What are the symptoms of teething? Does teething cause diarrhea? How can I help a teething baby? In our latest blog post, we provide answers to these questions and some tips for how to help a teething baby. It’s important to be aware that some popular remedies for teething are not considered safe. Your happy, squealing 4-month-old has suddenly started drooling and gnawing incessantly on any … [Read more...] about Has Teething Pain Gotten Your Baby Down in the Mouth?
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Drowning rates have been steadily declining since the 1980s; however, drowning continues to be the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1-19. Only congenital defects for children ages 1-4 and motor vehicle accidents for children ages 5-19 rank higher. Toddlers and teenagers are at the highest risks. Always remember, a child can drown in as little as an inch of water and drowning can occur … [Read more...] about Dive into Summer…Safely
Is it safe to keep firearms in the house? Should I let my child play with toy guns? The answers to these kids and gun safety questions will be different for everyone, but all parents should understand the best practices for gun safety and storage. I am sure it is probably a cliché to talk about one’s youth by saying, ‘Things were different back then.’ Truthfully though, they were. When I … [Read more...] about Kids and Gun Safety: Keeping Firearms at Home
Are vaccines safe? Are alternative vaccine schedules a good idea? These are common questions our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians receive. Here, we provide some answers. Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Infections that were once the most common causes of childhood death and disease in the U.S. – smallpox, diphtheria, polio, mumps, … [Read more...] about Vaccines: Too Much of a Good Thing? Our Most Common Vaccine Questions at Center City Pediatrics
An article this week about toxic lead levels in Philadelphia’s River Wards has many families concerned for their young children’s developmental health and wellbeing. Our pediatricians offer some information about lead and how to reduce exposure. With Michigan’s Flint lead crisis flashing across news media outlets across the country in the recent past, awareness of the potential for childhood … [Read more...] about Lead and Your Family
What’s the best sunscreen for kids? What kind of clothing offers the best sun protection? Our Main Line & Center City pediatrician offers sun safety tips for kids and babies. Our office staff teases that no matter where I go on vacation, I never come home with a tan. I’m vigilant about sunscreen use for my family and myself year round – for good reason. Skin cancer is the most common cancer … [Read more...] about Sun Safety Tips for Kids & Babies