Infants/Toddlers
Child suffers from motion sickness in car

5 Best Ways To Cope With Car Sickness

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we hear from a lot of our parents about car trips, and sometimes entire family vacations, ruined by their child’s car sickness. “What can we do?” they ask in exasperation. “Our child needs to go places and the car is the best way to get there.” As parents ourselves, we sympathize!

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Paediatric scoliosis examination

What You Need To Know About Scoliosis

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Scoliosis is something we see often in our practice here at Westchester Health Pediatrics. It’s not extremely common but neither is it rare, and it’s a condition that we feel parents need to be aware of so they can recognize the symptoms in their child and if need be, seek treatment. Scoliosis shows up most

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flu vaccine

THE FLU VACCINE IS HERE!

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Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your child vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 12 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam

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Newborn Baby air travel

How To Make Flying With Your Baby Less Stressful For Everyone

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re not sure which is more stressful: being seated next to a screaming baby on an airplane or being that baby’s parent. Probably both. And yet, contrary to popular belief, many babies actually travel well in flight. It’s usually the crawlers and toddlers who get antsy and upset when confined and

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Child is kissing a cat

How To Help Your Child Recognize And Avoid Asthma Triggers

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Does your child have chest tightness, shortness of breath or exercise intolerance? It might not be a stubborn cold that won’t go way — it might be asthma. Asthma has multiple causes, and it’s not unusual for two or more different causes to be present in one child. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a

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Young Children Suffering The Effects of In Car Passive Smoking

How Secondhand Smoke Seriously Damages Your Child’s Health

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Most people know how damaging, potentially even deadly, smoking is for their health. But what often gets overlooked are the dangers of secondhand smoke, causing up to 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease to nonsmoking adults in the U.S. each year. But here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, what we

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Burping baby

Why Burping Your Newborn Is So Important

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If you’re a new parent, one of the first skills you’ll get lots of practice at is burping. All babies get gas (air trapped in the gastrointestinal system) that needs to be released, and burping is the best way to help your baby get rid of that gas. Why babies need to burp When gas bubbles

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Three months adorable  baby girl drinking from plastic bottle

Fruit Juice: To Drink or Not To Drink

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I am so happy that the American Academy of Pediatrics just issued new guidelines limiting the recommended amount of 100% fruit juice that should be given to children. This change is the first since 2001 and recommends no fruit juice in a child’s first year of life. In fact, this is what I have been

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Close Up Of Pregnant Woman Exercising With Weights

How Much Should I Exercise While Pregnant?

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This is a question we hear a lot from our pregnant patients and what we tell them is that exercise is good for them and their baby! If you were physically active before your pregnancy, continue your activity in moderation Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help both you and your baby stay healthy.

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Father and child reading story book

How Parenting Styles Differ Between Dads And Moms

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we don’t necessarily believe “father knows best” but we do think it’s not “mother knows best” in every single situation. Dads often have different parenting styles from moms and this is not bad, just different. In fact, throughout our years of experience with many kinds of families, kids do just fine with

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