Category Archives: Pediatric Bits

Sleep 101

Sleep hygiene information from the CDC is here. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for sleep problems and insomnia information link. Infant Sleep handouts for night criers and feeders are on this post. How much sleep does my child need? Stats here. Medication … Continue reading

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Forget me not: Poison Oak

The dogs and I had a big Tilden hike this morning, and I had an unexpected brush with some twigs, which on closer inspection were budding with shiny leaves of three. Poison oak!   There are three options with poison … Continue reading

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Have you gotten a health insurance questionnaire asking you to rate your doctor’s office?   Insurance companies withhold payments from doctors’ offices for the care we give and release it based on the results of questionnaires.   Please complete these … Continue reading

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Toddlers!

All busy, all the time! It’s all about positive reinforcement and limit setting. Here are the handouts I share most often with parents: Bananas_Living_with_1_and_2_Year_Olds ToddlerDiscipline.MDConsult 1 2 3 Magic by Dr. Phelan is the bible for 2 years and up. … Continue reading

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Stranger Things 3?

Nosebleeds are common, and generally not a sign of telekinesis. They happen more often with colds and allergies and when we put the heat on and dry out the air. Read more about preventing and treating here.

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Does Milk Cause Mucus?

The short answer is no. If you sick child likes milk, it’s okay to give it during colds and coughs. Milk has protein and natural sugars, and the body needs good nutrition to heal. If you child is allergic to … Continue reading

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Toy Shopping

Good info about best toys for children from Bananas in Oakland is here and the American Academy of Pediatrics has a link about choosing safe toys here. See also my previous posts on Old School Toys and Baby’s First Holiday … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment chaos at your house? We try to make open enrollment, well, more open. We don’t want you or your child or young adult to have to change health doctors when insurance options change, so we accept most health … Continue reading

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Dogtor Teddy

You may have already met Teddy, the office dog, who started work in April after a mom asked if the puppy could sit with her child who was anxious about a vaccination. Since then Teddy has assisted with many immunizations. … Continue reading

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Talking with Babies and Young Children

Find ways to stimulate language and talking with your baby and small child here

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