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To Helmet Or Not To Helmet? That Is The Question.


When the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), there was a sharp rise in the problem of flat heads in babies. More babies were sleeping on their backs and their heads were getting flat as a result. Since sleeping babies on their backs (...)

Help! My Kid Doesn’t Sleep


There are few things more frustrating for a parent than a kid who can’t sleep. Exasperated parents come into my office everyday stating that they’ve tried everything and STILL they can’t get their child to sleep. The child is exhausted and ornery. The parent is exhausted and short-tempered. Everyone is in desperate need of a (...)

How Do I Know if a Cut Needs Stitches?


One of the most common questions I get is, “Does this need stitches?” Here are a few tips that might help. (Note: When I say “stitches,” that simply means the wound needs closure by a doctor — see types of closures below).  Wounds that need stitches are: Gaping open. If a wound is in a high (...)

I’m Hearing A Lot About Dry Drowning. Should I Worry?


Recent publicity surrounding “dry drowning” has sparked a number of phone calls from worried parents in my office. While it can and does happen, I want to send a message of general reassurance. The average kiddo who gulps or even inhales a mouthful of water while in the bathtub or while swimming and has a (...)

When to Go to the ER vs. Instacare vs.Office Visit


Have you ever gone to Instacare/Urgent Care only to be sent to the Emergency Room (ER)? Have you ever spent 8 hours waiting in the ER for an ear infection? One of the challenges of parenthood is knowing where to go when something goes wrong with your child. Generally speaking, as you go from office, (...)

10 Things You Should Have In Your Medicine Cabinet


Everybody should have a few common, key items in their medicine cabinet. These few items should help in a pinch, and save you from making trips to the store in the middle of the night. Here are the must haves to any medicine cabinet: Tylenol (generic is acetaminophen). You can buy the children’s or infant formula; (...)

How Good Is Your Knowledge Of Caring For A Wound!


Summer is injury season. While I don’t see most simple scraped knees, I do see the consequences of ones not properly cared for. Hopefully a 3 minute review can prevent your child’s next simple wound from turning into a big problem. (...)

Eczema: The Itch That Rashes


Eczema is a very common childhood skin condition. It can affect all ages, and it ranges in severity from mild (hardly noticeable and requiring no prescription medications) to very severe (requiring multiple prescription medications and very life-altering). The key to successful treatment is in understanding what eczema is all about. What is Eczema? Eczema is (...)

Table Foods: Practical Tips


When and how to introduce solid foods to babies can cause a lot of stress to parents. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be hard. Simply give your baby bites of whatever you are eating (obvious point, eat healthy!) To be helpful, I snapped a few pics of a day’s worth of (...)

Cradle Cap: The Scaling, Flaking Rash On Your Newborn’s Head


Have you noticed that your newborn’s head has yellow, scaly flakes on it? If so, your baby probably has a condition called “Infantile Seborrhoeic Dermatitis” (awesome name, right?). Everyone outside of medicine calls it “cradle cap.” Take heart, you didn’t do anything wrong to cause it, but there is a lot you can do to (...)