The Parent Playbook
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Do you know how to change a baby’s diaper?
This seems silly to ask first-time parents, but I am asked how to change a baby's diaper every day. It can cause a lot of undue stress. Much of my pediatric practice is young moms and dads, shell-shocked new parents from the first few days of their newborn's life....
What are Teething Symptoms? Is Teething Fever Real?
Symptoms of Teething Is your baby chewing on everything, seemingly crankier with disrupted sleep and eating patterns, and drooling? Do you think your baby has gum pain? Teething usually begins between 4 and 6 months when the bottom front teeth (central incisors) start...
Seborrheic Dermatitis AKA Cradle Cap
Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of skin condition that causes scaly, crusty patches. For infants, it's called cradle cap and can result in a very dry scalp with flaky scales on the surface. Cradle cap is a common skin condition in newborns and babies that...
Diaper Rash? What Can You Do for Baby Diaper Rash?
Most babies have at least one diaper rash before they are toilet trained. It is the most common type of rash in babies! The majority of baby diaper rash we see is caused by irritation of the sensitive skin that comes in contact with urine and stool. Yeast infections...
What Makes a Picky Eater?
The Things You Can- and Can't- Change Picky eating is a normal stage of childhood for most children. However, some children continue to stay picky with time, contributing to concerns about their health. It's important to remember that some things are in our control...
How to Foster Child Development Through Healthy Childhood Attachment
It can be tough being a parent sometimes. Have you ever had to deal with Childhood Attachment? The best thing to do when your children feel more attached or clingy is to recognize and validate the feelings that your child has at the present moment and offer comfort...
How to Succeed in Sleep Training While Nursing
Many parents wonder whether they can continue to nurse while sleep training their baby. The answer is yes! You can absolutely maintain an established breastfeeding relationship while encouraging your baby to sleep well and independently through the night....
Children-Creating the Ideal Sleep Environment for Sleep
One of the most integral parts of setting the stage for improving your baby or child’s sleep environment is having the ideal sleep-friendly bedroom possible. Keep these simple tips in mind as you start to set up your baby’s nursery or child’s bedroom. Your bedroom is vital to getting a goodnight’s sleep.
Parenting Class: Raising Kids with Self Confidence
As kids develop and try new things or do something difficult for them to accomplish, this will boost their confidence in themselves. If the parent takes an interest in what interests the kid – whether it be sports or arts- then there may be more opportunities to explore those talents further, which will also positively affect self-esteem levels over time!
Healthy sleep for the whole family
Sleep is so important for the overall health and well-being of your family. When we don’t get enough sleep, we feel tired, emotional, and more easily overwhelmed. But poor sleep also has an impact on our physical health. For example, more studies show that a lack of sleep increases the risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
Screen Time and Child Development – Limiting Screen Time for Kids
The average child spends 3-7 hours every day on their phone, tablet, or computer. Teens spend even more time in front of screens, damaging the body’s natural sleep and growth cycles. The latest research from Stanford University shows that teenagers are spending an outrageous 7+ hours a day glued to electronics. This has been linked with all sorts of health problems, including depression and social issues like bullying among peers.
One Pill Can Kill – How to Prevent Getting Poisoned
As an emergency room doctor, I see overdoses of medications pretty frequently. Unfortunately, many medicines can cause illness and death in children. It’s a tragedy. Often toddlers think medication is candy. Help make your home and child safer. Know the medicines that just one pill can kill and must not be accessible by your child. This is important!