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How to outsmart mosquitos and prevent bites

Yes, you should be worried about mosquitos transmitting Zika. And you should...

The Sunscreen Scoop: recommendations for every age

Lost in the sea of sunscreen choices? Here’ s how to choose the perfect...

Bedtime snacks help kids sleep

If dinner is at 5:30 p.m. it makes perfect sense that your child will be...

Righty or Lefty? When will you know?

Will your child be an accomplished athlete or mathematical genius? We...

The secret to rolling over: an unpredictable milestone

When and how should a normal baby roll-over and what does it mean? Rolling...

The bright side of dark chocolate

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift or Easter surprise? Introduce...

4 vaccines you need before you visit the baby

Washing your hands isn’t enough. Anyone who will be in close contact with...

Need to find a new pediatrician NOW?

Does the New Year mean a new health insurance company for your family? Or...

Best gift EVER? Play with your kids

What single thing develops every aspect of a child’s health? A. Giving...

Uncovered: The Mysteries of changing diapers

Diaper irritation leads to an irritated baby. Follow these steps to ensure a...

How kids would run reading time

Why bother reading when skipping a page sets off a tantrum and Olivia...

Unclog a stuffy nose (the right way)

What are you supposed to do you when your little one is congested? Cough...

How to bathe a baby

Babies bathe in amniotic fluid for 9 months, yet too much time in the bath...

Birthmarks and baby spots

Have you been surprised to find a new spot on your child and wondered where...

Why does fever cause a fast heart beat and rapid breathing?

Have you freaked out about a high fever and fast breathing or rapid heart...

Psych! You’re eating healthy

How do you get kids to eat healthy?  You have to teach kids to choose...

Are multivitamins necessary?

Is your child a picky eater, vegetarian or only eats white foods? Then...

Babies feel pain

Do we learn to feel pain? Babies’ scrunched up faces and curdling screams...

Bend over and take your medicine: rectal acetaminophen

Child refusing fever medicine? What to do when not even a spoon full of...

How would kids childproof?

Childproofing your home to protect from falls isn’t just about buying and...

The secret breast milk ingredient we all need

You’ve probably never heard of the third most abundant ingredient in...

Breastfeeding moms can drink responsibly

As any irrational, sleep-deprived new mother would reason, I imagined that...

Bedtime snacks help kids sleep

If dinner is at 5:30 p.m. it makes perfect sense that your child will be...

The bright side of dark chocolate

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift or Easter surprise? Introduce...

Psych! You’re eating healthy

How do you get kids to eat healthy?  You have to teach kids to choose...

Are multivitamins necessary?

Is your child a picky eater, vegetarian or only eats white foods? Then...

Breastfeeding moms can drink responsibly

As any irrational, sleep-deprived new mother would reason, I imagined that...

A sensible start on solid foods: Are the allergy and obesity risks real?

I recently had a patient who choked on a piece of taco. She’s fine from...

Make Your Kid a Picky Eater in 3 Easy Steps

Does your kid only eat white food, or scream at the prospect of vegetables?...

How to outsmart mosquitos and prevent bites

Yes, you should be worried about mosquitos transmitting Zika. And you should...

Unclog a stuffy nose (the right way)

What are you supposed to do you when your little one is congested? Cough...

Why does fever cause a fast heart beat and rapid breathing?

Have you freaked out about a high fever and fast breathing or rapid heart...

Bend over and take your medicine: rectal acetaminophen

Child refusing fever medicine? What to do when not even a spoon full of...

Sick all the time?

Does it seem like your child is sick all the time? You’re probably...

Popsicles are legit stomach flu treatment

What do you give a vomiting child to drink? Most kids don’t need...

Fever has a mind of its own, scientists say

Fever is not all bad. In fact, raising your body temperature enhances the...

4 vaccines you need before you visit the baby

Washing your hands isn’t enough. Anyone who will be in close contact with...

How to outsmart mosquitos and prevent bites

Yes, you should be worried about mosquitos transmitting Zika. And you should...

5 dangers worth worrying about

I only have 3 rules for my own kids; wear helmets, buckle up and brush your...

Babies feel pain

Do we learn to feel pain? Babies’ scrunched up faces and curdling screams...

How would kids childproof?

