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?
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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
Our pediatricians share helpful information about dental hygiene for kids. Preventing cavities and tooth decay before they begin is key. Dental caries (i.e. tooth decay/cavities) is the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. More than 40% of children have caries by the time they reach kindergarten! Fortunately, a large number of cases are preventable by establishing good … [Read more...] about Dental Hygiene and Fluoride Facts
Our pediatricians share tips for a happy, healthy holiday season. The holidays stir up many memories in our minds…sitting by the fire, laughter, hugs and greetings from friends and family near and far. However, the holidays also occur in the midst of cold and flu season, and close-quarter gatherings mean exposure to a lot of germs! Most of us are short on time and have escalated levels of … [Read more...] about The Healthy Holidays Guide for Families
Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD shares her thoughts on the baby blues. It’s three days after you’ve had your precious baby and you’re finally home, where you spent countless hours as a pregnant woman fantasizing about what it would be like to be with your newborn. Maybe you imagined the lights dimmed as you looked lovingly into your baby’s eyes; or perhaps you imagined your sweet baby lying … [Read more...] about The Baby Blues: What You Need To Know