I am often asked, "when should I take my child out of their crib and put them in a bed?" I really think that there are several reasons to transition a child from their crib to a "big boy or girl bed".
Would you give your child a lollipop that was infected with the chickenpox virus? Most parents would say no way, but some want to throw a "pox party" to make sure their child gets sick.
Parents who have a hard time getting their babies and toddlers to sleep at night may also often have trouble at mealtime, new study findings suggest.
Parents of children who are "late-talkers" may have no reason to worry says a new study. Do you have a toddler that isn't talking as much as you think he or she should? There's no need to worry according to a new study.
Experts estimate that 1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder. Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and is more likely to occur in boys. It is the fastest growing developmental disability in children and there is great concern that a new definition of autism may have a huge impact on the care and treatment of people who have the disorder.
Here's a question for you. Should sugar be labeled a toxin and regulated like alcohol and tobacco?
Government funded school lunches will offer more fruit and vegetables and less fat on their lunch plates starting next September.
To date, it has been an unbelievably quiet flu season throughout the country. But with that being said there is still some flu and there could be more to come, this is typically the time of year that flu begins to peak.
It is certainly cough season and I can hear different types of coughs coming from every room in my office.
Many parents have a love hate relationship with their child's pacifier and I have to agree with them. They often will ask me "when is it time to give up the pacifier?" I am a big fan of a pacifier for an infant as babies need to satisfy their urge for non-nutritive sucking. Pacifiers help relax a baby and make them calmer. Maybe we all need a pacifier.
As a pediatrician and mother I spend a great deal of time discussing sleep issues with both my patients and my own children. Why is it that parents think they can never get enough sleep and children don't seem to think they need to sleep, at least when we would like them too.
BPA, the controversial substance that caused a panic among parents, and has been excluded in the manufacture of plastic baby bottles, has been found in canned food marketed for children.
Would you give your child a lollipop that was infected with the chickenpox virus? Most parents say no way, but others want to throw a "pox party" to make sure their child gets sick.
A new study suggests that children with diabetes are more likely to have asthma, and that children that have both conditions find it more difficult to keep their blood sugar levels under control.
Do you immediately run to the rescue and try to save your child from failing? Many parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, neighbors, and school systems seem to believe that failure is simply not an option for a child these days.
Parenting is both rewarding and stressful. Wouldn't it be great if a reliable "How To Raise Your Child" book came with the birth of your child? Since that doesn't happen in real life, a lot of parents are finding a new article on "How to Mess up Your Kids" helpful.
If you are an avid reader of my daily dose, you know how much I learn from my patients. One of the many wonderful things about my practice; not only do I get to teach parents and patients new things, but my parents and patients teach me. This "ying and yang" is what keeps my practice fun, keeps me in the know.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a popular baby stroller, due to possible choking hazards. The recall involves B.O.B. single and double strollers.