Category Archives: Pediatric Bits

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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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #1

Babies are cute; there’s no denying it. But our mental picture of what a baby “should” look like comes from glossy magazine photos of babies between six and nine months old. When your baby is born, he or she will … Continue reading

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Screen and Media Plan

The American Academy of Pediatrics Media Plan can help families tackle screen and media use. Link to the page here. Babies and toddlers under 18 months old don’t need a media plan: screen time isn’t recommended (except for video chatting). … Continue reading

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