Infants/Toddlers
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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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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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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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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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Why It’s So Important to Talk To Your Toddler

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Did you know that the more you talk to your toddler, the more he/she will talk, too? It’s true—parents have a huge impact on their children’s language and speech skills. The more you encourage your toddler to talk, the better he/she will do in preschool and in life. Conversely, if your child does not develop

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5 Simple Ways to Prevent Diaper Rash

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It’s something all parents of a newborn dread: changing your baby’s diaper and seeing his/her little bottom covered in red splotches. Welcome to the world of diaper rash. Most babies get it at some point, and it is generally harmless if treated. Whether you choose cloth or disposable diapers, your newborn will wet and/or soil

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Are You Using Time-Outs Correctly?

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A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that the vast majority of parents are not using time-outs correctly. In general, a time-out is used to manage a child’s misbehavior or improper action. Time-outs can be started when a child is 15-18 months old and can continue up to the preteen years. There is now

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It is not easy to be a working mom!

Working Moms: 10 Tips For Balancing Work And Family

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These days, more mothers than ever are in the workforce. In fact, according to AmericanProgress.org, women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom that is also a working mother. Good news, right? Maybe. Something we often hear from the full-time working moms

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How To Survive The Terrible 2s

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If you’re like a lot of other parents, somewhere around your toddler’s 2nd birthday (maybe even earlier), you may wonder whatever happened to your sweet, adorable child. Instead of wide-eyed smiles and happy giggles, you’re now witnessing: screaming temper tantrums kicking and biting grabbing toys fighting with siblings every word is “No” total meltdowns What

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What The New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Mean For You And Your Child

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New Peanut Allergy Guidelines: addendum by the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Panel Report (released for publication 1/05/2017) For years, expert opinion held that the best way to prevent food allergy, especially peanut allergy, was avoidance of these foods until age 3. However, a landmark study published in 2015 (the LEAP study)

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