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Kids and Snoring

It may sound cute or funny when you first hear your child snore. But chronic snoring isn’t normal and could signal a problem. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 20% of kids occasionally snore. Seven percent to 10% of children snore every night. Snoring doesn’t always reflect a problem, but about 2% of children […]

RECALL: Evenflo car seats recalled for defective buckles

Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain convertible and harnessed child restraints, models Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (including Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300, and 400). The […]

Potty Training Prep

It’s one of the most monumental milestones of a toddler…potty training. Most parents are thrilled with the idea of not spending a small fortune each month on diapers. But the idea of preparing for potty training can also seem daunting. Before you dive into it, make sure your child is ready and most importantly, make […]

Shopping Cart Injuries

Nearly 24,000 children were treated for shopping cart-related injuries last year, according to a new pediatrics study. That’s essentially 66 children per day. Wow. The most common cause: falling from the shopping cart which accounted for about 70% of the injuries. It’s not just the number of injuries that’s concerning, it’s the type. About 78% […]

A Cold or Allergy …Which one is it?

Your child comes to you complaining of a running nose, sneezing, nasal congestion and a cough. It’s got to be a cold, right?  This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a pediatrician. It’s important for parent to know that the symptoms of nasal allergies are similar to those of a […]

New Toothpaste Rules. (Update to 411 Guidance)

It’s never too early to keep those teeth clean…that’s the message behind the new American Dental Association’s guidelines for baby teeth. The ADA recommends parents use a tiny amount (smear size) of fluoride toothpaste twice daily to “brush” baby teeth as soon as they grow in. What has Changed? The prior rule, which we followed […]

New Study Examines Patterns of Smartphone use by Parents Around Children

We’ve all seen it. A quiet family seated in the corner of restaurant for a meal. Parents engaged with their devices rather than with their children. This troubling and emerging trend of ‘distracted parenting’ has experts asking – how does this mobile device use affect parent-child interactions? The American Academy of Pediatrics already advises pediatricians […]