Parenting, Pediatrics

Are You Starting Baby on Solids at the Right Time?

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.

Parenting, Pediatrics

Summer Sun: Is Your Child Protected?

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.