Is your toddler biting others? In this blog post from our pediatricians, learn why toddlers bite and how to respond. This is a typical stage of development for children under the age of three! At age 2, my child became the class biter. Around that time, he ran over a little girl’s fingers with his toy fire truck and refused to apologize. I panicked, jumped on Amazon and bought a book on moral … [Read more...] about Hannibal Lecter or My Sweet Little Bundle of Joy?
Protect your family against Lyme disease and other harmful effects of insect bites! In this post, our pediatricians explore kid-safe tick and mosquito repellents as well as other techniques for keeping pests at bay. In the Northeast, 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 … [Read more...] about 2019 Edition! Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitos and Ticks
Sun safety for kids & babies is incredibly important as we enter the summer months. In this blog, learn about the best sunscreens for kids, how to protect infants and other vital tips from our pediatricians. 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. … [Read more...] about Sun Safety for Kids & Babies
Introducing your baby to solid foods is a fun and important milestone that many caregivers look forward to. It can also be a confusing one, given the conflicting but well-intended advice from friends and family that many caregivers receive. Got questions? Read on for more tips on how to introduce solids to your baby safely. Is My Baby Ready for Solid Foods? Prior to 4-6 months of age, a baby’s … [Read more...] about Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods: What Every Caregiver Should Know
Wondering if it’s necessary to buy organic food for kids? Confused about common nutrition terms? In this post, our pediatricians weigh in with the most recent research. 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 … [Read more...] about Free Range, Cage Free, GMO: What Do Parents Need to Know?
Baby still waking up frequently at night? Our expert offers insights into why your little one may be struggling to stay asleep. Being a new parent is one of the greatest joys you can experience – but the sleep deprivation that often accompanies it can be one of the greatest challenges. When you’re exhausted, it’s difficult to be your best. The key to a good night’s sleep is having the right … [Read more...] about Why is My Baby Waking So Much?!