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?
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 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
Our Center City and Main Line pediatricians provide the facts on the common cold and the best cold remedies for kids. While upper respiratory infections (common cold) may occur all year-round, it may seem like your child has had constant cold symptoms from October to April! It may not be your imagination: the average young child may have six to eight common colds a year, while those in group … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Sniffles: Advice & Remedies for the Common Cold