Living in an older city that is under seemingly constant construction, many of our families are concerned about the potential of lead in Philadelphia homes and their children’s health and well-being. Here, our pediatricians offer some information about lead and how to reduce the possibility of exposure, plus share some additional resources for your family. With Michigan’s Flint lead crisis … [Read more...] about Lead and Your Family
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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
Welcome Spring! "It's just a check-up, so I should be in and out in, 20 minutes, right?" Not exactly. There are so many aspects to a visit that you see and even more that you may not see. I know. As the father of four mostly grown children, I have waited, at times, for what seemed like an eternity at our New Jersey pediatrician's office for my kids' appointments to start, the provider … [Read more...] about Spring Is Finally Here!