Infants/Toddlers

How Chronic Illness or Disability Affects the Whole Family

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Over the years, one thing we’ve observed here at Westchester Health Pediatrics is that the stress of a child’s serious illness, chronic health condition or disability often causes problems in the family at large, particularly if parents try to deal with their fears, frustrations and exhaustion without support. In some instances, parents become so consumed

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My Child Gets a Lot of Colds. Is There Anything I Can Do?

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Get ready…cold season is on its way. Every year without fail, as soon as the air gets crisp and fall begins to tilt toward winter, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics we get inundated with kids with colds! Your child will probably have more colds (upper respiratory infections) than any other illness throughout his/her early life. In

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New Dad? 5 Tips For Adjusting To Your Crazy Life

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A new baby has just arrived? Congratulations! By now you’ve probably discovered that you’ve never been so overwhelmed with joy and never been so tired. Take deep breaths, cherish every moment and hang on for the ride of your life. Remember: if you need us, we’re here for you. 5 tips for new dads Let

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How To Treat Vomiting and Warning Signs to Look Out For

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It’s tough enough being a parent but being a parent of a vomiting child often requires superhuman strength. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get frantic calls from parents with a child that can’t seem to stop vomiting. They want to know if they should bring the child into the office. Our typical answer is

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6 Best Ways To Avoid Getting Poison Ivy

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A lot of our patients and their families think that summertime is the worst season for contracting poison ivy, but actually it’s highly active 3 out of the 4 seasons: spring, summer and fall. In fact, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics we tend to see a spike in poison ivy cases this time of year (mid to

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How To Know If Your Child Might Have A Vision Problem

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Does your child consistently sit too close to the TV or computer screen, or hold a book too close? Does he/she close one eye when trying to see something? Can he/she see things that are far away but has trouble when they are up close, or vice versa? Any of these signs may mean that

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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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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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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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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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