Childproofing your home to protect from falls isn’t just about buying and...

Hear ye! Noise is more dangerous than you think

Worried about damaging baby’s ears at a movie or sporting event? You...

You ate what?! How to handle household poisonings

I generally don’t put non-food substances in my mouth. But young kids...

That’s gonna leave a mark: Cuts, stitches & scars

When is a Band-Aid (or a kiss) not enough? A cut (or skin laceration) needs...

Baby’s soft spot protects brain and more!

I gladly oblige when parents ask me to check their baby’s soft spot; and...

Handle a baby tooth injury with ease

At least half of all kids will damage a baby tooth in a toddler fall. And...

Righty or Lefty? When will you know?

Will your child be an accomplished athlete or mathematical genius? We...

The secret to rolling over: an unpredictable milestone

When and how should a normal baby roll-over and what does it mean? Rolling...

Kids be trippin’ (and stumbling)

Worried that your toddler is limping, has a neurologic problem, or worse, is...

What’s the deal with baby drool?

Hint: It’s not caused by teething. Drooling is not a sign of teething. It...

Too early to start team sports?

Four-year-olds running amuck on the soccer field are adorable, but what is...

See the World through Baby-Colored Glasses

What can a baby see? How can you help your little one’s visual...

Ready for responsibility

How do you know your child is ready for a sleepover, to get a pet or stay...

Bedtime snacks help kids sleep

If dinner is at 5:30 p.m. it makes perfect sense that your child will be...

Righty or Lefty? When will you know?

Will your child be an accomplished athlete or mathematical genius? We...

The secret to rolling over: an unpredictable milestone

When and how should a normal baby roll-over and what does it mean? Rolling...

Pulling on Ears is Super-Fun According to Kids

Every parent (including myself) has suspected that their child has an ear...

Growing pains caused by living life

Growing pains cause real pain, but it’s not from growing. If your...

Birthmarks and baby spots

Have you been surprised to find a new spot on your child and wondered where...

Why does fever cause a fast heart beat and rapid breathing?

Have you freaked out about a high fever and fast breathing or rapid heart...

Kids be trippin’ (and stumbling)

Worried that your toddler is limping, has a neurologic problem, or worse, is...

Sick all the time?

Does it seem like your child is sick all the time? You’re probably...

What’s the deal with baby drool?

Hint: It’s not caused by teething. Drooling is not a sign of teething. It...

What color is your baby poop?

How does Plain Jane milk come out the other end as Technicolor poop? Baby...

Kids’ yellow teeth are an optical illusion

Don’t whiten your child’s teeth just yet. Their new permanent...

Babies’ sweaty forehead sign of health

Did your baby run a marathon? Why so much sweat from simply napping and...

Don’t let bedwetting make bedtime scary

Normal, healthy, potty-trained 5-to-8 year-old kids can wet the bed at...

New Treatment for Tics Discovered at Mom’s Kitchen Table

Eye-blinking, sniffing, throat-clearing, finger-flexing, shoulder-shrugging...

Is your newborn constipated? The real reason your little one can’t poop.

She turns red in the face, grunts, pushes…and nothing comes out. I know...

It’s not a seizure. Great baby fake-outs

Every parent has thought at some point that a weird baby movement was a...

Uncovered: The Mysteries of changing diapers

Diaper irritation leads to an irritated baby. Follow these steps to ensure a...

How to bathe a baby

Babies bathe in amniotic fluid for 9 months, yet too much time in the bath...

Don’t let bedwetting make bedtime scary

Normal, healthy, potty-trained 5-to-8 year-old kids can wet the bed at...

Uncovered: The Mysteries of changing diapers

Diaper irritation leads to an irritated baby. Follow these steps to ensure a...

How to bathe a baby

Babies bathe in amniotic fluid for 9 months, yet too much time in the bath...

What color is your baby poop?

How does Plain Jane milk come out the other end as Technicolor poop? Baby...

Is your newborn constipated? The real reason your little one can’t poop.

She turns red in the face, grunts, pushes…and nothing comes out. I know...

How to outsmart mosquitos and prevent bites

Yes, you should be worried about mosquitos transmitting Zika. And you should...

5 dangers worth worrying about

I only have 3 rules for my own kids; wear helmets, buckle up and brush your...

