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How To Take Care of a One-Year-Old: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

As the youngest member in your family, learning how to take care of a one-year-old can be a learning experience. It’s tough to figure out what they need and what will make them happy. Indeed, this post has five helpful ideas for one-year-olds!  How to Take Care of a One-Year-Old Remember that your one-year-old is still learning and growing, so …

4 Toddler Parenting Tips for a Healthy Child

Toddlers seem to be in a constant state of motion. As your toddler walks and runs around more often, you might find yourself feeling exhausted all the time as you follow them around. Not only are they becoming more active, they’re becoming more emotional, screaming with joy or crying at what seems like trivial matters. You might find yourself dealing …

A Step-by-Step Shower Routine for Kids

Once children reach a certain age, they might want to transition from baths to showering by themselves. This change could also come out of necessity — if they are going away for summer camps, for instance, you won’t be there to help them bathe. As parents, we are big fans of routines (even when our kids aren’t). Here is a …

​​Why is Sleep Important for Kids? (And 5 Ways to Build a Night Routine)

As a tired parent, you probably look forward to a nice long rest in a cozy bed at the end of the night. Your child, however, might have other priorities. As a pediatrician and a parent, I know that a lot of children struggle with going to sleep and staying asleep — it’s a common issue in my practice! Whether …

​​5 Good Habits for Kids to Begin Early

Modeling good habits for kids early in life is important for their personal development. Your kids learn by watching and copying you. That’s why the earlier you showcase good behavior, the earlier they will catch on. Here are a few lifestyle habits that kids should learn from a young age. 5 Good Habits for Kids Good hygiene Physical activity Nutritious …

How to Keep Your Child Healthy During Winter

While winter is a great time full of holiday festivities, delicious food, and time off from school, the season can also make it a little difficult to stay healthy. Despite the hectic nature of the holidays, especially with your kids home, it’s still important to ensure that they get enough nutritious food and exercise. Here are a few tips on …

​​Is My Baby Eating Enough? 4 Warning Signs to Look Out For

One of the biggest questions that new parents have usually concerns their baby’s feeding habits, whether they’re breastfeeding or bottlefeeding: Is my baby eating enough? How do I know? Here are a few signs that your newborn is well-fed and some warning signs to look out for. Is My Baby Eating Enough? Feeding Frequency One of the most common ways …

Can a Pediatrician Diagnose Autism?

Can a pediatrician diagnose autism? That’s a common question among parents, especially if they find their child missing certain developmental milestones. In this post, we address how a pediatrician can support you and your child. Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder. While experts believe there is a strong genetic component to this condition, there …

​​Expecting? Here’s When to Start Looking for a Pediatrician

How do I know when to start looking for a pediatrician? That’s an important question soon-to-be parents often ask. A relationship with your pediatrician will last for years—so you want to make the most informed decision you can. We provide a guide to researching your options carefully. Do You Know When to Start Looking for a Pediatrician? A good starting …

When Do You Stop Seeing a Pediatrician?

Finding the right doctor for your child can be a challenge, so it may be difficult to say goodbye to their pediatrician as they get older. When do you stop seeing a pediatrician? This article offers some advice. Many parents wonder how long it is appropriate for their child to continue seeing a pediatrician. Pediatricians like me often specialize in …