• Hand washing for Kids: Making it Fun and Easy

    Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Which means you are less likely to get sick! Hand washing for children is a lesson that they need to be taught. They are never too young to start learning how to wash their hands. I’m sure your house is a little bit like my house in terms of kids bringing an illness home from school. First one child gets…

  • Newborn First Check-Up

    Are you wondering what will happen at your newborn baby’s first pediatrician appointment? You’re not alone!  Many new parents will meet and interview pediatric healthcare providers while they’re pregnant so that they have someone lined up for when the baby is born. If you haven’t chosen one yet, then this article with some great tips can help! Once you have your child’s primary care practitioner lined up it’s time to learn what will happen at…

  • How To Get Your Baby Sleeping Through The Night

    How is the baby sleeping through the night? That must be one of the most common questions new parents hear. It’s a question that comes from well-intentioned friends, strangers, and even your child’s healthcare provider. Baby girl is 4 months old now, and I still get asked “are you getting any sleep?” or any of other form of that question, multiple times a week. I answer, “she sleeps great”.  That is an honest answer. She…

  • Fever in Children and How to Treat it Naturally

    The majority of children will develop a fever at some point during their childhood. In this post, I’ll discuss various causes of fever in chidren, types of fevers in children, when the fever should cause concern, when to treat the fever, and natural ways to reduce the fever.  Definition A fever is any rise in normal body temperature. Normal body temperature is typically 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However,  an elevated temperature is not considered clinically significant…

  • How To Manage Baby Drool

    Many parents report that their babies begin to drool around three months of age. At this time your baby may also begin to blow bubbles with their excess saliva. In this article, you’ll learn why your baby is drooling, when you need to see a healthcare provider because of the drool, tips for managing the drool plus any drool rash, and when to expect the drooling to stop.  Why Is My Baby Drooling? You may…