anti can be difficult and […]

Exciting Office Update

Exciting update in the office this week! Our front door was updated with a new electric door opener. We hope that this will better accommodate our families with wheelchairs, strollers, and full hands!

Helping your child develop self-esteem

Self-esteem is shaped by a child’s perceptions and expectations of himself and also by the perceptions and expectations of the significant people in his life such as you. The following link reviews how each of us can help each child in our lives build a healthy sense of self-esteem. Your child’s check-up will include a […]

Family Media Plan

Family Media Plan Media should work for you and within your family values and parenting style. When used thoughtfully and appropriately, media can enhance daily life. But when used inappropriately or without thought, media can displace many important activities such as face-to-face interaction, family-time, outdoor-play, exercise, unplugged downtime and sleep. You and your family can […]

Home apnea monitors: To use or not to use?

Home apnea monitors: To use or not to use? Questions regarding the use of home apnea monitors have increased as the use of these monitors have gained popularity. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend these monitors unless prescribed by a physician.  Research has found no link between the use of these monitors […]

Car Seat Updates for 2 to 4 year olds Car safety seats are one of the best tools we have as parents to keep our children healthy. Choosing and using the right seat for each stage of development and growth can get complicated. Indeed, the AAP recently suggested toddlers continue to face rear in car seats until they outgrow the rear-facing component of […]

Tooth Decay: How to Prevent

Tooth Decay: How to Prevent Birth to 12 months: Keep your baby’s mouth clean by gently wiping the gums with a clean baby washcloth. Once you see the first teeth, gently brush using a soft baby toothbrush and a smear (grain of rice) of fluoride toothpaste. 12 to 36 months: Brush your child’s teeth 2 times per day for 2 […]

ADHD and Behavior Therapy

Medication therapy is often utilized to help manage and improve symptoms of ADHD, but it is not the only option.  Behavior therapy is a different but an equally important approach to managing ADHD symptoms.  Behavior and medication therapy work well in combination and produce favorable results.  Under this approach, parents, teachers, and other caregivers learn […]

Choosing an Infant Formula

Choosing an Infant Formula Shopping may be an enjoyable hobby to some mothers.  But, when it comes to shopping for the right formula for your baby, the options can be overwhelming!   To better understand different types of infant formulas please click here. If you feel that a different formula may be a better fit for […]