• 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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  • Picture This…

    A recent study from the University of Colorado found a connection between the use of compartmentalized plates with pictures of fruits and vegetables and the amount of fruits and vegetables…

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  • What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

    For years, families have been aware of the importance of sufficient vitamin D consumption in developing healthy bones.   Researchers have begun to realize that the benefits of vitamin D…

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  • The Language of E-Cigarettes

    The other day in the office, a parent of an adolescent patient and I were remembering the feelings we had as kids when our parents sat us down to have…

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  • Move to Baby Led Weaning

    Recently, there has been a transition among nutritionists and pediatrician toward baby led weaning.  This strategy takes advantage of the developmental prowess of the 6 month infant and invites even…

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  • Increased Allergy Risk with Early Medication Use

    A large study published in JAMA Pediatrics demonstrates a significant link between the use of certain medications and the development of atopic disease including allergies, eczema, and asthma in childhood. …

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  • Safe Travels and The Car Seat

    A car seat primer for the New York family… This article answers the most common questions we encounter in our Premier offices when traveling around the city as well as…

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  • Vaping is Not a Safe Alternative…

    A new study by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) reveals that vaping is not a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes.  There were two important findings.  First, vaping, with or…

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  • In The News: Playground Accidents

    A new study found that toddlers are prone to leg fractures when sitting in their parents lap while using a slide.  The inciting accident usually occurs when a child’s foot…

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  • Positivity A Real Indicator of Academic Success…

    A recent study by researchers at Stanford concluded that a positive attitude is as important as IQ as a predictor of academic success.  The researchers demonstrated that a positive attitude…

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  • The Phone Contract

    When I talk to parents of pre-teens, the conversation inevitably turns to the question of when their children should have their own cell phones. It is crucial to handle this “pre-phone…

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  • A Positive Food Environment Makes for Healthier Eaters

    For years, nutritionists have emphasized the importance of fostering a happy meal time environment to help children become better eaters.  A small study out of University of Illinois described that…

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  • Good parents don’t make good kids; Good kids make good parents!

    I will always remember this one line from a professor during my pediatric training.  As she was closing her lecture, she told us, “Good parents do not make good kids;…

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  • The Relative Age Effect

    An interesting study from Finland describes that children who receive a diagnosis of ADHD between 7 and 9 years old  are more likely to have a birthday from September to…

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