Online Scheduling Beginning in September! Weekday Mornings & Sundays in Bala Cynwyd Beginning next month we are excited to offer a new service - Online Scheduling - with weekday morning and Sunday availability at our Bala Cynwyd location. With Online Scheduling, you can reserve your space during available hours via our website. Online Scheduling is available for children who have become … [Read more...] about Online Scheduling for Bala Cynwyd
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Talking to kids about sexual abuse isn’t something any parent wants to have to do, but having simple and honest conversations about boundaries and body safety for kids can help keep the lines of communication open between you and your child. It can be hard to accept as a parent that while we wish to protect our children from all harm, it isn’t possible to do so. But as parents and … [Read more...] about Body Safety for Kids: Talking to Kids About Sexual Abuse
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?
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