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
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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!
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?!
Got Milk? Our providers and nurses field a lot of questions from caregivers about how to introduce whole milk to babies. Here, you’ll find some of the most popular inquires – from timing to intolerance to decoding the differences in the various types: When should I introduce whole milk to baby? Whole milk is traditionally introduced at the first birthday. There is nothing magical that occurs on … [Read more...] about How to Introduce Whole Milk to Baby
Flu season is upon us! As the weather cools down, many symptoms of illness are heating up. Wondering if your child or toddler has the flu and how long it will last? Hoping to prevent the spread of flu? Below, you’ll find some fast facts about the flu in kids and adults to keep you healthy this season: What is influenza and what are the signs of flu in children? Influenza is a virus typically … [Read more...] about Treating the Flu in Kids and Other Flu FAQs for 2018