In PA, ticks are a real health threat. Our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians share guidelines on tick and mosquito repellent for kids, as well as other tips for keeping families safe this summer. In Philadelphia, the spring and summer months are a time when many of us enjoy the outdoors, whether taking advantage of the nearby Schuykill river and Wissahickon trails or venturing farther … [Read more...] about Tips to Stay Tick- and Mosquito-Free This Summer
Our Philadelphia & Main Line pediatrician shares helpful tips for using Time Out effectively with toddlers and older children. I don’t remember exactly what he did—one of the usual offenses—hitting, biting, spitting, or persistent obstinacy. It could have been any of these, but it was clear he needed to learn a consequence. The problem was that I was at the beer store trying to pick up some … [Read more...] about Time Out at the Beer Cooler
Just moved to Philadelphia or the surrounding areas? Just moving a few blocks? A move of any significance is stressful, especially on families. Our Center City & Main Line pediatricians have some tips for weathering the transition. Change is hard! Other than dealing with the loss of a loved one or a serious family disruption, moving is, perhaps, the most challenging change that kids (and … [Read more...] about Inside/Out – Upside Down: Surviving the Stress of Moving
Confused about nutrition? Philadelphia and Main Line parents should familiarize themselves with the organic terms and buzzwords that may affect kids’ diets. As a parent, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about food—what to make for dinner, what to pack for lunch, what exactly qualifies as a nutritious snack. As a nurse practitioner and former dietitian, I am often asked these same … [Read more...] about Free Range, Cage Free, GMO: What Do Parents Need to Know?
Navigating PA car seat laws for your little one? One of our Center City pediatricians answers some of the most common questions our office receives. Many of us are familiar with the challenges of buckling a child into a car seat, but the importance of doing so can’t be understated. Age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries … [Read more...] about Child Passenger Safety: Car Seats
According to its annual report, the Philadelphia Fire Department responded to almost 300,000 emergency incidents in a recent year. House fires may be more common than you think – is your family prepared? We grow up having fire drills in school, standing outside with our friends chatting and hoping our teacher forgot about the quiz we were supposed to have. We install smoke detectors and carbon … [Read more...] about Making a Family Fire Safety Plan