The Sunscreen Scoop: recommendations for every age

Lost in the sea of sunscreen choices? Here’ s how to choose the perfect...

Bedtime snacks help kids sleep

If dinner is at 5:30 p.m. it makes perfect sense that your child will be...

Righty or Lefty? When will you know?

Will your child be an accomplished athlete or mathematical genius? We...

The bright side of dark chocolate

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift or Easter surprise? Introduce...

Need to find a new pediatrician NOW?

Does the New Year mean a new health insurance company for your family? Or...

Best gift EVER? Play with your kids

What single thing develops every aspect of a child’s health? A. Giving...

How kids would run reading time

Why bother reading when skipping a page sets off a tantrum and Olivia...

Growing pains caused by living life

Growing pains cause real pain, but it’s not from growing. If your...

Unclog a stuffy nose (the right way)

What are you supposed to do you when your little one is congested? Cough...

Birthmarks and baby spots

Have you been surprised to find a new spot on your child and wondered where...

Why does fever cause a fast heart beat and rapid breathing?

Have you freaked out about a high fever and fast breathing or rapid heart...

Psych! You’re eating healthy

How do you get kids to eat healthy?  You have to teach kids to choose...

Are multivitamins necessary?

Is your child a picky eater, vegetarian or only eats white foods? Then...

Bend over and take your medicine: rectal acetaminophen

Child refusing fever medicine? What to do when not even a spoon full of...

Welcoming a new baby: Rules of engagement for big sibs

Worried you don’t have enough space in your house or enough attention to...

The fluoride rebellion: when, why & how to brush kids’ teeth

Wanna get top dollar from the tooth fairy? Here’s how to keep those baby...

5 Science-based tips to guide kids’ media use

Do you feel like a bad parent when you distract your toddler with a...

Hear ye! Noise is more dangerous than you think

Worried about damaging baby’s ears at a movie or sporting event? You...

Bedtime snacks help kids sleep

If dinner is at 5:30 p.m. it makes perfect sense that your child will be...

Teach baby to sleep through the night

Every baby is capable of sleeping through the night. Studies of billions of...

Why does a baby make so much noise when they sleep?

Babies move a lot during sleep, and they even grunt and cry while their...

How to outsmart mosquitos and prevent bites

Yes, you should be worried about mosquitos transmitting Zika. And you should...

5 dangers worth worrying about

I only have 3 rules for my own kids; wear helmets, buckle up and brush your...

The Sunscreen Scoop: recommendations for every age

Lost in the sea of sunscreen choices? Here’ s how to choose the perfect...

Bedtime snacks help kids sleep

If dinner is at 5:30 p.m. it makes perfect sense that your child will be...

Righty or Lefty? When will you know?

Will your child be an accomplished athlete or mathematical genius? We...

The bright side of dark chocolate

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift or Easter surprise? Introduce...

Pulling on Ears is Super-Fun According to Kids

Every parent (including myself) has suspected that their child has an ear...

Need to find a new pediatrician NOW?

Does the New Year mean a new health insurance company for your family? Or...

Best gift EVER? Play with your kids

What single thing develops every aspect of a child’s health? A. Giving...

How kids would run reading time

Why bother reading when skipping a page sets off a tantrum and Olivia...

Growing pains caused by living life

Growing pains cause real pain, but it’s not from growing. If your...

Unclog a stuffy nose (the right way)

What are you supposed to do you when your little one is congested? Cough...

Birthmarks and baby spots

Have you been surprised to find a new spot on your child and wondered where...

Why does fever cause a fast heart beat and rapid breathing?

Have you freaked out about a high fever and fast breathing or rapid heart...

Psych! You’re eating healthy

How do you get kids to eat healthy?  You have to teach kids to choose...

Are multivitamins necessary?

Is your child a picky eater, vegetarian or only eats white foods? Then...

Babies feel pain

Do we learn to feel pain? Babies’ scrunched up faces and curdling screams...

Bend over and take your medicine: rectal acetaminophen

Child refusing fever medicine? What to do when not even a spoon full of...

How would kids childproof?

Childproofing your home to protect from falls isn’t just about buying and...

Welcoming a new baby: Rules of engagement for big sibs

Worried you don’t have enough space in your house or enough attention to...

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