In this post, our pediatricians provide tips for hiking with kids to ensure a safe, fun experience. With days getting longer and warm weather finally upon us, it’s time to start spending more time outdoors! Whether you are taking an hour-long stroll through Wissahickon or spending a weekend camping in the Poconos, it’s important to plan ahead when hiking or camping with your … [Read more...] about Our Tips for Hiking With Kids
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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 2018 Edition! Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitos and Ticks
If you’re expecting, we’re expecting you! Come Meet Us nights are held most Monday evenings in Center City and the 2nd Monday of every month in Bala Cynwyd. These free events give you an opportunity to meet our staff, tour our offices and hear more about why we’d like to be your partner in parenting. Events are free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot on our website. We look forward to … [Read more...] about A Pediatrician’s Advice For New Parents
Digital and Interactive Media Concerned about the effects of screen time on your family? Enjoy this follow-up to our earlier piece on the benefits and challenges of screen time. Confession #3: I love my iPhone. I love it so much that I check it first thing in the morning, before I go to bed, and many times an hour during the day. I am not proud of this, particularly when my 9-year-old son … [Read more...] about Screen Time Confessions # 3 and #4
Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD, shares her thoughts on the symptoms and treatment of postpartum depression. If you’re interested in learning more about postpartum depression, Philadelphia and surrounding-area parents can join Perri’s weekly Moms Supporting Moms Group in our Center City office. Information, availability and registration links can be found on our website. “The only thing that … [Read more...] about Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
Anna Bechtel, MPH, RN, shares tips for celebrating the upcoming holidays while protecting family members with food allergies. Have a child that has been diagnosed with a food allergy and need more support? Anna facilitates a Food Allergy Support Group at Center City Pediatrics. Check our website for more information and to register online. Food allergies at the holidays can be stressful for … [Read more...] about Celebrating Passover and Easter with Food Allergies