What should you look for in a pediatrician? We've pulled together questions for the office staff and doctor to help you narrow down your choices and find a pediatrician who meshes with your schedule and your needs.
As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on pediatrics!
Babies don't get plagiocephaly from being put on their backs to sleep but from spending extended periods lying on their backs, particularly if they always tend to lie looking to one side. This can occur because:
Most children hear and listen from birth. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But that's not true for all children. In fact, about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing
The average American today eats over 150 pounds per year of refined sugars -- compared to zero pounds during most of human history. High consumption of sugar (and the elevated levels of insulin that come with it) is associated with Type II diabetes, weight gain and other health complications.
Tomorrow is Kayley's 18 month well visit. I can hardly believe my girl is 18 months old, ALREADY! I am a mom to a 1 1/2 year old. Oh my gosh! Someone needs to invent a time slow-down watch as she is growing up to fast. I am excited to see how much she has grown since her last appointment; I will update her stats tomorrow!
Studies show that women are more prone to colds and flus after having children -- and kids themselves are exposed to germs continually in childcare and preschool. So it's smart to take up arms against those microbial invaders!
While we don't have a recommendation for whether you should vaccinate or not, but we do believe you should have easy access to expert insights that can help you make an informed decision. Here are four perspectives you should take into consideration.