Pulling on Ears is Super-Fun According to Kids
Jan14

Pulling on Ears is Super-Fun According to Kids

Every parent (including myself) has suspected that their child has an ear infection when in fact they don’t. How does such deception occur?  According to my two-year old source, it is very cool to play with your ears. This 21 month-old patient I saw in the ER admitted to me that she discovered that when she puts her fingers in her ears it sounds really cool.  And the sound is even more interesting when she chews!  Thanks to this...

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A sensible start on solid foods: Are the allergy and obesity risks real?
Oct15

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 the taco-incident. More concerning is that she was 2 months old. Yup, somebody actually gave their 2 month-old a taco ON PURPOSE. I still don’t know why. But if you’re wondering when to start your infant on solid foods and you’ve been reading the Internet to find the answer – I’m sure you are confused too. Websites are filled with conflicting information,...

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It’s not a seizure. Great baby fake-outs
Aug27

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

Every parent has thought at some point that a weird baby movement was a seizure. So I’m here to tell you about my favorite baby seizure fake-outs. Movements during Sleep: All babies have some abnormal movements during sleep. Babies don’t have muscle paralysis during REM sleep the way that adults do. So they can move a lot, and grunt, smile or kick, and still be in a deep sleep state. But another very common phenomenon called “benign...

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