Erica Desper, a Certified Baby and Child Sleep Coach, shares tips for parents and children to navigate the sleep impacts of the Daylight Saving Time change. Need additional help overcoming bedtime issues or naptime struggles? Erica facilitates classes monthly in both our Center City and Bala Cynwyd offices. Calls and emails are flying my way in anticipation of the clocks shifting forward. … [Read more...] about Daylight Saving Time Tips for Babies & Kids
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Sherry Pomerantz, Ph.D. shares tips for parents and children to help navigate social media safely. Interested in learning more about the emotional and social pressures on your teen/tween and how to support them during this often difficult time? Dr. Pomerantz, a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in private practice, facilitates our new workshop series – Parenting Teens – … [Read more...] about Social Media Safety for Teens & Tweens
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?