Dads

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we love dads

Some dads know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to their children’s health. Others haven’t a clue. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we appreciate them all. And we particularly enjoy listening to dads’ concerns so we can help them feel confident taking care of their kids.

In fact, kids whose fathers take an active role in raising them are more likely to be emotionally secure, do better in school and have better social connections with peers. In addition, they are less likely to become depressed and abuse alcohol and drugs. More reasons to love dads!

You have questions, we have answers

Over the years, we’ve found that dads have very different questions than moms…and yet often, the same ones. Either way, we’re here for you with expert advice and guidance to help you raise happy, healthy kids, and we’ll take as long as you need to get your questions answered.

Life as a dad: 6 pieces of helpful advice

If parenting is new to you, rest assured that here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve helped raise a lot of kids. Here’s some information you might find useful — please come see us in the office for more.

1. Helpful tips for dads-to-be

Research shows that new moms have a much better pregnancy experience when dads are actively involved. Here are 5 ways you can show your partner you two really are in this together. Read more.

2. Adjusting to life as a new dad

Feed your baby. Change your baby’s diaper. Soothe your baby. Repeat. Yes, you’re probably going to be overwhelmed and sleep deprived during the first few weeks with your newborn, but hang on…it gets better. Read more.

3. Dads can get the baby blues too

Although postpartum depression in new moms is well known, it’s much less acknowledged that fathers can also become depressed after their baby’s birth. Read more.

4. Dads have different parenting styles and guess what? Kids are better for it.

When it comes to raising kids, men’s parenting styles can be just as effective as women’s (and sometimes more so). Read more.

5. The stay-at-home-dad: so much work, so much joy

Although the stay-at-home dad (SAHD) is still considered a rarity in some places, the fact is that these days, more and more men are deciding to stay home with the kids — close to 2 million in the U.S. and growing. Read more.

6. Circumcision: a personal decision

If you have a baby boy, you and your partner will want to discuss whether to circumcise him or
not. Read more.