• SLEEP PART II – THE SLEEP WAVE

    Teaching your baby to sleep well begins early.  During the first four months of life, an infant  can learn to self-soothe and fall asleep without a caregiver’s help (see previous…

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  • Coping with Anxiety as We Return to School During the COVID Pandemic

    This post was written by Jeanne Goodman, MD The buzz words we can’t help but hear regarding this fall include “unprecedented”, “pivot”, “be nimble”, “stay safe”. The questions regarding the…

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  • Preparing for New Siblings

    Bringing a new baby into the family is an exciting time, but there can be stress related to how your older child will adjust to becoming a big sibling. Although…

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  • Nurturing your child’s language development from Birth to Pre-K…  

    The first year of life is remarkable.  A newborn starts life with an indistinguishable cry, develops an extensive inventory of sounds, and then learns how to apply these sounds to…

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  • Perspectives in Play

    Young children learn through play.  Although it may appear simple at times, play is an extraordinary confluence of learned skills and new skills that have to be coordinated to pull…

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  • Myths, Milestones, and The Magic of a Messy Mealtime-The Early Months at the Family Table

    A lot of families view the discussion about “introducing solids” as a conversation about nutrition.  Yet, focusing on nutrition might actually undermine your efforts. The most important developmental goal when…

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  • The Premier Pediatrics Bridge Feed

    This is a program designed to help new parents use formula or pumped milk in addition to breastfeeding during the early days of their baby’s life before their milk  comes…

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  • Measles & The MMR Vaccinne

    There is still a significant measles outbreak burden in many countries throughout the world.  Therefore, overseas travelers should make sure they are fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before their…

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    Croup–the Premier Pediatrician Guide and Must Knows for a New Parent!

    What is croup? Croup is a general name for inflammation for the upper airways, specifically in the area around the vocal chords. If croup is severe there can be swelling…

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  • Iron Rich Foods

    Why is it important for my child to eat foods with iron? Iron deficiency can occur in toddlers who are picky eaters and drink too much milk and don’t eat…

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  • Stomach Bug/Gastroenteritis

    What is the “Stomach Bug”? Gastroenteritis is an infection in the stomach that can cause both diarrhea and vomiting. It is usually caused by a virus in the intestinal tract.…

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  • Sunscreen

    One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than double a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life* One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in…

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  • Teething

    Teething is a common cause of pain and discomfort for infants and toddlers. It typically begins between 6-9 months of age, although it may begin as early as 4 months…

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  • Premier Parenting: Starting Solids

    Starting Solids Woo hoo! You are on this page because you’re thinking about or have recently started solid foods with your little one! Starting solids is a fun and exciting…

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  • Sleep

    From early infancy through around 4 months of age, your baby’s wake/sleep patterns go through many changes. The Early Weeks In the first few weeks of life, babies mostly sleep…

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  • Coxsackie: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    It seems like everyone has had hand foot and mouth disease this summer. This is the colloquial way of referring to some of the symptoms that can be caused by…

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