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Nightmares vs Night Terrors

Nightmares vs Night Terrors Does your child suffer from nightmares or night terrors? Did you know there is a difference? Disruptions in sleep patterns can be signs of underlying health issues such as stress, illness, being overtired, etc.  A regular bed time routine is helpful to your growing child. Nightmares: Nightmares usually occur during the […]

Sharing Books: 2 and 3 Year Olds

How to Share Books with 2 and 3 Year Olds ​Even toddlers can enjoy books and learn from sharing books with you. Sharing books with your children can help them learn to talk better and get them ready to listen and learn in school. A bedtime routine is a great time to read with your […]

Prescriptions: Insurance or Out of Pocket?

Prescriptions: Insurance or Out of Pocket?  Did you know that it may be cheaper to pay out of pocket for a prescription rather than use your insurance? Recently the president signed two bills that no longer allow insurers to prevent pharmacists from telling consumers that paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance to pay […]

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is a normal part of development. Infants from around four to six months of age are able to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar situations. They are also beginning to learn “object permanence”, meaning that they know things exist in their environment even when they are not observed. This period of development […]

Sports for Preschoolers

Sports can be a great way to encourage fitness for your child. This article discusses the motor skills expected for preschoolers, when to start sports activities and the benefits of sampling many sports. We enjoy talking with you and your child about development and fitness at his annual check-up. Please call us when it is […]

Measles: What You Need To Know About the MMR Vaccine Before Traveling

With the recent outbreaks of measles in the nation many families have been asking how to best protect their child. According the CDC, from January 1 to May 10, 2019, 839 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states.  This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and […]

Healthy Protein guidelines

High protein diets are popular right now but they are not appropriate for growing children.  This link provides detailed information on protein requirements for all stages of childhood and includes great menu suggestions.  Call our office if you have any questions or talk with your provider at your child’s annual well visit.

Bunk Bed Safety

Many kids love the adventure of a bunk bed and sharing a room with a brother or sister.  However, bunk beds have significant safety risks.  The following link gives suggestions to improve bunk bed safety.  Please call our office if you have further questions or bring it up when your provider asks about sleep concerns […]

Fiber Guidelines

Encouraging a healthy diet often means embracing food choices. This link provides information on finding a variety of sources of fiber for our kids and reminds us why fiber is so important in our diet.       https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Kids-Need-Fiber-Heres-Why-and-How.aspx

Well Child Visits and Insurance

Government rules regarding health insurance coverage are changing.  This link reviews recent changes and highlights expenses that might arise from a well-child visit. If you have any questions, please ask to speak with our bookkeeping department when you schedule your child’s annual well visit.