The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents and caregivers that children should remain in rear-facing car seats for as long as physically suitable. Christine Frugard helps explain the rationale.
No matter what your decision is, it is your choice. But before you decide, make sure you are informed of the breastfeeding benefits for both you and your baby. Joyce Thompson, MS, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, the clinical program manager at the Center for Breastfeeding Lactation Services of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, shared some key factors to be aware of.
Today, nearly 50 percent of kids touch their first screens while still wearing diapers. About three-fourths of teens have smartphones. But how much screen time should children be exposed to?
Stress, insufficient sleep, and a poor diet often result in a few not-so-ideal and not-so-strong first days back. Erin McFeely, M.D., offers tips to help parents get their kids ready for a healthy start to the new school year.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies start on solid foods at about 6 months of age, and are fed only breast milk or formula before that time. A recent study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that some parents may be starting other foods and drinks before this time.
Summer isn’t over yet. For those of you who are squeezing in one last trip before the kids are back to school, here are 10 tips for safe and healthy travel, presented by Julia Piwoz, M.D., chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
The summer is filled with many outdoor activities—beach days, pool parties, barbeques, and summer camps, which means kids are constantly exposed to the sun. Helen T. Shin, M.D., Section Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at Hackensack University Medical Center, weighs in on ways we can help protect children from the sun.
We have all heard about the dangers of being exposed to intense sun for prolonged periods of time without protection, and unfortunate stories of drownings always seem to surface in the summertime. But recent stories should encourage people to be more alert and cautious when they plan their outdoor activities.
By Cynthia Vuittonet, M.D. Data recently released by the New Jersey Department of Health shows Lyme Disease levels last year reached their highest point in almost 20 years.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, can be especially dangerous for newborns and infants. The respiratory infection can cause breathing problems and lead to hospitalization.