Pacifiers are very beneficial for infants (and parents), but there comes a time when it’s time to ditcth that passie. When, you ask? Well, take a look at this month’s Tidewater Family article to find out: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/time-to-ditch-the-pacifier
Author: Dr. Melanie
Urinary tract infections are common in childhood. How can you, as a parent, recognize them in your child? What symptoms should you look for? How are they treated?
These questions and more are answered in this month’s article: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/does-your-child-have-a-uti
Many children are afraid of unfamiliar places, especially when it comes to going to the doctor’s office. They may remember getting vaccines or have heard stories about “shots”. They may not remember the last visit, and just feel anxious about the unknown. There are many things that you, as a parent, can do to help prepare them for the visit, thus calming them. Your preparation will pay off with a smooth visit to the doctor.
Read this month’s article on prepping for the doctor’s visit at Tidewater Family Plus: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/prepping-for-the-doctors-visit
No one likes it when their child gets a stomach bug. The child is miserable and lets face it, it’s no fun for parents either. But stomach bugs can be serious and can lead to dehydration. What should you do when your child gets a stomach bug? That is the very topic of this month’s article in Tidwater Family Magazine. Take a look here: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/treating-stomach-bugs
The tripledemic refers to a set of three diseases that have been circulating in the pediatric community this fall and winter (2022-2023). They are influenza (the flu), RSV, and of course Covid-19. Why are we seeing a resurgence of disease? What can you do to protect your children?
I answer these questions and more in the January 2023 edition of the Tidewater Family Plus Magazine which you can read here: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/tripledemic-tips
How do you know when your child’s cold is more than a cold? All kids will have minor illnesses, especially in the fall and winter seasons. But when is it time to get them into their pediatric healthcare provider?
Thanks to Coast Live: WTKR for allowing me a format to help parents navigate this challenging road of parenting.
Take a look at the video interview here: https://www.wtkr.com/coast-live/properly-analyzing-your-childs-illness-on-coast-live
Toddlers grow and change so rapidly. One day they are just starting to pull up to a stand and the next they are taking steps. They go from a few words to short sentences. It is amazing to watch how quickly they learn.
Still, many parents worry about their toddler’s development and bring their questions to their pediatric healthcare provider. Never be afraid to ask if you have concerns about your child’s development.
Take a look at this month’s Tidewater Family Magazine article on toddler development here: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/toddler-development
Many new parents worry about the development of their infant. The developmental guidelines have recently been updated. Take a look to see if your baby is on track developmentally.
Read more: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/normal-infant-development
Fall is a time when kids love to play outside. The weather is cool and comfortable. They can run in the grass and have a great time rolling around. Unfortunately sometimes they bring home little ticks on their clothes or on their skin. Ticks can hitch a ride and carry with them diseases such as Lyme disease. The longer the tick is attached, the greater the risk of disease transmission, so it is important to check your kids daily for ticks. Read more about how to prevent tick bites in the October 2022 issue of the Tidewater Family Magazine here: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/how-to-prevent-tick-bites
I am thankful to say that I never had polio. I was lucky. My mom had me vaccinated to protect me from polio. Others in my family were not as lucky, as they got polio before the vaccine was available. If this all seems ancient history, it is not.
Read this month’s Tidewater Family article on the polio vaccine to find out more about what’s going on: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/about-the-polio-vaccine