Fee, Fi, Fo, FLU The giant is among us: the seasonal influenza epidemic. This viral infection, known as Influenza or "the flu," for short, is hitting us hard and early this year. Given all the questions and concerns, Center City Pediatrics would like to equip our families with important and accurate information on flu prevention and treatment for children. What are the symptoms of the flu? Flu … [Read more...] about Flu Season Is Here
Lauren Weiss (PT, DPT) and Kirsten Miller (OTR/L) share their thoughts on tummy time and its role in promoting healthy gross motor development. Want additional tummy time tips and more? The pair facilitates a weekly workshop – “Play Your Way to Developmental Milestones” – on Friday mornings in our Center City office. Since the start of the “Back to Sleep Campaign”, many parents and caregivers … [Read more...] about Tummy Time Basics
In this guide to kids and exercise, our pediatricians explore the benefits of physical activity and some ideas to get moving! Getting exercise is not as easy as it used to be. “In my day, I had to walk five miles back and forth to school every day, and that was uphill both ways, in the snow and on Saturdays!!” Sound familiar? Ok, ok, I am sure it was not that ridiculous. But, there is some … [Read more...] about Breathe Hard and Sweat a Bit
Should newborns be swaddled to sleep? Our pediatricians share the benefits of swaddling and guidelines to swaddle safely. Sleep (or more accurately a lack there of) is a particularly pertinent topic in my house right now. With a 6-month-old at home, those early sleepless nights aren’t far behind me. Unfortunately, bleary-eyed delirium is often a new parent’s rite of passage. The reality is, … [Read more...] about Should Newborns Be Swaddled to Sleep?
Tis the season for reflecting on from where we have come and to where we are going. From a fast paced, rapidly changing 2017, we now jump into the New Year. Center City Pediatrics is 6 months away from the 10 year anniversary of our grand opening. I'm amazed. First of all, I'm amazed that my son is turning 10. I vividly remember pushing him in his stroller to our newly built-out, 6 exam room … [Read more...] about Happy New Year from Center City Pediatrics: Welcome to 2018!
Hitting the road this holiday season? Traveling with kids can be stressful, so see our pediatricians’ family traveling tips to stay safe and healthy. It’s travel season! This is a popular time for many of us to shake off the winter blues, pack up our bags, and visit loved ones or head off to warmer places. We’ve got plenty of tips to help keep these new family memories as healthy as possible … [Read more...] about Travel Tips to Keep Families Safe & Healthy