Category Archives: Pediatric Bits

Sleep on It

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SUPPORTS CHILDHOOD SLEEP GUIDELINES The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a Statement of Endorsement supporting the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines outlining recommended sleep duration for children from infants to teens. The … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. Web

How good are online resources for diagnosing? A recent article tried to tackle that question. The chance of getting the right diagnosis range from 30-60%. One of the best resources for parents that we recommend is the book Healthy Children … Continue reading

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Back to School

Lots of good information for the first day back to school and the new school year from the American Academy of Pediatrics is here. Includes information on that first day, backpacks, traveling to and from school, bullying and aftercare.   … Continue reading

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When to Keep Your Child Home

Medical reasons your child should not attend daycare from the American Academy of Pediatrics are here.     https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/work-play/Pages/When-to-Keep-Your-Child-Home-from-Child-Care.aspx

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Riding Toys

Wheels. What fun! Ride on toys are terrific for toddlers. Look for low, stable toys, and a helmet. While balance bikes are the latest craze, learning to pedal is an important developmental achievement for your three year old. Again, low, … Continue reading

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Sleep 101

Sleep hygiene information from the CDC is here. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for sleep problems and insomnia information link. Quick start for teen sleep issues is here.   Infant Sleep handouts for night criers and feeders are on this post. How … 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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